February 27th

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."


Israel’s Political Situation Dims Hopes for Peace Deal
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - July 31, 2008 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON — The official line in Washington, Jerusalem and Ramallah is that the decision by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel to resign will not affect American efforts to negotiate a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians before the end of the year.


Olmert departure makes Mideast peace more elusive
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Reuters - July 30, 2008 - 11:00pm

By Arshad Mohammed - Analysis WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's decision to step down makes the already improbable U.S. goal of achieving a comprehensive Israel-Palestinian peace deal this year even more elusive, analysts said on Thursday. But it might create a little more space for negotiating a partial deal or, perhaps, a document marking any progress that may have been made by Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and their negotiating teams.


Amid Pessimism on Peace Prospects, Rice Meets Parties in Last-Ditch Push for Accord
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Jewish Daily Forward - July 29, 2008 - 11:00pm

By Nathan Guttman Washington — As top Israeli, Palestinian and American negotiators prepared for a July 30 meeting in a last-ditch attempt to reach an agreement on the establishment of a Palestinian state by the end of the year, expectations of a breakthrough are decidedly low in their respective capitals.



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