ATFP Statement on the Appointment of New Palestinian PM Hamdallah
Press Release - June 3, 2013 - 12:00am

June 3, Washington, DC -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) extends its best wishes to new Palestinian Prime Minister Dr. Rami Hamdallah in meeting the challenges facing the Palestinian Authority and its premiership.

Experts warn time running out for two-state solution for Mideast crisis
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) - May 16, 2013 - 12:00am

'Quiet man' Kerry's strategy for Middle East peace
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Ma'an News Agency - May 1, 2013 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON (AFP) -- US Secretary of State John Kerry is moving cautiously and smartly towards fresh Middle East peace talks, but deep distrust between all sides means success is far from guaranteed, analysts say.

At Cornell, Panelists Call for Solution to Conflict in Middle East
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Cornell Daily Sun - April 24, 2013 - 12:00am


Speaker Urges Two State Solution
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Battalion Online - April 23, 2013 - 12:00am

A senior fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine, HusseinIbish, addressed students Monday at an event hosted by Aggies For Palestine regarding what he said was a need for peace in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

ATFP Thanks PM Fayyad for his Service, Reiterates Importance of Institution-Building
Press Release - April 15, 2013 - 12:00am

  April 15, Washington DC -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) thanks outgoing Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for his outstanding service. Fayyad will continue as Caretaker Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority (PA) but is expected to leave office in the near future.

America's Challenge in the Arab World
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In The Huffington Post - April 8, 2013 - 12:00am


Kerry's visit to Mideast hopes to pave way for talks
Media Mention of ATFP In - April 4, 2013 - 12:00am

Secretary of State John Kerry will head to the Middle East this weekend to encourage the Israelis and Palestinians to follow up on President Obama's recent call for the two sides to restart peace talks. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday that Kerry will visit Turkey, Israel and Ramallah, West Bank. He will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, she said. The visit is a chance to figure out what Israeli and Palestinian leaders "think is possible," Nuland said.

Palestinian prime minister hospitalized
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Foreign Policy - April 1, 2013 - 12:00am

Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was briefly hospitalized Monday with stomach problems but did not suffer another heart attack, a close friend of his told The Cable. "He had some stomach problems, he was in the hospital for a half an hour. He did not have a heart attack," Ziad Asali, President of the American Task Force for Palestine, said in a short phone interview.

Palestinians Fight Prison Sentences for Mocking Their President on Facebook
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The New York Times - March 28, 2013 - 12:00am

A Palestinian court on Thursday upheld a one-year jail sentence for a journalist convicted of insulting President Mahmoud Abbas with a pastiche image posted on Facebook. Another Palestinian was given the same sentence last month for posting a humorous caption beneath an image of Mr. Abbas kicking a soccer ball on the social network.

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