Experts Outline Challenges, Propose Solutions for Gaza at ATFP-UNRWA Briefing
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - May 18, 2014 - 11:00pm

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 23, 2014 - 11:00pm

Is the Mideast peace process dead? April 24, 2014 at 6:10 PM EDT


Aid Hurting Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Inter Press Service (IPS)
by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours - February 28, 2013 - 12:00am


Local food for local people. That’s the idea behind Sharaka (‘partnership’, in Arabic), an entirely volunteer-run, Palestinian organisation that aims to bring locally grown products directly to Palestinian dinner tables.


U.S. Assistance to the Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from United States State Department
(Press Release) February 12, 2013 - 12:00am


Question: What is the status of the funding Congresswoman Granger approved for the Palestinian Authority?


Kerry seeks to unblock $700 million in aid for Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
February 11, 2013 - 12:00am


Secretary of State John Kerry is working to try to free up almost $700 million in aid for the Palestinians which has been held up in Congress, a top US official said Monday. “The secretary feels extremely strongly that it is time now to get this support to the Palestinian Authority,” State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.


Israel denies West Bank permits for students on US-funded scholarships
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Vita Bekker - October 22, 2012 - 11:00pm


TEL AVIV // Ghadir Abu Rokba has become one of the latest victims of Israel's years-long bid to separate the Palestinian territories of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. The 18-year-old from Gaza's Jabalya refugee camp last spring applied for a US-sponsored scholarship to study mathematics at Birzeit University in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.


Activists: Now, yes now, is the time for US to push for MidEast peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Ariel Zirulnick - September 27, 2012 - 11:00pm


Cambridge, Mass. A major Israeli-Palestinian activist group is bucking conventional wisdom by arguing that now is the right time to engage Americans in the moribund Middle East peace process. The presidential campaign season is traditionally a terrible time to make any progress on foreign policy, especially during elections focused on pocketbook issues.


News Analysis: Various scenarios await Abbas amid a series of Palestinian crises
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 17, 2012 - 11:00pm


RAMALLAH, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is nowadays busy with preparing to go for a second risky trip to the United Nations in New York next week for the bid of recognizing a non-member Palestinian state in the UN General Assembly.


ATFP Praises Release of US Aid to the PA, Welcomes New Quartet Statement
Press Release - April 11, 2012 - 11:00pm

Washington DC, April 12 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today welcomed the announcement by Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton that the United States would be releasing a $147 million package in aid to the Palestinian people. The move overrides some remaining congressional holds on the US aid package to the Palestinians for fiscal year 2011 economic support.


Clinton Overrules Republican Lawmaker's Hold on Palestinian Aid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from National Journal
by Sara Sorcher - April 10, 2012 - 11:00pm


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is allowing U.S. funds to flow to the West Bank and Gaza despite a hold by House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., a rare display of executive-branch authority that angered the key lawmaker concerned about protecting her congressional oversight role.



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