ATFP Welcomes Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as New ATFP Advocacy Director
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 30, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., August 1 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as the new ATFP Advocacy Director. Mr. Al-Omari and the newly established ATFP Advocacy Department will focus on further developing and institutionalizing contacts and networks within the U.S. official and unofficial policy community and will be part of the policy formation process in ATFP.


ATFP, APN Launch Joint Internship Program for 2008
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - August 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C.—The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) today announced the initiation of a new joint internship program that will offer students a unique perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – from two leading advocacy organizations – that spans borders, dispels prejudice, and promotes a two-state solution. Students who take part in the internship program will divide the term of their internships


ATFP Carnegie Briefing Explores Issues of Palestinian Unity, Hamas and Fall Mideast Meeting
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 1, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 3 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The briefing, moderated by Ambassador Samuel Lewis, was titled "Palestinian Unity: The Question of Hamas". ATFP Advocacy Director Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari and Dr.


ATFP Expresses Deep Concern about Proposed New Jerusalem Road
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 10, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 12 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today voiced deep concern regarding reported plans by the government of Israel to construct a new road that would connect occupied East Jerusalem with the West Bank city of Jericho. The new road would set the stage for the development of a new area of settlement known as “E-1” that could cut off Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank.


Undersecretary Burns Stresses Key U.S. Interest in Palestinian State at ATFP Annual Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 16, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 18 –– President George W.


Capitol Hill Briefing Attributes Dwindling Palestinian Christian Population to the Effects of the Israeli Occupation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 30, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2007 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) held a Capitol Hill briefing this week featuring four Christian mayors of Palestinian towns in the West Bank.


The Palestinian Plight
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - June 16, 2007 - 11:00pm

Forty years ago this month, Israel stunned the Arab states in six days of war whose consequences are yet to be resolved. Hamas' version of its own six-day war has created new political realities that may be with us for some time to come. Negotiations, conferences and meetings of diplomats and pundits flying around the world will do very little to undo the new realities if we dither and lose the opportunity this crisis presents.


New ATFP Director of Institutional Development Inaugurates Schooner Foundation Matching Grant Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 20, 2007 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and new Director of Institutional Development Mr. Fadi Elsalameen are proud to announce ATFP’s new partnership with the Schooner Foundation with the establishment of a matching grant and donation program. The Schooner Foundation is a private foundation with a focus on peace & security, human rights and economic opportunities. The new program will match all donations to the American Task Force on Palestine up to the amount of $50,000.


Let's Conspire To Defuse Religious Conflict
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - August 8, 2007 - 11:00pm

Those who define the war on terrorism as a religious conflict between Islam on the one hand and Christianity and Judaism on the other play right into the hands of Al-Qaeda and the present leadership of Iran. The ultimate success of the planners of the September 11, 2001, attacks was to initiate such a religious conflict and to define themselves as the true Muslims fighting the "infidels," in other words Christians and Jews. A Holy War is what Al-Qaeda wanted in order to achieve power and a Holy War is what it should be denied. Its adherents should be isolated, discredited and defeated.


Palestinian-American Experts Available for Comment on Annapolis Meeting
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 21, 2007 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine, a not-for-profit organization that advocates to the American people the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state, has a number of experts available to the media for commentary on the recently announced Annapolis meeting and the broader context of the current Arab-Israeli peace initiative. For more details or to book any of our Washington based experts please call ATFP at 202-887-0177.



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