Israeli soldiers wound man near Syrian Golan fence
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dominic Evans, Dan Williams - February 13, 2013 - 1:00am

Israeli soldiers shot across the ceasefire line with Syria on the occupied Golan Heights on Wednesday, wounding a man who approached the boundary fence despite their orders to turn away, military sources said. The Golan, which Israel seized from Syria in a 1967 war and later annexed, has been largely untouched by the 24-month-old revolt rocking Damascus. But Israel has been on guard for violent spillovers or refugee influxes on the strategic plateau.

Does the Mossad still use the passports of immigrants to Israel?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Anshel Pfeffer - February 12, 2013 - 1:00am

Despite repeated promises by the Israeli government that the Mossad will cease to use the passports and identities of citizens of foreign countries, it seems that the practice has continued in recent years. Among countries involved have been Australia, Britain, France and Germany.

Israeli airstrike on Syria shows strategic strength
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Nisman - (Opinion) February 11, 2013 - 1:00am


Palestinian video footage show Israeli soldiers harassing villagers
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
February 8, 2013 - 1:00am

Palestinian residents of a West Bank village near Nablus shot video footage of Israeli soldiers disturbing their daily lives, the Ynet news website reported Thursday.

Police: Arson attack on Israel soccer team offices
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Daniel Estrin - February 8, 2013 - 1:00am


Israeli group criticizes army over conduct probes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
February 7, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel’s Navy Plans to Protect Offshore Gas Fields
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Linda Gradstein - February 7, 2013 - 1:00am


Israel boosts defences along Syria, Lebanon borders
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Ari Rabinovitch - February 6, 2013 - 1:00am

Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence system near its northern borders with Syria and Lebanon, security sources said on Tuesday. The Iron Dome systems have been deployed alongside a U.S.-supplied Patriot battery, which has been stationed in the north for years, as Israel is on the alert for weapons leaking out of the Syrian civil war that could be turned on the Jewish state. Two Iron Dome batteries, which use radar-guided interceptor missiles to shoot down short-ranged rockets, had already been deployed there.

Israel demolishes East Jerusalem home
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 6, 2013 - 1:00am

Israeli forces demolished a two-story Palestinian home in East Jerusalem on Tuesday, making 30 people homeless, official news agency Wafa reported. Muhammad Castero, 52, a resident of the building, told Wafa that Israel issued a demolition order for the home 50 days ago on the pretext that it was built without a permit. "We are refugees now, we don't have any shelter. Where should we, our children and elderly people go after our house was demolished?" he said.

Hezbollah’s Bulgaria Problem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Arabiya
by Joyce Karam - February 6, 2013 - 1:00am

The Bulgarian probe linking Hezbollah to the attack on the Israeli tourist bus in the city of Burgas last July, spells trouble in more than one way for the Lebanese group. The charges could spur the European Union to designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and thus complicate its funding and diplomatic operations, as well as add pressure on the group within Lebanon.

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