Experts Outline Challenges, Propose Solutions for Gaza at ATFP-UNRWA Briefing
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - May 19, 2014 - 12:00am

A group of prominent experts identified a number of key challenges facing the Gaza Strip and its Palestinian residents, and ways to address them, at a briefing jointly hosted by the American Task Force on Palestine (


Is the Mideast peace process dead?
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In PBS - April 24, 2014 - 12:00am

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Remarks by White House Coordinator Phil Gordon at ATFP Oct. 29 Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 31, 2013 - 12:00am

Remarks by Phil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf (AS PREPARED) American Task Force On Palestine (ATFP) 10th Anniversary Gala, October 29, 2013  


America's Challenge in the Arab World
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Huffington Post - April 8, 2013 - 12:00am

 


How American Diplomats Became Israel’s Lawyers
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In - March 22, 2013 - 12:00am

  Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East


World Bank Transfers $60.5M in Budget Support to PA
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
March 14, 2013 - 12:00am


Wednesday 13th March, the World Bank transferred $60.5 million to the Palestinian Authority from the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan Trust Fund (PRDP-MDTF), a multi-donor budget support mechanism administered by the Bank, said a press release by World Bank. The statement said the funds contributed by the governments of the United Kingdom and Norway will help support the urgent budget needs of the PA, providing inter alia support for education, health care and other vital social services for the Palestinian people and for the economic reforms currently underway.


PNA calls for int'l action to save Palestinian economy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 12, 2013 - 12:00am


The Palestinian National Authority (PNA) on Tuesday called for an immediate international action to stop Israeli restrictions on Palestinian economy. This call came after the World Bank issued a report warning that the continued deterioration of the Palestinian economy "will have lasting and costly implications for economic competitiveness and social cohesion."


World Bank: Israel restrictions impede Palestinian economy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 12, 2013 - 12:00am


Israeli closures and restrictions are causing lasting damage to the competitiveness of the Palestinian economy, the World Bank said Tuesday. Israeli-imposed economic restrictions continue to constrain sustainable economic growth, a situation that is unlikely to change without political progress, according to the World Bank's latest report. The economic monitoring report warns that the Palestinian economy is in danger of losing its capacity in the global market.


Is Qatari cash keeping the calm in Gaza?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Yaakov Lappin - February 19, 2013 - 1:00am


Israeli deterrence has so far successfully kept Hamas from violating the cease-fire reached after an eight-day round of violence in November, but a second factor might also be playing a role in upholding the unprecedented calm along the Gaza-Israel border: economics.


East Asian nations to meet Fayyad in Japan on Palestinian aid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
February 4, 2013 - 1:00am


Japan is to host a meeting of Asian countries next week to discuss financial assistance for the Palestinian Authority. Ministers from Japan, South Korea and several member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, such as Thailand and Indonesia, will get together on February 13 and 14, Kyodo News agency reported today. The Palestinian prime minister, Salam Fayyad, is expected to attend the meeting aimed at helping pave the way for resuming direct talks between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, the agency quoted government officials as saying.



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