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April 27th

Obama move alarms Israel supporters
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Los Angeles Times - April 27, 2009 - 12:00am

The administration seeks changes that would permit aid to Palestinians even if officials backed by Hamas, which has been designated a terrorist group, become part of a unified Palestinian government. By Paul Richter Reporting from Washington — The Obama administration, already on treacherous political ground because of its outreach to traditional adversaries such as Iran and Cuba, has opened the door a crack to engagement with the militant group Hamas. The Palestinian group is designated by the U.S. government as a terrorist organization and under law may not receive federal aid.

Different Agendas Of Netanyahu, Obama
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Bulletin - April 27, 2009 - 12:00am

President Barack Obama and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the new leaders of their respective democratic nations, are like two horses bound to a carriage, each pulling in a different direction as it relates to Middle East policy. For Mr. Netanyahu however, the Middle East is home turf, and any wrong move might have critical if not existential consequences. For Mr.

Numerous Odds against a Lebanese Model for Palestinian Unity Government
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Dar Al-Hayat - April 26, 2009 - 12:00am

The Lebanese Model that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton referred to last week as a possible mechanism to work with a Palestinian unity government is becoming less likely due to the numerous odds against Hamas and Fatah in reaching an agreement.

April 20th

Recent UCR speaker accused of anti-Semitism
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Press Enterprise - April 18, 2009 - 12:00am

The director of an Inland-based hate-monitoring group is calling on UC Riverside Chancellor Timothy White to denounce a recent campus speaker whom the organization accuses of anti-Semitism. White said through a spokeswoman he will not comment on past statements made by Abdel Malik Ali, who appeared April 11-12 at the Muslim Students' Association western regional conference at UCR.

April 8th

Obama strong on Palestinian state
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Reuters - April 8, 2009 - 12:00am

US President Barack Obama reassured Arabs with his unambiguous support for a Palestinian state this week and he nudged Israel's conservative government, which has carefully avoided committing itself to that goal. Visiting Turkey, Obama twice in two days said he backed a two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict despite the fact that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shied away from the phrase.

April 3rd

US Affairs: Unsettling buzz
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jerusalem Post - April 3, 2009 - 12:00am

American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017