Published on Jul 2, 2014
ATFP President Dr. Zaid Asali spoke today on BBC America TV about the upsurge in violence in Palestine and Israel. A Palestinian boy in East Jerusalem was kidnapped and murdered in an apparent act of vengeance two days after the bodies of three kidnapped and murdered Israeli teenagers were discovered in the occupied West Bank.
ATFP provides an independent voice for Palestinian-Americans and their supporters and advances human rights and peace. It categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence against civilians, no matter the cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be.
ATFP builds effective and durable working relationships with government departments and agencies, think tanks and NGOs, and the media. It has developed lines of communication with the US and other relevant governments in order to pursue its policy advocacy goals. AFTP’s Board of Directors is made up of noted Palestinian Americans who agree with these principles.
American Task Force on Palestine- Introduction
The founding mission of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) was, and remains, to impact decision-making in Washington on the importance of a two-state solution to the American national interest. Having just completed its first decade of work advocating for peace and Palestine, and embarking on its second decade, ATFP is issuing the following detailed set of explanations of exactly what it is, what it does and why. They are also intended to highlight and explicate ATFP's accomplishments during its first decade, which have far exceeded its expectations at its founding 10 years ago.