Encountering Peace: Partners in dispute
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) December 17, 2012 - 1:00am

I got a letter today from a friend who has a senior position in one of Israel’s important ministries. He used to work with me. He has spent years in the IDF and was one of the people in charge of security cooperation with the Palestinian Authority. He wrote that he continues to admire my dedication to peace with the Palestinians, and that he has no doubt my reasons for continuing to believe and work for peace stem from my commitment to the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

The mountain and the mouse
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Nahum Barnea - (Opinion) December 14, 2012 - 1:00am

Avigdor Lieberman is a damaging politician. He is damaging as a foreign minister and he is damaging as the leader of a party that seeks to destroy the democratic regime. He also causes damage with the norms he has adopted for himself as a public figure, the improper means by which he made money for himself and members of his family and the trickery he used to thwart the investigations against him.

First Zoabi, then you
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
(Opinion) December 17, 2012 - 1:00am

Here we go again; as if this hasn't happened five times before. Knesset members from the extreme right are demanding that the Balad party and Hanin Zoabi be disqualified from the upcoming elections.

A Palestinian boycott of Israeli goods won't hurt Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - (Opinion) December 17, 2012 - 1:00am

  Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called upon Palestinians on Saturday to boycott Israeli products, as a response to the Netanyahu government’s decision not to transfer to the PA the taxes and customs duties it is due to receive.

Netanyahu is pandering to the religious right
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Aluf Benn - (Opinion) December 17, 2012 - 1:00am

  In the previous election campaign Benjamin Netanyahu promised change, but back then he was in the opposition and wanted to return to power. Now, when he's asking the voters for four more years as prime minister, his campaign slogan should be "No change," "I don't want change," or simply "Netanyahu. The status quo."

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