ATFP Urges US and Worldwide Intervention to Restore Holy Site Status Quo, Precent Israeli Construction of Expnaded Access Bridge
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 6, 2007 - 12:00am

ATFP views with the utmost gravity construction that commenced yesterday on the Mughrabi Gate bridge leading up to the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem. Israel plans to construct a new and massively-expanded access bridge to the compound to replace the wooden structure that had been built in 2005 after the exisitng earthwork ramp had collapsed. Given the extremely heightened religious sensitivities regarding the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound as well as the unresolved political status of Jerusalem, any construction in this area


ATFP Urges Strick Palestinian Adherence to Ceasefire, and Adoption of Unambiguous Principles by Any Future Government
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., February 5 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today urged the strict adherence of all Palestinian factions to the latest ceasefire declared on Saturday. More than 80 Palestinians have been killed in internal fighting this year.


Palestine-Israel Peace Process
Speech by Ziad Asali at World Affairs Councils of America - February 2, 2007 - 12:00am

The Palestine/Israel conflict has been a defining feature of the global political landscape for decades. Its resolution would present a major challenge to the status quo and those who benefit from it. It also would badly damage the careers of the legions of Middle East experts the world over.


Asali: Palestinians Support Abbas' Referendum Plan By Huge Majority
In Print by Ziad Asali - Council On Foreign Relations (Interview) - May 31, 2006 - 11:00pm

Ziad J. Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a group dedicated to setting up a state of Palestine alongside that of Israel, says that the call two weeks ago by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a referendum by Palestinians on whether to proceed with negotiations for a two-state solution with Israel has energized many Palestinians who had earlier believed he was too weak.


Visiting Palestinian Leaders Urge US and Israeli PM Olmert to Restart Negotitations with Palestinians
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 9, 2006 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., May 11 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today in Washington, D.C. featuring three senior Palestinian leaders currently visiting the United States: Yasser Abed Rabbo, member of the Palestine Liberation Organization executive committee and former minister of communication; Nabil Amr, former minister of communication and parliamentary affairs; and Ziad Abu Amr, elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and former minister of culture.


Remarks by Palestinian PM Salam Fayyad at ATFP Third Annual Gala

Palestinian brewer still waiting for peace to break out
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
December 31, 1969 - 7:00pm


Some Palestinians have taken up arms and others attend peace talks in their decades-long struggle, but Nadim Khoury has found a third route to statehood - the brewing of delicious local beer. The 49-year-old returned to his native Occupied West Bank village of Taybeh from the US in 1994 with the unusual and ambitious idea of distilling the dream of Palestinian independence into a smooth, full-bodied golden lager.


Policeman filmed head-butting East Jerusalem residents
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Jonathan Lis - December 31, 1969 - 7:00pm


The Justice Ministry's Police Investigation Department (PID) recently launched an investigation in efforts to locate a patrol police officer who was documented head-butting two Arab residents of East Jerusalem, a man and a woman, while evacuating homes slated for demolition. The policeman was filmed by an activist belonging to the human rights group B'Tselem during the preparation for the demolition of several buildings in the al-Boustan neighborhood in the Silwan village in the city. The footage was recently handed over to PID.


Strategy Document

October, 2004

The Board and staff of ATFP are committed to build on the solid foundation that ATFP has established to allow the organization to endure and succeed in promoting its vision of a just and lasting peace in the Middle East.

Policy Document

ATFP has made clear and principled choices in delineating its policies and the methods through which we intend to pursue them. The broad outline of our approach is to work within the American political system to promote the creation of a state of Palestine with its capital in East Jerusalem, on the basis of UN resolutions 242 and 1397, which affirm the vision of two states, Israel and Palestine, living side by side. This is our core objective, the one unchanging and consistent goal of ATFP.


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