THE INVISIBILITY OF PALESTINIANS
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Roger Cohen - (Opinion) February 4, 2013 - 1:00am


I was sitting the other day at a cafe called English Cake in a shopping center at the heart of this cluster of settlements near Jerusalem. Israeli settlers — many would not like the term — were sipping Turkish coffee, flirting over pastries and enjoying the afternoon sun. The scene was relaxed, as life generally is these days. The conflict, at least in the West Bank, is present but not pressing.


Changes in Jerusalem police brass bring crackdown on Arab residents
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Nir Hasson - February 4, 2013 - 1:00am


   Changes at the top of the Jerusalem District police are being felt in the eastern part of the capital. Palestinian residents in East Jerusalem have complained that the police, under New district commander Maj. Gen. Yossi Prienti, have been implementing an almost declared policy of collective punishment against neighborhoods considered too disruptive.


In rejecting Arab MK, Yair Lapid also rejects Jewish values
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Dmitry Shumsky - (Opinion) February 3, 2013 - 1:00am


It is probably a coincidence that last Friday, two articles about Yair Lapid, the big winner in Israel's last elections, ran on the same page of Haaretz. One article reported that Lapid had distanced himself publicly from the possibility of creating a bloc including representatives of the Arab-Palestinian minority in the Knesset – whom he referred to as “Zuabis” – in an effort to replace the prime minister.


Senior IDF officer tells West Bank commanders to show restraint in dealing with Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel - February 1, 2013 - 1:00am


  The head of the Israel Defense Force's Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, has instructed commanders of units stationed in the West Bank to act with restraint and moderation when dealing with the civilian population.


Israel busts Hamas cell in West Bank plotting abduction
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) February 1, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Senior IDF officer tells West Bank commanders to show restraint in dealing with Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel - (Analysis) February 1, 2013 - 1:00am


  The head of the Israel Defense Force's Central Command, Maj. Gen. Nitzan Alon, has instructed commanders of units stationed in the West Bank to act with restraint and moderation when dealing with the civilian population.


Meet the new MK: Esawi Freige
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ariel Ben Solomon - (Interview) January 30, 2013 - 1:00am


Incoming Meretz MK Esawi Freige is the first Arab legislator for the party since the 15th Knesset and comes from the town of Kafr Kasim.


I won’t attend Beitar games
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Ehud Olmert - (Opinion) January 30, 2013 - 1:00am


I have been a Beitar Jerusalem fan for decades. As someone who was born in "Shuni" (formerly a secret base of The Irgun where my parents lived with dozens of other Beitar movement couples) and educated in the Beitar youth movement, it was only natural that I would become a Beitar Jerusalem supporter.


Some Fear a Soccer Team’s Racist Fans Hold a Mirror Up to Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - January 30, 2013 - 1:00am


The shouting match began long before kickoff, and many of the slogans had little to do with soccer. “The Temple Mount is in our hands,” chanted the notoriously aggressive fans of the home team, Beitar Jerusalem.


Why Arab Parties Are Excluded From Israeli Coalitions
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
(Opinion) January 30, 2013 - 1:00am


The media reports out of Israel these days are all about coalition-wrangling. Will Benjamin Netanyahu reach the magical 61 Knesset seats necessary to form a government by combining his 31 Likud-Beiteinu seats and the 19 from Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid with those of ultra-Orthodox parties like Shas (11 seats) and United Torah Judaism (7), which might create new opportunities to advance the peace process but could stymie efforts to force ultra-Orthodox Jews to serve in the military?



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