Israel prepares for next war with Hezbollah
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Statesman
by Daniel Estrin - March 8, 2013 - 12:00am


On a dusty field in Israel's southern desert, the military is gearing up for the next battle against a familiar foe: Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon.


Israeli soldiers seriously wound 2 Palestinians in Gaza, Hebron: medics
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 8, 2013 - 12:00am


Two Palestinians were seriously injured Friday evening in clashes with Israeli soldiers in Gaza City and the southern West Bank town of Hebron, medics said. Ashraf al-Qedra, a spokesman of Gaza health ministry, told reporters that a 20-year-old Palestinian was seriously injured by an Israeli army gunshot in the chest in northern Gaza Strip. The young man is in serious conditions, al-Qedra said.


US, Israeli threats of force against Iran are illegal and harm chances for a deal
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from
by Reza Nasri - (Opinion) March 7, 2013 - 12:00am


These threats were issued at a time when the latest round of nuclear talks between Iran and the P5+1 in


Hundreds of arrest warrants issued in Israel against ultra-Orthodox dodging army service
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 7, 2013 - 12:00am


Hundreds of arrest warrants had been issued in Israel in the past few days against ultra-Orthodox youths dodging military service, the Ma'ariv daily reported Thursday. As hundreds of ultra-Orthodox youths failed to report to the induction centers as required, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) turned to the police to issue arrest warrants.


On the IDF's most wanted list: A Palestinian shepherd and two baby goats
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Amira Hass - March 3, 2013 - 12:00am


If it weren’t for the nudniks of Ta'ayush – a group of Israelis active in the southern West Bank – this story would be yet another unwritten chapter in the chronicles of the hostile rule, another grain of dust from the daily fallout of toxins we're addicted to.


Medics say 3 hurt in Gaza shelling, Israel denies
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am


Medics said three Palestinians sustained injuries early Friday in a shelling attack in the central Gaza Strip, but Israel's army denied involvement. Ashraf al-Qidra, spokesman of the Gaza health ministry, told Ma’an that two injured people were transferred to al-Shifa hospital and a third was transferred to al-Aqsa hospital. Al-Qidra said the three victims were moderately injured in a shelling attack on al-Burej refugee camp.


Israeli troops practice repelling mass demonstrations in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
March 1, 2013 - 12:00am


Ahead of a possible escalation of violence in the West Bank, the Israeli military is training combat units on how to deal with planned protests by thousands of angry Palestinian demonstrators. During the workshop, the troops practiced using crowd-control measures largely considered non-lethal, like flash bangs, rubber- tipped bullets and stench bombs.


Israel actually suffers from a litany of burdens
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Yossi Sarid - (Opinion) March 1, 2013 - 12:00am


What does Yesh Atid MK Yael German, formerly of Meretz and the Geneva Initiative, have to do with the Hebron cemetery where the Jewish murderer is buried alongside Zionism, may the Holy One avenge its blood?


A Third Intifada?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The American Prospect
by Matthew Duss - (Opinion) February 28, 2013 - 12:00am


Over the past days, growing unrest in the Israeli-occupied West Bank in response to the death of a Palestinian in Israeli custody has threatened the relative calm that has prevailed recently, a result of the considerable amount of cooperation between the Palestinian security services and the Israeli army.


Lawmakers push measure on Israel's self-defense
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Donna Cassata - February 28, 2013 - 12:00am


The United States would back Israel militarily if the Mideast ally were to attack Iran in self-defense, a bipartisan group of senators said Thursday in introducing a forceful resolution. "No one wants another conflict anywhere in the world militarily, but we also don't want a nuclear-capable Iran," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a news conference.



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