Neither Hamas nor Israel seem to want new war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times
March 30, 2011 - 12:00am

After 10 days of strikes and counter-strikes, a sense of calm appeared to have returned to the tense Israeli-Gaza border over the weekend, despite an air strike on Sunday that killed two members of Islamic Jihad's military wing. Gaza's armed groups have agreed to observe a period of calm if Israel reciprocates, but a rocket fell in Israel late on Tuesday, prompting another air strike overnight which killed a third Islamic Jihad militant and threatened to see a return of the tit-for-tat violence.

Do Israel's recent efforts to bolster security undermine its democracy?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Joshua Mitnick - March 29, 2011 - 12:00am

A flurry of votes in Israel’s parliament on controversial legislation affecting the country’s Arab minority is reigniting a debate about whether the right-leaning majority is trampling democratic norms in an effort to bolster the security of the Jewish state. The parliament, known as the Knesset, on Monday night passed into law an amendment to the country’s citizenship law to allow the state to strip the citizenship of anyone convicted of espionage, terrorism, or "disloyalty" to the state.

Why Palestinians Should Learn About the Holocaust
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Mohammed Dajani Daoudi, Robert Satloff - (Opinion) March 29, 2011 - 12:00am

Should Palestinian and other Arab schools teach their students about the Holocaust?

Israel: Facebook Removes a Page Calling for Violence
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jennifer Preston - March 29, 2011 - 12:00am

After complaints by Israeli officials and American Jewish groups, Facebook took down a page Tuesday by Palestinian supporters that called for violence against Jews and an uprising against Israel. The page, titled “Third Palestinian Intifada,” began this month as a call for peaceful protests in the occupied Palestinian territories, one of more than a dozen Facebook pages used recently to mobilize uprisings across the Middle East and North Africa. The unidentified advocates who managed the page initially removed comments that promoted violence, according to Facebook officials.

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