Ghaith al-Omari and Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ilan Paz on the Prospects for a Two State Solution
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - March 19, 2009 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, Mar 20 -- ATFP Advocacy Director Ghaith Al-Omari participated in a panel at the Center for American Progress along with Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Ilan Paz on March 20 entitled "Prospects for a Two-State Solution". Mr. Al-Omari focused on the need for the new US Administration to take the lead in pushing the peace process forward.


March 24th

ATFP President Participates in Young Professionals in Foreign Policy Annual Conference
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - March 20, 2009 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, March 21 – On Saturday, March 21st, ATFP President Ziad Asali participated in the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy’s Annual Conference and Career Expo entitled “The Future of Global Engagement.” The conference, which was hosted in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, included 5 regional discussion group tracks which focused on Africa, Asia, Europe and Russia, the Middle East and Latin America.


March 23rd

ATFP Alarmed by Israel’s Provocative Measures in Occupied East Jerusalem
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 22, 2009 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, March 23 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today expressed deep concern about a series of recent Israeli actions regarding Jerusalem that pose a serious threat to a peaceful future between Israel and the Palestinians.


March 13th

After the Gaza Withdrawal: What Should Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. do?
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 4, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington DC, October 5 - The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) sponsored a joint briefing today by several members of the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. The speakers included Maen Ariekat, Director General of the NSU; Lamia Matta, Legal Advisor to the NSU; and Khaled Elgindy, Policy Analyst; who discussed the current situation on the ground in Gaza.


ATFP Calls for Orderly Disengagement, Transition to Palestinian Rule
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - August 11, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, Aug. 12 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today urged all parties to take the necessary measures to ensure a coordinated and effective Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank and an orderly transition to Palestinian rule in those areas.


ATFP Welcomes Political, Verbal and Financial Support Extended President Abbas by President Bush
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 25, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, May 26 –- The American Task Force on Palestine welcomed the remarks made today by President Bush in a White House Rose Garden press conference held with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. The press conference followed a meeting between President Bush and President Abbas, the first meeting for a Palestinian president at the White House since 2000. Commenting on the President’s statements, ATFP president Dr. Ziad Asali said: “The Palestinians came to Washington seeking clear U.S.


New Settlements Could Scuttle Diplomatic Progress, Undermine Roadmap
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 21, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Mar. 21 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) expressed grave concerns about reports that the Israeli government has confirmed plans to build 3,500 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank in order to deepen its hold on Jerusalem.


ATFP Briefs House Committee: 'Timely US Participation in Palestinian, Israeli Security Essential'
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 10, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Feb. 10 -- American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) testified today at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations briefing on “The Way Forward in the Mideast Peace Process.” The committee heard testimony from Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State; Dennis A. Ross, former chief Middle East peace negotiator; Ziad Asali, President of ATFP; and Danielle Pletka, Vice President Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.


ATFP Briefing at Middle East Institute 'A President Without a State'
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 24, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Jan. 24 -- American Task Force on Palestine President Ziad Asali gave a briefing today at the Middle East Institute on the prospects for the future following the recent Palestinian presidential elections. Asali had observed the Palestinian presidential elections as part of the official delegation from the United States. He characterized Mahmoud Abbas, who was elected president by 62 percent of voters, as “a president without a state.”


ATFP Voices Extreme Concern at Israeli Cabinet Decision to Confiscate Palestinian Land in East Jerusalem
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 24, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Jan. 24 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), voiced its extreme concern at the revelation that the Israeli cabinet decided in July 2004 to apply the Absentee Property Law to East Jerusalem. This decision in effect means that thousands of Palestinians who live in the West Bank will lose ownership of hundreds of acres of their property in East Jerusalem, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, with no hope of compensation or appeal. The law was originally passed in secret, the public was not made aware of it and it was not published in the official government gazette.



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