Abbas: Israel trying to undermine Palestinian UN move
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 17, 2012 - 12:00am


RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday accused Israel of launching an deadly assault on the Gaza Strip to undermine his efforts to secure a diplomatic upgrade at the United Nations. Israel started an air offensive on Wednesday with the assassination of a Hamas commander. Medics say 28 Palestinians have been killed, and three Israelis died from rocket fire from Gaza.


The Israel-Palestine Conflict Won't Go Away
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Yossi Alpher - (Opinion) November 16, 2012 - 12:00am


Tel Aviv THE Israel-Hamas clash in and around the Gaza Strip offers an important reminder to the second Obama administration: You can ignore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for only so long.


Palestine calls for UN action on Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 15, 2012 - 12:00am


UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- Palestine on Wednesday called on the United Nations and its Security Council to take a stand on Israel's latest strikes on the Gaza Strip in a bid to "ensure that the international peace and security is maintained in our region."


Is This the Real Concern of the Palestinians?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Elias Harfoush - (Opinion) November 14, 2012 - 12:00am


There is a question that requires some courage to be asked at this point in time, i.e.


Palestinian Authority unable to pay salaries, even as it pursues statehood
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Ben Lynfield - November 13, 2012 - 12:00am


Doha, West Bank


Palestinians reject Netanyahu call to drop UN initiative
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Jeffrey Heller - (Analysis) November 5, 2012 - 12:00am


The Palestinians will press ahead with a bid to upgrade their status at the United Nations, a senior official said on Monday


Arab League chief says time is right for upgraded Palestinian membership at UN
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
(Analysis) November 5, 2012 - 12:00am


The Arab Leag


Barak to Haaretz: Netanyahu government should have done more to advance peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - November 3, 2012 - 11:00pm


Defense Minister Ehud Barak this weekend criticized the way Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have handled relations with the Palestinian Authority over the last four years, telling Haaretz in an interview: "The last government should have done much more to advance the peace process vis-a-vis [Palestinian President Mahmoud] Abbas."


Palestinian President vows no new armed uprising
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
(Analysis) October 31, 2012 - 11:00pm


  The Palestinian president is reaching out to Israelis ahead of a trip to the U.N. where he will seek an upgraded observer status for his territory.


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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