Rafi Dajani is the executive director of the American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP), located in Washington, DC. ATFP is a Palestinian-American organization dedicated to articulating the national security interest of the United States in bringing about lasting peace and stability in the Middle East by establishing a Palestinian state living in peace and security alongside Israel.
Dajani has been active in promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace and coexistence since 1995. Previous to ATFP, he was executive director of the American Committee on Jerusalem, a Washington, DC-based organization advocating that an open Jerusalem be the shared capital of Israel and a Palestinian state.
Dajani has contributed to and written for the: New York Times, Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, Washington Times, Detroit News, Orlando Sentinel, Providence Journal-Bulletin, Jewish Journal of LA, Jordan Times, Gulf News, Arab News and Middle East Insight. He has also made regular appearances on CNN, MSNBC, BBC TV and radio, Superpower TV, Abu Dhabi television, LBC and Al Jazeera.
Dajani was born and lived the first 19 years of his life in the Middle East. He received a B.A. in Political Science from the American University of Beirut (AUB) and an M.A. in International Relations from the University of Central Florida.