Wanted Palestinians Cross Into Gaza From Egypt
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - September 30, 2007 - 11:00pm


In a surprise move, about 80 Palestinians, including Hamas members and militants from other factions wanted by Israel, crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip before dawn on Sunday, according to Hamas and Israeli officials. The entry, through the closed Rafah crossing on the Gaza-Egypt border, was the result of what Hamas said was an agreement it made with Egypt.


Palestinian National Unity: The Question of Hamas
Policy Focus by ATFP - June 15, 2007 - 11:00pm

Two months into the Hamas violent takeover of the Gaza Strip (GS), one thing has become clear: for all practical intents and purposes, the West Bank (WB) and GS represent two separate spheres of control for the foreseeable future. While ultimately, for political, economic and geopolitical reasons, the WB and GS must be one territorial unit, the prospects for reunification at the short or even medium term are very slim.   The Buildup


ATFP and other Arab American Organizations Meet with Secretary Condi Rice
Press Release - Contact Information: Hussein Ibish - June 9, 2007 - 11:00pm

ATFP president Ziad Asali was a member of an eight person delegation of Arab American leaders who met today with Secretary Rice for one hour and fifteen minutes today. Other delegation leaders included representatives of the AAI, ADC, American Task Force on Lebanon and American Chaldean Council, ACCESS, Ramallah Federation and Al-Bireh Society.


Freeze On Jewish Settlements Expires, Are Peace Talks In Jeopardy?

September 27, 2010 -- Israel did not extend its moratorium on Jewish settlement construction on the West Bank as of the midnight deadline, putting Arab-Israeli peace negotiations at risk. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will delay his decision for a week whether or not to quit peace talks in order for the U.S. to step in and work out a compromise. KCCP's Airtalk host Larry talks with the Honorable Jacob Dayan and Hussein Ibish about settlements and the impact on peace talks.



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