Obama reelection would be bad for Jerusalem, Rivlin says
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Ilan Ben Zion - October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


A week before Americans head to the polls, Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday said that US President Barack Obama’s reelection would bode ill for the State of Israel.


The case for President Obama’s reelection
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Alan Dershowitz - (Opinion) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


The case for the reelection of President Barack Obama is compelling for several important reasons.


Time to stop digging and start building
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Matthew Brooks - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


  As Will Rogers said, “When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging!" In the last four years, the Obama administration has dug our country deeper and deeper into several painful and dangerous holes. It's time to stop digging and find better solutions.


Challenging politics as usual in the U.S.
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Rami Khouri - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


  Two very different ways for the United States to deal with Arabs and Israelis were on show last week in the United States. The contrast was stunning between the televised debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in which “I Love Israel more than You Love Israel” was the background theme song that permeated most discussions of issues, and a letter to Congress by 15 American religious leaders asking for aid to Israel to be assessed according to law-based human rights standards that Washington applies around the world.


The Not So Special U.S.-Israel Relationship
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Andrew Apostolou - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


 


The Jews of Cuyahoga County
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Roger Cohen - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


  Things are getting ugly among the Jews of Cuyahoga County, with family splits and dinner invitations declined. “I have never seen the divisions this acute,” said James Ratner, an executive of the Forest City real estate group.


The rich irony: Romney’s many financial ties to Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Mel Levine - (Blog) October 27, 2012 - 12:00am


During last Monday’s foreign policy debate, President Obama systematically refuted Governor Mitt Romney’s accusations about US policy on Iran.


Israel a political slogan in American elections
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
by Hassan Barari - (Opinion) October 26, 2012 - 12:00am


For decades, Israel has occupied a central place in American elections. It is hard to believe, but neither candidate for American presidential elections can afford to ignore assuring Israel of unqualified American support. Even when Israel’s policies in the region embarrass Washington, Israel gets away in time of elections.


American Elections Matter and the System is Open
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Ziad Asali - (Opinion) October 25, 2012 - 12:00am


The silly season, the protracted multibillion dollar period of escalating frenzy leading up to US national elections, is coming to a close. All that is said or done in this season is fair if it is deemed legal. The game ends with one winner while two parties share the uneven pie of diffuse power across the nation.  The United States and its elections matter. What other countries do not know about the US system, including elections, cost them.


American Elections Matter and the System is Open
In Print by Ziad Asali - Al-Hayat (Opinion) - October 25, 2012 - 12:00am

The silly season, the protracted multibillion dollar period of escalating frenzy leading up to US national elections, is coming to a close. All that is said or done in this season is fair if it is deemed legal. The game ends with one winner while two parties share the uneven pie of diffuse power across the nation.  The United States and its elections matter. What other countries do not know about the US system, including elections, cost them.



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