Israeli Arabs face inferior public transportation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ilene Prusher - October 18, 2012 - 12:00am


Every morning, Nama Abu Ghosh takes a 15-minute walk from her home in the village that shares her last name and heads for a bus stop in Telz Stone, the adjacent haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community also known as Kiryat Ye’arim. Even though Abu Ghosh has almost twice as many residents as Telz Stone – 6,270 in the former versus 3,158 in the latter, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics – buses to the Arab village are much more infrequent.


Palestinians protesters shut West Bank highway to avoid settlers' raids
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am


RAMALLAH, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian protesters and international peace activists on Tuesday briefly blocked a street in the West Bank allocated for the use of Israeli vehicles only. The protesters shut Route 443 on a highway linking Jerusalem and Tel Aviv near Ramallah city, causing traffic jam for half an hour.


The Nakba, Then and Now
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from International Herald Tribune
by Raja Shehadeh - (Editorial) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am


LYDDA, Israel — Last Friday, some 40 Israeli Jews and Arabs gathered in Lydda, a small mixed Arab-Israeli city less than 10 miles southeast of Tel Aviv, for “a study tour” featuring “Zionist testimonies from 1948.” It was part of the project Towards a Common Archive, sponsored by Zochrot (Hebrew for remembering), an Israeli organization that hopes to bring “awareness and recognition of the Nakba” to Jewish Israelis so that they can take “responsibility for this tragedy.”


The Jewish majority is history
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Opinion) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am


Amid a dry economic report published yesterday in TheMarker lies an official announcement/acknowledgment of unparalleled importance: The government of Israel confirms that between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River there is no longer a Jewish majority. In other words, in the territory under Israel's jurisdiction a situation of apartheid exists. A Jewish minority rules over an Arab majority.


For Israeli Arabs, there's no one to vote for
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Salman Masalha - (Opinion) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am


The country is once again abuzz, as the old cliche goes. Color has returned to the cheeks of all the pundits and politicians. Why? Because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to call early elections, and he has leapt at the flattering polls that have fallen into his lap and rushed to inform the nation that the running in place will continue for another four years.


US drops Gaza scholarships after Israel travel ban
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM — Amal Ashour, 18, loves Shakespeare and American pop music. One of the brightest students in the Gaza Strip, she studied her senior year of high school in Minnesota through a U.S.-government funded program.


US drops Gaza scholarships after Israel travel ban
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Lauren E. Bohn - October 15, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM — Amal Ashour, 18, loves Shakespeare and American pop music. One of the brightest students in the Gaza Strip, she studied her senior year of high school in Minnesota through a U.S.-government funded program.


Report: Emir of Qatar set to visit Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
October 15, 2012 - 12:00am


GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- The Emir of Qatar is set to visit the Gaza Strip in the coming few days, the first visit by an Arab leader since Hamas took power in the coastal enclave, a Gaza TV channel said on Sunday. Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani and his wife Sheikha Mozah are slated to come to Gaza following the arrival of Qatari delegates on Sunday, al-Kitab satellite channel said.


Egypt's Islamists play to anti-Israel sentiment
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Aya Batrawy - October 13, 2012 - 12:00am


CAIRO — A fiery tirade against Jews by the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's leader highlights one of the foremost diplomatic challenges facing the country's new Islamist President Mohammed Morsi as he balances popular sentiment with the need for security relations with Israel.


Palestinian 'stabs settler' in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
October 11, 2012 - 12:00am


TEL AVIV, Israel (Ma'an) -- An Israeli man suffered moderate injuries Wednesday after a Palestinian stabbed him near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, officials said. Israeli and Palestinian officials identified the attacker as a young Palestinian man, but they gave conflicting accounts of the events surrounding the incident. An Israeli police official said authorities were treating the stabbing as "a terrorist incident," while a Palestinian medic said the suspect himself had been attacked.



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