December 15th

Tony Blair Urges Support for Palestinian State-Building at ATFP Event
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - December 15, 2010 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Dec. 15 -- TRH Tony Blair, the Representative of the Middle East Quartet, called today for more international "support for [Palestinian] Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the state-building effort." He stressed that these efforts should continue and intensify in the context of seeking a negotiated two-state solution. Mr.


November 9th

ATFP Condemns East Jerusalem Settlement Expansion Plan, Calls on US to Act
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - November 9, 2010 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Nov. 9 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) strongly criticized plans announced by the Israeli government to build over 900 new settlement housing units in occupied East Jerusalem and hundreds of additional units elsewhere in the West Bank. The plans were announced during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu current visit to the United States, during which he is meeting with senior Administration officials.


October 21st

At ATFP Gala, Sec. Clinton Vows Administration “Will Not Turn Our Backs” on Palestinians, Israelis
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 20, 2010 - 11:00pm

Washington DC, October 21 -- “I promise you this: The Obama administration will not turn our backs on the Palestinian people or the people of Israel,” Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told an audience of over 700 in a major policy address last night. She spoke at the Fifth Annual Gala of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) in Washington DC. Expressing the administration's determination to push forward with the peace process, she said, “we will continue working every day to achieve the just, lasting and comprehensive peace that has been a cornerstone of U.S.


October 14th

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Give Keynote Address at ATFP Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 13, 2010 - 11:00pm

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to Give Keynote Address at ATFP Gala Washington DC, Oct 14 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is proud and honored to announce that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the keynote speaker at its Fifth Annual Gala which will be held in Washington DC on Wednesday, October 20. The Gala will be at the Ritz Carlton at 1150 22nd Street, NW, Washington, D.C., and is themed: “Building Palestine: the Indispensable State for Peace.”


October 8th

ATFP Advocacy Director Speaks at J Street Event
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 7, 2010 - 11:00pm

On October 6th, ATFP Advocacy Director participated in a forum organized by J-Street and held at Temple Sinai entitled "Who are the Partners for Peace? Palestinian Perspectives: A Discussion with the American Jewish Community". In addition to Mr. Al-Omari, the panel included Dr. Amal Jadou, Deputy Chief of Mission of the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S. and Amjad Atallah, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation, and was moderated by Amb. Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.


ATFP Advocacy Director Speaks at J Street Event
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 7, 2010 - 11:00pm

On October 6th, ATFP Advocacy Director participated in a forum organized by J-Street and held at Temple Sinai entitled "Who are the Partners for Peace? Palestinian Perspectives: A Discussion with the American Jewish Community". In addition to Mr. Al-Omari, the panel included Dr. Amal Jadou, Deputy Chief of Mission of the General Delegation of the PLO to the U.S. and Amjad Atallah, Co-Director of the Middle East Task Force, New America Foundation, and was moderated by Amb. Martin Indyk, Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution.


October 6th

ATFP Hosts Gaza Business Delegation in Washington DC
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 5, 2010 - 11:00pm

On Friday, October 1, 2010, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) hosted a delegation of


ATFP Senior Fellow Joins APN Spokesman at Peace Event at The Washington Center
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 5, 2010 - 11:00pm

ATFP Senior Fellow Joins APN Spokesman at Peace Event at The Washington Center On Sept. 20, ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish joined Ori Nir, the spokesman for Americans for Peace Now, at an event hosted by the Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars entitled “The Two-State Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Why it is a Win-Win for Israelis, Palestinians and the United States.” More than 200 students, interns and others listened to the two explaining why all responsible parties have a vested interest in a two-state peace agreement.


September 27th

PM Fayyad has Broad-Ranging Conversation with ATFP Board of Directors
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - September 26, 2010 - 11:00pm

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad met and had a two-hour long conversation with the Board of Directors of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) in Washington, DC on Friday, Sept. 24. PM Fayyad addressed 25 ATFP Board and staff members. The Prime Minister spoke for about a half hour, and then took questions and comments for an additional hour and a half from the Board members in a broad-ranging and frank conversation about numerous issues.


September 13th

ATFP Board Member Daoud Kuttab Named as One of 60 World Press Heroes
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - September 12, 2010 - 11:00pm

On Monday the International Press Institute will honor ATFP Board Member and journalist Daoud Kuttab as one of 60 world press heroes as part of its 60th annual celebrations held in the Austrian capital, Vienna. Kuttab will be joined by other regional journalists Mai Chediack from Lebanon and Nizar Nayouf from Syria as well as Israeli journalist Amira Hass.



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