Punitive measures hurt Israel as much as the Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - (Opinion) December 3, 2012 - 1:00am

  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to move ahead on construction in the E-1 corridor linking Ma'aleh Adumim and Jerusalem could turn into another Western Wall tunnel affair.

Bibi’s new settlement homes are helping Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Meir Javendanfar - (Blog) December 2, 2012 - 1:00am

The Iranian regime was hoping that the recent Gaza conflict between Israel and Gaza based militants would create a diplomatic crisis for Israel.

The logic of E1
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) December 2, 2012 - 1:00am

It can be argued that on a tactical level, our government’s reaction to the Palestinian UN bid was a mistake.The announcement of plans for 3,000 housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria less than 24 hours after the UN General Assembly vote to give “Palestine” non-member observer

The E1 plan and its implications for human rights in the West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from B'Tselem
(Opinion) December 2, 2012 - 1:00am

  This past weekend, the media reported that Israel has decided to advance the planning of thousands of apartments in the settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, as part of the E-1 plan, in the area connecting the settlement to Jerusalem. According to media accounts, this decision was reached following the UN General Assembly’s recognition of Palestine as a state with UN observer status.

In Gaza, surge of support for Hamas starts to fade
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Scott Wilson - December 30, 2012 - 1:00am

JABALYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip — Strung across chaotic streets and through mazes of yard-wide alleys, the iconic green flags of the Islamic Resistance Movement, better known as Hamas, festoon the gray acres of cement-block buildings.

World Bank to Spend $6.4 Million in Bid To Save Gaza's Water System
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Tamar Dressler - November 29, 2012 - 1:00am

The World Bank is trying to help repair Gaza’s precarious water and sewage systems. Polluted water in Gaza has had an adverse effect on the health of local residents, and the situation is only getting worse. A UN report from last August maintains that the population in Gaza, which currently totals 1.64 million and is expected to increase by half a million by 2020, might lose its main water resource — the subterranean coastal aquifer.

Israeli settlers occupy 5-story house in Palestinian neighborhood of East Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Nir Hasson - December 3, 2012 - 1:00am

Five Israeli settlers entered a five-story building in the Jabal Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem early Monday morning, apparently in an effort to establish a new settlement in this Palestinian area. The building, which was erected in recent years, has remained largely empty, except for one Palestinian family living on the top floor.

Tunnels between Gaza and Egypt are back in business since cease-fire
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Scott Wilson - December 1, 2012 - 1:00am

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — For eight days, the sounds of illegal commerce here at the ragged southern edge of the Gaza Strip were silenced by the pounding thrum of battle.

Palestinian rams Israeli jeep, attacks with ax
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
December 3, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Israel's internal security agency says a Palestinian man rammed his car into a military jeep in the West Bank, flipping it over, and then attacked the agents inside with an ax.

Throwing Gaza's fishermen a lifeline
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Abeer Ayyoub - December 3, 2012 - 1:00am

Sardines, shrimps, guitarfish and crabs were on display throughout the crowded fish market overlooking the Gaza seaport. "Local and fresh," a man hollered, before being interrupted by a customer asking about shrimp.

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