The Danger of Banning Anti-Zionist Protests
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Atlantic
by Wendy Kaminer - (Opinion) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Jewish Americans of my parents' generation endured open, outright, self-righteous discrimination in employment, education, and public accommodations -- discrimination that was not just respectable but legal until the passage of mid 20th century civil rights laws. They lived through World War II, witnessing the Holocaust not as history but in real time. Speaking from experience, they bequeathed to us one wry definition of an anti-Semite as "someone who hates Jews more than he should."

Stick a Label On It, Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hannah Weisfeld - (Opinion) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

There is, apparently, much concern in Jerusalem over renewed attempts within Europe, led by the Danes, to force Israel to label products being exported from the West Bank with their place of origin. The goods are not party to the preferential EU-Israel trade agreement, and there is increasing pressure from consumers to know where the goods are produced.

Ulterior motives
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
(Editorial) October 17, 2012 - 12:00am

Palestine has once again faced vocal rejection of its statehood bid, this time in a statement from the United States declaring that such a move would set back the peace process. The U.S. has said the decision must include Israel, and has further warned European countries, in a private memo, not to support Palestine’s bid.

Hamas redefines itself after leaving Syria for new allies
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Dalia Hatuqa - (Opinion) October 17, 2012 - 12:00am

This month, Hamas's political leader Khaled Meshaal took part in a conference hosted by Turkey's ruling AKP party. A commentator on Syria's state-run Al Dunya television channel compared Mr Meshaal to "an orphan" looking for shelter after being rebuffed by other countries, further admonishing the group's leader for his seeming ingratitude to Syria.

Binational reality
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) October 17, 2012 - 12:00am

With the start of the election campaign, the major parties are displaying a worrying tendency to put social, economic and security issues at the top of the agenda while evading the diplomatic issue at the root of Israel's democratic identity.

Only one Israeli leader can unseat Netanyahu: Netanyahu
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Bradley Burston - (Opinion) October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

In the Israeli electoral landscape, there is only one leader capable of unseating Benjamin Netanyahu. He's done it before, more than once, and if current indications hold, he can surely do it again. With some 100 days remaining before Israelis go to the polls, the prime minister has but one serious rival standing between him and re-election: Benjamin Netanyahu.

Arafat widow questioned in French murder probe: source
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
October 17, 2012 - 12:00am

French investigators probing the death of Yasser Arafat questioned his widow Suha, who claims the veteran Palestinian leader may have been poisoned, in France in mid-September, a source told AFP Wednesday. France opened a murder enquiry in late August after Arafat’s family launched legal action following reports he may have died from radioactive polonium near Paris in 2004.

Arafat death probe to Ramallah next month: Palestinian
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Agence France Presse (AFP)
October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories — French investigators into the death of Yasser Arafat will arrive on November 26 in Ramallah, where the former Palestinian leader is entombed, a Palestinian source familiar with the case said on Tuesday.

Palestinians to vote again after 7-year hiatus
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by Dalia Hatuqa - October 17, 2012 - 12:00am

Ramallah: Just ahead of the much-vaunted local Palestinian elections, tensions flared amidst rivalling campaigners and billboards and brochures peppered the West Bank cities and villages.

Hamas PM transfers powers to deputy, as he vies for top political role
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Elhanan Miller - October 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Hamas’s Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh reportedly transferred his authorities to his deputy Ziad Zaza on Tuesday, in a move analysts consider the start of his campaign to replace Khaled Mashaal as head of Hamas’s political bureau.

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