Before the 1967 lines retire, too
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Opinion) November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

On Saturday afternoon light rain greeted the long column of cars crawling through the narrow lanes of the Palestinian village of Jayus in the heart of the northern West Bank. At the head of the column was a battered truck dragging behind it a cart laden with black plastic chairs. Little children gathered around the visitors, proudly showing off their knowledge of Hebrew. Curious onlookers looked out of windows at the strange men and women, most of them gray-haired and a few of them young. On one doorstep a mustached man surrounded by youths waved at the people arriving.

Palestinians Snub President Obama
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Diana Atallah - (Opinion) November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

Ramallah - Palestinians will not succumb to United States President Barak Obama’s request to postpone their United Nations bid and will ask members the UN’s General Assembly to vote on a resolution to upgrade the Palestinians’ status to a non-member state no later than the 29th of this month.

Separation from Palestinians crucial
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Ami Ayalon - (Opinion) November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

Barack Obama's reelection will concern the Israeli public throughout the election campaign and will likely affect the political establishment as well over the next four years. The US elections are the elections of the American citizens, who have America's interests in mind. The American economy has its own problems, and the State of Israel is not a major factor in the US' economic policy.

Is J Street Winning?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Steven J. Rosen - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

Will there be a tectonic shift in attitudes toward the Middle East among Democrats in the next Congress?

My Father's Peace Proposal
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Raja Shehadeh - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

A few days after the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories began on June 6, 1967, my father, Aziz Shehadeh, submitted a peace proposal to the Israeli government.

Diplomacy with Palestinians Key to Ending Israel’s Isolation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Calcalist
by Eitan Schwartz - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

Our refusal to have any kind of a diplomatic dialogue is a weight that will drag us underwater, both politically and economically-socially. Seeing worsening international isolation, Israel’s prestige among Diaspora Jews is also declining.  For the last two years, countries across the globe have been grappling with an ongoing economic and social crisis. The importance of having a social alternative that prioritizes the welfare of the citizen is unquestionable. But make no mistake: Social platforms go inextricably hand in hand with a diplomatic horizon. 

Israeli threat a sign of growing anxiety
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
(Editorial) November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

The Palestinian people should take satisfaction from Israel's latest bit of bluster, because it reveals growing alarm over the world's steadily growing support for Palestine. To be sure, there is nothing pleasing about the threat, made on Saturday by the Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz, that Israel will stop collecting taxes on the PA's behalf, and withhold money already collected, if the Palestinians persevere in their effort to take a step, via the United Nations, towards statehood.

The Israeli documentary putting military rule in Palestine on trial
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Rachel Shabi - (Film Review) November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

The Law In These Parts, an Israeli documentary awarded this year's Sundance World Cinema Grand Jury prize, examines how the country created a military-legal system to control the Palestinians in the lands Israel occupied in 1967. And at some point during the film, it becomes clear that it's the judges who are on trial. The documentary, which just screened as part of the UK Jewish Film Festival, features forceful archive footage, alongside a line-up of Israeli legal experts, explaining how they made Israel's occupation laws.

Israel’s situation, strategy in Obama’s second term
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Barry Rubin - (Opinion) November 11, 2012 - 1:00am

What should Israel’s policy and priorities be during President Barack Obama’s second term? There will be two key themes: minimize antagonism and cope with the negative consequences of US regional policy. Protect bilateral relations

Israel will avoid Gaza war but may mull Hamas assassinations
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff - (Opinion) November 12, 2012 - 1:00am

Sunday was another grueling day for Negev residents as dozens of missiles and mortar shells rained down from the Gaza Strip, leaving three people with shrapnel wounds and forcing hundreds of thousands into their protected spaces. The Israel Air Force killed two Islamic Jihad activists in a retaliatory strike, but the escalation in the south is increasing the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to intensify Israel's military response.

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