Jordan’s King Abdullah II warns Mideast peace prospects are dim
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joby Warrick - June 16, 2011 - 12:00am

The failure of U.S. and international efforts to rekindle Middle East peace talks last month has all but doomed chances for a breakthrough in the near future, Jordan’s King Abdullah II said in an interview in which he warned that the failure may cause the outbreak of a new armed uprising in the Palestinian territories.

Godspeed to Jerusalem, Glenn Beck
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Larry Derfner - (Opinion) June 15, 2011 - 12:00am

The American Right and Israeli Right have become the closest, most natural of allies. The Glenn Beck rally in Jerusalem for Israel, or at least for everything that’s lousy about Israel, is taking shape. According to Wednesday’s Yediot Aharonot, the rally has a name – “Restoring Courage.” Also a date – August 24. Also a place, or places – the Old City and Teddy Stadium. Also, tentatively, some guests of honor – Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee.

And what about statehood?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
by Daoud Kuttab - (Opinion) June 16, 2011 - 12:00am

The Palestinian strategy to achieve statehood is making significance progress among certain international political circles, but it is still lacking the necessary coordination and cohesion to bear the desired results. President Mahmoud Abbas and his West Bank Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have succeeded in detonating the familiar anti-Palestinian arsenal that Israel's public relations teams have employed against Palestinian aspirations.

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