March 1st

Future Cloudy As Palestinians Dissolve Peace Team
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from National Public Radio (NPR)
by Sheera Frenkel - March 1, 2011 - 1:00am

As popular uprisings continue to spread across the Middle East, Palestinian leaders have made a number of moves aimed at appeasing would-be protesters in the West Bank. Among those is the dismantling of their entire peacemaking apparatus, which has become deeply unpopular after years of failed peace talks. Palestinian officials say it is now unclear who would negotiate for them if the peace process resumes.

In Mideast, peace map is in sight
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Boston Globe
by H.d.s. Greenway - March 1, 2011 - 1:00am

CONVENTIONAL WISDOM has it that with the Arab world in turmoil, this is a time for Israel to batten down the hatches, and put any talk of peace with the Palestinians on ice for awhile. But there are Israeli voices, both in and out of government, who say this is exactly the time, with the old Arab order changing, to lance the Palestinian boil and go for a two-state solution.

Netanyahu Warns on Settlements
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
February 28, 2011 - 1:00am

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu berated leaders of his conservative-leaning Likud Party on Monday after they pressed him for more settlement construction, telling them that Israel was under international pressure and operating in a complex new reality in the Middle East. “People don’t understand the reality they are living in,” Mr. Netanyahu was quoted as telling an assembly of Likud ministers and legislators, as well as some leaders of Jewish settler councils from the West Bank, who then passed on the remarks to the Israeli news media.

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