February 27th

Is Obama ready for a Middle East Change?
Media Mention of ATFP In - February 20, 2009 - 12:00am

On Saturday, the Arab Student Association will host Dr. Hussein Ibish, a senior fellow of the American Task Force for Palestine in an event titled “Is Obama Ready for a Middle East Change?” via video conference from Washington, D.C. The event will be held on Saturday at 6 p.m. in 2520-D University Capitol Centre, in the UI Core Conference Facility on the second floor.


CHF International Announces New Partnership with the American Charities for Palestine and the Sheikh Mohammad Shami Foundation
Media Mention of ATFP In - January 25, 2009 - 12:00am

CHF International is pleased to announce that in partnership with the American Charities for Palestine, with funding from the Sheikh Mohammed Shami Foundation, we have commenced a Three Hundred Thousand Dollar ($300,000) development project in the West Bank village of Beit Ur Al-Tahta. ACP, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is a sister organization of ATFP dedicated to help build the education and health sectors in Palestine.


Obama Empowers Jewish Insurgency
Media Mention of ATFP In The Huffington Post - February 21, 2009 - 12:00am

The other day I was asked if the existence of Israel Policy Forum "really makes a difference." My interlocutor went on: "I would not expect you to have ended the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. That is not something Americans can do. But I would think you and your allies would have cut into the power of the right-wingers by now. But they still seem to own Capitol Hill, almost as if you guys didn't exist." It's a good question, but it is also one that I had no problem answering.


US Congress hears urgent appeal for aid to Gaza
Media Mention of ATFP In The Daily Star - February 14, 2009 - 12:00am

US Congress hears urgent appeal for aid to Gaza Daily Star staff Saturday, February 14, 2009 WASHINGTON: While urgent humanitarian aid for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip is immediately required, the long-term consequences of the recent Gaza war depend on advancements in the peace process and a settlement freeze, Ziad J. Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) told a congressional hearing on Thursday.


February 18th

Awaiting Israel's next step
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Gulf News - February 18, 2009 - 12:00am

The optimists in the Middle East, and they hardly exceed the number of fingers on one's hand, are wondering whether Benjamin Netanyahu, who may be charged of forming the new Israeli government, will pull a Richard Nixon out of his bag. After all, it was this former conservative American president who paved the way for establishing diplomatic relations with Communist China when he visited there in 1972.


February 13th

Congressman Ackerman Speaks Middle East Truth
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Huffington Post - February 13, 2009 - 12:00am

Anyone who believes that anti-Semitism is a thing of the past needs to consider the case of Bishop Richard Williamson, the cleric who denies that the Holocaust occurred and insists that the murder of six million Jews is "lies, lies, lies." Williamson is a Jew-hater, pure and simple. Pope Benedict's support for him demonstrates that the current pontiff, who started out as a Hitler Youth, has a rather different attitude toward Jews than his revered predecessor, John Paul II, who started out in the Polish Resistance.


February 12th

Today on the Hill
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Washington Post - February 12, 2009 - 12:00am

Today on the Hill Today marks the 200th anniversary of former President Abraham Lincoln's birth and a celebration in Lincon's honor will commence in the Capitol Rotunda this morning. President Obama is expected to join lawmakers around 11:30 a.m. to observe the ceremony.


February 11th

The American Task Force on Palestine Blogs
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Israel Policy Forum - February 11, 2009 - 12:00am

I am delighted to be among the early contributors to the first blog postings on this new part of the Israel Policy Forum (IPF) website. The close relationship that my colleagues and I at the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) have built with IPF is fundamental to what we, at ATFP, are working towards.


Two-State Solution the Answer
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Washington Report On Middle East Affairs - February 11, 2009 - 12:00am

IN THE OPINIONS of Dr. Ziad Asali, president of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), and Ori Nir, spokesperson for Americans for Peace Now (APN), the two-state solution for Israel and Palestine is the only attractive and viable option for a just resolution to the century-old conflict. They made it clear that, to them, the one-state solution is not even worth consideration. The two men spoke at a panel moderated by U.S. Ambassador Philip C.


February 10th

Abbas, Bush stress need for peace push
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jerusalem Post - September 24, 2008 - 11:00pm

Sep. 25, 2008 AP and HILARY LEILA KRIEGER , THE JERUSALEM POST US President George W. Bush told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday that the United States has not given up hope on an agreement to create a Palestinian state. "I appreciate your determination and your desire to have a Palestinian state," Bush told Abbas in front of reporters before a White House meeting. "I share that desire with you. It's not easy."



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