European Union Consuls Call for Economic Sanctions against Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - February 27, 2013 - 12:00am


  Charge Israel is Making a Two-State Solution Impossible


Oxford student union votes down Israel boycott
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Alona Ferber - February 27, 2013 - 12:00am


The Oxford University Student Union voted down a motion on Wednesday calling for a boycott of Israel, its institutions, goods and produce. According to the record of the vote at the prestigious university, 69 voted against the motion, 10 voted in favor, and 15 abstained.


EU Slams Israeli Settlements, Urges Sanctions in New Report
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Common Dreams
by Jacob Chamberlain - February 27, 2013 - 12:00am


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.


Palestinians welcome EU report urging sanctions on Jewish settlements
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 27, 2013 - 12:00am


The Palestinian National Authority welcomed Wednesday an European Union (EU) report which recommended sanctions on Jewish settlement constructions in Israel ' s occupied land.


Hezbollah Unmasked
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Thomas E. Donilon - (Opinion) February 17, 2013 - 12:00am


ON FEB. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver and injured dozens more in the resort town of Burgas. This report is significant because a European Union member state, Bulgaria, explicitly pointed a finger at Hezbollah and lifted the veil on the group’s continued terrorist activities. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.


Israel urges swift response to North Korea nuclear test
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Jeffrey Heller - February 13, 2013 - 12:00am


Israel said on Tuesday that the international community must make clear to North Korea after its latest nuclear test that such activities cannot be tolerated. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the test, North Korea's third in defiance of U.N. resolutions, and a ballistic missile launch in December raised "grave concerns" about proliferation of nuclear and ballistic technologies.


Syria intervention
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
(Editorial) February 11, 2013 - 12:00am


In testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee at the beginning of the month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, affirmed that they both supported the call by former secretary of state Hillary Clinton and David Petraeus, former director of the CIA, to provide lethal support to the Syrian opposition.


Hamas: Egypt imposed travel restrictions on Gazans
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 10, 2013 - 12:00am


 


Palestinian official: If anyone can change Israel's attitude, it's Obama
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
February 7, 2013 - 12:00am


  Palestinian officials said Thursday they hope U.S. President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to the region signals readiness to re-engage in Mideast peace efforts, but that negotiations can only resume if Washington is ready to get tough with Israel.


Why Hagel must pay for bad U.S. Policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Rami Khouri - (Opinion) February 2, 2013 - 12:00am


For anyone who wonders why so many people around the world criticize American and Israeli foreign policy and militarism, this has been a valuable learning week. I refer to the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearings on Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be the next U.S.



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