517,774 Jewish settlers live in West Bank: report
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
August 4, 2010 - 12:00am

Around 517,774 Jewish settlers live in settlements in the West Bank, according to a report published Tuesday by Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS). According to the report, settlements in the West Bank were distributed into four strips, namely the eastern strip including 28 settlements, mountain strip including 31 settlements, western hills strip including 48 settlements and the greater Jerusalem strip including 37 settlements.

The lie behind the right wing's truth
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shlomo Avineri - (Opinion) August 4, 2010 - 12:00am

Some people are surprised at recent expressions of support on the right for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, through what appears to be a readiness to grant Israeli citizenship to Palestinians living in territories that would be annexed. I'm surprised they're surprised, because that has been the right wing's position since 1967. It's just that it hasn't been easy to openly advocate an explicitly annexationist stance.

The Implications of the Fayyad-Plan
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from ISN Security Watch
by Andrin Hauri - August 4, 2010 - 12:00am

With the security situation in the West Bank improving, Benjamin Netanyahu promoted the idea of an “economic peace” with the Palestinians during the last Israeli parliamentary election in 2008 and again in his foreign policy speech to the nation in June 2009, arguing that economics, not politics, is the key to peace. Underlying this talk is the logic that “economic peace will support and bolster the achievement of political settlements down the line.”

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