Why U.S., Israel should welcome Palestinian move at U.N.
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from CNN
by Rabbi Michael Lerner - (Opinion) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

(CNN) -- Israel's security can only be assured when its neighbors believe that it is no longer oppressing the Palestinian people but instead living in peace and harmony with them.

The Peace Process Tooth Fairy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

I'd love to believe in the peace process tooth fairy. I really would. In the wake of the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, I'd love to believe:

Why Iran Still Controls Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Daniel Nisman - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am


Likud: The Party of Annexation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Elisheva Goldberg - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Leaders of the organized American Jewish community often claim that across the political spectrum, Israelis have embraced the two-state solution. But as the gates of the Likud primary polls swung shut late last night, the doors to a one-state solution swung open. 

Israel Missed Its Chance—Again
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Carlo Strenger - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Abbas’s bid for UN recognition of Palestine as a non-member state seems set to succeed. Israel has missed another golden opportunity to capitalize on this move to undermine Islamist extremism and assure Israel’s future as the democratic homeland of the Jews.

We are with Hezbollah, let it fight Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
by Abdul Rahman Al-Rashed - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

The leader of Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, has finally threatened that he will initiate an attack against Israel and bombard it with thousands of “Alfajr” bombs.

Misguided UN bid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Tomorrow, November 29, the PLO will attempt to erase a colossal historic mistake. Sixty-five years to the day after foolishly squandering their opportunity for national self-determination by rejecting the 1947 UN Partition Plan for Palestine and instead launching a war to snuff out the Jewish State at its very inception, the Palestinian people – under the PLO’s leadership – hope to go back in time.

Give the Palestinians a state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Zvi Barel - (Opinion) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

Exactly 65 years after the United Nations passed the Partition Plan, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the General Assembly to grant Palestine the status of a non-member state. Nineteen years after the signing of the Oslo Accords, 10 years after U.S. President George W.

Israel’s motto on Palestinian UN bid: Speak loudly, but carry a small stick
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chemi Shalev - (Analysis) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

With France supporting, Britain leaning, and even bosom buddy Australia abstaining, the Palestinian request to be recognized as a “non-member observer state” at the United Nations appears to be a done deal and is set to be approved by an overwhelming majority.

Hamas is no winner in the Gaza ceasefire with Israel (+video)
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Johnathan Adelman - November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Denver The Hamas leadership has claimed total victory in the truce that started the day before Thanksgiving after eight days of brutal warfare with Israel. And on the surface, this seems to make sense.

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