Time is running out for peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by George S. Hishmeh - (Opinion) October 4, 2012 - 12:00am


The Palestinian Question has been temporarily shelved — hopefully only till November — much to the disappointment of many a Palestinian who was expecting the ball to start rolling this month.


Behind Henry Siegman's Turn on Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Nathan Guttman - October 2, 2012 - 12:00am


At 82, Henry Siegman felt pessimism setting in as he thought of the future of Israel and its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians. “The two-state solution,” he recently wrote “is dead.”


License to Care
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from International Herald Tribune
by Raja Shehadeh - (Blog) October 2, 2012 - 12:00am


JERUSALEM — Last month I took my wife to Al Makassed Islamic Charitable Hospital in East Jerusalem to have the head of the orthopedic ward, Dr. Rustom Nammari, examine her arm; she broke it this summer during a hike in Scotland. Since its establishment in 1968, this hospital has been the medical institution of choice for Palestinians in the West Bank.


Behind Henry Siegman's Turn on Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Nathan Guttman - October 2, 2012 - 12:00am


At 82, Henry Siegman felt pessimism setting in as he thought of the future of Israel and its decades-long conflict with the Palestinians. “The two-state solution,” he recently wrote “is dead.”


Israel frees two Hamas lawmakers in West Bank
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 30, 2012 - 12:00am


RAMALLAH, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Israeli authorities on Sunday released two lawmakers in the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) in the West Bank.


Barak: Lieberman's comments on Abbas harm Israel's interests
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
September 30, 2012 - 12:00am


Defense Minister Ehud Barak harshly criticized Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman over the weekend, for naming Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as “the biggest obstacle to peace.”


Mideast Peace Mired as Abbas Trades Taunts With Netanyahu
Media Mention of Hussein Ibish In Bloomberg - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged taunts at the United Nations as the world body watched a peace process that has all but slipped away.


Palestinian official criticizes U.S. position on U.N. recognition
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Los Angeles Times
by Maher Abukhater - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am


RAMALLAH, West Bank -- A Palestinian official Friday criticized President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for opposing Palestinians' bid for statehood recognition in the United Nations, and failing to give the issue more attention in their speeches this week before the international body.


Activists: Now, yes now, is the time for US to push for MidEast peace
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Christian Science Monitor
by Ariel Zirulnick - September 28, 2012 - 12:00am


Cambridge, Mass. A major Israeli-Palestinian activist group is bucking conventional wisdom by arguing that now is the right time to engage Americans in the moribund Middle East peace process. The presidential campaign season is traditionally a terrible time to make any progress on foreign policy, especially during elections focused on pocketbook issues.


West Bank university puts Israeli policies to the test
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Maayan Lubell - September 26, 2012 - 12:00am


ARIEL, West Bank (Reuters) -- An Israeli government move to upgrade Ariel University Center in the occupied West Bank to a full-fledged university has put the 30-year-old school at the center of a debate at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict: how the settlements will figure in defining a future Palestinian state.



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