Capitol Hill Briefing Attributes Dwindling Palestinian Christian Population to the Effects of the Israeli Occupation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 30, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., November 1, 2007 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and The Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation (HCEF) held a Capitol Hill briefing this week featuring four Christian mayors of Palestinian towns in the West Bank.


Undersecretary Burns Stresses Key U.S. Interest in Palestinian State at ATFP Annual Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 16, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 18 –– President George W.


Welcoming remarks by ATFP President Ziad J. Asali at the Second Annual ATFP Gala
Speech by Ziad Asali at RItz Cartlon, Washington DC - October 16, 2007 - 11:00pm

<< Back | Home | Next:National Anthems >> My name is Ziad Asali. I'm the President of the American Task Force on Palestine. On behalf of our board I would like to welcome each and every one of you to our Second Annual Gala for honoring Palestinian Americans.


ATFP Expresses Deep Concern about Proposed New Jerusalem Road
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 10, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 12 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today voiced deep concern regarding reported plans by the government of Israel to construct a new road that would connect occupied East Jerusalem with the West Bank city of Jericho. The new road would set the stage for the development of a new area of settlement known as “E-1” that could cut off Jerusalem from the rest of the West Bank.


Engaging Hamas: The When And The How
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - The Orlando Sentinel (Opinion) - October 9, 2007 - 11:00pm

The Hamas takeover of Gaza in June and the resulting West Bank-Gaza split has raised serious questions. What are the short-term prospects for reunification? Can serious political progress be made with Israel without Palestinian reconciliation? What are the elements of a successful and lasting future reconciliation?


ATFP Carnegie Briefing Explores Issues of Palestinian Unity, Hamas and Fall Mideast Meeting
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 1, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., October 3 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The briefing, moderated by Ambassador Samuel Lewis, was titled "Palestinian Unity: The Question of Hamas". ATFP Advocacy Director Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari and Dr.


Challenges Facing The Palestinian-american Community
In Print by Ghaith al-Omari - The Jordan Times (Opinion) - September 22, 2007 - 11:00pm

As Palestinians struggle with the implications of the recent Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinian-American community must decide for itself the vision for a future Palestine it embraces, and the way it seeks to partake in its achievement.


ATFP, APN Launch Joint Internship Program for 2008
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - August 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C.—The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and Americans for Peace Now (APN) today announced the initiation of a new joint internship program that will offer students a unique perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – from two leading advocacy organizations – that spans borders, dispels prejudice, and promotes a two-state solution. Students who take part in the internship program will divide the term of their internships


Let's Conspire To Defuse Religious Conflict
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - August 8, 2007 - 11:00pm

Those who define the war on terrorism as a religious conflict between Islam on the one hand and Christianity and Judaism on the other play right into the hands of Al-Qaeda and the present leadership of Iran. The ultimate success of the planners of the September 11, 2001, attacks was to initiate such a religious conflict and to define themselves as the true Muslims fighting the "infidels," in other words Christians and Jews. A Holy War is what Al-Qaeda wanted in order to achieve power and a Holy War is what it should be denied. Its adherents should be isolated, discredited and defeated.


ATFP Welcomes Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as New ATFP Advocacy Director
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 30, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., August 1 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as the new ATFP Advocacy Director. Mr. Al-Omari and the newly established ATFP Advocacy Department will focus on further developing and institutionalizing contacts and networks within the U.S. official and unofficial policy community and will be part of the policy formation process in ATFP.



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