A friend in the Pentagon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Alon Pinkas - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Let's begin by making it clear that new US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is a friend of Israel and is attentive to the Jewish state's vital security and diplomatic interests.


The Tough Task of Middle East Peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National Interest
by Shai Feldman - (Editorial) February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


 


How long will US President Barack Obama ignore Israel’s policy of oppression?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by George S. Hishmeh - (Opinion) February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


It is shocking that most western nations, especially the US, have failed to respond with punitive measures against the right-wing regime of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite Israel’s continuous attacks on Palestinian freedoms.


Israelis plan to press Obama to free convicted spy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Aron Heller - February 26, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel's Nobel-laureate president, backed by thousands of followers, is leading an effort to press President Barack Obama during his upcoming visit to free convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, ending one of the most painful episodes between the two allies. Pollard was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 for passing classified material to Israel.


Israeli officials fear impending U.S. budget cuts to trim military aid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 21, 2013 - 1:00am


Israeli officials are concerned that the United States' budget cuts due to begin on March 1 will reduce its military aid to the Jewish country, economic Globes reported on Wednesday. The report said the planned budget cuts will approximately chop 250 million U.S. dollars from the aid and will halt the U.S. assistance to Israel's missile programs.


Obama Forgets the Palestinians Again
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
(Opinion) February 19, 2013 - 1:00am


In his latest State of the Union address, the US President did not utter the word Palestine or mention the Palestinian cause even once. Furthermore, Barack Obama, who has decided to visit Israel, the West Bank and Jordan next month, has no intention of visiting any major Arab capital or talking about an issue the Arabs have long considered their pivotal cause.


Kerry 1st trip to Europe, Mideast; no Israel stop
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Bradley S. Klapper - February 19, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Israel is the sleeping enemy within the US
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by Tariq A. Al-Maeena - (Opinion) February 16, 2013 - 1:00am


When writers daringly break barriers and put out reports on the dangers of Israeli manipulation of US politics for self-serving interests, their pieces are quickly dismissed as anti-Semitic hysteria. But historical events justify the alarm raised by a few western writers against a deeply embedded menace within the US political system. It is a menace that singularly promotes Israeli interests above American ones, and effectively uses US politicians for that purpose.


Is BDS Hate Speech?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
(Editorial) February 14, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Chuck Hagel's confirmation and the orthodoxy of US debate on Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Michael Cohen - (Opinion) February 14, 2013 - 1:00am


This week, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel achieved a rather dubious accomplishment: he became the first nominee for Secretary of Defense to be filibustered by the United States Senate.



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