Press Release
Contact Information: Hussein Ibish
June 29, 2007 - 12:00am

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. Alhurra, the Arabic-language satellite channel, broadcast the panel which offered different perspectives on the current Palestinian political situation, conflict between Hamas and Fatah is being viewed in the U.S., how the American media is covering the conflict, and the contribution of the Palestinian-American community to advocating for Palestine in the United States.

The panel of prominent Palestinian-Americans consisted of Dr. Ziad Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine; Dr. Ghaith Al-Omari, senior research fellow, American Strategy Program at the New American Foundation; Reema Ali, managing partner of Ali & Partners Law Firm; Hala Taweel, President of the Center for Higher Education in the Middle East, Inc.; George Hishmet, columnist and writer for several American and Arabic newspapers, former president of the Washington Association of Arab Journalists; and Dr. Alma Abdul Hadi Jadallah, consultant to the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University.

The Town Hall Meeting will air on Sunday, July 1st at 19:10 GMT.

Alhurra (Arabic for "The Free One") is devoted primarily to news and information and broadcasts to the Middle East, North Africa and Europe. Surveys show that Alhurra has a weekly audience of more than 20 million people. Alhurra is broadcast on the Nilesat and Arabsat satellites to the Middle East, the same satellites used by the major regional Arabic channels. In Europe, Alhurra is available on the Hotbird satellite system. Alhurra is operated by the non-profit corporation "The Middle East Broadcasting Networks, Inc." (MBN). MBN is financed through a grant from the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency funded by the U.S. Congress.


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