Israeli official: Egypt likely to preserve peace treaty with Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amos Harel, Avi Issacharoff - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

Newly elected Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi is not likely to disavow the peace treaty between the two countries, a senior Israeli defense official said on Tuesday.

Israeli Guns Hold University Degrees Away
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Inter Press Service (IPS)
by Jillian Kestler-D'Amours - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

JERUSALEM, Jun 26 2012 (IPS) - After more than 25 years spent fighting for women’s rights in the Gaza Strip, Andaleeb Shehadeh is now struggling for the right to complete her university education. “This kind of studies is very important for the women who are active in women’s rights in the Gaza Strip,” the 46-year-old mother of four told IPS. “It’s not offered in Gaza or in the rest of the Middle East.”

Palestinians' enforcers work together 'to crush dissent'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Hugh Naylor - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

RAMALLAH // One is a longtime friend of the Palestinian president and stalwart of the powerful Fatah political faction. The other is a high-profile lawyer who once was officially rebuked for corruption. Together, Rafiq Alnatsheh and Ahmad Al Mughani are the face of Palestinian Authority (PA) justice.

Anti-Israel aid billboards are taken down
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
June 25, 2012 - 11:00pm

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- A subsidiary of the CBS Corp. removed 23 billboards in the Los Angeles area calling for a stop to U.S. foreign assistance to Israel.

Israel subjecting Palestinian children to 'spiral of injustice'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Harriet Sherwood - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

A belief that every Palestinian child is a potential terrorist may be leading to a "spiral of injustice" and breaches of international law in Israel's treatment of child detainees in military custody, a delegation of eminent British lawyers has concluded in an independent report backed by the Foreign Office.

Israel fears UN about to announce settlement panel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Tovah Lazaroff - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

Israel fears the United Nations is on the cusp of announcing the membership of its fact-finding mission on West Bank settlements, a move it claims could harm efforts to rekindle the frozen peace process. Already on June 14, UN Human Rights Council president Laura Dupuy Lasserre responded to a query on the matter at a meeting with NGO representatives in Geneva. She said there should be recommendations for members of the fact-finding mission by the end of the 20th session on July 6.

Morsi Is Israel's Nightmare, But The Sun Will Come Up Tomorrow
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Ben Caspit - (Opinion) June 24, 2012 - 11:00pm

We have reached the moment feared by generations of Israeli Intelligence and GSS chiefs. The ultimate nightmare scenario is playing out in front of our very eyes —the same narrative that played a major role in the terror scenarios that starred in the secret war games of the IDF and the Israeli defense system for an entire generation. The moment when Egypt fell — into the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Does Shin Bet exploit family to pressure detainees?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Elior Levy - June 25, 2012 - 11:00pm

A group advocating for the rights of torture victims claimed on Tuesday that the Shin Bet continues to exploit suspects' family members to pressure detainees to confess.

Still no peace partner
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Zalman Shoval - (Opinion) June 25, 2012 - 11:00pm

 As expected, another attempt to restart Israeli-Palestinian negotiations a few weeks ago came to naught. The Palestinians again refused to budge from their usual pre-conditions, i.e.

FM to MK El-Sana: Terrorist, I'll take care of you first
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Ilana Curiel - June 26, 2012 - 11:00pm

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman engaged on Wednesday in a shouting match with Knesset Member Talab El-Sana (United Arab List-Ta'al) while visiting the Bedouin village of Al Zarnog in the Negev.

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