Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Solution to Middle East Chaos ... American Task Force on Palestine: Categorically and unequivocally condemning all violence against civilians, no matter the cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be

The Solution to Middle East Chaos
July 28, 2014
Gaza, Syria, and Iraq are pained by that same disease of extremism and conflict. Civilians, more specifically children and women, are bearing the brunt of the injustices. In today's Middle East, we have sacrificed a generation to the flames of rage.

Israel’s rhetoric exposes some disturbing moral grey areas
July 28, 2014 

In the ongoing Gaza campaign, Israel and its supporters have once again fallen back on the shopworn idea that civilian casualties are justifiable because its primary intention is not to specifically target non-combatants.

VIDEO: The Conflict in Gaza: Recalculating the Political-Military Equation 
Published on Jul 24, 2014
Experts discuss Israeli and Hamas objectives and capabilities in the Gaza conflict, likely winners and losers, potential for a ceasefire agreement, and implications for future conflicts in the Middle East. Read more and download slide presentations

 VIDEO: MSNBC Last Word (7-18-14)... Nearly 300 Palestinians have died in the conflict between Hamas and Israel as both sides trade rockets and the blame. But who supports Hamas? Ziad Asali discusses.

 ATFP Calls for De-Escalation between Israel and the Palestinians

July 8, 2014, 
Washington, DC -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP)
today called on Israel and the Palestinians to de-escalate as quickly as
 possible from an increasingly explosive situation and a moment of grave
 peril. Major airstrikes on Gaza have killed numerous Palestinians,
reportedly including several children, today while another heavy barrage
 of rocket fire from Gaza was launched towards southern Israel, and at
least one rocket being reportedly shot down over Tel Aviv. Today's
violence comes in the context of tit-for-tat killings of, and attacks
on, Israeli and Palestinian teenagers in Jerusalem, widespread tensions
in the West Bank, and even growing unrest among Palestinian citizens of

ATFP called on all sides to demonstrate leadership and to take immediate and
 concrete actions to de-escalate the growing conflict and refrain from
inflammatory rhetoric. ATFP urged all parties to consider the negative
consequences of similar conflagrations in the past, and recall that they
 did not benefit either side, militarily or politically, but caused the
deaths of countless innocent civilians, enormous destruction of
property, and widespread and lasting misery. ATFP urged President Barack
 Obama and the rest of the international community to use their good
offices to ensure that all prospects for resolving the crisis are fully

ATFP categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence against civilians, no matter the cause and who the victims or perpetrators may be
ATFP's mission is to articulate and educate about the United States
national interest in helping to create a Palestinian state living alongside Israel in peace, security and dignity. ATFP is committed to strengthening Palestinian-American relations at every level. The Task Force supports Palestinian institution-building, good governance, anti-corruption measures, economic development, and improved living standards. ATFP holds that these same values are relevant to the broader Arab world, and that the question of Palestine is inextricably linked to regional realities and developments.

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