Hussein Ibish Appears on VOA's "On The Line" to Discuss Peace Talks

VOA's "On the Line" had Hussein Ibish, senior fellow at ATFP, to discusses what can be done differently during this peace process to get beyond the past stalemates and achieve desirable results. 


Remarks by Secretary of State Clinton, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, And Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu,
And Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

September 2, 2010
Benjamin Franklin Room
Washington, D.C.


Remarks by ATFP Pres. Asali at Israeli Finance Minister Lapid Speech

The following remarks were made by ATFP Pres. Ziad J. Asali at aspeech given by Israeli Finance Minister Lapid at a WashingtonInstitute event on October 10 hosted by Robert Satloff:


Secretary of State Clinton - Interviewed by Amira Hanania Rishmawi (Palestine TV) and Udi Segal (Israel Channel 2)

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton
With Amira Hanania Rishmawi of Palestine TV
And Udi Segal of Israel Channel 2

September 3, 2010
Washington, D.C.

QUESTION:  Madam Secretary, Shalom, and thank you for this unique opportunity with my colleague, Amira Hanania.

PA: Settlers can become Palestinian citizens
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Interview) December 31, 1969 - 7:00pm

Perhaps it is a small coincidence that key Fatah figure Ahmed Qureia (Abu Ala), who heads the Palestinian negotiating team with Israel, decided to present the Palestinian position a few days before his boss, President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), talks to United States President Barack Obama about those negotiations.

Official Statements from Middle East Peace Talks Held in Washington DC.

ATFP is proud to present the following group of statements made by officials at the recently convened direct Middle East peace negotiations:
Official statements by President Obama, President Mubarak, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Prime Minister Netanyahu, and President Abbas, dated September 1st,  2010 can be found here.


Are the settlements an excuse not to make peace?

BBC World Service - World, Have your say aired on Tuesday September 28, 2010.

They're often cited as the biggest obstacle to peace in the Middle East and its taken just three weeks before the issue has caused major problems in the talks.

The US has sent its Middle East Envoy to try and resolve the situation but have the settlements now become an excuse not to seek peace?

Abbas agrees to peace talks based on 1967 borders
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
December 31, 1969 - 7:00pm

President Mahmoud Abbas has told France he is ready to attend a Paris peace conference if Israel accepts talks based on the 1967 borders, an aide told AFP Sunday. Nimr Hammad, a political adviser to Abbas, said the president had told French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe that he agreed officially to a French proposal to host a peace conference in Paris before July. Juppe raised the possibility of the conference during a visit to Israel and the West Bank this week.

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