The rich irony: Romney’s many financial ties to Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Mel Levine - (Blog) October 26, 2012 - 11:00pm


During last Monday’s foreign policy debate, President Obama systematically refuted Governor Mitt Romney’s accusations about US policy on Iran.


Heading toward an irreparable rift between U.S. Jews and Protestants
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eric H. Yoffie - (Opinion) October 23, 2012 - 11:00pm


There have always been ups and downs in the relations between mainline Protestants and American Jews, but they have now hit a 45-year low.  And this time, they may not recover.


Who Threw Israel Under the Bus?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Efraim Halevy - (Opinion) October 22, 2012 - 11:00pm


ON Monday, in their final debate, Mitt Romney denounced President Obama for creating “tension” and “turmoil” with Israel and chided him for having “skipped Israel” during his travels in the Middle East. Throughout the campaign, Mr. Romney has repeatedly accused Mr. Obama of having “thrown allies like Israel under the bus.”


Christians’ letter was reasonable, worded sensitively
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Brant Rosen - (Opinion) October 22, 2012 - 11:00pm


CHICAGO (JTA) -- There has long been an unwritten covenant between the Jewish establishment and Christian leaders when it comes to interfaith dialogue: “We can talk about any religious issues we like, but criticism of Israel’s human rights violations is off limits.”


Romney’s big chance with Jewish voters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Keith Koffler - (Opinion) October 21, 2012 - 11:00pm


Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the Monday foreign policy debate, should play to the Jewish TV audience like he was the star of a Borscht Belt revue.


Obama’s bad for Israel? His record indicates otherwise
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Steven L. Spiegel - (Opinion) October 18, 2012 - 11:00pm


President Obama has been criticized for being antagonistic to or wrong for Israel. Some go so far as to claim that he is the worst president for Israel in American history. Really?


The Romney foreign policy speech: Sounds like Bush, reads like Obama
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Chemi Shalev - (Opinion) October 7, 2012 - 11:00pm


In principle, much of the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s foreign policy address in Virginia on Monday sounded as if it came from the era of President George Bush. In practice, one needed a microscope to differentiate it from the most of the policies pursued in the past four years by President Barack Obama.


A Truly Credible Military Threat to Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by David Rothkopf - (Opinion) October 7, 2012 - 11:00pm


In Mitt Romney's "Hope Is Not a Strategy" speech at the Virginia Military Institute, the Republican challenger zeroed in on the current unrest in the Middle East as a sign that President Barack Obama's foreign policy is not working. The most biting implication in the speech is the assertion that al Qaeda is resurgent -- in other words that killing Osama bin Laden, emotionally satisfying as it was, was not the game-changer in the region that the Obama administration has implied it was.


Time is running out for peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by George S. Hishmeh - (Opinion) October 3, 2012 - 11:00pm


The Palestinian Question has been temporarily shelved — hopefully only till November — much to the disappointment of many a Palestinian who was expecting the ball to start rolling this month.


Netanyahu: Barak is trying to stir up trouble between me and Obama
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Jonathan Lis - October 2, 2012 - 11:00pm


Benjamin Netanyahu's office has declined to comment on a report that the prime minister has accused Defense Minister Ehud Barak of trying to damage relations between Israel and the Obama administration.



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