October 17th

Spheres of influence: Jones headlines Palestinian American gala
Media Mention of ATFP In Politico - October 15, 2009 - 11:00pm

Peter Galbraith explains Kurdish oil interests. Afghan ambassador says US will send 40k troops. Levin works compromise.

October 16th

Jones at ATFP
Media Mention of ATFP In Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) - October 15, 2009 - 11:00pm

By Eric Fingerhut · October 16, 2009

US makes new call to revive Mideast peace talks
Media Mention of ATFP In Google News - October 15, 2009 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's national security advisor has made a new call to revive talks on setting up a Palestinian state alongside Israel. "We are clear, unambiguous and consistent," said General Jim Jones at a dinner late Thursday organized by the American Task Force on Palestine, a group representing Americans of Palestinian origin.

Israeli envoys stay on in US for talks
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jerusalem Post - October 14, 2009 - 11:00pm

Two top Israeli officials in town for talks with US Middle East envoy George Mitchell extended their stay Thursday to continue discussions on a potential settlement freeze and the restarting of peace negotiations. Yitzhak Molcho, an envoy from the Prime Minister's Office, and Defense Ministry chief of staff Michael Herzog spoke with Mitchell Wednesday and Thursday but decided to remain in town Friday - an indication that the sides have determined further conversations could be productive following several rounds of US-Israeli talks that failed to yield results.

October 8th

Fears of third intifada as tension grows in Israel
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Telegraph - October 7, 2009 - 11:00pm

fter two weeks of mounting tension and sporadic clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters, a showdown is expected when Friday prayers are called at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem's old city. Thousands of Israeli soldiers and policemen are being deployed around the site after the Palestinian Authority called a one-day general strike and a leading Islamic cleric in Egypt urged the Arab world to rise up in "a day of anger".

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