October 20th

ATFP Gala Featuring PM Fayyad Highlights Quest for Peace, Palestinian-American Achievements
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 19, 2011 - 11:00pm

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad delivered the keynote address at the Sixth Annual Gala of the American Task Force on Palestine in Washington, DC on Oct. 19 (To view video of his speech click here).


August 15th

ATFP Urges US Government to Help Curb Proposed Israeli Settlement Expansions
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - August 14, 2011 - 11:00pm




ATFP Condemns Reported Attacks on Syrian and Palestinian Civilians in Latakia
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - August 14, 2011 - 11:00pm




July 29th

Audio recording and transcript now available: Owning a Piece of Palestine: Syria’s Assad Regimes and the Palestinian Question
Press Release - July 28, 2011 - 11:00pm

On Wednesday July 27, 2011, The American Task Force on Palestine co-sponsored with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace the event entitled “Owning a Piece of Palestine: Syria’s Assad Regimes and the Palestinian Question.”


June 30th

Leading Palestinian and Jewish American Groups Announce Joint Internship Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - June 29, 2011 - 11:00pm

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) are today starting their joint summer internship program. ATFP is hosting an Israeli student, and APN is hosting a Palestinian student. This is the third time that ATFP and APN, a pro-Palestinian organization and a pro-Israeli organization, are cooperating on a joint internship program, making it a tradition intended to underscore that Americans who care about Middle East peace - be they Arab or Jewish - have more in common than what sets them apart.


May 23rd

ATFP Urges Support for President Obama
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - May 22, 2011 - 11:00pm

ATFP expresses its support for President Obama’s call for the establishment of two states, Palestine and Israel with borders based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed upon swaps. ATFP has always advocated a negotiated two-state solution as an American national interest. ATFP urges Members of Congress and all Americans to work intensively with the President to achieve this goal. ATFP also calls upon the Palestinians and Israelis to engage with the President in reaching peace for the benefit of their peoples and the region.


ATFP Deplores Violence, Warns Against Escalation of Conflict
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - March 22, 2011 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, March 23 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) has been following the escalating violence between Palestinians and Israel over the recent weeks with growing alarm. ATFP reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of all forms of terrorism and the killing of innocent civilians no matter who the perpetrators or the victims might be and no matter in what cause such actions are rationalized. The particularly indefensible and contemptible killing of children must especially be condemned without reservation.


March 22nd

Miral, a New Film about the Palestinian Experience, Screens in NY, LA, DC and Other Select Cities!
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - March 21, 2011 - 11:00pm

Miral, a New Film about the Palestinian Experience, Screens in NY, LA, DC and Other Select Cities!


March 16th

A Two State Peace: Defining the Border
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - March 13, 2011 - 11:00pm

Ghaith al-Omari Carnegie Endowment for International Peace A Two State Peace: Defining the Border March 11, 2011 - 1:00am On March 11, 2011, ATFP Advocacy Director Ghaith Al-Omari participated in a panel on “A Two State Peace: Defining the Border” along with Geoffrey Aronson. The event was organized by the American Task Force on Palestine, Foundation for Middle East Peace, the Middle East Institute and Churches for Middle East Peace and held at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


January 10th

Honesty and Hypocrisy in Facing Terrorism Appears in Arabic in An-Nahar
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - January 10, 2011 - 12:00am

Two days after the despicable bombing attack on the Coptic Church in Alexandria, Egypt, and four days before the recent outrage in Arizona targeting Rep. Giffords and others, ATFP President Dr. Ziad J. Asali and Senior Fellow Hussein Ibish published the following commentary, “Honesty and Hypocrisy in Facing Terrorism,” which was published in English in the Huffington Post and elsewhere and in Arabic in the well-known Lebanese An-Nahar newspaper.



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