Mideast Peace Prospects
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - April 19, 2008 - 11:00pm

Though I have been to the region many times, my most recent trip to Israel, the Palestinian territories and Jordan confirmed the alarming new obstacles facing the quest for peace in the Middle East and the urgency with which they need to be addressed by all parties.


New Har Homa Settlement Expansion Undermines New Peace Efforts and Future Negotiations
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 5, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, December 6 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) expressed grave concern today about reports that the Israeli government has invited bids to build more than 300 new housing units in the Har Homa settlement in occupied East Jerusalem.


ATFP Board Member Partners With North Carolina State Investment Grant Worth $23 Million to Create 205 New Jobs
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 9, 2007 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is proud to announce that Mr. Adnan Mjalli, Ph.D, Chairman, President and CEO of TransTech Pharma, has partnered with the state of North Carolina to invest more than $23 million and create 205 jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry fields during the next five years in High Point, North Carolina. The expansion was made possible in part by a state Job Development Investment Grant and was announced by North Carolina Governor Mike Easley.


U.S.-Palestinian Partnership Concludes Trip to Palestine-Israel
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 14, 2008 - 12:00am

A delegation of the newly-created U.S.-Palestinian Public-Private Partnership has just concluded its first trip to Palestine-Israel. The delegation was led by the Partnership chair and President and CEO of the Aspen Institute Walter Isaacson and included co-chairs ATFP president Ziad Asali and Case Foundation CEO Jean Case, Mickey Bergman and Toni Verstandig of the Aspen Institute, Ambassador Margaret Scobey and Andrea McDaniel from the Department of State, and George Laudato from USAID.


ATFP calls for ceasefire in Gaza, lifting of siege
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 21, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, Jan. 22 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today called for an urgent ceasefire between Israel and militia groups based in the Gaza Strip, and an end to measures that threaten to impose a humanitarian crisis on the population in Gaza. In particular, ATFP called for an immediate end to the latest moves by the government of Israel including cutting of fuel supplies for Gaza's only electricity plant, and other restrictions threatening international aid supplies of food and medicine.


Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad delivers major policy address at ATFP event
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 10, 2008 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine today hosted Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for a major policy address at the National Press Club. Delivering a speech entitled “Investing in Peace for Palestine,” Prime Minister Fayyad spoke about progress on Palestinian commitments to good governance, security, economic and political reform despite continued occupation. “I firmly believe that we have demonstrated our ability to do the job, if given the chance,” said Prime Minister Fayyad.


ATFP reiterates call for end to violence in Gaza
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 2, 2008 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, March 3 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today renewed its call for an end to armed hostilities between Israel and militia groups based in the Gaza Strip. The Task Force expressed grave concern for the wellbeing of the civilian population of the Gaza Strip – where over 100 people, many of them civilians, have been killed by Israeli forces in recent days – and for the population of Israeli towns, including Sderot and Ashkelon, within the range of rockets fired by militia groups in Gaza.


Call for Partners in Peace Internship Applications
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 24, 2008 - 11:00pm

Americans for Peace Now (APN) and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) are seeking applications to a joint internship program that will offer interns a unique perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – from two leading advocacy organizations – that spans borders, dispels prejudice, and promotes a two-state solution.


ATFP hosts two exceptional delegations from Palestine
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 22, 2008 - 11:00pm

The American Task Force on Palestine continued its advocacy work this month, hosting two Palestinian NGO delegations. On April 10, ATFP’s Board of Directors met with the “NGO Mapping Project” which identifies efficient and moderate Palestinian NGO’s for the international community.


The Perils Of Unconditional Engagement
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - Middle East Progress (Opinion) - April 30, 2008 - 11:00pm

The issue of whether or not to engage Hamas boils down to the following question: would such engagement help moderate the organization, or would it simply improve Hamas? chances of dominating the Palestinian political scene and encourage extremism throughout the Middle East? For now, any engagement that goes beyond achieving de-escalation in Gaza would serve to bolster Hamas at the expense of those working toward a two-state solution.



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