March 3rd

Abbas Halts Mideast Talks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Baltimore Sun
by Richard Boudreaux - March 3, 2008 - 6:49pm

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas suspended peace talks with Israel yesterday amid growing international criticism of the Jewish state's incursion into the Gaza Strip. Mounting casualties in Gaza drew protests from European and Arab capitals and sent thousands of Palestinians into the streets across the West Bank, where Israeli troops killed a teenager during a demonstration.

Give Palestinians A Chance To Implement The 'road Map'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bitterlemons
by Yossi Alpher - (Opinion) March 3, 2008 - 6:46pm

Under the circumstances, and by comparison to its predecessors, the current Palestinian Authority (PA) government in Ramallah led by President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is making reasonable progress toward fulfilling its "road map" phase I security obligations. Of course there is still a lot to be desired - but the PA deserves better than the degree of reciprocation it has received thus far from Israel.

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