Remarks by White House Coordinator Phil Gordon at ATFP Oct. 29 Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 31, 2013 - 12:00am

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  


Palestinians to High Court: Israel's West Bank land claim will cut Bethlehem off from south
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - March 12, 2013 - 12:00am


The Israeli government is seeking a ruling from the High Court of Justice on Wednesday that would permit it to declare ownership of a large swath of land in the West Bank settlement of Efrat.


Israel braces for action along the Syrian border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Joshua Mitnick - February 21, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Israel informs PNA of new Gaza facilities
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 20, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Israel to return West Bank farmland to Palestinian owners after wrongly allocating land to kibbutz
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - February 18, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel is slated to return some 1,200 dunams (‏300 acres) of farmland in the northern Jordan Valley to its Palestinian owners, following the Israel Lands Administration’s admission it had mistakenly assigned the land to Kibbutz Merav, which is within the Green Line.


Why Can’t Jewish Settlements Remain in a Palestinian State?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Hillel Halkin - (Opinion) February 13, 2013 - 1:00am


  “There’s no greater cliché,” I wrote in this column a month ago, “than the one that keeps insisting that the settlements are an obstacle to peace. They may have been that once, when they were few and sparsely populated enough to be removed. Now that they’ve long passed that point, any peace agreement will have to make room for their existence.”


Is There Any Hope Left For Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Akiva Eldar - (Opinion) February 12, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Jerusalem in the Here and Now
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Robert Blecher - (Opinion) February 12, 2013 - 1:00am


The brouhaha over Israel's recent settlement announcements faded as suddenly as it emerged. After the United Nations General Assembly vote on November 29, 2012 that granted Palestine non-member observer status, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized an aggressive push in and around East Jerusalem.


Build two-state bridges not walls
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Ibrahim Shomali - (Opinion) February 12, 2013 - 1:00am


Today, an Israeli court in Tel Aviv will decide the fate of our land. It will judge whether Israel’s annexation Wall will be built right through the heart of our community.


Hamas: Egypt destroying Gaza smuggling tunnels by flooding them
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Jack Khoury - February 11, 2013 - 1:00am


The Egyptian army has been destroying smuggling tunnels between the Gaza Strip and Sinai, said Palestinians who build them. The Egyptians have been flooding them, they said.



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