Yes He Can Make Peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

The Palestinians and the Israelis will not give the newly re-elected President time to breathe. In November, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will request that the General Assembly recognize Palestine as a non-member state with observer status.

Abu Mazen Pressured By New Hamas Alliances
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Nervana Mahmoud - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

  It may be subtle, it may be slow, but undoubtedly the uprisings in the Arab world — particularly in Egypt — have resulted in new dynamics on the Palestinian front. Hamas, whose members were once shunned and isolated by the Egyptian leadership under former President Hosni Mubarak, is now slowly gaining strength and support, not just from the Brotherhood in Egypt and Jordan, but also from Turkey and Qatar.

Israeli affront to Obama
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Arab News
(Editorial) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

JUST in case he had any illusions that the Israeli government has any interest whatsoever in supporting a new Palestinian peace initiative, on the very day of his re-election, president Obama received a slap in the face from Premier Benjamin Netanyahu.Even as the echo of the victory cheers of the president’s supporters were still

The line Obama needs to learn
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jordan Times
by George S. Hishmeh - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

  Barack Obama is back at the White House for four more years — a step that delighted many in a shockingly divided United States and elsewhere, despite the fact that the American president and his right-wing Republican opponent virtually split the popular vote — 50.4 per cent of the votes went to the African-American president and 48 per cent to Mitt Romney.

Powder keg in Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Michael Herzog - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

The violent blows exchanged between Israel and armed Islamist groups in Gaza over the past few weeks mark a dangerous shift. The pattern of occasional clashes established after Israel’s 2008-2009 Operation Cast Lead has given way to protracted fire with very short lulls.

The 'Exodus' effect: The monumentally fictional Israel that remade American Jewry
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Bradley Burston - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

  The pantheon of Jewish-American novelists is as populous as it is distinguished. Among its titans are two Nobel laureates, Chicago native Saul Bellow and Polish-born Isaac Bashevis Singer; a justly celebrated string of Pulitzer winners from Edna Ferber through Philip Roth to Michael Chabon; and the creators of such works as "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Catch 22."

Does Bibi Need to Worry About His Relationship With Obama?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Eli Bardenstein - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am


Netanyahu can relax, Obama won't punish him
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Aluf Benn - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

  National interests determine relationships between states, not the love or loathing between their leaders. So, despite the mutual antipathy between the reelected American president and the Israeli prime minister, Barack Obama is not likely to "punish" Benjamin Netanyahu for interfering in the election through his open support for Republican contender Mitt Romney.

Betting on the wrong horse: The night Benjamin Netanyahu will not soon forget
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Yossi Verter - (Opinion) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am


Israel historian Benny Morris responds to critics left and right
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Los Angeles Times
by Edmund Sanders - (Interview) November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

  Historian Benny Morris has a knack for enraging Israelis of every political stripe.

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