Mitt Romney's Terrible Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) October 1, 2012 - 12:00am

First, full disclosure. I'm not associated with either the Barack Obama or the Mitt Romney campaign in any way. Over the years, I've worked for both Republican and Democratic administrations and voted for candidates from both parties. On foreign and domestic policy, I've come to believe that the appropriate dividing line for Americans should not be between Democrat and Republican, left and right, liberal and conservative, but between dumb and smart. And we ought to be on the smart side.

Palestinian official criticizes U.S. position on U.N. recognition
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Los Angeles Times
by Maher Abukhater - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A Palestinian official Friday criticized President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for opposing Palestinians' bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations, and failing to give the issue more attention in their speeches this week before the international body.

Activists: Now, yes now, is the time for US to push for MidEast peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Ariel Zirulnick - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Cambridge, Mass. A major Israeli-Palestinian activist group is bucking conventional wisdom by arguing that now is the right time to engage Americans in the moribund Middle East peace process. The presidential campaign season is traditionally a terrible time to make any progress on foreign policy, especially during elections focused on pocketbook issues.

What Netanyahu's meddling in US election means for Obama, Romney, and diplomacy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by David Weinberg - (Opinion) September 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Some observers claim that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trying to tip the scales against President Obama in the elections this November. Judging by his recent behavior – and based on my own research about how such efforts have played out in other settings – these accusations are probably correct.

Abbas adopts 'Dershowitz Formula' for resuming talks with Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chemi Shalev - September 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Harvard jurist and well-known Israel advocate Professor Alan Dershowitz has secured Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ agreement to a settlement freeze formula that he hopes will break the diplomatic stalemate and lead to a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

U.S. Senate hopeful: Israeli-Palestinian peace shouldn't fall off the map
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Dina Kraft - September 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Watertown, MA. - Amid cheers of “We Want Liz,” Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate in the most high-profile U.S. Senate race, seemed to be enjoying herself as she wound her way through thick crowds of supporters at the town fair in this working class Boston suburb.

Stop Blaming Bibi
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) September 25, 2012 - 12:00am

It's been a bad month for Benjamin Netanyahu. The Israeli prime minister has been hammered for being trigger-happy on Iran, he won't see his good friend Barack Obama at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly, and he's being blasted for intervening in American politics.

Netanyahu gets tangled up in US election
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC News
by Mark Mardell - (Analysis) September 24, 2012 - 12:00am

Iran is not on the agenda. But it is on their minds. As the big United Nations meeting gets underway, the West's biggest foreign policy challenge is not likely to be discussed.

Romney makes no mention of peace process during call with Jewish leaders
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Yoel Goldman - September 21, 2012 - 12:00am

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney held a conference call with Jewish community leaders on Thursday night, but did not mention the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Romney stressed the need to adopt an aggressive policy toward Iran’s nuclear program, which the Islamic Republic has long insisted is being cultivated for non-military purposes.

Bill Clinton for the Middle East peace process
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Uri Savir - (Opinion) September 20, 2012 - 12:00am

Barack Obama will most likely be reelected to a second term in the Oval Office. If so, one of the dramatic turning points in the election campaign will be considered the rousing and brilliant endorsement speech by former president Bill Clinton at the Democratic convention in Charlotte.

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