Beilin to quit Israeli politics
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC News
October 29, 2008 - 8:00pm

The veteran left-wing Israeli politician, Yossi Beilin, has said he will retire from political life after the general election due in February. Mr Beilin initiated ground-breaking talks between Israel and the Palestinians during the early 1990s which led to the Oslo Peace Accords. He also helped develop the Geneva Initiative, an unofficial peace deal negotiated by figures from both sides. A spokeswoman said the former Meretz party head remained committed to peace.

Israelis and Palestinians Launch Web Start-Up
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Dina Kraft - October 29, 2008 - 8:00pm

Nibbling doughnuts and wrestling with computer code, the workers at, an Internet start-up here, are holding their weekly staff meeting — with colleagues on the other side of the Israeli-Palestinian divide. They trade ideas through a video hookup that connects the West Bank office with one in Israel in the first joint technology venture of its kind between Israelis and Palestinians.

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