October 29th

Hillary Clinton to Embark upon Uphill Mideast Mission
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Xinhua - October 28, 2009 - 11:00pm

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to visit Israel and the West Bank this weekend. This will be her second visit to the region since Barack Obama entered office as U.S. president some 10 months ago. Coming at a time when relations between Israel and the Palestinians show no outward sign of improvement, analysts see Hillary's visit to be a tough mission and do not expect it to achieve much. A NEGATIVE BACKDROP


Israel is unlikely to yield
Media Mention of ATFP In Gulf News - October 28, 2009 - 11:00pm

Top aides of the Obama administration have this month been quietly stoking the peace process fire, raising expectations that the American president, whose popularity remains relatively high, may now be willing to go beyond gentle rapping Israeli knuckles. The ball started rolling when Barack Obama's National Security Advisor General James L. Jones addressed the Fourth Annual Gala of the American Task Force on Palestine on October 15.


October 28th

Jones Signals White House Support for J-Street Cause
Media Mention of ATFP In The Washington Independent - October 27, 2009 - 11:00pm

Granting recognition to a new American Jewish lobby group pressing for peace between Israel and the Arab world, ret. Gen. James Jones, President Obama’s national security adviser, said that resolving the 60-year conflict was the crisis that the Obama administration would prioritize if it could “solve any one problem.”


October 26th

Israel conference to open amid controversy
Media Mention of ATFP In The Washington Post - October 24, 2009 - 11:00pm

Liberal J Street's gathering sets off debate on U.S. relations By Dan Eggen Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, October 25, 2009


Israel Ever-Present at US-Iranian Negotiations
Media Mention of ATFP In Dar Al-Hayat - October 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Raghida Dergham


Jim Jones to keynote J Street confab
Media Mention of ATFP In Politico - October 15, 2009 - 11:00pm

J Street has confirmed that Obama's National Security Adviser Jim Jones will be the keynote speaker at the group's first annual Washington conference next week.


October 21st

J Street and the ATFP are norm breakers
Media Mention of ATFP In The Daily Star - October 20, 2009 - 11:00pm

In “Transforming America’s Israeli Lobby,” Dan Fleshler argues that the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is not helping Israel’s long-term interests and it is not properly reflecting the progressive sentiments of the American Jewish community. Fleshler explains the complexity of the Jewish lobby in America and urges congress to listen to all shades of Jewish opinion, not only to AIPAC.


A New Image of Palestine in Washington
Media Mention of ATFP In Al-Raya - October 19, 2009 - 11:00pm

by Khairallah Khairallah (a translation from Arabic, see below for Arabic version)


October 20th

Obama committed to two-state solution in ME, says aide
Media Mention of ATFP In Arab News - October 19, 2009 - 11:00pm

Barbara Ferguson I Arab News WASHINGTON: The Obama administration is committed to creating a Palestinian state and determined to move forward with peace talks, said National Security Adviser Gen. James L. Jones, at the fourth annual gala of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP). "We are clear, unambiguous and consistent. The time has come to relaunch negotiations without preconditions to reach a final status agreement on two states," said Gen. Jones, adding that he was proud to represent President Barack Obama at the ATFP event, held this weekend.


October 19th

Dallas-area Muslims fear backlash from arrests tied to terror plot
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Dallas News - October 18, 2009 - 11:00pm

North Texans were both angry and relieved last month when federal agents arrested a Jordanian teenager in a failed plot to blow up a Dallas skyscraper. But for area Muslims, the arrest of 19-year-old Hosam "Sam" Smadi evoked yet another emotion – fear. "Being a Muslim in America today is not easy," said Hadi Jawad, a longtime Dallas business owner and a volunteer at the Dallas Peace Center. "We feel under siege. There is open season on our faith. Muslims are painted with a broad brush."



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