Arab parties may unite under one ticket for election
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ilene Prusher - October 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Following Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s declaration of early elections, Arab political parties spent time regrouping Wednesday, trying to figure out how they would shape their message and increase voter participation. MK Taleb a-Sanaa, from the UAL-Ta’al party, is proposing that all the Arab parties unite under one ticket, in part as a buffer to the “extreme right-wing control” that now has a hold on the Knesset, he said.

Discrimination against Arab women
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) October 11, 2012 - 12:00am

The rate of workforce participation among Arab women is only 28 percent, compared to 80 percent for nonreligious Jewish women. The barriers preventing Arab women from looking for work are many, but one of the main ones is their exclusion from the job market. That is what emerges from an analysis published this week by Prof. Eran Yashiv of the Taub Center for Social Policy Studies, based on new unemployment data generated by changes in how the Central Bureau of Statistics conducts its employment survey.

Jerusalem-born thinker Meron Benvenisti has a message for Israelis: Stop whining
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Ari Shavit - (Interview) October 11, 2012 - 12:00am

Meron Benvenisti was my first editor. At the beginning of the 1980s, Ariel Sharon established more than 100 settlements in Judea, Samaria and Gaza. At the beginning of the 1980s, Meron Benvenisti founded a Jerusalem-based information center to monitor the settlements Sharon established. At the beginning of the 1980s, I was a very young, very enthusiastic young volunteer in Peace Now, which thought ‏(rightly‏) that the settlements Sharon was establishing and that Benvenisti was monitoring were going to lead Israel to perdition.

Zionist fantacide
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

A day doesn’t go by when I am not asked “isn’t the two-state solution dead?” Today I was asked twice. A former staunch Israeli supporter of this solution called me this evening and said he wanted to begin talking to Palestinians about other options because “it is too late to move the settlers out of the West Bank, they are there to stay and we have to find some way to live together.”

Prominent Israeli figures hold send-off for a settler who abused Palestinian teen
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chaim Levinson - October 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Prominent rabbis, public officials and a Knesset member, on Saturday, held a send off for a criminal about to enter prison after being convicted of abusing a Palestinian youth.

Royal corruption
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Salman Masalha - (Opinion) October 5, 2012 - 12:00am

Is it conceivable that foreign governments are buying political parties and public figures in Israel? This no doubt sounds like an unthinkable fabrication to you. But such corruption is indeed taking place here, far from the eyes of the public. His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan buys political parties and spiritual leaders in Israel. This is done quietly without anyone here showing the least bit of surprise.

Devout Israeli Jews moving to Arab-Jewish cities
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Amy Teibel - October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

ACRE, Israel — Orthodox Jewish Israelis, the driving force of the West Bank settlement movement, have begun to turn their attention inward to Israel itself, moving into Arab areas of mixed cities in an attempt to cement the Jewish presence there.

Arab-Israeli indicted on espionage charges
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Ahiya Raved - October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

It has been cleared for publication that a 26-year-old resident of Majd al-Kurum has been arrested and indicted on espionage charges following a joint police and Shin Bet investigation.  Milad Mohammed Khatib, a truck driver, is suspected of spying for Hezbollah and gathering intelligence on IDF bases and defense facilities. He has also allegedly tracked the movement of President Shimon Peres.

Where Settlers' 'Price Tag' Policy Meets Israel’s Mask of Hypocrisy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Yedioth Ahronoth
by Alex Fishman - (Opinion) October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

When it comes to [the acts of vandalism perpetrated by Israeli right-wing extremists] "price tag" policy, the government of Israel is hiding behind a mask of pretense and double standards. On the one hand, it requests the law enforcement bodies to crush the phenomenon, the same way they are dealing with Arab terror. On the other hand, it refrains from putting at their disposal the legal measures that would enable them to do so.

The lies about the settlements
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shaul Arieli - (Opinion) October 3, 2012 - 12:00am

"More and more people are internalizing the fact that our presence here as emissaries of Israeli sovereignty is a fait accompli," declares Dani Dayan, head of the Yesha Council, the mainstream settler leadership, in a short promotional film summing up the past year.

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