NEWS: Iran reportedly acquires images of sensitive Israeli military installations from Hezbollah drones. DM Barak is hoping to extend his political career. Israel and militants in Gaza continue to exchange fire. Palestinians are moving forward with a renewed UN bid later in November. The controversy continues about Jews praying on the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif in occupied East Jerusalem. UNRWA strongly disputes Israeli claims that militants use its facilities to fire rockets towards Israel. Hamas leaders insist they want to end Palestinian political divisions. A new poll suggests more Americans believe Pres. Obama is Jewish than he is Muslim, when in fact he is a Christian. An Israeli human rights group says, unlike the government, it will cooperate with a UN investigation into settlement activity. The Dead Sea is shrinking at a record rate. Bahrain denies reports that its King will visit Gaza. COMMENTARY: Geoffrey Aronson says Israel's new Netanyahu-Lieberman alliance could make it almost impossible for the United States to secure a settlement freeze. Gideon Levy agrees with critics of his article last week that Israelis would accept apartheid-like arrangements, but only if their preference for two states cannot be realized. Yehuda Ben Meir insists most Israelis don't want apartheid. Benjamin Pogrund says Israel has moved to the right, but it is not an apartheid state. Akiva Eldar says the alliance between PM Netanyahu and FM Lieberman could be counterintuitively good news. Eitan Haber says the plans of the late PM Rabin will be implemented by whoever is Prime Minister. Jeff Barak says the Likud party may be abandoning the legacy of Jabotinsky. Linda Gradstein says Hamas may be gaining in international legitimacy. Nathan Jeffay says Israeli government recognition of a university in a settlement in the occupied West Bank may spur boycott movements. Nicolas Pelham looks at the growth of extremist Islamist movements in Gaza.

Gaza: A Way Out?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Review Of Books
(Blog) October 26, 2012 - 12:00am


Will Upgrading West Bank College Boost Boycott Movement?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Forward
by Nathan Jeffay - (Analysis) October 27, 2012 - 12:00am


Islamist Hamas in Gaza Gaining International Legitimacy?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

  Since the Islamist Hamas movement forcibly took over the impoverished Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has worked hard to isolate Hamas. It imposed a strict blockade on the Strip, and repeatedly insisted that Hamas is a terrorist organization with whom Israel will not negotiate until it renounces terrorism and recognizes the Jewish state. Israel also succeeded in keeping visiting heads of state away from Gaza.

Reality Check: Is Likud abandoning Jabotinsky?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Jeff Barak - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

At tonight’s (Monday) Likud convention, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask his party to jettison its proud liberal-democratic heritage and run on a joint list with Yisrael Beytenu, solely in order to ensure he will be asked by the president to form the country’s next government following January’s elections. As to whatever happens afterwards to the Likud, Netanyahu frankly does not give a damn so long as he is safely ensconced back in the official prime ministerial residence in Balfour Street for a third term.

Rabin's path will prevail
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Eitan Haber - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


Two of them going nowhere
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


Israel has moved to the right, but it is not an apartheid state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Benjamin Pogrund - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


Most of us don't want apartheid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Yehuda Ben Meir - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

  Last week Haaretz wrote about a survey of a representative sample of Israeli Jews. In Hebrew, the article was entitled "Most Israelis support an apartheid regime in Israel," and below it appeared the subhead: "A new survey reveals racist viewpoints of Israeli Jews."

Errors and omissions excepted
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gideon Levy - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

  This article is meant to fix a few mistakes. They shouldn't have happened; we must acknowledge them, apologize for them and fix them. They were not made intentionally, but as a result of neglect due to time pressure. Now is the time to make things right.

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