Israeli Press Review
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Americans For Peace Now
(Editorial) September 30, 2007 - 11:00pm


ANNAPOLIS UPDATE: The Mideast peace meeting announced by President George W. Bush is expected to be held on November 15th in Annapolis, MD. The list of prospective invitees is expected to include representatives of Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the Quartet – Russia, the EU and the UN.


Defining Success: The Fall Mid-East Meeting
Policy Focus by ATFP - September 30, 2007 - 11:00pm




In The End, Bet On Israeli Hawks To Forge The Peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Bradley Burston - September 30, 2007 - 11:00pm


You could always count on the leftists here for certain things. They have proven themselves superb novelists and collective farmers, singer-songwriters and operators of fighter-bombers. They are unsurpassed at holding demonstrations, signing petitions, opening channels of communication in the arts, in academia, and, trans-wall, on the ground with the Palestinians of the West Bank and Gaza. They just can't make peace.


A Conversation With Mahmoud Abbas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
September 29, 2007 - 11:00pm


When the Islamic radicals of Hamas kicked their more secular Fatah rivals out of the Gaza Strip in June, it looked as though the peace process was dead. But surprisingly, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert have held a series of in-depth talks that U.S. officials hope may culminate in some kind of deal or framework to be presented at a proposed meeting of Middle East leaders in Washington in November. Last week, the Fatah chief attended the opening of the U.N.


With Legacy In Mind, Bush Reassesses His Agenda
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Peter Baker - September 27, 2007 - 11:00pm


As he addresses a conference on climate change this morning, President Bush will face not only a crowd of skeptics but the press of time. For nearly seven years, he invested little personal energy in the challenge of global warming. Now, with the end in sight, he has called the biggest nations of the world together to press for a plan by the end of next year.


America's Diplomatic Fig Leaf
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
by Amir Taheri - September 27, 2007 - 11:00pm


What do diplomats do when they don't know what to do? You guessed it; they propose holding an international conference. The device is useful on several grounds. It covers one's political nakedness with the fig leaf of an impression that something is being done. It creates a crowd to divert attention from one's isolation. And, last but not least, it enables one to put a tiresome problem on the backburner for a while. Does the rule apply to Washington's proposal to convene an international conference on the Middle East peace in November?


ATFP Welcomes Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as New ATFP Advocacy Director
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - July 30, 2007 - 11:00pm

Washington, D.C., August 1 – The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is happy to announce the appointment of Mr. Ghaith Al-Omari as the new ATFP Advocacy Director. Mr. Al-Omari and the newly established ATFP Advocacy Department will focus on further developing and institutionalizing contacts and networks within the U.S. official and unofficial policy community and will be part of the policy formation process in ATFP.


Ten Commandments for Mideast Peace
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The American Prospect - May 31, 2007 - 11:00pm

  Three Former Peace Negotiators for Israel, the U.S., and Palestine Lay Out a Common Plan for an Israeli-Palestinian Final Settlement   By Daniel Levy, Ghaith al-Omari, New America Foundation   with Robert Malley, Middle East Program Director, International Crisis Group


Asali: Palestinians Support Abbas' Referendum Plan By Huge Majority
In Print by Ziad Asali - Council On Foreign Relations (Interview) - May 31, 2006 - 11:00pm

Ziad J. Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a group dedicated to setting up a state of Palestine alongside that of Israel, says that the call two weeks ago by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for a referendum by Palestinians on whether to proceed with negotiations for a two-state solution with Israel has energized many Palestinians who had earlier believed he was too weak.



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