Netanyahu gambled, we'll pay
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Sima Kadmon - (Opinion) November 8, 2012 - 1:00am

Netanyahu had a rough morning on Wednesday. Diplomatic manners cannot conceal the disappointment of someone who just got Obama in the White House for another four years, Naftali Bennett as head of the Jewish Home party and a frustrated Sara in the Prime Minister's Residence.

Abbas congratulates Obama, Hamas urges end to Israel bias
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday congratulated US President Barrack Obama after he defeated his Republican challenger.

Palestinians hope Obama changes Middle East policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 7, 2012 - 1:00am


A time for Obama to be bold
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by David Ignatius - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

There’s a telling moment at the beginning of Robert A. Caro’s new book when Lyndon Johnson’s advisers are gathered, four days after he has become president, to draft his first speech to Congress. Capitol Hill is divided, the country is grieving from the assassination of his predecessor and some of LBJ’s advisers are urging him to take it slow. “Well, what the hell’s the presidency for?” Johnson replies.

How the Middle East Could Make Or Break Obama's Legacy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

Congratulations, Barack Obama. You now join a small club of 16 two-term presidents. (Of those, only 13 actually served out their second four-year term -- William McKinley, Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon weren't so lucky.) An eight-year run does count for something. There are no great one-termers. All consequential presidents require a bond with the public that the validation of a second term provides. Consider it a necessary but not sufficient condition for presidential greatness.

Obama victory spells trouble for Israel's Netanyahu
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Jeffrey Heller - November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  JERUSALEM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faces an even more awkward time with Washington and re-energised critics at home who accused him on Wednesday of backing the loser in the U.S. presidential election.

A Memo to the US President
In Print by Hussein Ibish - NOW Lebanon (Opinion) - November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Dear Mr. President: congratulations on winning today's election. The third debate with your esteemed opponent reflected a broad consensus on foreign policy. Both of you therefore appeared well-positioned to make any necessary course corrections, but the job is yours. US Middle East policy needs to be tweaked rather than overhauled. On most pressing issues, current policies reflect a reasonable balance between American values and interests, and the really existing options and politically plausible positions for any administration. 

Mitt Romney Deserves the Arab-American Vote
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by George Salem - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

The coming presidential election presents a consequential choice for American voters. Many Americans are concerned with the direction their country is heading. Arab Americans are no different. As a community we are well integrated into American political life and an important voting constituency in many areas of the country. Our vote matters, as do the concerns and insight of our community matter this election season. In September 2012, the Arab American Institute released a poll on how the community will vote.

Barack Obama Understands the Arab-American Community and its Concerns
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by James J. Zogby - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

On November 6th, I will enthusiastically cast my vote to reelect Barack Obama as President of the United States. I will do so without hesitation despite the disappointment that I and many in my community feel with the lack of change or progress made during the past four years on many issues about which we care deeply.

What A Romney Win Means For Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
by Bernard Avishai - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

Most American Jews will vote tomorrow for reasons other than Israel but few will vote indifferent to it.  So let’s be clear what a Romney administration, reaching into the foreseeable future, really means.

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