Vision for the State of Palestine

02 February 2006

American Task Force on Palestine

[Following is a policy statement that was released publicly on February 2, 2006 by the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), and printed in full in the New York Times. It was drafted by Reema Ali, Esq, Ziad Asali, MD, Amjad Atallah, Esq, Hussein Ibish, PhD and Saliba Sarsar, PhD.]

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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