ATFP Senior Fellow Debates Israeli Diplomat on LA Public Radio
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President Obama met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House this morning, seeking to ease tension between the United States and Israel. Diplomatic relations strained after Vice President Biden’s trip to Israel was upstaged by the announcement of new settlements in Gaza in March, and were further complicated by the Israeli military’s raid on a flotilla carrying people and aid to Gaza in May. Beyond a photo op, what did the two leaders accomplish? Has Israel insinuated a new tone toward Palestinians?

'Either peace or settlements'

Will Middle East peace talks falter again over Israeli settlement building?

Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, refused to extend a freeze on West Bank settlement construction, yet he has repeated his calls for Palestinians to participate peace talks.

After an 18-month hiatus, direct negotiations between the two camps restarted earlier this month, under the watch of Barack Obama, the US president.

Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, said on Sunday that Israel must decide between "peace or settlements".


Camp David Redux: A Look Back At Lessons Learned



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The resumption of peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians in Washington this week, reminded us of the last time the parties aimed at settling their differences with an American president as mediator.

Ten summers ago, there were two weeks of talks at Camp David. President Bill Clinton hoped to settle the conflict once and for all.


ATFP Advocacy Director Joins APN Policy Director at Hill Briefing

On Monday September 27, ATFP Advocacy Director Ghaith Al-Omari joined Lara
Friedman, Director of Policy and Government Relations at Americans for Peace Now, in
a briefing for congressional staffers entitled "The Day After the Settlement Moratorium:
Can the Peace Process outlive the Freeze?" The briefing was organized by 3D Security
and held at the Rayburn House Office Building.

Mr. Al-Omari explained the political and concrete challenges created by settlements in
the face of reaching an agreed two-state solution. He expressed the opinion that the issue


ATFP Advocacy Director joins panel on direct negotiations at WINEP

The Peace Talks Resume: Prospects for Success
Featuring Robert Danin, Ghaith al-Omari, Abdel Monem Said Aly, and David Makovsky
September 1, 2010


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. 


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