One Mistake In The Fall
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shmuel Rosner - October 17, 2007 - 10:56am

We can start from the end: It was a mistake. Not necessarily the decision to convene an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit in Annapolis or a "meeting," as the Americans insist on calling the event, but the early announcement of the planned timetable.

Israel's Rising Right Wing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
by Gregory Levey - October 10, 2007 - 1:33pm

One of this year's nominees for Israeli TV's "Man of the Year in Politics" award doesn't speak Hebrew. He has vast wealth and a shady past. He was once a circus worker. He isn't even a politician, at least not yet.

Palestinians Divided Over Future Under Hamas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Independent
by Donald Macintyre - October 4, 2007 - 2:48pm

Asked a routine question about the 2006 Palestinian elections yesterday, Khaled abu Ahmed slipped off his sandal and used it to beat his head several times to demonstrate his remorse for voting Hamas. "We wanted change and reform," he said. "We thought they would bring prosperity. We thought they were people who knew God. But, believe me, they don't know God."

Sense, Nonsense and Strategy in the New Palestinian Political Landscape
Issue Paper by Hussein Ibish - September 6, 2007 - 12:00am

The catastrophic division that has recently developed in Palestine, with the national leadership split between two fiefdoms and in a state of open conflict, has left Palestinians and their allies around the world dismayed, and struggling to reformulate a viable strategy for ending the occupation. As people search for guidance and try to make sense of a shocking turn of events, misleading and overwrought polemics have become more prevalent than sober analysis.

ATFP Reiterates Path of Peaceful Negotiation to Achieve Statehood
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - January 25, 2006 - 1:00am

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 - 1:00am

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.

The Geneva Proposals for Peace: Still Viable?
Speech by Ziad Asali at Washington, DC - April 15, 2004 - 12:00am

Thank you, Mr. Ambassador Freeman. I will try. Good morning everyone. The Hall of Justice in Geneva was packed with dignitaries, delegates, hardened peaceniks and guests from Palestine, Israel, the Arab world, Europe and the United States. The festive celebration with speeches, music and live performances, correctly and evenly divided between Israelis and Palestinians in joint appearances while a full court of world media was providing sympathetic attention -- an auspicious and promising occasion.

War and violence have moved Israel to the right
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Daoud Kuttab - December 31, 1969 - 8:00pm

War and violence always have a direct effect on elections. Wars account for dramatic shifts in voter preferences, and radical leaders and parties often poll much higher after a round of sharp violence than in normal times. Minority ethnic groups are therefore often able to sway the balance of power between major competing forces.

Vision for the State of Palestine

02 February 2006

American Task Force on Palestine

[Following is a policy statement that was released publicly on February 2, 2006 by the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), and printed in full in the New York Times. It was drafted by Reema Ali, Esq, Ziad Asali, MD, Amjad Atallah, Esq, Hussein Ibish, PhD and Saliba Sarsar, PhD.]

The Honorable George Salem, Esq.

.@ZiadAsali: By focusing on transition phase, good governance must top agenda to build Palestinian infrastructure
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In @TheNatlInterest ATFP Pres. @ZiadAsali asks if the two-state solution still exists?
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RT @Ibishblog: This is sober and correct
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