Media Mention of ATFP in Politico - October 15, 2009 - 11:00pm


Peter Galbraith explains Kurdish oil interests.

Afghan ambassador says US will send 40k troops. Levin works compromise.

House Foreign Affairs Committee discussion paper on foreign assistance reform.

Khamenei not dead.

McChrystal's long war.

Tom Shannon/Arturo Valenzuela confirmations still on hold over Honduras.

Polish political ally of Britain's Cameron was member of Latvia-Poland Waffen-SS.

Susan Rice to Israel, PA.

Israeli Ambassador reconsiders J-Street invitation. Schumer/Gillibrand drop out.

New Israeli settlement construction.

Egypt FM threatens to boycott Mediterranean summit. 

National Security Advisor Jim Jones keynote speaker at American Task Force for Palestine Gala last night. "President Obama is committed to achieve two states ... We must move beyond talking about talks..." Seen among guests: Congressman Robert Wexler, NSC Middle East strategist Dennis Ross, aide Ben Fishman, NSC Middle East senior director Dan Shapiro, Mitchell team's Jennifer Butte-Dahl, State senior advisor Vali Nasr, J Street's Jeremy Ben-Ami, UAE Ambassador Youssef al Otaiba; honored UMaryland's/Brookings' Shibley Telhami who recounted growing up in a home without running water and parents who valued learning and opened up their home to people of every faith, arriving in America at 18 with $150, broken English; Amb. Robert Pelletreau Jr. who launched US negotiations with the PLO in Tunis twenty years ago, his counterpart Abu Mazen; the Cleveland Clinic's Dr. Fuad Jubran, Prof. Najat Arafat Khelil, founder of the Dialogue Project between American Jewish and Palestinian women. Emcee ATFP's Hussein Ibish.




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