Operation Protective Edge: The spreading conflagration in the Middle East
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - July 16, 2014 - 12:00am

Event Summary On Tuesday, as Palestinian militants launched rockets and Israel resumed airstrikes, Egypt's proposal for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas collapsed. On Wednesday morning, AEI's Danielle Pletka hosted Elliott Abrams of the Council on Foreign Relations and Ghaith al Omari of the American Task Force on Palestine for a conversation on the recent escalation of conflict in Israel and the Gaza Strip. 


Has Netanyahu closed the door on peace?
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In NOW Lebanon - July 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Did Netanyahu close the door on peace?


ATFP Exec. Dir. Ghaith al-Omari's Remarks at Presbyterian meeting
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In - June 14, 2014 - 12:00am

On Saturday June 14, Ghaith Al-Omari, ATFP Executive Director, spoke at a panel organized by Presbyterian for Middle East Peace. Two other panelists participated in the discussion.  Introduction by John Wimberly and remarks by Ghaith al-Omari: http://vimeo.com/98224528 PFMEP Panel Discussion: http://vimeo.com/98224531 


Surrounded by fanatics
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In NOW Lebanon - March 31, 2014 - 12:00am

Surrounded by fanatics


A Personal Middle East Conflict In The Fight For Palestine
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Buzzfeed - January 21, 2014 - 1:00am

A Personal Middle East Conflict In The Fight For Palestine


Erdogan, this isn't Zionism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Dmitry Shumsky - (Opinion) March 12, 2013 - 12:00am


What did Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan mean when he recently compared Zionism to fascism and termed it a crime against humanity? He probably wanted to say that the Israeli occupation in the West Bank and the inhumane blockade of the Gaza Strip, the one that citizens of his country sought to break when they boarded the Mavi Marmara ship are similar to the cruel, abusive acts of fascist states toward their own citizen-subjects.


Mashaal says his reported 'two-state' comments are false
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 5, 2013 - 1:00am


Hamas chief Khalid Mashaal told Jordanian state TV on Saturday that media reports suggesting he accepts the two-state solution are false. Last week, the Saudi newspaper Al-Sharq reported that Mashaal asked Jordan's King Abdullah to inform US President Barack Obama that Hamas will accept two states for Israel and Palestine. But Mashaal tried to dampen the comments in a TV interview, saying the movement would not "all of a sudden accept a Palestinian state with interim borders."


Palestine decision reminiscent of another United Nations vote
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
by Yaron Ezrahi - (Opinion) December 13, 2012 - 1:00am


Late afternoon on Nov. 29, 1947, I was almost eight years old and our home in Tel Aviv was gripped by intense expectations that something big was going to happen. Our large Beethoven radio was on and my parents were already sitting on the couch as my 16-year-old sister, Ofra, and I joined them on the living room rug. My father explained: “The world is deciding if we will be a state”.


The Arab Peace Initiative under review
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Jerome M. Segal - (Opinion) December 12, 2012 - 1:00am


The Arab League Ministerial Council that convened in Doha Sunday to review the Arab Peace Initiative and reevaluate the peace process concluded without any decisive action. Qatar's Prime Minister Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani maintained that the initiative would "not be on offer for ever." Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas objected saying, "It is not permissible to talk about sidelining the Arab Peace Initiative.


Report: Jordan to host peace talks in February
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 12, 2012 - 1:00am


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian and Israeli officials will meet in Jordan in February in efforts to support the peace process, King Abdullah II of Jordan was quoted as saying by Al-Hayat newspaper on Wednesday. Officials from both sides will meet under the auspices of the European Union and United States, the Jordanian King said while visiting the United Kingdom on Tuesday, Al-Hayat reported.



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