Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“ATFP advocates the following six principles towards a fair & lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

1. Two sovereign states–Israel and Palestine–living side by side in peace and security based on the borders of June 4, 1967 with mutually agreed upon territorial adjustments.

2. An end to the Israeli occupation and the evacuation of all Israeli settlements, save for equitable arrangements mutually agreed upon by the negotiating parties.

3. A just solution for the Palestinian refugee problem, in accordance with international legality and the relevant UN resolutions.

4. A shared Jerusalem open to all faiths, serving as the capital of two states, providing for the fulfillment of the political aspirations of both the Palestinian and Israeli peoples.

5. Full acceptance of Israel by all Arab states, and normalized diplomatic and economic relations throughout the region.

6. A ‘Marshall Plan’ style package of aid and investment for Palestine and the new Middle East.”

“Six Core Principles,” AFTP website (accessed Apr. 16, 2008)

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Description:

“ATFP is a not-for-profit organization that advocates to the American people the national security interests of the United States in establishing a Palestinian state.”

“Mission,” ATFP website (accessed Apr. 16, 2008)

Mission:

“Enhancing national security, as well as regional peace and stability;

The proliferation of American values of freedom and democracy, through the creation of a democratic and constitutional state for the Palestinian people;

The expansion of economic opportunities throughout the Arab & Islamic worlds, in an atmosphere of peace and cooperation.”

“Mission,” ATFP website (accessed Apr. 16, 2008)

Other:
501(c)3 non-profit organization