ATFP Welcomes $228 Million Middle East Investment Program
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

Ramallah, West Bank —The American Task Force on Palestine today welcomed the launch of the Middle East Investment Initiative Program, which will generate $228 million dollars in loans to small and medium-sized Palestinian businesses.  Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, U.S. Under Secretary for Public Affairs Karen Hughes and President of the American Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) Rob Mosbacher, Jr. today put into motion the plans approved by President George W.


Parallel Policies: Advocating Peace in the Middle East for the Next Generation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 14, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, July 16 - The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), Americans for Peace Now (APN), and the Middle East Institute (MEI) held a briefing today at the Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Parallel Policies: Advocating Peace in the Middle East for the Next Generation”.


ATFP Welcomes Presdential Speech on Palestine, Emphasizes Importance of Implementing Assistance
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 14, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., July 16 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today welcomed the speech by U.S. president George Bush in which he reiterated U.S. support for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Following his speech, President Bush and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas spoke by telephone in a half hour conversation about U.S. steps meant to strengthen Palestinian moderates and the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace.


Palestinian-Americans Gather to Provide U.S. Perspective on Palestinian Political Situation
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 28, 2007 - 11:00pm

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.


U.S. to free up aid to Palestinians In balancing act, millions go to Abbas, needy in Gaza Strip
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Chicago Tribune - June 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON - The Bush administration promised direct financial aid Monday to a new WestBank-based Palestinian government that is amenable to peace with Israel, whileoffering indirect humanitarian aid for Palestinians in Gaza following theterritory’s takeover by the militant Hamas organization.


ATFP Expressed Deep Concern Over Palestine Split, Urges Preserving of Palestinian Unity and Statehood Goal
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 20, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 22 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today expressed deep concern over the serious implications from the military take-over in Gaza. ATFP declares its full support for President Abbas and Prime Minister Fayyad as they pursue Palestinian unity, independence and statehood. ATFP urges the Bush administration to initiate prompt implementation of political and economic policies that help lay the foundation of a future state of Palestine.


U.S. Lifts Embargo To Help Abbas
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Washington Post - June 18, 2007 - 11:00pm

Palestinian Leader Wins Support Amid Turmoil By Glenn Kessler Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 19, 2007; A01


The Palestinian Plight
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Washington Times (Opinion) - June 16, 2007 - 11:00pm

Forty years ago this month, Israel stunned the Arab states in six days of war whose consequences are yet to be resolved. Hamas' version of its own six-day war has created new political realities that may be with us for some time to come. Negotiations, conferences and meetings of diplomats and pundits flying around the world will do very little to undo the new realities if we dither and lose the opportunity this crisis presents.


Few Good Options for U.S. on Palestinian Violence
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - June 13, 2007 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON, June 13 — For two years, the United States has tried to choke off Hamas, the militant Islamic group that has been ascendant in Gaza and the West Bank, while throwing limited aid and support to Fatah, its more moderate Palestinian rival.


ATFP Panel on 40th Anniversary of June 1967 Offers Perspectives on Advancing Peace Process
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 11, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 11 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment on International Peace titled “40 Years After 1967: Where Do We Go From Here?” and offering a variety of perspectives on how to advance the quest for Mideast peace forty years after the June 1967 Arab-Israeli war.



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