The Importance Of A Failed Summit
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gideon Levy - October 29, 2007 - 7:13pm

Do not belittle the Annapolis summit. Despite all the prophecies of failure, justified as they are, this summit could still make an important contribution to the history of Israeli-Arab negotiations: For the first time, it will become crystal-clear who aspires toward peace and, more important, who flees from it as if from fire.

The Right Of Return (to Britain)
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Tamara Traubmann - October 29, 2007 - 7:12pm

Thousands of people and one very active Internet site have been busy these days with Khaled Al-Mudallal's right to return - that is, his right to return to the University of Bradford in England. Mudallal, 22, was supposed to be devoting his entire attention right now to his last year of studies for a bachelor's degree in business administration. But instead, he is stuck in Rafah and cannot see how he will be able to leave the Gaza Strip and finish his studies.

An Interview With Adnan Husseini
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bitterlemons
(Interview) October 29, 2007 - 7:10pm

bitterlemons: We've heard recently Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert talk about the outlying neighborhoods of Jerusalem and that Israel might be willing to "divide" Jerusalem. What do you make of this? Husseini: First of all, we've been hearing such ideas for a while, but we also see the objections from many others in Israel, so we can't really trust these statements.

Something To Consider Before Attacking
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Rami Khouri - (Opinion) October 29, 2007 - 7:09pm

The main Middle Eastern issue being discussed in the US these days is not Iraq, Arab-Israeli peacemaking, or Turkish-Kurdish-Iraqi tensions, but rather what to do about Iran and its perceived threat to the region, the US and the world. The Bush administration sets a shrill and aggressive tone on this and is taking action, including this week's new sanctions against the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, its Quds Force, and several banks.

Survivors Protest At Israel's Stance On Armenian Genocide
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Independent
by Donald Macintyre - October 29, 2007 - 7:07pm

She has no memory of her father or mother. She was abandoned as an infant –it almost certainly saved her life because she was found on the side of the road by an American missionary – on one of the death marches in 1915 from Gurun, in central Anatolia. Even her name was given to her by the Near East Relief orphanage in Lebanon where she grew up. Sadly, she says, most of her fellow survivors in Jerusalem of the Armenian genocide have died.

Israel Accused Of ‘punishment’ Over Gaza Fuel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Financial Times
by Tobias Buck - October 29, 2007 - 7:06pm

srael on Sunday restricted fuel supplies to the 1.4m Palestinians living in Gaza, part of a crackdown on ­militants operating in the coastal strip and the latest attempt to weaken the grip on the territory of Hamas, the Islamist movement. Ehud Barak, defence minister, last week gave the green light to a plan to reduce the flow of electricity and fuel into the strip. His decision was prompted by the recent rise in the number of rockets fired from inside Gaza at the Israeli town of Sderot.

Israeli Press Review - October 29, 2007 - Vol. 9, Issue 9
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Americans For Peace Now
by Middle East Peace Report - (Special Report) October 29, 2007 - 7:05pm

LESS POWER: Israel began cutting fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, in line with its recent decision intended to put pressure on Gaza's leaders in response to months of Palestinian rocket attacks against Israel. Gaza residents have reportedly begun to form lines at gasoline stations, stocking up for the shortage.  

Gaza Reports Israeli Fuel Cutbacks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Los Angeles Times
by Richard Bourdreaux - October 29, 2007 - 7:02pm

Israel reduced fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip on Sunday, Palestinian officials said, bringing promised pressure on the beleaguered territory's Hamas rulers after months of cross-border rocket attacks. Mujahed Salameh, head of the Palestinian Authority's Petrol Agency, said diesel deliveries for Gaza's only power plant were 12% below normal and gasoline deliveries were half their normal level. He said the Israeli company that is Gaza's sole fuel supplier told him the Defense Ministry had ordered the limits.

Orthodox Rabbi Breaks Taboo With Talk Of Dividing Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Tom Tugend - October 29, 2007 - 7:01pm

A prominent Orthodox rabbi has broken a taboo by publicly advocating that his community consider a possible division of Jerusalem to achieve a lasting peace with the Palestinians. Rabbi Yosef Kanefsky of B’nai David Judea wrote in Friday’s Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles that the “worst-case scenario” of returning the Western Wall and the Temple Mount to Arab control would be horrifying and unfathomable to him.

Israel Can't Cut Power To Gaza - Attorney General
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Adam Entous - October 29, 2007 - 6:59pm

Israel's attorney general told the government on Monday it could not cut electrical power to the Gaza Strip as part of its sanctions against the Hamas controlled territory, although he did approve other measures. Israel began implementing economic sanctions on Sunday in what it said was a response to Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli towns from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave.

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