U.S. Struggles to Restore Middle East Talks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Mark Landler - November 10, 2010 - 1:00am

With tensions between the United States and Israel flaring again over Jewish settlements, the Obama administration and its allies worked feverishly on multiple fronts Wednesday to put Middle East peace talks back on track.

Whose Jerusalem?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
(Editorial) November 10, 2010 - 1:00am

Jerusalem is not a settlement, the Prime Minister of Israel stated unequivocally, and what Jew could disagree? Jerusalem is the city of gold, the beating heart of the Jewish people, the place where it all began and where it continues. Jerusalem receives our prayers as often as they are uttered; it is the magnet for all those in exile, pulling us in its direction. Jerusalem is not a settlement because a settlement implies something temporary, extemporaneous, movable — and Jerusalem cannot be moved. The ancient stones anchor it forever.

It is time for the US to show it is an honest broker
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
(Editorial) November 11, 2010 - 1:00am

It is not often that a diplomatic row plays out in front of a global audience - especially when two heads of state are involved. So it was no small matter that the US president Barack Obama openly expressed his dismay at the newly announced Israeli settlements in East Jerusalem during his visit to Indonesia this week.

Obama and the Harvesting of Disappointments.
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Dar Al-Hayat
by Elias Harfoush - November 9, 2010 - 1:00am

This week, Benjamin Netanyahu had Washington “to himself”. The climate in the American capital could not have been better for the prime minister of Israel. His defeated rival, Barack Obama, was outside the capital, on an Asian trip that American commentators described as the best possible opportunity for him to catch his breath after his historic defeat in the mid-term elections.

Editorial: Obama and Muslims
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
(Editorial) November 10, 2010 - 1:00am

So President Barack Obama thinks that more works needs to be done to end Muslim mistrust of the US but that he is making progress on reducing misunderstanding between the two. The US president is either living in an ivory tower, totally divorced from reality, or he is being thoroughly dishonest, hoping that Muslims can be fobbed off with fine words.

American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017