ATFP Announces Palestinian Humanitarian Fund
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - April 29, 2006 - 11:00pm

The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) has set aside a special emergency fund to collect donations for providing immediate humanitarian aid to the Palestinians. Conditions in the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly in Gaza, have reached a crisis point.


ATFP President Receives AACCESS Award
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 12, 2006 - 12:00am

ATFP President Dr. Ziad Asali was awarded the 'Arab American of The Year Award' on March 11, 2006, by the Arab American Community Center for Economic And Social Services (AACCESS) in Ohio. The award recognized Dr. Asali 'In recognition of your devoted time and effort to the Arab American community and your pride in your Arab American heritage.'


ATFP and AAI Head Coalition of Arab American and Humanitarian Groups in Summit on Palestinian Aid
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 20, 2006 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., February 21 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and the Arab American Institute (AAI) co-chaired a daylong summit of Arab American leaders and organizations in Washington, D.C. on Friday, February 17th to discuss the humanitarian and political consequences of suspending U.S. aid to the Palestinians and what can be done to inform the U.S. government about this issue.


ATFP Reiterates Path of Peaceful Negotiation to Achieve Statehood
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 25, 2006 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., January 26 -- ATFP expressed satisfaction today with the Palestinian people's successful conducting of their elections for the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC.) An estimated 78% of registered Palestinian voters exercised their democratic right to vote yesterday in an orderly and peaceful manner.


ATFP Offers its Vision for a future Palestinian State
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 25, 2006 - 12:00am

Washington, D.C., January 26 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) released its vision of what a future Palestinian state should look like, in a briefing at the Carnegie Endowment For International Peace in Washington, D.C. today. The briefing is part of a multi-pronged media campaign that includes publishing the "Vision for Palestine" document in Arabic and English in Mideast newspapers, a full-page New York Times advertisement and related op-eds. Attending today's briefing was on overflow crowd of diplomats, U.S.


After the Gaza Withdrawal: What Should Palestine, Israel, and the U.S. do?
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - October 4, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington DC, October 5 - The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) and the Foundation for Middle East Peace (FMEP) sponsored a joint briefing today by several members of the Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit (NSU) at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. The speakers included Maen Ariekat, Director General of the NSU; Lamia Matta, Legal Advisor to the NSU; and Khaled Elgindy, Policy Analyst; who discussed the current situation on the ground in Gaza.


ATFP Calls for Orderly Disengagement, Transition to Palestinian Rule
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - August 11, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, Aug. 12 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) today urged all parties to take the necessary measures to ensure a coordinated and effective Israeli disengagement from the Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank and an orderly transition to Palestinian rule in those areas.


ATFP Welcomes Political, Verbal and Financial Support Extended President Abbas by President Bush
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 25, 2005 - 11:00pm

Washington, DC, May 26 –- The American Task Force on Palestine welcomed the remarks made today by President Bush in a White House Rose Garden press conference held with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. The press conference followed a meeting between President Bush and President Abbas, the first meeting for a Palestinian president at the White House since 2000. Commenting on the President’s statements, ATFP president Dr. Ziad Asali said: “The Palestinians came to Washington seeking clear U.S.


New Settlements Could Scuttle Diplomatic Progress, Undermine Roadmap
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - March 21, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Mar. 21 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) expressed grave concerns about reports that the Israeli government has confirmed plans to build 3,500 new homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank in order to deepen its hold on Jerusalem.


ATFP Briefs House Committee: 'Timely US Participation in Palestinian, Israeli Security Essential'
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - February 10, 2005 - 12:00am

Washington DC, Feb. 10 -- American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) testified today at a U.S. House of Representatives Committee on International Relations briefing on “The Way Forward in the Mideast Peace Process.” The committee heard testimony from Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State; Dennis A. Ross, former chief Middle East peace negotiator; Ziad Asali, President of ATFP; and Danielle Pletka, Vice President Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.



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