Arab Spring and the Israeli enemy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
by Abdulateef Al-Mulhim - (Opinion) October 6, 2012 - 12:00am

Thirty-nine years ago, on Oct. 6, 1973, the third major war between the Arabs and Israel broke out. The war lasted only 20 days. The two sides were engaged in two other major wars, in 1948 and 1967.

Enough Already
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

Once every four years, rational, right-thinking Americans get crazy. Election ads clearly hype up an already polarized electorate. And right about now, on the hot-button issues of the day -- debt, deficit, who's leading from behind in foreign policy and who's not -- many Americans seem to lose the capacity to think for themselves.

New Film Explores Israeli, Arab Views on Sex With the ‘Other’
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Sophie Claudet - (Interview) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

PARIS — It all started when Yolande Zauberman and her partner in life and work, Selim Nassib, began to work on a screenplay of Nassib’s novel, The Palestinian Lover, which tells the story of an alleged, passionate affair between Golda Meir and a rich Arab banker in then British-administered Palestine.

Israel Can Deter Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Reuven Pedatzur - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

The failure of Israeli policymaking with regards to the Iranian nuclear threat is rooted in the fact that Israeli leaders are completely ignoring the need to discuss Israel’s policy in the event that Iran succeeds in equipping itself with nuclear weapons. In all the discussions taking place in the closed forums led by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the focus is on one question alone: whether or not to attack the Iranian nuclear facilities.

The miraculous October 1973 victory
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
by Emad El Din Adeeb - (Opinion) September 10, 2012 - 12:00am

I find it particularly painful when some of my colleagues show a lack of appreciation for the victorious October 1973 war; a miraculous humanitarian and military victory by any standards.

Zionist fantacide
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

A day doesn’t go by when I am not asked “isn’t the two-state solution dead?” Today I was asked twice. A former staunch Israeli supporter of this solution called me this evening and said he wanted to begin talking to Palestinians about other options because “it is too late to move the settlers out of the West Bank, they are there to stay and we have to find some way to live together.”

61 seats - mission possible
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Sefi Rachlevsky - (Opinion) October 10, 2012 - 12:00am

A year ago, in private conversations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak marked the winter of 2013 as the time for elections - and not because of the budget. The reason was U.S. President Barack Obama. Netanyahu wanted Obama to have as little time as possible to take revenge on him. The thing is, now Republican candidate Mitt Romney might win. To risk losing eight months with him as president - months so decisive for a war with Iran - is a tough gamble for Netanyahu.

Is Romney's foreign policy a radical departure from Obama's?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Chris McGreal - (Opinion) October 8, 2012 - 12:00am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has given his most detailed foreign policy speech to date. But how does Romney's vision for America's place in the world compare to the policies currently being pursued by the Obama administration – and there any contradictions? Syria

Romney spares details as he hits Obama on foreign policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Andrew Quinn - (Analysis) October 8, 2012 - 12:00am

WASHINGTON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday ratcheted up his campaign to cast President Barack Obama as a weak steward of U.S. power, but offered few specific clues about how he would handle world crises differently.

Where Settler Terrorism Comes From
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

Following a series of violent incidents involving settler and pro-settler Jewish Israeli extremists, including the attempted lynching of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, many Israelis expressed concern about the rise in violent hatred within their society and wondered where it was coming from. Several incidents over the weekend demonstrated that this trend is only intensifying and clearly pointed to why.

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