Shapiro: Direct talks with PA are only solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Boaz Fyler - (Analysis) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

American Ambassador to Dan Shapiro

The Real Hypocrites
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Natan Sharansky - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am


Netanyahu Must Respond to Abbas
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Ben-Dror Yemini - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  The latest statements of Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) in an interview on Channel 2, which hinted at a concession on the right of return, require a serious and proactive Israeli response.

Palestinians Need to See Full Abbas Interview
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Talal Awkal - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am


What did Mahmoud Abbas Say?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Hazem Saghiyeh - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  For those who still intend to “liberate Palestine from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea,” President Mahmoud Abbas’s statements about Safad and not residing there is a crime. The reason is that all of historic Palestine “belongs to us”, and that the returnees shall live in any place of their choosing in Palestine. And all this is a plan to be carried out “Now, now, and not tomorrow.”

Abbas’ dwindling fortunes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jordan Times
by Osama Al-Sharif - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  One of the forgotten political casualties of the Arab Spring in the past two years has been Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He is still in power in Ramallah, but his political fortunes have been dwindling ever since he lost control of Gaza Strip to Hamas in 2007.

Al-Assad’s desperation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
by Tariq Alhomayed - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  Without doubt, Bashar al-Assad was always aware that moving on the Syrian-Israeli front would be a last resort if he failed to crush the Syrian popular revolution. He knew that igniting the Israeli front would not be seen as merely another maneuver, but that it would change the rules of the game as a whole in the region, and would have widespread results. So why is al-Assad undertaking a skirmish against Israel now?

Obama gets a new mandate on foreign policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
(Editorial) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  There were not as many tears of joy this time around, nor spontaneous videos riffing on a pledge to return "hope" to a troubled nation. This time, Barack Obama's triumph at the ballot box seem to be fuelled less by a desire for "change" than voters' belief that his challenger, Governor Mitt Romney, could not do any better under difficult circumstances.

Left's Love-Hate Relationship With Zionism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Tony Michels - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am


A winner either way
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

Perhaps more than any previous election in the United States, the 2012 presidential race has seen attempts to turn Israel into a partisan issue.Democrats have accused Republicans of being “bad for Israel” because they would refrain from pushing for a two-state solution with the Palestinian

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