Palestine-Israel Peace Process
Speech by Ziad Asali at World Affairs Councils of America - February 2, 2007 - 1:00am

The Palestine/Israel conflict has been a defining feature of the global political landscape for decades. Its resolution would present a major challenge to the status quo and those who benefit from it. It also would badly damage the careers of the legions of Middle East experts the world over.

ATFP Announces New Summer Medical Volunteer Program for West Bank, Seeks Volunteer Surgeons for One-Week Rotations
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 22, 2007 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., January 23 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today announced a new humanitarian medical program to help alleviate the Palestinian medical situation in the West Bank. The program, 'Healing Palestinians,' will consist of one-week rotations to several West Bank hospitals beginning in Summer 2007. For the purposes of this program, ATFP is seeking Arabic-speaking volunteer surgeons in various surgical specialties only.

ATFP Briefing Addresses Israel/Palestine Policy
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - January 22, 2007 - 1:00am

Washington, DC, January 23 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) held today a briefing at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., ‘U.S. Policy Towards Israel-Palestine: 2006-2008, Expectations and Recommendations.’ The briefing featured 3 speakers giving the Palestinian, Israeli and American perspectives on the issue: Ghaith Al-Omari, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation; Dr. Alon Ben-Meir, Professor of International Relations and Middle Eastern Studies at New York University; and Dr.

ATFP Donates $10,000 to Palestinian Hospital
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 16, 2007 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., January 17, 2007 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today announced another donation of $10,000 for Palestinian humanitarian relief to the Red Crescent Society Hospital in Jerusalem. ATFP launched an appeal in May 2006 to collect donations for humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people. ATFP continues to donate all funds raised from the Palestinian Humanitarian Fund to medical facilities in the West Bank and Gaza.

Panel Discusses the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Report and the Prospects for Arab-Israeli Peace
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - December 19, 2006 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., December 20 -- Yesterday a panel discussion cosponsored by the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) discussed the prospects for implementing the Iraq Study Group's recommendations for renewed negotiations to resolve outstanding issues, such as ending the occupation, between Israel and the Palestinian people, as well as with Syria and Lebanon. The event, entitled "After the Iraq Study Group Report: Possibilities For A Comprehensive Arab-Israeli Peace On All Fronts," was cosponsored by the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP).

ATFP President Asali Meets with Israeli Deputy Defense Minister Ephraim Sneh on Palestinian Travel Restrictions
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - November 9, 2006 - 1:00am

Washington, D.C., November 10 - American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) president Dr. Ziad Asali met in Jerusalem today with Israeli deputy minister of defense Dr. Ehpraim Sneh to discuss the issue of recent travel and visa restrictions against Palestinian Americans traveling to and from the occupied territories. The meeting followed an earlier meeting the same day between Dr. Sneh and Israeli interior minister Ronnie Baron at which an agreement in principle was reached on the issue. Dr. Asali has been holding meetings in Jerusalem and Ramallah for the last week with a wide

Remarks by ATFP President Ziad Asali at ATFP Inaugural Gala
Speech by Ziad Asali at ATFP Inaugural Gala 2006 - October 11, 2006 - 12:00am

Back to Gala 2006: Towards Peace and Prosperity Tonight's speaker is a woman of substance. Her accomplishments and interests straddle the worlds of diplomacy, academia, classical music, sports and corporate stewardship. She has brought focus and a global vision to all her endeavors. Her association with Stanford University

ATFP Condemns Burning of Chrisitan Churches in Palestinian Occupied Territories
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - September 17, 2006 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., September 18 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) condemned today the acts of arson committed over the weekend against churches in the occupied West Bank. Unknown perpetrators firebombed at least 5 churches over the weekend in Nablus, Tulkarem and Tubas in the northern West Bank. The attacks occurred in the context of widespread protests over the weekend across the Muslim world over remarks made about Islam by Pope Benedict XVI.

Tangible Results Needed
In Print by Ziad Asali - (Opinion) - September 12, 2006 - 12:00am

The agreement on forming a new unity government among the Palestinians, coming at the heals of British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s diplomatic tour of the Middle East, could constitute a significant opportunity to heed the growing chorus of respected American voices calling for an urgent effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. However progress will require more than words. Serious actions and tangible results will be indispensable.

Governor Sununu, Other Leading Palestinian Americans to be Honored at ATFP Inaugural Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - August 7, 2006 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., August 8, 2006 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today announced the holding of its Inaugural Gala in Washington, DC, to honor the contributions of Palestinian Americans to American society.  The Annual Gala will recognize the accomplishments of leading Palestinian Americans in the fields of government service, commerce and industry, and scholarship.  Honorees include former White House Chief of Staff and Governor of New Hampshire John Sununu.  Senator John Sununu will present the first ATFP Award for Outstanding Contribution

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