Netanyahu urges "military sanctions" threat against Iran
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the international community on Wednesday to threaten Iran with "military sanctions", saying economic measures are failing to curb Tehran's nuclear drive. "I believe it is incumbent upon the international community to intensify the sanctions and clarify that if Iran continues its programme, there will be military sanctions," Netanyahu said. He did not, in a statement released by the prime minister's office, specify what military measures he envisages.


Majority of Americans Want Equal Treatment for Israel, Palestinians but Sympathize More with Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Real Clear World
by Greg Scoblete - February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


 


Fair-weather friend: Israel's selfish attitude toward Diaspora Jewry
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shlomo Cohen - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel pretends to represent the Jewish people. Its leaders wave the Jewish banner at every opportunity. But the sad truth is that Israel has never been truly worried about the situation of the world's Jews, about their well-being and their rights. World Jewry interests Israel only to the extent that it serves this country and its interests. Israel sees the Jewish people as a pool of resources for its use: financial and political support and human resources, in the form of immigrants.


Op-Ed: Don’t censor BDS, expose it for what it is
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Andy Bachman - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


During the Vietnam War protests at the University of Wisconsin, students were said to have gathered on the front lawn of noted historian George Mosse, imploring him to stop supporting the university’s policy of allowing the ROTC on campus. To some students, this alignment with the machinery of war was a “fascist policy,” and they charged their teacher with the same label. “A fascist,” he was said to have mused. “Which kind?”


News Analysis: Positive signs show Israel-Turkey ties warming up
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Ties between Israel and Turkey have been strained ever since the Israel intercepted the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in May 2010, however lately there have been signs that an improvement might be in sight. Last week an Israeli defense contractor Elta exported equipment for four Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircrafts to Turkey, however the equipment was part of the deal Turkey signed with the American company Boeing and Elta is a sub-contractor for Boeing.


At UN conference, Erdogan calls Zionism 'crime against humanity'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Zionism a "crime against humanity" at a United Nations conference in Vienna Wednesday, even as efforts at reconciliation continue between Jerusalem and Ankara. In his speech about Islamophobia in Europe, delivered at the opening session of the fifth United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, he argued the UN and European Union are not doing enough to fight hatred of Muslims and intolerance of other cultures. But Zionism was mentioned in passing.


Analysis: Egyptian foreign policy hasn't changed
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Ariel Ben Solomon - (Analysis) February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Despite public declarations this week condemning Israel over the death of Palestinian prisoner Arafat Jaradat, Egypt is attempting to maintain its role as the mediator the US turns to in the region. Under ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Egypt also spoke out in support of the Palestinians, but maintained working relations with Israel behind the scenes.


Syria protests Israel's approval for oil drilling
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Syria is protesting a recent decision by Israel to go ahead with a gas exploration project in the Golan Heights, a strategic plateau it captured from Syria in the 1967 war.


Israel: Turk’s Remarks Criticized
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
February 28, 2013 - 1:00am


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of


European Union Consuls Call for Economic Sanctions against Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - February 27, 2013 - 1:00am


A non-binding report by the European Union’s (EU) consuls general in East Jerusalem and Ramallah harshly criticizes Israel for undermining the possibility of an independent Palestinian state by expanding what it calls “settlement” construction. It calls Israel’s policy “systematic, deliberate and provocative” and calls for stepped-up European sanctions.



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