Real models for Arab-American advocacy in the U.S.
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Al-Arabiya - December 15, 2013 - 12:00am

It is an inescapable and perennial question among Arabs and Arab Americans why they have found it so difficult to establish a political presence in Washington and exercise influence over U.S. government policies. A Nov. 30 Al Arabiya News panel held in Dubai once again examined this quandary from multiple perspectives.


Remarks by White House Coordinator Phil Gordon at ATFP Oct. 29 Gala
Press Release - Contact Information: Ghaith al-Omari - October 30, 2013 - 11:00pm

Remarks by Phil Gordon, White House Coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf (AS PREPARED) American Task Force On Palestine (ATFP) 10th Anniversary Gala, October 29, 2013  


Arab-Americans must find a way to engage in politics
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In The National - August 31, 2013 - 11:00pm

Arab-Americans must find a way to engage in politics Hussein Ibish


Asali: Independent Palestinian State will End the Middle East Conflict
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In USA Today - August 14, 2013 - 11:00pm

Ziad Asali, president and founder of the American Task Force for Palestine, a think tank and advocacy group in Washington, says an independent Palestinian state would end the conflict, so Israel need not worry about security.


Asali: The US is an Indispensible Partner for the Palestinians
Media Mention of Ziad Asali In Al-Arabiya - July 31, 2013 - 11:00pm

President of ATFP, Ziad Asali, warns that the on-going Palestinian-Israeli peace talks may face real threat from the extremist factions on both sides that oppose any peace deal. Asali, while speaking to Alhurra Arabic TV, praised Secretary Kerry for showing remarkable commitment on this issue.


Chaos in Middle East Grows as the U.S. Focuses on Israel
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The New York Times - June 30, 2013 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON — In Damascus, the Syrian government’s forces are digging in against rebels in a bloody civil war that is swiftly approaching the grim milestone of 100,000 dead.


ATFP Thanks PM Fayyad for his Service, Reiterates Importance of Institution-Building
Press Release - April 14, 2013 - 11:00pm

  April 15, Washington DC -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) thanks outgoing Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad for his outstanding service. Fayyad will continue as Caretaker Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority (PA) but is expected to leave office in the near future.


Obama Trip Renews Debate over Israeli-Palestinian Solution
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In Voice of America - March 25, 2013 - 11:00pm

U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have re-ignited the prospect of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, after meeting with officials on both sides in the region. 


Obama’s Middle East trip: Lessons from Bill Clinton
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Arabiya
by Joyce Karam - (Opinion) March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


U.S. President Barack Obama has set low expectations for his upcoming trip to the Middle East, which seems devoid of any peace initiative or strategy for negotiations. Tactically, however, the trip will re-introduce Obama in a Clintonesque fashion as he tries to build credibility among Israelis, and get directly involved with the Palestinians.


Obama may scrap visit to Ramallah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 13, 2013 - 11:00pm


US President Barack Obama could skip Ramallah during his upcoming visit to the region, a Palestinian Authority source said Wednesday. Obama will meet President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem and will spend only four hours in the West Bank during the trip, which will include a visit to the Nativity Church, said the government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. A spokesman for the US consulate in Jerusalem did not immediately return a call late Wednesday.



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