Speaking power to truth in Gaza and the West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Philippe Assouline, Daniel Putterman - (Editorial) November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Artists move us beyond dogmas. Think of the role of music in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. Think of the impact that “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” or “The Diary of Anne Frank” had on public consciousness. Art is the vanguard of progress.

The Palestinian Guy Fawkes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Atlantic
by Michael Koplow - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

Today is Guy Fawkes Day, which commemorates the plot by a group of English Catholics to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I along with it. The plot was disrupted on November 5, 1605, when Fawkes was discovered with the cache of gunpowder underneath Westminster. Ever since, Fawkes has been associated with the Gunpowder Treason and fated to be burned in effigy by English schoolchildren every November 5.

'Kahane For Kids'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Elisheva Goldberg - (Opinion) November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Last week, some four hundred followers—around 300 men, 100 women—marked Rabbi Meir Kahane's death in a dilapidated wedding hall in a poor religious neighborhood in Jerusalem. The lighting was poor, the food was cheap, but the guests were hardcore. Bentzi Gupstein, a graduate of the Kach movement and Kiryat Arba settler, announced that they picked the place it was where Kahane always held his public events. It is, he claimed, the only place in Jerusalem “where they never let Arabs in.”

Rabin’s Assassination Marked The End of an Era
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Yedioth Ahronoth
by Jonathan Yavin - (Editorial) October 18, 2012 - 12:00am

Seventeen years after the murder of [late Prime Minister] Yitzak Rabin, of blessed memory, the tears have dried, and so has the conversation. Enough time has passed, and naturally, the event has passed from the dark expanses of trauma to the junkyard of history. When people discuss the murder, they no longer focus on the incitement that preceded it, nor on the actions of Rabin the man, the soldier, the leader — but rather the results and the implications that we continued to live daily. The inquiries are purposeful: What happened to us since then? Where are we going?

Can Bibi Make Nice?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by J.J. Goldberg - (Opinion) November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Regardless of who is sworn in as president next January 20, Israeli-American relations are headed for a period of profound uncertainty. We’ve been so focused on debating whether and how Barack Obama gets along with Israel that we’ve completely overlooked a more important question: Can Benjamin Netanyahu can get along with the United States?

Encountering Peace: The leader and the leaderless
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Editorial) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

What Palestinian Authority chairman had to say to the people of Israel in his interview on Channel 2 on Friday night, I heard months ago in private meetings with him, following which I wrote detailed reports and analysis for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Just to recap his main points for any who may have missed the interview: 1. As long as he is chairman of the PA, there will be no third intifada and no return to violence.

An open letter to Netanyahu: It's time to speak to Abbas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by David Grossman - (Opinion) November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

What are you waiting for, Benjamin Netanyahu? Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority, said in an interview on Israeli television that he is willing to return to Safed, his hometown, as a tourist. Implicit in his words is the most explicit renunciation of the "right of return" that an Arab leader is capable of uttering at this time, before the start of negotiations. So, why are you waiting?

Abbas tries to put Palestinian issue back on Israeli political agenda
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
by Adam Gonn - (Analysis) November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- Palestinian National Authority ( PNA) President Mahmoud Abbas over the weekend gave an interview to Israeli TV Channel 2, in which he touched on a number of issues that are central to Israeli-Palestinian relations, including the 1967 lines, the Palestinian refugees' right to return, and the Palestinian uprising.

What A Romney Win Means For Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
by Bernard Avishai - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

Most American Jews will vote tomorrow for reasons other than Israel but few will vote indifferent to it.  So let’s be clear what a Romney administration, reaching into the foreseeable future, really means.

Barack Obama Understands the Arab-American Community and its Concerns
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by James J. Zogby - (Opinion) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

On November 6th, I will enthusiastically cast my vote to reelect Barack Obama as President of the United States. I will do so without hesitation despite the disappointment that I and many in my community feel with the lack of change or progress made during the past four years on many issues about which we care deeply.

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