Palestinians protest U.S. veto of resolution condemning Israel's settlement policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - February 20, 2011 - 1:00am

Angry Palestinians staged a protest here Sunday against the United States' veto Friday of a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel's settlement policy, with participants denouncing President Obama and predicting that the move will harm Washington's standing across the roiling Middle East. The gathering, attended by about 300 supporters of the ruling Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and government employees, reflected broader public disappointment here with the veto, the first cast by the Obama administration at the United Nations.

Will Egypt Be a Partner in Peace?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Michael B. Oren - (Editorial) February 19, 2011 - 1:00am

FOLLOWING an uprising in Cairo, Israel’s prime minister told the Knesset that he “wishes to see a free, independent and progressive Egypt,” and that “the stormy developments there may contain positive trends for progress.” The prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, spoke on Aug. 18, 1952, shortly after a young and seemingly moderate officer, Gamal Abdel Nasser, came to power.

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