Accepting The Other In Palestine
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - April 29, 2007 - 11:00pm

Drums of war were beating in early June 1967 in the waning days of my internship at the American University of Beirut hospital. We were excited at the prospect of a just war that would liberate Palestine, allowing those of us who became refugees in 1948 to go back to our homes. We were also fully confident of victory against the small Israeli Army.


Dr. Sari Nusseibeh discusses his new book Once Upon a Country, A Palestinian Life
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 24, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington D.C., April 26 – Today the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) cosponsored a discussion with Dr. Sari Nusseibeh on his new book Once Upon a Country, A Palestinian Life. The event at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was cosponsored by The Foundation for Middle East Peace and the Middle East Institute.


ATFP Donates $100,000 To Palestinian Charity In Jerusalem Dar El-Tifl
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 22, 2007 - 11:00pm

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is happy to announce the donation of the amount of $100,000.00 to Dar El-Tifl (Home of Children) in Jerusalem. The donation comes from ATFP's Palestine Humanitarian Fund, established to fund Palestinian humanitarian projects in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem. Dar El-Tifl is a Palestinian charity established in Jerusalem in 1948 originally to care for Palestinian children who were made orphans.


Educating the Gap
Speech by Ziad Asali at Columbia University - April 19, 2007 - 11:00pm

The following speech was given as part of a “Night of Arab-American Culture, Identity, and Solidarity’ at Columbia University. The event was sponsored by the Arab Students Association at Columbia University, the Young Arab Leaders Association at the Columbia Business School, the Rutgers University Palestinian American Organization, and United Arabs at New York University.


ATFP Announces Partnership with PCRF, Seeks Volunteer Surgeons for One-Week Rotations in West Bank
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 9, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., April 11 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today announced that it was forming a partnership with The Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) to administer a new humanitarian medical program to help alleviate the Palestinian medical situation in the West Bank.


Dual Israeli/Palestinian Historical Narrative Textbooks Emphasize Educational Role in Building Peace
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 21, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., March 23 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held a briefing today at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The briefing was titled "Developing a Dual Israeli-Palestinian Historical Narrative". Dr. Sami Adwan of Bethlehem University and Dr. Dan Bar-Or of Ben Gurion University presented their experiences as co-directors of the Peace Research Institute in the Middle East (PRIME) in developing and teaching the 'Dual Historical Narrative' booklets to their pupils.


On Solid Ground
In Print by Ziad Asali - Al-Jazeera English (Opinion) - March 13, 2007 - 11:00pm

Guess which is the only Arab government that does not accept the Arab League peace initiative on Palestine? For more than a year now, it has been the government in Palestine. Needless to say, Israel has yet to accept it either.


ATFP Applauds King Abdullah Speech
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 6, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, DC, March 7, 2007 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today applauded the speech given by His Majesty King Abdullah II of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to a joint meeting of the U.S. Congress. King Abdullah devoted the entirety of his speech to the issue of Israeli-Palestinian and Mideast peace, emphasizing both that the U.S. remains the key actor in achieving this peace and the urgency of resolving this issue in the immediate future.


ATFP Urges US and Worldwide Intervention to Restore Holy Site Status Quo, Precent Israeli Construction of Expnaded Access Bridge
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 6, 2007 - 12:00am

ATFP views with the utmost gravity construction that commenced yesterday on the Mughrabi Gate bridge leading up to the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem. Israel plans to construct a new and massively-expanded access bridge to the compound to replace the wooden structure that had been built in 2005 after the exisitng earthwork ramp had collapsed. Given the extremely heightened religious sensitivities regarding the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount compound as well as the unresolved political status of Jerusalem, any construction in this area


ATFP Urges Strick Palestinian Adherence to Ceasefire, and Adoption of Unambiguous Principles by Any Future Government
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 4, 2007 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., February 5 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today urged the strict adherence of all Palestinian factions to the latest ceasefire declared on Saturday. More than 80 Palestinians have been killed in internal fighting this year.



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