Israel backs Romney but Palestinians indifferent
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Jonah Mandel - (Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am


  Israel may be openly hoping that Republican challenger Mitt Romney will end up stealing the presidency from Barack Obama, but for the Palestinians it makes little difference who takes over the White House. With the US presidential race drawing to a close, Israelis have come out strongly in favour of the Republican nominee who they believe is likely to be a better friend to the Jewish state than President Obama.


Weakness invites provocations
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Manfred Gerstenfeld - (Opinion) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am


President Obama is not popular among Israeli Jews. A few days ago, a poll asked which presidential candidate would be preferable concerning Israel's interests. Fifty-seven percent of Israeli Jews preferred Romney, while 22% said Obama. Among Israeli Arabs, Obama was the preferred candidate.


The case for Mitt Romney
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eric Cantor - (Opinion) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am


Americans who care about putting the economy back on track and restoring American greatness have ample reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. And Americans who care about Israel have particularly important reasons to support Governor Romney. The last four years have been damaging for America’s influence in the Middle East and undermining the security of our most important ally there, Israel.


Obama is good for Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am


Tens of millions of Americans will go to the polls on Tuesday to vote for a president and vice president. It will be an important day for American democracy. This will be the Americans' day, but the outcome of the elections will impact the entire world. For Americans in general, and American Jews in particular, the United States' attitude toward Israel is just one of many factors to consider - among internal and foreign affairs, the economy and defense - when casting their vote.


Obama and the Hearts of the Arabs
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Zuheir Kseibati - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am


Even hurricane Sandy and its storms intervened at the level of Barack Obama's chances in the presidential elections. Indeed, it did not constitute good news to his opponent, Republican Candidate Mitt Romney, whose blunders and drowning in general talk about the United States' economic relief did not help him come ahead in the polls.


The inevitable post-elections U.S.-Israel crisis
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eric H. Yoffie - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am


First, the good news from America: This has been a great election for Israel and American Jews. The voting is still a week away, and it is pretty much a dead heat. But whoever wins, Jews have reason to be happy.


The Next US Administration and Palestine
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) October 31, 2012 - 12:00am


Whoever wins the election, President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, will face the same fundamental problem regarding Palestine.


The Next US Administration and Palestine
In Print by Hussein Ibish - Al-Hayat (Opinion) - October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

Whoever wins the election, President Barack Obama or his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, will face the same fundamental problem regarding Palestine.


US elections result unlikely to change Mideast policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
by Abdul-Hakim Salah - (Opinion) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


As the countdown to the US presidential race nears, and polls show very close results, Palestinians both at popular and official levels are more concerned about an expected change in US foreign policy than about who will win.  Whether the US will devote greater efforts to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, and be more realistic and objective when dealing with Palestinian and Israeli affairs, is the major question the Palestinians need an answer to.


Jimmy Carter on Mideast peace, Arab Spring and looming US elections
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ahram Online
(Interview) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


  Ahram Online: You said in a recent interview that Israel 'never' keeps its promises regarding the rights of Palestinians. Were there any changes on the ground that prompted the so-called 'Elders' to visit the region to attempt to restart peace talks?



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