Palestinian war crimes case faces long road
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Josef Federman - December 4, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM — Days after winning upgraded status at the United Nations, the Palestinians are threatening to join the world's first permanent war crimes court and pursue charges against the Israelis.

Israel reservists to equip with new rifle
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
December 4, 2012 - 1:00am

JERUSALEM, Dec. 13 (Xinhua) -- The Israeli military will soon begin equipping reserve forces with its most advanced assault rifle, Ma'ariv daily reported on Thursday. Plans to train and equip reservists with the rifle Tavor TAR-21 were accelerated in the wake of Operation Pillar of Defense, the army's eight-day airstrike in the Gaza Strip last month to curb rocket attacks.

Falling for Hamas’s media manipulation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Michael B. Oren - (Opinion) November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

What makes better headlines? Is it numbing figures such as the 8,000 Palestinian rockets fired at Israel since it unilaterally withdrew from Gaza in 2005, and the 42.5 percent of Israeli children living near the Gaza border who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder? Or is it high-resolution images of bombed-out buildings in Gaza and emotional stories of bereaved Palestinians? The last, obviously, as demonstrated by much of the media coverage of Israel’s recent operation against Hamas.

PA says will take Israel to ICC if tests prove Arafat assassinated
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 28, 2012 - 1:00am

RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- The Palestinian Authority will start legal proceedings against Israel at the International Criminal Court if forensic tests prove that President Yasser Arafat was murdered, chief investigator Tawfiq Tirawi said Tuesday.

Raising Israel's Altalena ship 'a lesson for the future'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC World News
by Matthew Bell - November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

A project to raise a sunken ship in Israel, the Altalena, is stirring up painful memories of a violent confrontation between the army of the newborn state and the Irgun Jewish paramilitary group, reports PRI The World's Matthew Bell.

Hamas is no winner in the Gaza ceasefire with Israel (+video)
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Johnathan Adelman - November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Denver The Hamas leadership has claimed total victory in the truce that started the day before Thanksgiving after eight days of brutal warfare with Israel. And on the surface, this seems to make sense.

Likud: The Party of Annexation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Elisheva Goldberg - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

Leaders of the organized American Jewish community often claim that across the political spectrum, Israelis have embraced the two-state solution. But as the gates of the Likud primary polls swung shut late last night, the doors to a one-state solution swung open. 

The Peace Process Tooth Fairy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

I'd love to believe in the peace process tooth fairy. I really would. In the wake of the Israeli-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza, I'd love to believe:

Gazans say "Thank you Iran" after Israel conflagration
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Nidal al-Mughrabi - November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

GAZA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Gazans offered very public thanks to Iran on Tuesday for helping them in this month's fight against Israel, when Iranian-made missiles were fired out of the Palestinian enclave towards Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

In Gaza, attempted warning failed to protect civilians
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Washington Post
by Scott Wilson - November 27, 2012 - 1:00am

In GAZA CITY — Afew minutes before 3 a.m. on Nov. 19, Khalid Azzam’s cellphone rang.

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