December 26th

Obama must not bend to Israeli pressure
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by Marwan Kabalan - (Opinion) December 21, 2012 - 12:00am


 


Palestinians need to rally support of allies at the UN
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
(Editorial) December 21, 2012 - 12:00am


 


Building blocs
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) December 20, 2012 - 12:00am


The present Likud-Yisrael Beytenu-led government – which according to all recent polls will remain in office after the 22 election – has been bombarded with condemnations from home and from abroad for in Jerusalem and in consensus settlement blocs. Not only European nations traditionally critical of Israel but also allies such as the US and Germany have issued strongly worded denunciations of the housing projects. Even Tzipi Livni, head of a new party bearing her name, and Yesh Atid’s Yair Lapid have weighed in against the building.


If parliament has no Arabs
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Mohammad Darawshe - (Opinion) December 21, 2012 - 12:00am


 


An unacceptable disqualification
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) December 20, 2012 - 12:00am


  The Central Elections Committee's decision to bar MK Hanin Zuabi (Balad) from running in the upcoming election is arbitrary and unacceptable. Zuabi was an active and successful MK, and even her participation in a Turkish-sponsored protest flotilla to Gaza in 2010 is not an excuse for disqualifying her.


Abbas, sending mixed messages is not peacemaking
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Abraham H. Foxman - (Opinion) December 20, 2012 - 12:00am


  Read the op-ed page of most newspapers around the world, and you would be convinced that Israel’s leadership, policies and ideology are to blame for the moribund state of Israeli-Palestinian relations. If only Israel took dramatic action (usually involving a change in its approach to settlements) to demonstrate it is truly committed to reaching peace - according to those opinion-makers - all the rest would neatly fall into place.


Israel's settlement push kills two-state solution, leaving Palestinians few options
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Mustafa Barghouthi - (Opinion) December 20, 2012 - 12:00am


 


Israeli settlement plan is a blow to Mideast peace process
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Boston Globe
(Editorial) December 21, 2012 - 12:00am


 


The Fading Mideast Peace Dream
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
(Editorial) December 20, 2012 - 12:00am


  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s aggressive new push to expand settlements in the West Bank and Jerusalem further isolates Israel while diminishing fading hopes for a two-state solution with the Palestinians.


Two Palestinians break into IDF base, assault soldier and steal his weapon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Gili Cohen - December 21, 2012 - 12:00am


  Two Palestinians broke into an IDF base, attacked a soldier and stole his weapon before fleeing the scene early Friday morning.



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