ATFP Applauds Bush's Personal Commitment to Peace and a Palestinian State
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - May 8, 2003 - 11:00pm

Washington DC, May 9 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) applauded President George W. Bush's "personal commitment" to a Middle East peace centered on the creation of a "free and independent" Palestinian state living in peace alongside Israel.


Breaking the Gordian knot
In Print by Ziad Asali - Al-Ahram (Opinion) - April 30, 2003 - 11:00pm

As tension persists in the Arab world over the Iraq war, it is imperative to act quickly to repair the political and diplomatic damage to US-Arab relations and our reputation in the Middle East.


America Must Restore its Middle East Credibility
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Daily Star (Opinion) - April 12, 2003 - 11:00pm

As tension mounts in the Arab world over the new war in Iraq, it is imperative that we act quickly to repair the political and diplomatic damage to U.S.-Arab relations and our reputation in the Middle East.


The Road to Peace - Vision and Courage
Speech by Ziad Asali at Washington DC - February 23, 2003 - 12:00am

In these times of great peril and uncertainty, with talk of war in the air, with military men and women mobilized and ready to unleash their might, with institutions and alliances that have served the cause of peace for decades fragmented and at cross purposes, it is hard to see through the fog and to advocate a course of moderation when the word moderation itself has become loaded and suspect. However, it is my intention to do just that.


Arab-American Perceptions of U.S. Policy Toward the Middle East
Speech by Ziad Asali at U.S. Dept. of State - March 26, 2002 - 12:00am

The tragic events of September 11th have had a profound impact on the relationship between the United States and the Arab and Islamic Worlds. The war on terrorism in Afghanistan is the first phase of a long, opaque and complex engagement that will define international relations for decades to come. Arab Americans, both Christians and Muslims, have had the unique experience of being doubly impacted by this tragedy: first as Americans, and secondly as people of Arab heritage. We will be in this unique position, filled with dangers and opportunities, for the foreseeable future.


ATFP Senior Fellow Debates Israeli Diplomat on LA Public Radio
Interview with - - December 31, 1969 - 7:00pm

President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House this morning, seeking to ease tension between the United States and Israel. Diplomatic relations strained after Vice President Biden’s trip to Israel was upstaged by the announcement of new settlements in Gaza in March, and were further complicated by the Israeli military’s raid on a flotilla carrying people and aid to Gaza in May. Beyond a photo op, what did the two leaders accomplish? Has Israel insinuated a new tone toward Palestinians?



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