Building Momentum For Peace
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - December 12, 2007 - 12:00am

In the wake of the resuscitation of peace talks on the Middle East achieved at the Annapolis meeting, security issues will be among the most crucial to building on this momentum.


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.


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.


Palestinian-American Experts Available for Comment on Bush Mideast Trip
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 3, 2007 - 12:00am

Six weeks after the Annapolis meeting, the dynamics between Israelis and Palestinians are on the verge of falling back on familiar patterns of obstruction and finger pointing resulting in a faltering of the process of negotiations.


Secretary Rice Announces Launch of US-Palestinian Public Private Partnership to Benefit Palestinian People
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 2, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., December 3 –– Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice today announced the launch of the U.S. Palestinian Public-Private Partnership promoting economic and educational opportunities for the Palestinian People with the goal of improving the Palestinian economy, building institutions and helping to educate Palestinian youth in good governance and good citizenship.


ATFP Co-Sponsor Capitol Hill Briefing on Annapolis with Coalition of Mideast Peace Organizations
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 29, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., November 30 –– The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) co-sponsored yesterday a standing-room only Capitol Hill Briefing entitled ‘Digesting Annapolis: What Happened, What It Means, and What Happens Next?’ In addition to ATFP, the other co-sponsoring organizations were Americans for Peace Now (APN), Brit Tzedek v’Shalom, the Israel Policy Forum, the Arab American Institute, Churches for Middle East Peace, and the Foundation for Middle East Peace.


Palestinian-American Experts Available for Comment on Annapolis Meeting
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 21, 2007 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine, a not-for-profit organization that advocates to the American people the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state, has a number of experts available to the media for commentary on the recently announced Annapolis meeting and the broader context of the current Arab-Israeli peace initiative. For more details or to book any of our Washington based experts please call ATFP at 202-887-0177.


New ATFP Director of Institutional Development Inaugurates Schooner Foundation Matching Grant Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 20, 2007 - 12:00am

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and new Director of Institutional Development Mr. Fadi Elsalameen are proud to announce ATFP’s new partnership with the Schooner Foundation with the establishment of a matching grant and donation program. The Schooner Foundation is a private foundation with a focus on peace & security, human rights and economic opportunities. The new program will match all donations to the American Task Force on Palestine up to the amount of $50,000.


Op-ed: Mideast-the Definite Conflict
In Print by Ziad Asali - Middle East Times (Opinion) - November 8, 2007 - 12:00am

It has festered for decades and has been at the core of other related conflicts across the Middle East that threaten global peace and security. Although the contours of its ultimate resolution have been known for sometime, the efforts to bring it about peacefully by creating a state of Palestine alongside Israel have been stymied by political forces on all sides that have exercised veto powers to block it.


The Annapolis Summit
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - November 5, 2007 - 12:00am

The skeptics have unassailable arguments: History and a consistent record of failure are on their side. Weak Israeli and Palestinian governments, an American president in the last stretch of his second term, dysfunctional Israeli and Palestinian body politics, and cynical media coverage all dampen any reasonable expectations of success for the Middle East summit in Annapolis.



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