ATFP Gala Featuring PM Fayyad Highlights Quest for Peace, Palestinian-American Achievements
ATP'S Sixth Annual Gala
Honoring Heritage, Embracing Originality.
October 19, 2011
Click here to read the official ATFP press release about the gala.
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad delivered the gala's keynote address. Click to watch!
Amb. David Hale, United States Special Envoy for Middle East Peace, presented a letter to ATFP from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; click to watch!
To read Secretary Clinton's letter click here.
To read Amb. Hale's remarks click here.
To read Ziad Asali's introductory remarks to Amb. Hale click here.
The Gala, MCed by noted Palestinian-American comedian Dean Obeidallah, also featured a concert by internationally renowned oud and violin virtuouso and composer Simon Shaheen and his ensemble, Qantara.
At the event ATFP honored four outstanding Palestinian Americans:
Mrs. Maha Freij for Distinguished Service in Philanthropy
Mrs. Hanan Karaman Munayyer for Excellence in Arts Scholarship
Mr. Nawaf Soliman for Excellence in the Fine Arts
Ms. Maysoon Zayid for Excellence in Performing Arts
More than fifty dignitaries joined our Honorary Host Committee
Please click here to view the list of members.
Presentation of Awards