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Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The National - November 30, 2013 - 12:00am

Freedom and equality are at the core of the Palestinians’ struggle Hussein Ibish


ATFP Mourns the Passing of Board Member Dr. Mohammed K. Shadid
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - November 6, 2013 - 12:00am

ATFP Mourns the Passing of Board Member Dr. Mohammed K. Shadid   The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) expressed great sorrow at the death of long-serving ATFP Board Member Dr. Mohammed K. Shadid, who passed away yesterday after a prolonged illness.


Remarks by White House Coordinator Phil Gordon at ATFP Oct. 29 Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 30, 2013 - 11:00pm

Remarks by Phil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf (AS PREPARED) American Task Force On Palestine (ATFP) 10th Anniversary Gala, October 29, 2013  


ATFP Expresses Pride in Mohammed Assaf, the Peaceful Palestinian "Rocket"
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 18, 2013 - 11:00pm

ATFP Expresses Pride in Mohammed Assaf, the Peaceful Palestinian "Rocket"   June 19, Washington DC – Noting the stellar performances of young Palestinian singer Mohammed Assaf on the “Arab Idol” singing contest, the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) urges its friends and supporters to join us in voting for Assaf.


Palestinians Fight Prison Sentences for Mocking Their President on Facebook
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The New York Times - March 27, 2013 - 11:00pm

A Palestinian court on Thursday upheld a one-year jail sentence for a journalist convicted of insulting President Mahmoud Abbas with a pastiche image posted on Facebook. Another Palestinian was given the same sentence last month for posting a humorous caption beneath an image of Mr. Abbas kicking a soccer ball on the social network.


Real Complexities Face Palestine At The ICC
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The Daily Beast - March 27, 2013 - 11:00pm

There's a great deal of talk going these days attributed to unnamed senior Palestinian official sources, and many others, about Palestine seeking redress at the International Criminal Court at The Hague if peace talks with Israel remain stalled.


New hotline for Beduin women
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Safa Shehada - March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


Around 200,000 Arabs live in the Negev, more than half of whom are women. The Arab women of the Negev are caught between a rock and a hard place – the former being government policy and the latter the strict cultural mores of Beduin society. Since Arab women are part of Israel’s Palestinian minority, they have not had much success in exercising their rights, even the most basic ones.


Israel forces launch arrest raids across West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


Israeli forces conducted arrest raids in cities and villages across the West Bank overnight Wednesday. An Israeli military spokeswoman said 19 Palestinians were arrested and taken for security questioning, but locals reported a higher number of detentions. The army spokeswoman told Ma'an that forces detained 11 people in Beit Fajjar, south of Bethlehem.


This Court Case Was My Only Hope
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Palestine News Network
March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


At approximately 07:30 am on 5 January 2009, during 'Operation Cast Lead', Israeli forces fired a tank shell at the house of Hany Abdel Dayem.


Lawyer: Issawi close to death
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


Samer Issawi "could die at any moment," his lawyer warned Wednesday, after the prisoner escalated his seven-month hunger strike by refusing water. Medics at Kaplan Medical Center summoned lawyer Jawad Bulous and urged him to convince Issawi to resume taking fluids, the Palestinian Prisoners Society said in a statement. Issawi is suffering from a cardiovascular disorder, the society said. He has been on hunger strike for 224 days and was hospitalized in late February.



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