Hitmen on hold, Israelis might talk to Meshaal
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Crispian Balmer - December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Fifteen years later, it is starting to view him in a slightly different light and Israeli analysts say he might yet prove the man who can open a dialogue between the Palestinian Islamist movement and the Jewish state.

Palestinian rams Israeli jeep, attacks with ax
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
December 3, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's internal security agency says a Palestinian man rammed his car into a military jeep in the West Bank, flipping it over, and then attacked the agents inside with an ax.

Hezbollah says could hit all of Israel in future war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dominic Evans - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

BEIRUT, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel on Sunday that thousands of rockets would rain down on Tel Aviv and cities across the Jewish state if it attacked Lebanon.

Palestinians in Syria forced to pick sides
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Babak Dehghanpisheh - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

BEIRUT — For decades, the Palestinians who fled to Syria after the Arab-Israeli wars were seen as loyal supporters of the ruling Assad family, which provided a safe and stable haven to them and their representatives.

A Palestine That Israelis Can't See
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Sam Bahour - (Opinion) November 18, 2012 - 1:00am

The status quo in Palestine and Israel is unsustainable. Anyone involved in the reality on the ground in this part of the world knows this for a fact. As such, one can view the current Palestinian bid to the United Nations General Assembly for non-member state status as a last-ditch effort by the secular Palestinian leadership to save whatever may be remaining of the two-state paradigm as the basis to ending Israel’s 45 years of military occupation.

An endless war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Eitan Haber - (Opinion) November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

The seculars among us congratulated the IDF on Wednesday while the religious between us prayed for the army and for the State of Israel, as the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to the unstoppable rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli documentary putting military rule in Palestine on trial
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Rachel Shabi - (Film Review) November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

The Law In These Parts, an Israeli documentary awarded this year's Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, examines how the country created a military-legal system to control the Palestinians in the lands Israel occupied in 1967. And at some point during the film, it becomes clear that it's the judges who are on trial. The documentary, which just screened as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival, features forceful archive footage, alongside a line-up of Israeli legal experts, explaining how they made Israel's occupation laws.

Israeli court releases Palestinian teen falsely jailed for 6 months
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

An Israeli military court released Monday a 16-year old Palestinian who had been wrongly accused for raping a Jewish girl after spending six months in priso

Christian leaders spar over IDF enlistment
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Hassan Shaalan - (Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am

  The issue of the enlistment of Christians in the IDF has sparked unexpected tensions in Israel's Arab Christian community.

East Jerusalem streets get names, easing confusion
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Tia Goldenberg - November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM —When he drives around east Jerusalem, taxi driver Samer al-Risheq doesn't use GPS and tucks away his maps. In many parts on this side of the city, those tools are useless: The streets have no names. It's a sign of overall neglect. Now Jerusalem's municipality is trying to at least solve the part that involves signs.

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