ATFP, APN and FMEP Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on Jerusalem and Challenges to a Two-Solution
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 2, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 4 -- The American Task Force on Palestine, in conjunction with Americans for Peace Now and the Foundation for Middle East Peace, today hosted a congressional briefing featuring two experts on Jerusalem and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. The Capitol Hill briefing entitled Jerusalem on the 40th Anniversary of the 6-Day-War: Challenges to the Viability of a Two State Solution explored in detail the complex forces that define the ancient city of Jerusalem in a time of conflict.


ATFP Welcomes Feinstein/Lugar Resolution for Middle East Peace, Call for Appointment of Mideast Envoy
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 6, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 8 -- The American Task Force on Palestine today welcomed a Congressional resolution that reaffirms the United States? commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace in the context of a two-state solution to the conflict.


ATFP Panel on 40th Anniversary of June 1967 Offers Perspectives on Advancing Peace Process
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 11, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 11 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment on International Peace titled “40 Years After 1967: Where Do We Go From Here?” and offering a variety of perspectives on how to advance the quest for Mideast peace forty years after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war.


ATFP and other Arab American Organizations Meet with Secretary Condi Rice
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 9, 2007 - 11:00pm

ATFP president Ziad Asali was a member of an eight person delegation of Arab American leaders who met today with Secretary Rice for one hour and fifteen minutes today. Other delegation leaders included representatives of the AAI, ADC, American Task Force on Lebanon and American Chaldean Council, ACCESS, Ramallah Federation and Al-Bireh Society.


ATFP Expressed Deep Concern Over Palestine Split, Urges Preserving of Palestinian Unity and Statehood Goal
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 22 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today expressed deep concern over the serious implications from the military take-over in Gaza. ATFP declares its full support for President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad as they pursue Palestinian unity, independence and statehood. ATFP urges the Bush administration to initiate prompt implementation of political and economic policies that help lay the foundation of a future state of Palestine.


Palestinian-Americans Gather to Provide U.S. Perspective on Palestinian Political Situation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 28, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 30 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) participated on June 28 in a Town Hall Meeting on Palestine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with representatives of the Greater D.C.-area Palestinian-American community.


ATFP Welcomes Presdential Speech on Palestine, Emphasizes Importance of Implementing Assistance
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 14, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., July 16 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today welcomed the speech by U.S. president George Bush in which he reiterated U.S. support for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Following his speech, President Bush and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas spoke by telephone in a half hour conversation about U.S. steps meant to strengthen Palestinian moderates and the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.


A Paradigm Shift
In Print by Ziad Asali - Common Ground News Service (Opinion) - May 1, 2007 - 11:00pm

A recurrent excuse that has acted as an obstacle to the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over the years is that of either the political weakness of the Israeli leader or the political irrelevance of the Palestinian leader, whomever they may be. The underlying assumption of these excuses is that the Israeli and Palestinian publics would not support the peace overtures of a weak Israeli or Palestinian leader. Such an assumption, however, could not be further from the truth.


Parallel Policies: Advocating Peace in the Middle East for the Next Generation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 14, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, July 16 - The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), Americans for Peace Now (APN), and the Middle East Institute (MEI) held a briefing today at the Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Parallel Policies: Advocating Peace in the Middle East for the Next Generation”.


ATFP Welcomes $228 Million Middle East Investment Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

Ramallah, West Bank —The American Task Force on Palestine today welcomed the launch of the Middle East Investment Initiative Program, which will generate $228 million dollars in loans to small and medium-sized Palestinian businesses.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, U.S. Under Secretary for Public Affairs Karen Hughes and President of the American Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Rob Mosbacher, Jr. today put into motion the plans approved by President George W.



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