ATFP Front Page Features Feed http://www.americantaskforce.org/features en Dr. Asali Discusses the Middle East Conflict at the Chautauqua Institution http://www.americantaskforce.org/dr_asali_discusses_middle_east_conflict_chautauqua_institution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dr. Ziad Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine discuses the Middle East conflict at the Chautauqua Institution. The discussion was moderated by Geoffrey Kemp, director of Regional Security Programs, Center for the National Interest. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">August 19, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.americantaskforce.org/dr_asali_discusses_middle_conflict_chautauqua_institution_0">http://www.americantaskforce.org/dr_asali_discusses_middle_conflict_chautauqua_i...</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:31:48 +0000 aawadh 33064 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Israeli Report Backs Tactics by Military in Gaza War http://www.americantaskforce.org/israeli_report_backs_tactics_military_gaza_war <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ahead of a U.N. commission report, the Israeli military issued an update on its internal inquiries, saying neither Israeli nor international laws were broken in several deadly clashes. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">June 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/world/middleeast/israeli-report-backs-tactics-by-military-in-gaza-war.html?ref=middleeast">http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/world/middleeast/israeli-report-backs-tactics-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 19:58:02 +0000 thaikal 33052 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Israeli demolition plan for Bedouin village sparks outcry http://www.americantaskforce.org/israeli_demolition_plan_bedouin_village_sparks_outcry <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Israelis are once again locked in a bitter settlement dispute with their Arab neighbors, but this time the conflict is not unfolding in the West Bank, but in Israel&#039;s southern desert. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 15, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/top-news/israeli-demolition-plan-for-bedouin-village-sparks/nmGm3/">http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/top-news/israeli-demolition-plan-for-bedouin-vill...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 May 2015 14:24:50 +0000 thaikal 33038 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Germany announces $41 million to Gaza http://www.americantaskforce.org/germany_announces_41_million_gaza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Germany announced Tuesday a $41 million contribution to the UNRWA shelter assistance program in Gaza. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 14, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765389">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765389</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:05:10 +0000 thaikal 33036 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Talks dissolve between Israel, France over UN resolution http://www.americantaskforce.org/talks_dissolve_between_israel_france_over_un_resolution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Meetings between Israel and France fell apart last week after an argument erupted over French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius&#039; revived attempt to advance a resolution on resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the United Nations Security Council, Israeli media reported Thursday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 14, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765403">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765403</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:04:13 +0000 thaikal 33035 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Vatican to formally recognize State of Palestine http://www.americantaskforce.org/vatican_formally_recognize_state_palestine <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Vatican has concluded its first treaty that formally recognizes the State of Palestine, news reports said Wednesday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 14, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765398">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765398</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 14 May 2015 12:03:04 +0000 thaikal 33034 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Despite Obama's demand, Netanyahu's coalition guidelines make no commitment to Palestinian state http://www.americantaskforce.org/despite_obamas_demand_netanyahus_coalition_guidelines_make_no_commitment_palestinian_state <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Neither of Netanyahu&#039;s previous two governments made commitment to two states either, but Israel&#039;s international standing and the demands of the U.S. and Europe have changed the playing field. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.656255">http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.656255</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 May 2015 13:04:52 +0000 thaikal 33032 at http://www.americantaskforce.org ICC prosecutor: Without cooperation, Gaza war probe will rely on evidence from just one side http://www.americantaskforce.org/icc_prosecutor_without_cooperation_gaza_war_probe_will_rely_evidence_just_one_side <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Fatou Bensouda tells AP that she has not received any information yet from either side regarding last summer&#039;s Gaza war. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.656241">http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.656241</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 May 2015 13:03:50 +0000 thaikal 33031 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Obama: Palestinians deserve end to indignity of occupation http://www.americantaskforce.org/obama_palestinians_deserve_end_indignity_occupation <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> President Barack Obama says the United States is &quot;taking a hard look&quot; at its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, telling an Arabic language news source Wednesday that Palestinians &quot;deserve an end to occupation.&quot; </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 13, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765388">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765388</a> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 13 May 2015 13:02:44 +0000 thaikal 33030 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Hamas civil servants go on strike in Gaza http://www.americantaskforce.org/hamas_civil_servants_go_strike_gaza <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Civil servants hired by the Gaza Strip&#039;s de facto Hamas leaders went on strike across all Gazan ministries and public institutions except schools on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765360">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765360</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05:54 +0000 thaikal 33028 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Senior Palestinian official: US, EU pressuring PA to renew peace talks with Israel http://www.americantaskforce.org/senior_palestinian_official_us_eu_pressuring_pa_renew_peace_talks_israel <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Palestinian Authority leadership is under pressure from the international community to resume the peace talks with Israel, a Palestinian official was quoted on Saturday as saying. