ATFP and other Arab American Organizations Meet with Secretary Condi Rice
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 9, 2007 - 11:00pm

ATFP president Ziad Asali was a member of an eight person delegation of Arab American leaders who met today with Secretary Rice for one hour and fifteen minutes today. Other delegation leaders included representatives of the AAI, ADC, American Task Force on Lebanon and American Chaldean Council, ACCESS, Ramallah Federation and Al-Bireh Society.


ATFP Welcomes Feinstein/Lugar Resolution for Middle East Peace, Call for Appointment of Mideast Envoy
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 6, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 8 -- The American Task Force on Palestine today welcomed a Congressional resolution that reaffirms the United States? commitment to Israeli-Palestinian peace in the context of a two-state solution to the conflict.


Dr. Ziad Asali - Perspectives on the 40th Year Anniversary of the Six Day War
Interview with Ziad Asali - Americans For Peace Now - June 5, 2007 - 11:00pm

ZIAD J. ASALI, M.D., is the President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Washington, DC. Born and raised in Jerusalem , Dr.Asali is a sought-after voice on Middle East issues in both the media and on Capitol Hill, where he has testified before both chambers of Congress.


ATFP, APN and FMEP Hold Capitol Hill Briefing on Jerusalem and Challenges to a Two-Solution
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 2, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., June 4 -- The American Task Force on Palestine, in conjunction with Americans for Peace Now and the Foundation for Middle East Peace, today hosted a congressional briefing featuring two experts on Jerusalem and the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict. The Capitol Hill briefing entitled Jerusalem on the 40th Anniversary of the 6-Day-War: Challenges to the Viability of a Two State Solution explored in detail the complex forces that define the ancient city of Jerusalem in a time of conflict.


The Geneva Initiative
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - June 2, 2007 - 11:00pm

The Geneva Initiative came about soon after the breakdown of official Palestinian-Israeli peace negotiations in early 2001. A group of former negotiators and public figures from both sides drafted a model peace agreement to show that there remained wide support among both Israelis and Palestinians for a solution based on two states for two peoples.


Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The American Prospect - May 31, 2007 - 11:00pm

  Three Former Peace Negotiators for Israel, the U.S., and Palestine Lay Out a Common Plan for an Israeli-Palestinian Final Settlement   By Daniel Levy, Ghaith al-Omari, New America Foundation   with Robert Malley, Middle East Program Director, International Crisis Group


Worldwide Appeal for Donations Issued ATFP Fund to Aid Palestinian Nahr El-Bared Refugees
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 23, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., May 25 ? The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and American Charities for Palestine (ACP) today issued a worldwide appeal for donations to assist the Palestinian refugees affected by the fighting in the Nahr El-Bared refugee camp in north Lebanon. ATFP and ACP have partnered with the United Nations Relief and Works Organization (UNRWA) to direct donated monies specifically to the Nahr El-Bared refugees.


ATFL, ATFP Condemn Fatah Al-Islam Assualt on Lebanese Sovereignty, Endangering of Refugees
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 21, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., May 23, 2007 - The American Task Force for Lebanon (ATFL) and the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today expressed support for Lebanon and condemned the ?Fatah al-Islam? group in the Nahr el-Bared Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon for their assault on Lebanese sovereignty, stability and security, and for endangering of the lives of the innocent Palestinian camp refugees. ATFL and ATFP also urged that precautions be taken to minimize civilian casualties and to ensure the safety of innocent Lebanese and Palestinians, in line with international humanitarian law.


New Beginnings from Old Realities: The Arab Peace Initiative as the Basis for Peace
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 15, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington D.C., May 17th -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) cosponsored a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for members of the Palestinian Liberation Organization’s Negotiations Affairs Department Negotiations Support Unit (NAD-NSU). The briefing was titled “New Beginnings from Old Realities: The Arab Peace Initiative as the Basis for Peace”. The three NSU members featured were Ms. Zeinah Salahi NSU Legal Advisor for Borders, Mr.


A Paradigm Shift
In Print by Ziad Asali - Common Ground News Service (Opinion) - May 1, 2007 - 11:00pm

A recurrent excuse that has acted as an obstacle to the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations over the years is that of either the political weakness of the Israeli leader or the political irrelevance of the Palestinian leader, whomever they may be. The underlying assumption of these excuses is that the Israeli and Palestinian publics would not support the peace overtures of a weak Israeli or Palestinian leader. Such an assumption, however, could not be further from the truth.



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