Press Release
Contact Information: Hussein Ibish
May 14, 2008 - 12:00am

President George W. Bush today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to Bethlehem to attend the Palestine Investment Conference May 21-23, 2008.

The Honorable Robert M. Kimmitt, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Treasury, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable John J. Sullivan,
Deputy Secretary, Department of Commerce

The Honorable Robert Mosbacher, Jr.,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Honorable Larry W. Walther,
Director, U.S. Trade and Development Agency

Mr. Walter Isaacson,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Aspen Institute
Chair, U.S.-Palestinian Partnership

Dr. Ziad Asali,
President & Founder, American Task Force on Palestine
Co-Chair, U.S.-Palestinian Partnership


The Palestine Investment Conference will feature high-ranking leaders of the public and private sector from the West Bank/Gaza, Middle East, United States, Europe and elsewhere. The conference aims to encourage the growth of a private –sector led Palestinian economy.

ATFP board member George Salem, Esq. who co-chaired the US-Palestinian Partnership's committee supporting the Palestine Investment Conference will join fellow ATFP board members Fuad Sahouri, Randa Masri and Adnan Mjalli, Ph.D. who will also be attending the conference.

For more information on the conference, please visit:


American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017