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Senior-Palestinian-official-Says-Americans-EU-pressuring-PA-to-renew-peace-talks-with-Israel-402554">http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Senior-Palestinian-official-Says-Americans-EU-p...</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:05:11 +0000 thaikal 33027 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Israeli general sees common interests with Hamas http://www.americantaskforce.org/israeli_general_sees_common_interests_hamas <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Israel and Hamas share common interests, and the Palestinian Islamists must stay in power in the Gaza Strip to prevent the enclave descending into chaos, an Israeli general was quoted as saying on Tuesday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 12, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/12/us-israel-palestinians-hamas-idUSKBN0NX0OS20150512">http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/12/us-israel-palestinians-hamas-idUSKBN0N...</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 12 May 2015 12:03:20 +0000 thaikal 33026 at http://www.americantaskforce.org With new hawkish coalition, what hope for the peace process? http://www.americantaskforce.org/new_hawkish_coalition_what_hope_peace_process <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> For first time in 20 years, talks with the Palestinians don’t appear in any coalition agreement, but if there is a will, there will be a way </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-new-hawkish-coalition-what-hope-for-the-peace-process/">http://www.timesofisrael.com/with-new-hawkish-coalition-what-hope-for-the-peace-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 08 May 2015 14:26:45 +0000 thaikal 33024 at http://www.americantaskforce.org A look at key figures in Israel's new government http://www.americantaskforce.org/look_key_figures_israels_new_government <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Israeli prime minister&#039;s new coalition government is dominated by nationalists and religious parties, setting Israel on a collision course with the international community on multiple fronts. The success of that government rests largely on the key players involved. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/international/a-look-at-key-figures-in-israels-new-government/nmBfh/">http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/international/a-look-at-key-figures-in-israels-ne...</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 08 May 2015 14:25:05 +0000 thaikal 33023 at http://www.americantaskforce.org HRW: Arrests of Palestinian students over politics worrying http://www.americantaskforce.org/hrw_arrests_palestinian_students_over_politics_worrying <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Human Rights Watch on Thursday accused the Palestinian security forces of arresting or questioning West Bank students over their political opinions, saying several had been mistreated. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 8, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765290">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765290</a> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 08 May 2015 14:23:00 +0000 thaikal 33022 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Palestinians leading bid to put Israel on U.N. list of child abusers http://www.americantaskforce.org/palestinians_leading_bid_put_israel_un_list_child_abusers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Palestinian Authority is spearheading an effort to have Israel added to a U.N. list of human rights violators. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 7, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.jta.org/2015/05/06/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/palestinians-leading-bid-to-put-israel-on-u-n-list-of-child-abusers">http://www.jta.org/2015/05/06/news-opinion/israel-middle-east/palestinians-leadi...</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2015 14:51:37 +0000 thaikal 33020 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Erekat: Netanyahu government 'against peace' http://www.americantaskforce.org/erekat_netanyahu_government_against_peace <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The new right-wing religious coalition government formed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be belligerent and work against peace, a senior Palestinian official said on Thursday. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 7, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765280">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765280</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2015 14:50:16 +0000 thaikal 33019 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Israel approves 900 East Jerusalem settler homes http://www.americantaskforce.org/israel_approves_900_east_jerusalem_settler_homes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Israel has approved construction of 900 settler homes in annexed East Jerusalem, a watchdog said Thursday shortly after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu formed a new right-wing religious coalition. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 7, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765287">http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=765287</a> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 May 2015 14:49:08 +0000 thaikal 33018 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Hamas launches crackdown on Salafist groups in Gaza Strip http://www.americantaskforce.org/hamas_launches_crackdown_salafist_groups_gaza_strip <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hamas launches a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 5, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/May-05/296912-hamas-launches-crackdown-on-salafist-groups-in-gaza-strip.ashx">http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/May-05/296912-hamas-launches-c...</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 May 2015 14:28:35 +0000 thaikal 33016 at http://www.americantaskforce.org Lauryn Hill cancels Israel show to avoid stirring tensions http://www.americantaskforce.org/lauryn_hill_cancels_israel_show_avoid_stirring_tensions <div class="field field-type-text field-field-fp-byline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn&#039;t able to also schedule a concert in the nearby Palestinian city of Ramallah. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-date field-field-fp-date"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <span class="date-display-single">May 5, 2015</span> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-link field-field-fp-link"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/entertainment/lauryn-hill-cancels-israel-show-to-avoid-stirring-/nk8pb/">http://www.statesman.com/ap/ap/entertainment/lauryn-hill-cancels-israel-show-to-...</a> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 05 May 2015 14:27:32 +0000 thaikal 33015 at http://www.americantaskforce.org