Scant Response to Video of a Violent Israeli Prison Night Search
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Forward
by Nathan Jeffay - May 17, 2011 - 12:00am

In the video, there was screaming, cursing and shooting that left one prisoner dead. But when, in early April, Israelis were given a fly-on-the-wall view of one of the most violent nights in the history of their prison service, other media outlets met it with a collective shrug. Those involved in monitoring Israel’s treatment of Palestinian security prisoners say this reflects a broader hardening of attitudes toward their treatment by the legal establishment and the general public.

Exchange of Services between Israel and the “Protestors”
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Dar Al-Hayat
by Elias Harfoush - (Opinion) May 17, 2011 - 12:00am

Once again, Israel proves to whomever still needs a proof, that its regime is completely similar to the oppression regimes and the Arab movements of “resistance.” Meanwhile, Israel claims that these regimes are completely opposite to it both on the intellectual and practical level; and that it is confronting them.

Israel fears Palestinian nonviolence
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Rami Khouri - (Opinion) May 18, 2011 - 12:00am

The simultaneous marches Sunday by thousands of Palestinian refugees who approached, and in places breached, the Israeli borders, causing Israeli troops to open fire and kill over a dozen refugees, have been treated by Israel as an existential threat – which is exactly what this is. The fact that the grandchildren of the original Palestinian refugees made this symbolic gesture on the anniversary of the dismemberment of Palestine and the creation of Israel in 1948 should worry the Israelis deeply, because it speaks volumes about the state of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict today.

"Resistance is our legitimate right"
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bitterlemons
(Interview) May 18, 2011 - 12:00am

BI: The US killing of Osama bin Laden provides an opportunity to look back at recent years. What are the lessons that Hamas learned in the period after September 11 until today? Specifically, what has Hamas learned about its program of resistance? Bardawil: First of all, we have to distinguish between Hamas' project of resistance against the occupation and Bin Laden's project of global jihad. Our project preceded Bin Laden's [and is] part of our legal right to end the occupation and get our freedom.

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