The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) is an organization founded in 2003 to advocate that it is in the American national interest to promote an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict through the creation of a Palestinian state that will live alongside Israel in peace and security. ATFP categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence directed against civilians no matter who the victims or perpetrators may be.
ATFP is funded entirely by its Board of Directors and supporters. It has never received funding from any government or government agency. ATFP’s are posted online on its website.
ATFP works primarily in Washington DC, and seeks to build strong working relationships with government departments and agencies, think tanks, NGOs and the media. It has developed lines of communication with the US, Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian governments in order to pursue its policy advocacy goals. ATFP has also engaged in humanitarian fundraising to support health and education causes in the occupied Palestinian territories.
The American Task Force on Palestine was founded in 2003 as the successor organization to the American Committee on Jerusalem (1995-2003.) Rashid Khalidi was president of the AJC.