February 10th

Making Sense of the Arab-Israel Nightmare
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - June 27, 2008 - 11:00pm

On June 27th, the New America Foundation and the Century Foundation co-hosted “Making Sense of the Arab-Israel Nightmare”, an event which aimed to investigate the status quo, the future available to the Bush Administration, and a measure of “crystal ball gazing” into what one can hope for from the next Administration Special Assistant to Ambassador Morton Abramowitz at the Century Foundation, Jonathan Kolieb, hosted a Q&A-style session with three former practitioners in a lively discussion that explored the lessons to be learned from the current


In Search for Peace, a Shrinking White House Role
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Washington Post - March 3, 2008 - 12:00am

Ghaith al-Omari, a former adviser to Abbas and now advocacy director for the American Task Force on Palestine, faulted the Bush administration for not nurturing a process that it started. He noted that the administration has appointed three generals to assess various aspects of the issue, but that few people in the region understand their roles. Rice's two-day visit this week is her first substantive trip since the conference in November.


Egypt opens its borders
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Washington Post - January 3, 2008 - 12:00am

By ELLEN KNICKMEYE and GLENN KESSLER, The Washington Post CAIRO, Egypt – Egypt opened its main crossing into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday to allow more than 2,000 Palestinian pilgrims – including at least one official of the armed Hamas movement – to return to their homes there, outraging Israel in a growing dispute over border security.


U.S. to free up aid to Palestinians In balancing act, millions go to Abbas, needy in Gaza Strip
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Chicago Tribune - June 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration promised direct financial aid Monday to a new WestBank-based Palestinian government that is amenable to peace with Israel, whileoffering indirect humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza following theterritory’s takeover by the militant Hamas organization.


U.S. Lifts Embargo To Help Abbas
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Washington Post - June 18, 2007 - 11:00pm

Palestinian Leader Wins Support Amid Turmoil By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 19, 2007; A01


Few Good Options for U.S. on Palestinian Violence
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - June 13, 2007 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON, June 13 — For two years, the United States has tried to choke off Hamas, the militant Islamic group that has been ascendant in Gaza and the West Bank, while throwing limited aid and support to Fatah, its more moderate Palestinian rival.


The Geneva Initiative
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - June 2, 2007 - 11:00pm

The Geneva Initiative came about soon after the breakdown of official Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations in early 2001. A group of former negotiators and public figures from both sides drafted a model peace agreement to show that there remained wide support among both Israelis and Palestinians for a solution based on two states for two peoples.


Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The American Prospect - May 31, 2007 - 11:00pm

  Three Former Peace Negotiators for Israel, the U.S., and Palestine Lay Out a Common Plan for an Israeli-Palestinian Final Settlement   By Daniel Levy, Ghaith al-Omari, New America Foundation   with Robert Malley, Middle East Program Director, International Crisis Group


Obama Defers to Bush, for Now, on Gaza Crisis
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - December 28, 2008 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON — When President-elect Barack Obama went to Israel in July — to the very town, in fact, whose repeated shelling culminated in this weekend’s new fighting in


As Obama Visits State Dept., Clinton Announces Two Special Envoys
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Washington Post - January 23, 2009 - 12:00am

By Karen DeYoung and Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, January 23, 2009; A05 President Obama traveled to the State Department yesterday afternoon for a visit that was as rich in symbolism as in substance, underscoring his pledge to give top priority to diplomacy as he outlined an activist policy in the Middle East and warned that "difficult days lie ahead" in Afghanistan.



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