Israel undermining own security with settlements, allies warn
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Los Angeles Times
by Carol J. Williams - March 1, 2013 - 1:00am


As Israel pursues an expanded settlement agenda in Palestinian territory, even its friends are beginning to sound like its adversaries.


EU Slams Israeli Settlements, Urges Sanctions in New Report
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Common Dreams
by Jacob Chamberlain - February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


Illegal settlement construction in the West Bank and East Jerusalem poses the greatest threat to peace between Israel and Palestine, the European Union said in a report that urges all EU states to end all financial investments or transactions that could directly or indirectly aid the settlement-building process.


Abbas: E1 building is 'red line' for Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Khaled Abu Toameh - February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his opposition on Wednesday to Israel’s plan to build in the area known as E1 between Jerusalem and Ma’aleh Adumim. Abbas said that the Palestinians considered the plan a “red line” that should not be crossed. Abbas’s remarks came during a meeting he held in his office in Ramallah with Nigel Kim Darroch, the National Security Adviser for the British government.


Why Palestine Should Take Israel to Court in The Hague
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by George Bisharat - (Opinion) January 29, 2013 - 1:00am


LAST week, the Palestinian foreign minister, Riad Malki, declared that if Israel persisted in its plans to build settlements in the currently vacant area known as E-1, which lies between Palestinian E


West Bank Land, Empty but Full of Meaning
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Steven Erlanger - December 17, 2012 - 1:00am


AL ZAYYEM, West Bank — They buried Rabi al-Essawy 14 months ago on land his family owns not far from this village, between East Jerusalem and the large Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim. Mr. Essawy, 65, was a member of an important clan, and thousands attended his funeral.


Israel pushes on with east Jerusalem building plan
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Aron Heller - December 17, 2012 - 1:00am


JERUSALEM —Israel on Monday said it was pushing forward with plans to build hundreds of homes in a Jewish settlement of east Jerusalem, risking renewed tensions with the Palestinians and its Western allies over the contentious project.


'Neutralizing' East Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Salman Masalha - December 14, 2012 - 1:00am


All of a sudden, everyone is protesting vehemently - those who are called left-wing here, and all the other sorts of hypocrites from the rest of the world - about the plans to build in the area known in the Zionist secret code as E-1. I must admit that I haven't fully understood those who are protesting. Because in which way is this site more outrageous than the other conquests we have witnessed in the past decades, so that it has aroused their ire?


Israeli FM further slams EU critique over settlements
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
December 12, 2012 - 1:00am


JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman continued Wednesday to slam the European Union's critique on Israel's construction in the settlements.


Abbas visits Turkey to map out Israel strategy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Thomas Seibert - December 12, 2012 - 1:00am


ISTANBUL // Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas's visit to Ankara yesterday highlighted Turkey's two-pronged Middle East policy that seeks to balance strong support for the Palestinian cause and unyielding criticism of Israel with a pragmatism that includes fresh talks with Tel Aviv.


Making Israeli settlements 'hasbarable'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Natasha Mozgovaya - (Opinion) December 12, 2012 - 1:00am


Last week, at the Friends of the IDF event in Los Angeles (yes yes, the same one that Stevie Wonder decided to bow out from), guests enjoyed the event, but some activists complained to reporters that it wasn't easy to get people out to it. Many were busy, and others just simply find excuses to skip any possible controversy. Some things are just not "hasbarable".



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