Jews Must Repudiate All Hatred, Especially From One of Their Own
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Huffington Post
by Brian Levin - (Blog) June 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Pamela Geller, an outspoken Islamophobe who spins wild hateful conspiracy theories about Muslims, as well as President Obama, had a speaking event entitled "Islamic Jew Hatred: The Root Cause of the Failure to Achieve Peace" cancelled in Los Angeles over the weekend following condemnation by a number of local advocacy groups. The speech sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America was terminated after the venue owner, the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, intervened to prevent its tenant from hosting the controversial speaker.

A Palestinian Village Tries to Protect a Terraced Ancient Wonder of Agriculture
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Isabel Kershner - June 25, 2012 - 12:00am

BATTIR, West Bank — In this scenic Palestinian village in the West Bank hills near Bethlehem, just south of Jerusalem, a week is said to last eight days, not seven. That is because Battir’s eight extended families take daily turns watering their crops from the natural springs that feed their ancient agricultural terraces, a practice they say has wor

For Gaza, Egypt’s Islamist victory no quick fix
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Ibrahim Barzak, Karin Laub - (Opinion) June 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Gaza’s euphoria over the election of a Muslim Brotherhood leader as Egypt’s first Islamist president seemed a bit premature as reality set in the Monday.

Resolved: This is Not the Road to a Two-State Solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Elisheva Goldberg - (Opinion) June 22, 2012 - 12:00am

Earlier this week North Carolina’s Democratic Party considered a resolution that sought to end “Israel’s illegal occupation.” And that’s not all it said: It also called for a “nuclear free zone in the Middle East” i.e.

Israel denies 300 Palestinian couples from uniting
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by Nasouh Nazzal - June 27, 2012 - 12:00am

Ramallah: Hassan Mansour, a resident of the city of Nablus on the West Bank, has dedicated his recent life to bringing his Gazan wife Rinad to live with him, but Israeli authorities have rejected all requests from both husband and wife. For the past two years the couple have attempted to unite, but have not been granted permission by Israel. They have approached legal and human rights organisations and lodged several complaints with various courts, but have not achieved success.

No Partner For Peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Bernard Avishai - (Opinion) June 25, 2012 - 12:00am

Ever since Benjamin Netanyahu’s Bar Ilan speech in 2009, in which he declared himself ready to work toward a demilitarized Palestinian state, his defenders in the United States have justified the collapse of any dialogue with the Palestinians in terms of Israel’s understandable caution. “There is no partner for peace,” we hear again and again, which suggests a number of things at once.

Israel demolishes Bedouin village for 39th time
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
June 25, 2012 - 12:00am

NEGEV (Ma'an) -- Israeli bulldozers demolished Bedouin village al-Araqib for the 39th time on Monday, a lawyer said. Ayman Odeh, who witnessed the demolition, told Ma'an that demolishing people's homes should not be a routine for Israel. Israel considers al-Araqib and all Bedouin villages in the Negev illegal, while Bedouins say it is their ancestral land.

West Bank's route 60 a 'road of death' for Palestinian children
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Phoebe Greenwood - June 26, 2012 - 12:00am

Manar Juwali's five-year-old daughter Miri is lying in a drug-induced coma after suffering burns to 75% of her body. The 32-year-old Palestinian woman holds her pregnant belly as she talks about the accident. Four months on, it is still difficult for her – and for all the parents whose children were killed or injured in the inferno on the West Bank's route 60 – to identify who is to blame.

Israel Stands to Lose Big In New Global Order
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Calcalist
by Uri Pasovsky - (Interview) June 23, 2012 - 12:00am

The world is currently in an interim period, in the midst of a deep change in the global balance of power, and Israel is one of the big losers from this process, argues Ian Bremmer, one of the world's most prominent experts on international relations. "For the first time in seven decades, we are living in a world without global leadership," Bremmer says, describing the situation in the world today as typified by the approach of "every nation for itself."

Author: Israel can claim the title of the most racist state in the developed world
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Revital Hovel - June 26, 2012 - 12:00am

Israeli culture is no less toxic than fanatic Islam, and the country's discriminatory attitude toward Mizrahi Jews and Arabs qualifies it for the title of "most racist state," prominent Israeli author Sami Michael said on Monday. "Israel can claim the title of most racist state in the developed world," Michael, who heads the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, said at the opening of an international conference of the Association for Israel Studies at Haifa University.

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