The Future Of Palestinian-Israeli Security Cooperation
Media Mention of Ghaith al-Omari In The Daily Beast - January 14, 2013 - 1:00am


NEWS: Israeli occupation forces evict Palestinian protesters from the site of the controversial E1 settlement expansion, and PM Netanyahu vows to complete the project. Some Palestinian activists see such nonviolent protests as the wave of the future. Palestinian factions may be moving closer to a unity agreement, and Egypt says they have agreed to implement previous agreements. An American couple of Jewish origins are taken aback by aggressive security measures by Israel's airline. The EU details its planned drive for revivified peace talks in 2013. Jordan's King urges renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Aid groups in "Area C" must strictly follow Israeli occupation rules or risk having their projects destroyed. Palestinian officials, including PM Fayyad, call on Arab states to rescue the PA from its financial crisis. Palestinian refugees are reportedly starting to return to a beleaguered camp near Damascus. An Israeli soldier is charged with assaulting a Palestinian citizen of Israel at a checkpoint. The JTA profiles Yair Shamir, a possible successor to the indicted FM Lieberman as head of the Yisrael Beiteinu party. COMMENTARY: Dan Fleshler looks at threats facing Israeli-Palestinian security coordination. Shlomo Avineri says constructive unilateral steps by Israel and the Palestinians are now the only way forward. AP looks at tensions between Pres. Obama and Netanyahu. Amira Hass says the E1 protest marks a change of tactics for Palestinian activists. Karl Vick says Palestinians are adopting settler tactics. Aeyal Gross says it's the Israeli governments settlement policies, not Palestinian protesters, that are violating the law. Oudeh Basharat says Arab citizens in Israel must vote. Aluf Benn looks at the new film "The Gatekeepers." Alon Ben-Meir says lack of trust is a key reason for the impasse between Israel and the Palestinians. Uri Savir proposes a national emergency cabinet for the next Israeli government. Rajab Abu-Sariyyah says the Egyptian initiative for Palestinian national reconciliation is a failure. Larry Derfner profiles MK Zoabi, "the most hated woman in Israel." David Remnick profiles extremist Israeli politician Naftali Bennett.

The Party Faithful
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New Yorker
by David Remnick - (Opinion) January 14, 2013 - 1:00am


The Most Hated Woman in Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Larry Derfner - (Opinion) January 11, 2013 - 1:00am

  Sitting in a barren, slightly mildewy campaign office in this Arab village, I asked Haneen Zoabi, an Arab member of the Israeli Knesset, what it was like being the country's most hated politician. "It doesn't bother me at all," she said.

Failures of Palestinian Reconciliation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Rajab Abu Sariya - (Opinion) January 14, 2013 - 1:00am


A national emergency government
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Uri Savir - (Opinion) January 13, 2013 - 1:00am

I do not envy Binyamin Netanyahu on the morning of January 23.He will most probably wake up as a reelected prime minister with a hangover from a euphoric Netanyahu-style self-congratulatory victory speech.

Distrust and the reality of coexistence
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Alon Ben-Meir - (Opinion) January 13, 2013 - 1:00am

 One of the main impediments to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the lack of trust between the two sides.

The Shin Bet sewer cleaners
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Aluf Benn - (Opinion) January 13, 2013 - 1:00am

  "The Gatekeepers” isn’t just another leftist protest film against the occupation. Far from it. Dror Moreh’s documentary is the semi-official history of Israel’s Shin Bet security service since 1967, told from the mouths of six of its former leaders. This is the service’s version of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This is also the story of “the old elite,” which is fed up with the eternal war.

Arabs in Israel must vote
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Oudeh Basharat - (Opinion) January 14, 2013 - 1:00am


The Palestinian right of return to E-1
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eyal Gross - (Opinion) January 14, 2013 - 1:00am

  On Friday, as part of the petition against the eviction order of the "outpost" established by Palestinians in the E-1 corridor between Jerusalem and Ma'aleh Adumim, High Court Justice Neal Hendel granted a temporary order prohibiting the evacuation or destruction of tents erected by Palestinians on the lands of A-Tur, unless there was "an urgent security need."

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