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. 


Gaza conflict sidelines Abbas, but U.S. still betting on Palestinian leader
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) - July 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Gaza conflict sidelines Abbas, but U.S.


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 


Athletes and artists show Gaza still occupied
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In NOW Lebanon - April 9, 2014 - 12:00am

Athletes and artists show Gaza still occupied


Egypt arrests Israeli citizen in Sinai
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 11, 2013 - 12:00am


The Egyptian authorities on Sunday arrested an Israeli citizen due to sneaking into South Sinai governorate, local security sources told Xinhua. "The Israeli man, identified as Gabriel Abu Shlomo, 29, did not have any identification papers or a passport," the security sources said. According to the sources, Abu Shlomo traveled from Israel's Eilat to the Egyptian city of Taba and crossed the boarder on Saturday evening.


Foul sewage flooding raises Palestinian ire
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Jazeera English
by Mohammed Omer - March 9, 2013 - 1:00am


Gazans are crying foul after Egypt stepped up its campaign to wipe out an underground network of transportation tunnels by blasting raw sewage down them, sometimes with deadly results for Palestinian workers.


Israelis Divided Over Separate Bus Lines for Arabs and Jews in Occupied West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Robert Mackey - March 4, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel’s transportation ministry introduced Monday what it billed as improved service for nearly 30,000 Palestinians who live under Israeli military occupation in the West Bank and commute to work daily in Israel: two new bus lines “designated” for their use.


Anger At The Wall: 10 Years Later
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Anna Miller - (Opinion) March 1, 2013 - 1:00am


the first slab of the separation barrier—or Apartheid Wall, as it is called in Palestine—was erected in Bethlehem. Ten years later, the 14-foot concrete slabs now weave through the outskirts of the city, surrounding homes and casting shadows over entire neighborhoods and economically choking the Palestinian residents of Bethlehem.


Israel closes Gaza border crossings after rocket strike
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 26, 2013 - 1:00am


Israeli authorities closed the Erez and Kerem Shalom border crossings with Gaza on Tuesday, after a rocket was fired from the coastal territory, a Palestinian border official said. Nazmi Muhanna, head of the crossings committee in Gaza, told Ma'an that Israel closed the borders as a security measure after a rocket landed near Ashkelon. Humanitarian cases will still be processed, he added.


Israel bans Palestinian construction near separation barrier for " security reasons"
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 25, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel is banning Palestinians from building on more than 1,000 acres of land under the Palestinian civil control adjacent to the separation barrier, the Ha'aretz daily reported on Monday. The lands in question are under Palestinian control according to the 1993 Oslo Accords signed between Israel and the Palestinians. According to the Israeli Defense Forces, the ban is derived from "security reasons."



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