Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: January 3, 2013, 6:17 PM
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.
Specifically, ATFP seeks to promote the awareness of the far-reaching benefits that Palestinian statehood will have for the United States in the following areas: (1) enhancing national security, (2) proliferation of American values of freedom and democracy, and (3) expansion of economic opportunities throughout the Arab and Islamic worlds.
ATFP advocates the establishment of a democratic state of Palestine living in peace and security alongside Israel in the territories occupied in 1967 in accordance with international law and the relevant United Nations Resolutions.
ATFP categorically and unequivocally condemns all violence directed against civilians no matter who the victims or perpetrators may be.
ATFP believes that permanent peace in the Middle East, as well as world peace, can only be achieved by a historic compromise based on a two state solution, with a shared Jerusalem and a just solution for the refugee problem according to international law. This vision of peace has the support of the United States government, the United Nations, the European Community, each member of the Arab League and the majorities of the Palestinian and Israeli peoples. It is the goal of ATFP to advance the implementation of the international consensus with alacrity and resolve. ATFP plans to fulfill this mission of peace by coordinating the efforts of Americans of Palestinian origin working, with their fellow Americans and others, across the spectrum of civic, educational, cultural, legal, economic and political fields.
ATFP advocates the following six principles towards a fair and 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.