October 30th

Israel to limit cluster bombs in possible war with Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dan Williams - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

   Israel would use a lot fewer cluster munitions in any future war with Hezbollah than it did in their 2006 conflict, even though it would go into southern Lebanon earlier and harder, a senior Israeli military officer said on Monday.

Israel believes sanctions on Iran hit Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Amy Teibel - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am


Abbas concerned by Qatar emir visit
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
(Analysis) October 27, 2012 - 12:00am

President Mahmoud Abbas said Friday he was concerned about the Qatari emir's visit to the Gaza Strip, saying it could lead to Gaza's separation from the West Bank.  Abbas made the remarks while visiting the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat on the first day of Eid al-Adha.  The president stressed that his bid to upgrade Palestine's status at the UN was one of the most important things he could do for the Palestinian people.  The UN bid aims to preserve the two-state solution, he said. 

Israel reckons with unraveling Gaza policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Joel Greenberg - (Analysis) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am

When the emir of Qatar paid the first visit by a head of state to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip last week, there were two different reactions from the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Israel: Arrests for Rebuilding Hamas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - (Analysis) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

Israel’s security service, Shin Bet, has arrested about 30 Palestinians in the West Bank over the past few months on suspicion of working to rebuild the local infrastructure of 

Syria rebels, Palestinian fighters clash
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Australian
(Analysis) October 30, 2012 - 12:00am


October 29th

Gaza: A Way Out?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Review Of Books
(Blog) October 26, 2012 - 12:00am


Will Upgrading West Bank College Boost Boycott Movement?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Forward
by Nathan Jeffay - (Analysis) October 27, 2012 - 12:00am


Islamist Hamas in Gaza Gaining International Legitimacy?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

  Since the Islamist Hamas movement forcibly took over the impoverished Gaza Strip in 2007, Israel has worked hard to isolate Hamas. It imposed a strict blockade on the Strip, and repeatedly insisted that Hamas is a terrorist organization with whom Israel will not negotiate until it renounces terrorism and recognizes the Jewish state. Israel also succeeded in keeping visiting heads of state away from Gaza.

Reality Check: Is Likud abandoning Jabotinsky?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Jeff Barak - (Opinion) October 29, 2012 - 12:00am

At tonight’s (Monday) Likud convention, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will ask his party to jettison its proud liberal-democratic heritage and run on a joint list with Yisrael Beytenu, solely in order to ensure he will be asked by the president to form the country’s next government following January’s elections. As to whatever happens afterwards to the Likud, Netanyahu frankly does not give a damn so long as he is safely ensconced back in the official prime ministerial residence in Balfour Street for a third term.

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