Avigdor Lieberman's New Role Raises Worries
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Nathan Guttman - November 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Washington D.C. — Pro-Israel activists who have long depicted Israel’s firebrand foreign minister, Avigdor Lieberman, as a marginal figure are now pondering how to explain his enhanced role to American politicians and others following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to merge his party with Lieberman’s and effectively make Lieberman his chief deputy.

Poll shows Israel opposition party wiped out
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
(Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am


Palestinian issue no longer dominates Israeli election
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
(Analysis) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am

  When Israelis head to the polls on Jan. 22 to elect a new parliament, the economy is expected to be the main issue. The shift in focus to domestic issues means that the Israeli-Palestinian relations, which has been the dominated issue for the last 20 years, has fallen out of focus.

Savir's Corner: Center-Left and extreme Right
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Uri Savir - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not bomb Iran, but last week he threw a political bombshell at our political system. There are pragmatic self-interest considerations to the unholy alliance between “Bibi” Netanyahu and Avigdor “Yvette” Liberman. The ideological motivations for it go deeper, they relate to the perception of political power and leadership – a crude right-wing view of a strong national leader with total disrespect for opposition and minorities.

Lieberman is a grotesque version of Putin
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Ari Shavit - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

Meretz leader Zahava Gal-On was mistaken when she compared Russian President Vladimir Putin and Yisrael Beiteinu leader Avigdor Lieberman.

Becoming a people that shall dwell alone
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shaul Arieli - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

When the election is over, the next Israeli government might have to begin talks with the Palestinians.

Is There Room for Women Among Israel's Zionists?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Yedidia Stern - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

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Netanyahu's Move to Right Leaves Opening for Olmert at Center
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Alon Pinkas - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

This was supposed to be a Seinfeld election in Israel: no real agenda, no real visions, no big narratives except for "Iran&quo

Israeli rightists unite while center-left remains in disarray as elections near
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Israel's governing Likud party approved teaming up with Yisrael Beiteinu in a move that united the country's right-of-center forces and left contenders on the left treading water ahead of the elections slated for early next year.

A party in denial
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Zvi Barel - (Opinion) October 31, 2012 - 12:00am

It took some effort to get worked up about the jubilant fanfare with which the Likud Central Committee welcomed the product of Benjamin Netanyahu and Avigdor Lieberman's fusion. One might mistakenly suppose that two noble metals had just blended in the blistering crucible of the right wing.

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