N.Y. shul’s rabbis ‘regret’ email praising U.N. Palestine vote
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Rabbis at B'nai Jeshurun are expressing "regret" over an email sent out by the prominent New York synagogue praising the United Nations vote to elevate Palestinians to non-member state status.

Palestinian refugees increasingly drawn into Syrian war
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC News
by Yolande Knell - December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Among the diverse sectarian and ethnic groups caught up in the uprising in Syria there are nearly 500,000 Palestinian refugees. Most have tried to stay on the sidelines of the fighting but in recent months it has reached several refugee camps.

The Arab villages that were; a new Israeli guidebook
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Moshe Gilad - December 7, 2012 - 1:00am

A round white dome stands in the middle of the vacation village at Dor Beach, near Caesarea. I've visited this place dozens of times but never noticed the sheikh's tomb on the well-tended lawn. Nor did I remember the large stone building right on the shoreline, a few dozen meters from the water, opposite the bobbing fishing boats.  

Israel's education ministry 'suspends program' over Palestinian novel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 5, 2012 - 1:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – Israel's Ministry of Education has suspended a literature program for fifth graders because a Palestinian novel was on its syllabus, Israeli media reported Wednesday.

Over 20 hurt in Hebron as soldiers clash with PA police
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

HEBRON (Ma'an) -- More than 20 Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli forces in central Hebron on Thursday afternoon, after a skirmish between Israeli troops and Palestinian police.

Canada frowns on Israel’s settlement expansion plan
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Canadian Jewish News
by Andy Levy-Ajzenkopf - December 7, 2012 - 1:00am

Canada believes Israel went too far when it declared its intent to build 3,000 new settlement units in a controversial tract of the West Bank in response to the Palestinians achieving non-member state status at the UN last week.

Germany's Merkel cautions ally Israel on settlements
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Alexandra Hudson - December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

BERLIN (Reuters) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday to avoid "one-sided moves," amid uproar over Israeli plans to build 3,000 settler homes in a highly sensitive area of the West Bank.

Jordanian king carries U.S. assurances to Abbas: official
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH, Dec. 6 (Xinhua) -- Jordanian King Abdullah II conveyed U.S. assurances to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that Washington will not allow a new Israeli settlement plan to pass, a Palestinian official said Thursday.

Rights group: Israeli strike on Gaza home unlawful
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Daniel Estrin - December 7, 2012 - 1:00am


Israel threatens to cancel Hamas truce if Islamic Jihad leaders enter Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
December 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Members of Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad say Israel has warned the militant group's two top leaders against trying to enter the Gaza Strip this week. The pair had planned to visit Friday, along with Khaled Meshal the leader-in-exile of Hamas, Islamic Jihad's sister group.

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