Two Israeli policemen indicted for beating Arab youth
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am

   Israeli Justice Ministry's Department of Police Investigation recently filed charges against two border police who allegedly assaulted a Palestinian youth and tried to cover up their action.

Arab citizens in Israel bemoan lack of policing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Los Angeles Times
by Edmund Sanders - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

  When residents of this once-sleepy Arab village gathered to protest recent gang-style shootings in their community, anger quickly focused on the Israeli police.

In Israel, Arab MKs seek the impossible - voters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Jack Khoury - October 26, 2012 - 12:00am

Today, the Arab and Muslim world will observe Eid al-Adha, the Feast of the Sacrifice. The holiday atmosphere has been felt since the start of the week. In recent days, stores and shopping malls in Arab towns and villages in the Galilee and the Little Triangle area of Baka al-Garbiyeh, Taibeh and Tira have been packed. Concurrently, however, support committees operating within mosques report that they are fielding numerous calls for assistance from those lacking the resources to prepare holiday meals.

Ambassador denies Palestinian involvement in armed clashes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Mohammed Zaatari - October 24, 2012 - 12:00am

MAJDALYOUN, Lebanon: The Palestinian ambassador to Lebanon and representatives of rival factions said Tuesday that Palestinians were not involved in the recent armed clashes that erupted in Beirut.

Survey: Most Israeli Jews would support apartheid regime in Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gideon Levy - October 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Most of the Jewish public in Israel supports the establishment of an apartheid regime in Israel if it formally annexes the West Bank. A majority also explicitly favors discrimination against the state's Arab citizens, a survey shows. The survey, conducted by Dialog on the eve of Rosh Hashanah, exposes anti-Arab, ultra-nationalist views espoused by a majority of Israeli Jews. The survey was commissioned by the Yisraela Goldblum Fund and is based on a sample of 503 interviewees.

Israeli Arabs fighting battle to attend university
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ilene Prusher - October 23, 2012 - 12:00am

Only about 11 percent of college and university students are Arab, according to the Council on Higher Education (CHE). Given that the Arab population in Israel now stands at more than 20%, that number is indicative of the barriers still holding Israeli Arabs back from gaining the education they seek, and therefore keeping thousands of citizens from integrating into the Israeli workforce.

Apartheid without shame or guilt
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gideon Levy - (Opinion) October 23, 2012 - 12:00am

As elections draw near, the season of public opinion surveys is upon us. But here is a survey that is more disturbing and significant in its revelations than those informing us whether Yair Lapid is taking off or Ehud Barak is crashing in the polls. This one lays bare an image of Israeli society, and the picture is a very, very sick one. Now it is not just critics at home and abroad, but Israelis themselves who are openly, shamelessly, and guiltlessly defining themselves as nationalistic racists.

Bomb wounds Israeli officer on Gaza border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
October 23, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM, Oct 23 (Reuters) - An Israeli officer was severely wounded on Tuesday when a bomb went off beside an army patrol along the border with the Gaza Strip, a military spokeswoman said.

In Jerusalem, even street naming can be divisive
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Independent
October 19, 2012 - 12:00am

In East Jerusalem, addresses in many Palestinian neighborhoods are nonexistent. Without street names and house numbers, people identify where they live by adjacent landmarks: "opposite the mosque," or "next to the corner bakery." Bills and mail are delivered to those fortunate enough to have post office boxes or by local couriers familiar with the homes and people living on the unmarked streets.

Many disillusioned Arabs say voting is pointless
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ilene Prusher - October 18, 2012 - 12:00am

At the Khubez bakery and coffee shop in the village of Abu Ghosh, west of Jerusalem, men meet for coffee and conversation every morning. Faisal Abdul Rahman is in the minority, because he says he’ll vote in national elections this January. Most of the others, including Muhammad Ibrahim – who has worked with Abdul Rahman in construction in the past – say that voting is pointless.

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