Hamas Forces Break Up Pro-Unity Protests in Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Fares Akram - March 15, 2011 - 12:00am

Mass protests in Gaza on Tuesday were violently broken up by Hamas police officers and security officers, many in plainclothes, witnesses said. The demonstrations, organized by independent Palestinian youth activists, called for national unity. At least five people, including three local journalists, were treated at a hospital after being beaten at the demonstration, employees at the hospital said.

Neighbors’ Blood Binds Settlers to West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - March 15, 2011 - 12:00am

To outsiders, this Jewish settlement clinging to a hill in the northern West Bank would seem to offer a precarious existence. Surrounded by Palestinian villages and near one of the largest Palestinian cities, Nablus, with a population of more than 120,000, Itamar has about 1,000 residents, many of them children or transient students studying at its religious academies.

ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New Yorker
by David Remnick - (Opinion) March 21, 2011 - 12:00am

Psychobiography in politics is ordinarily a mug’s game. Sometimes, though, an assessment of inherited traits and ideologies can be telling. For years, Israeli and American commentators have been waiting for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to leave behind the right-wing Revisionist ideology of his father, Benzion, a historian of the Spanish Inquisition, and, like Nixon leaving for China, end the occupation of the Palestinian territories.

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