Gaza rockets kill 3 Israelis, hit near Tel Aviv
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Ibrahim Barzak - November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM —Palestinian militants barraged Israel with nearly 150 rockets on Thursday, killing three people and striking the southern outskirts of Tel Aviv as Israel pressed a punishing campaign of airstrikes on militant targets across the Gaza Strip. As nightfall approached, the fighting showed no signs of slowing, and the rocket attack on the city of Rishon Lezion, by far the deepest target reached by Gaza militants so far, raised the likelihood of an even tougher Israeli response.

Strategic Dimensions Of Attacking Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Yossi Alpher - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

There can be no doubt that the Hamas leaders in Gaza brought this on themselves. Recent rocket attacks from the Strip no longer made any pretence of being perpetrated by more extreme Salafists and assorted jihadists. Rather than distance itself from the attacks, Hamas has been taking the credit for sending up to one million Israelis in the Gaza periphery into safe rooms and shelters.

Improper timing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
(Editorial) November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

After several days of tension, the fragile Gaza Strip has once again grabbed the world’s headlines with the type of explosion of violence that has become predictable and puzzling.

Is This the Real Concern of the Palestinians?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Elias Harfoush - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

There is a question that requires some courage to be asked at this point in time, i.e.

Beyond Gaza rhetoric
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Jonathan Rosen - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

The Gaza Strip erupted in yet another convulsion of violence this past week. Over the course of three days, Palestinian militiamen fired more than 100 missiles, rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilian and military targets, sowing terror among the hundreds of thousands of people who live in southern Israel.

Scarlet 'A' Is for 'Anti-Semitism'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Eva IIIouz - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

Like Hester Prynne, the heroine of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1850 novel “The Scarlet Letter” about the rigid and harsh religiosity of 17th century Puritans, many contemporary Jewish intellectuals are marked with the infamous letter ‘A’ (not for adultery as in the novel, but for anti-Semitism).

An endless war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Eitan Haber - (Opinion) November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

The seculars among us congratulated the IDF on Wednesday while the religious between us prayed for the army and for the State of Israel, as the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to the unstoppable rocket fire from the Gaza Strip.

Calm things down
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
(Editorial) November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

Ahmed Jabari, the Hamas chief of staff, was a military man who dedicated his life to war against Israel. His assassination yesterday by the Israel Defense Forces is supposed to send a message to Hamas, to the effect that it would do well to have more moderate figures as its leaders. However, past experience teaches that pinpoint assassinations of the heads of political movements and military organizations are not necessarily effective, and that they usually give rise to even more extreme leaders instead.

Ahead of Gaza offensive, Netanyahu's Israel did its best to lull Hamas to sleep
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - (Opinion) November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

A call to U.S. progressive Jews: Support Israel's 'get tough' policy in Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eric H. Yoffie - November 15, 2012 - 1:00am

The government of Israel has launched a military operation in Gaza. It is an operation that is justified, and in fact overdue. American Jews across the political spectrum should be offering their support.

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