Mideast threats that can't be ignored
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Jackson Diehl - (Opinion) January 13, 2011 - 1:00am

Barack Obama has been fortunate in the Middle East so far. Yes, his attempt to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has been a high-profile failure. But Israel, the Palestinians and the region as a whole have enjoyed a remarkable stretch of relative tranquility and stability during the past two years.

Gaza: Hamas Tries to Curb Rocket Attacks on Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
January 13, 2011 - 1:00am

Hamas deployed forces near the Israeli border on Thursday to try to prevent smaller militant groups from firing rockets, a sign that the movement may be concerned about possible Israeli retaliation. Hamas, the militant Islamist movement that governs Gaza, met with representatives of the groups late Wednesday and told them to hold their fire. The Israeli military says at least 25 rockets and mortar shells have exploded in southern Israel this month, wounding several Israelis.

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