April 30th

Sec. Clinton's Remarks At the American Jewish Committee Annual Gala Dinner
Press Release - April 30, 2010 - 12:00am

Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State Grand Hyatt Hotel Washington, DC April 29, 2010 SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you all. Well, it is wonderful to be back here at the American Jewish Committee and I thank David for that introduction. What he was really trying to say was that it was very dull in Chappaqua before we came to town. (Laughter.) David is an extraordinary leader. He inspires your confidence and your trust and your affection, and I thank him for his decades of service to this important work.

April 29th

ATFP Advocacy Director Lectures on “Domestic Dysfunction in the Israel-Palestine Conflict” at U. of Maryland
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - April 29, 2010 - 12:00am

On April 27th, ATFP Advocacy Director Ghaith Al-Omari took part at the University of Maryland Israel-Palestine Symposium organized by University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Saul Stern Professorship of Civic Engagement and Gildenhorn Center for Israel Studies.

April 27th

ATFP Senior Fellow Describes New US-Israel Arrangement, Predicts Proximity Talks
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 27, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Hussein Ibish addressed a group of student activists at American University on April 24, 2010, telling them that the US-Israel standoff on settlements in Jerusalem open important, but limited, new opportunities to promote peace and an end to the occupation.

April 21st

ATFP Senior Fellow Addresses Israel-Palestine Peace Conference at CCSU
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 21, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish gave a keynote address at the second annual Israel-Palestine Piece Conference at Central Connecticut State University on April 16, 2010. Ibish told the audience that the context in which the conflict and the lack of peace was viewed in Washington had shifted dramatically in recent months, and had been gradually evolving over the past two years.

April 16th

Hussein Ibish Debates As'ad Ghanem on the One-State Agenda at U. of Maryland
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 16, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish debated Prof. As'ad Ghanem of Haifa University on the two-state versus one-state agenda at the University of Maryland on April 14, 2010.

April 15th

Secretary Clinton Reaffirms US support for two-state solution
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 15, 2010 - 12:00am

In remarks delivered at the Daniel S. Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton strongly restated US support for “two tracks in the Middle East - negotiations between the parties aimed at reaching a two-state solution and also institution building that lays the necessary foundations for a future state.” She emphasized that "the only people who benefit from continued conflict are those who traffic in hate and violence, who exploit and inflame old enmities to advance their own goals at the expense of real progress for the region.

ATFP Senior Fellow Lectures at George Washington University
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 15, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish lectured on internal Palestinian politics and the dynamics of Palestinian-Israeli peace at George Washington University on April 13, 2010. Ibish traced the development of the present Palestinian national consensus on pursuing a negotiated two state peace agreement with Israel from the origins of the revivified Palestinian national movement in the late 60s. He told the students that the Palestinian national movement was largely dormant after the obliteration of all Palestinian institutions following the 1948 war and the establishment of the state of Israel.

April 12th

Hussein Ibish and Joel Kovel debate one-state agenda at University of Chicago
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 12, 2010 - 12:00am

On February 23, the Platypus Affiliated Society hosted an event at the University of Chicago entitled "Which Way Forward for Palestinian Liberation?" in which Joel Kovel, author of Overcoming Zionism and frequent commentator on the Israel-Palestine conflict, and Hussein Ibish, political analyst and senior fellow at The American Task Force on Palestine, answered questions posed by Richard Rubin of Platypus. An audience question and answer session followed. Below is an edited transcript of the event.

April 9th

ATFP Senior Fellow Chairs Panel at Major Iran Conference
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 9, 2010 - 12:00am

ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish moderated a panel at an international conference at Lake Forest College in Illinois March 27-28, 2010 entitled "The Future of Secularism and the Public Role of Religion in Iran." Ibish's panel discussed "Religion, Politics and State in Modern Iran." On the panel conference organizer Prof. Ahmad Sadri of Lake Forest College discussed "Islam in a Post-Islamist Iran: Critiquing the Alternatives," Prof. Hamid Dabashi of Columbia University spoke about "Din va Dowlat: Rethinking Worldliness," and Prof.

April 7th

ATFP Senior Fellow Discusses Palestine and the Art of the Possible at Monmouth University
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 7, 2010 - 12:00am

A two-state negotiated agreement between Israel and the Palestinians is the only workable formula for peace, ATFP Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish told an audience of 50 at the ninth annual global understanding conference at Monmouth University. The address on the second day of the conference, April 6, 2010, touched on a number of themes centered around the idea of the art of the possible. Ibish explained in detail his view that alternatives to a two-state solution are all fanciful because one or more of the parties in question would simply not agree to them.

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