Israel Missed Its Chance—Again
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Carlo Strenger - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 12:00am


Abbas’s bid for UN recognition of Palestine as a non-member state seems set to succeed. Israel has missed another golden opportunity to capitalize on this move to undermine Islamist extremism and assure Israel’s future as the democratic homeland of the Jews.


The Peace Process Tooth Fairy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 12:00am


I'd love to believe in the peace process tooth fairy. I really would. In the wake of the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, I'd love to believe:


Egypt asks US to stop Israel's Gaza offensive
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
November 15, 2012 - 12:00am


CAIRO — Egypt asked the United States to push Israel to stop its offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, warning that the violence could "escalate out of control," the Foreign Ministry said Thursday.


Obama works to avert Israel-Egypt break as Gaza violence persists
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - November 15, 2012 - 12:00am


The U.S. government is stepping up efforts to prevent any damage in the Israel-Egypt peace accord that might result from Operation Pillar of Defense taking place in the Gaza Strip. U.S. President Barack Obama spoke last night with Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi, and asked him not to take action that would worsen tensions with Israel.


Egypt recalls envoy to Israel after Gaza strike
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Aya Batrawy - November 14, 2012 - 12:00am


CAIRO — Egypt's Islamist president recalled the country's ambassador to Israel to protest its strikes in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after coming under mounting domestic criticism for not taking a strong enough stance against Israel.


After jail sentence, Bassem Tamimi declared prisoner of conscience
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 8, 2012 - 12:00am


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- Palestinian activist Bassem Tamimi, who has been sentenced to four months in prison in a plea bargain with an Israeli court, is a prisoner of conscience and should be released, Amnesty International said on Wednesday. Tamimi was detained on Oct. 24 during a protest at an Israeli supermarket in a Jewish settlement near Ramallah. Ofer military court sentenced him to four months in prison and fined him 5,000 shekels ($1,280) in a plea bargain on Tuesday, Amnesty said.


Britain condemns Israel’s new construction plans beyond the Green Line
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Anshel Pfeffer - November 7, 2012 - 12:00am


  LONDON - The British government on Wednesday condemned the tenders recently issued by Israel's Housing Ministry for the construction of new housing units across the Green Line in Jerusalem and in West Bank settlements.


Israeli shell wounds Palestinian in central Gaza
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) November 1, 2012 - 11:00pm


  A Palestinian was critically wounded on Friday by the shrapnel of an Israeli artillery shell fired at an area east of the central Gaza Strip al-Buriej refugee camp, witnesses and medics said.


Levy Report serves Israel haters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ynetnews
by Jeremy Ben-Ami - (Opinion) October 31, 2012 - 11:00pm


For a moment there is appeared as though the 


Erekat warns of US 'retaliation' after UN bid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Khaled Abu Toameh - (Analysis) October 31, 2012 - 11:00pm


  The Palestinians must be prepared for the possibility that the US and Israel may impose severe economic restrictions on the Palestinian Authority the day after the UN upgrades the status of a Palestinian entity to non-member state, chief PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat warned on Thursday.



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