Settlements Keep Growing Despite Migron Setback
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Nathan Jeffay - September 16, 2012 - 12:00am

Jerusalem — Three years after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared that he had “no intention of building new settlements,” contractors paid by Israel’s government have constructed a brand-new, exclusively Jewish neighborhood in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

East Jerusalem Families Demand Improvement of Schools
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - September 13, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM -- Dressed in school uniforms and wearing small backpacks, dozens of boys walk in the street, passing a gas station and an auto body shop. They turn into a narrow alleyway and walk uphill toward a residential white stone building.

Jerusalem teens charged with attacking Palestinian
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Oz Rosenberg - September 12, 2012 - 12:00am

Six Jewish teenagers from Jerusalem have been charged in Jerusalem District Juvenile Court with attacking an East Jerusalem Palestinian and causing him serious injury, including a broken ankle.  Four of the suspects have admitted to assaulting Ibrahim Abu Ta'a, 28, saying they thought he was “taking advantage” of an intoxicated Jewish woman he was accompanying. Abu Ta'a, from East Jerusalem's Ras al-Amud neighborhood, and his co-workers at Jerusalem's Mamilla Hotel were at a club in the Talpiot neighborhood on the night of September 5-6.

Seven Lean Years of Peacemaking
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Daniel Levy - (Opinion) September 11, 2012 - 12:00am

SEVEN years ago today, the Israeli flag was lowered over the Gaza Strip after approximately 7,500 Israeli settlers left or were forcibly removed.

Suspected hate crime: Arab man assaulted in Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Noam Dvir - September 6, 2012 - 12:00am

Jerusalem police are investigating an Arab man's claim that he was attacked on Wednesday night by Jewish youths just for being an Arab. Ibrahim Abu Ta’a, 28, an east Jerusalem resident who works at a local hotel, claims that he was the victim of a racist attack. According to Abu Ta'a, the assault occurred as he dropped off a co-worker after leaving a work event.

Free Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Zvi Barel - (Opinion) September 5, 2012 - 12:00am

The time has come to free the Gaza Strip, to lift the closure against it and to maintain a "normal" relationship both with its Hamas leadership and its population. The time has come to allow European nations and the United States to make direct investments in the Strip and allow the Gaza economy to develop, like its counterpart on the West Bank. The time has come to stop bluffing and pretending that the Gaza blockade punishes Hamas, impedes missile fire and serves Israel's security needs.

Palestinian Zionism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Nir Hasson - (Opinion) September 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Representatives of American-Jewish businessman Irving Moskowitz on Monday took over a room in the home of the Hamdallah family in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Ras al-Amud. As in previous cases, the emissaries of Moskowitz, whose foundation raises funds for Jewish housing projects in Arab neighborhoods, enjoy a privilege that East Jerusalem's Palestinians don't have: to get back property that was abandoned during the 1948 War of Independence.

EU, UN call on Israel to stop Har Homa construction
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Tovah Lazaroff - August 23, 2012 - 12:00am

The EU and the UN on Wednesday called on Israel to stop Jewish building in east Jerusalem in response to the publication last week of tenders for 130 new units in the Har Homa neighborhood. “The EU has repeatedly urged the government of Israel to immediately end all settlement activities in the West Bank, including in east Jerusalem,” the office of EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said in a statement it released to the media. It noted that their office had already spoken out against plans for these units last summer.

Account of ‘a Lynch’ in Jerusalem on Facebook
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Robert Mackey - August 20, 2012 - 12:00am

As my colleague Isabel Kershner reports, several Israeli teenagers who appeared in court on Monday following their arrest for beating a young Palestinian unconscious expressed little remorse for the attack after a hearing.

Israeli rights group urges to reexamine police misconduct in East Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
August 14, 2012 - 12:00am

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) wants the Justice Ministry to re-open cases of police misconduct filed by Arab residents living in East Jerusalem. The ministry's department in charge of investigating complaints against policemen closed several cases in recent months for lack of evidence or public interest, the Ha'aretz daily reported Monday. Israel annexed East Jerusalem after the 1967 war. Its 270,000 Arab residents carry Israeli ID cards and are eligible for all municipal services.

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