PA cuts ties with pro-Palestinian U.S. lobby over criticism of UN statehood bid

15.10.2011                      17.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 1

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PA cuts ties with pro-Palestinian U.S. lobby over criticism of UN statehood bid

Palestinian leadership reportedly cut ties with American Task Force on Palestine after lobby officials voiced concern that a move for statehood recognition would lead to violence in the West Bank.

The Palestinian Authority has cut ties with a major U.S. pro-Palestinian lobby on Thursday, in what seemed to be continued fallout over the group's conspicuous criticism of a Palestinian move to gain recognition in the United Nations.
The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) had been a key link between the Palestinian leadership and the U.S. administration in recent years, especially due to the lobby's moderate political stance, and as a result of the friendship between the lobby's head, Dr. Ziad J. Asali, and Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad….