As Bombs Fell in Gaza, a Rich Cactus Lover Could Cultivate Only Patience
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA — Jawdat N. Khoudary is one of Gaza’s wealthiest men, and one of its boldest dreamers.

Gaza cease-fire raises hopes for reconstruction
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Sarah El Deeb - November 25, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Mohammed Falah Azzam has been through this before.

Gaza losses total 300 mln USD after Israeli airstrikes: report
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 24, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA, Nov. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Gaza Strip must be declared an economically-disastrous area, Palestinian Chamber of Commerce said Saturday. In a report assessing the damage following an eight-day Israeli air raids, the study said that the economic losses in Gaza reached 300 million U.S. dollars.

Beyond Gaza rhetoric
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Jonathan Rosen - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 1:00am

The Gaza Strip erupted in yet another convulsion of violence this past week. Over the course of three days, Palestinian militiamen fired more than 100 missiles, rockets and mortar shells at Israeli civilian and military targets, sowing terror among the hundreds of thousands of people who live in southern Israel.

State of Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

Our political leaders are reassessing their options in the wake of the latest escalation in the South. Israel’s current policy is to react to each new barrage from Gaza by identifying and singling out the specific terrorist organization that fired at our civilians, targeting rocket-launching crews and arms caches.

From his West Bank Italian villa, Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri calls for peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Ben Sales - (Analysis) November 13, 2012 - 1:00am

NABLUS, West Bank (JTA) -- Dozens of photographs line the wall of a room on the first floor of Palestinian billionaire Munib al-Masri's West Bank villa, depicting a man of global influence but also of divergent impulses.

How the West Bank barrier has starved business and community
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Harriet Sherwood - (Analysis) November 5, 2012 - 1:00am

Inside the derelict wedding hall, bird droppings have stained the golden cloths th

Palestinian businesswomen finding their own solutions
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Morgan McDaniel - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

Abeer Abu Ghaith, a poised young woman overflowing with optimism, works tirelessly to help Palestinian women achieve their dreams and improve their lives.

The new Palestinians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Menachem Klein - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

It’s not the economy, stupid, that’s shaking the foundations of the Palestinian Authority.

Never mind the settlements, it's the absurdity
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - (Opinion) October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

Compared to the value of the security technology Israel sells overseas, the value of European imports from the settlements are mere pocket money. Israel's economy won't be hurt even if European governments adopt the measures proposed by a group of nongovernmental organizations in order to shrink trade with the settlements and reduce the contradiction between European pronouncements ("the settlements are illegal" ) and imported dates from the Jordan Valley.

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