ATFP Urges Cease-fire in Gaza, Urgent Humanitarian Measures
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 31, 2008 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) reiterated its urgent call for a cease-fire between all parties in the Gaza Strip and urged the United States Government to do everything in its power to secure a cease-fire. Israeli military airstrikes against the Gaza Strip since Saturday have killed approximately 400 Palestinians and injured hundreds more. ATFP called this loss of life appalling, and expressed alarm at the suffering and increasingly perilous position of the innocent civilian population in Gaza.


December 27th

ATFP Calls for an Immediate Cease-fire in Gaza
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 27, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Dec. 27 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) called for an immediate cease-fire between all parties following Israeli military airstrikes against the Gaza Strip earlier today that killed approximately 200 Palestinians and injured hundreds more. ATFP deplored the disproportionate force employed by Israel and expressed deep concern for the well-being of the innocent civilian population in Gaza.


December 19th

UPP Co-Chairs meet with leadership of Palestine Youth Development & Resource Centers
Press Release - Contact Information: Omar Tuffaha - December 19, 2008 - 12:00am

On December 10th the US-Palestinian Partnership welcomed the leaders of four Palestinian Youth Development and Resource Centers (YDRC). As an integral component of UPP’s efforts to develop opportunities for Palestinian youth, the YDRCs focus on providing training and educational programming for young Palestinians.


December 12th

ATFP President Joins Panel at Israel Policy Forum Symposium
Press Release - Contact Information: Omar Tuffaha - December 12, 2008 - 12:00am

On December 4th, ATFP President Dr. Ziad Asali joined a panel discussion at the Israel Policy Forum's (IPF) Annual Symposium. The panel, entitled "Keeping the Two-State Solution Alive: Israel-Palestine Negotiations One Year After Annapolis," was moderated by IPF National Scholar Dr. Steven Spiegel who presented questions to Dr. Asali and Dr .Yoram Peri, the Head of the Chaim Herzog Institute for Media, Politics, and Society.


December 4th

ATFP Co-hosts Event with PLO Negotiators on Future of the Peace Process
Press Release - Contact Information: Omar Tuffaha - December 4, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Dec. 4 – On Dec. 4 the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), the Foundation for Middle East Peace and the Middle East Institute hosted a group of officials from the PLO Negotiation Affairs Department (NAD) for a discussion of The Future of the Peace Process: A Palestinian Perspective, at the Middle East Institute’s headquarters in Washington, DC. Maen Areikat, Rami Dajani and Khaled Elgindy discussed the Palestinian positions and negotiating strategy, and answered numerous questions from the attendees.


December 3rd

US-Palestinian Partnership Visits West Bank to Support Education and Economic Initiatives
Press Release - Contact Information: Omar Tuffaha - December 3, 2008 - 12:00am

In mid-November, U.S.-Palestinian Partnership co-chairs, Ziad Asali and Jean Case, and Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James Glassman led a delegation to the West Bank and Israel to announce the Partnership's accomplishments to date and explore future opportunities. The delegation participated in the opening of a Youth Development and Resource Center (YDRC) in the village of Beita.


December 2nd

ATFP Hosts PLO Negotiators for Roundtable Luncheon
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 2, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Dec. 2 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today hosted officials from the PLO Negotiation Affairs Department for a frank, off-the-record roundtable luncheon with leading Palestinian-Americans in Washington, DC. Maen Areikat and Khaled Elgindy discussed the Palestinian positions and negotiating strategy, and answered numerous questions from the attendees.


November 21st

ACP to Distribute One Thousand Laptops to Palestinian Students
Press Release - Contact Information: Omar Tuffaha - November 20, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Nov. 21 -- On Nov. 20, the American Charities for Palestine (ACP), the Palestinian Ministry of Education, and USAID announced the commencement of distributing 1,000 laptop computers to Palestinian students in the Occupied Territories. The laptops, worth $200,000, were donated by One Laptop per Child in partnership with ACP and delivered with the help of USAID.


November 17th

ATFP Senior Fellow Speaking Tour of Bahrain
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 27, 2008 - 11:00pm

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish was on a speaking tour of Bahrain from October 27-October 30. He was the keynote speaker at the 10th Anniversary Celebration for the American Studies Department at the University of Bahrain, and gave several other public talks. Article from The Gulf Daily News (November 4, 2008) Arab Americans face challenges By REBECCA TORR


November 14th

U.S.-Palestinian Partnership Leaders to Travel to the West Bank
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 12, 2008 - 12:00am

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs James K. Glassman, together with American Task Force on Palestine President Ziad Asali and Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, will lead a delegation to the West Bank from November 15 through 18. As co-chairs of the U.S.-Palestinian Partnership (UPP), they will attend the inauguration of a youth development and resource center in the village of Beita. This is the first of four youth development and resource centers that UPP is working to expand with the support of the U.S.



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