Palestinians set for Pyrrhic victory in United Nations
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Crispian Balmer - (Analysis) September 25, 2012 - 11:00pm


RAMALLAH (Reuters) -- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After failing last year to win recognition of full statehood at the United Nations, President Mahmoud Abbas returns to New York on Thursday to ask the General Assembly for a less ambitious status upgrade.


Israeli left-wing party introduces new peace plan to replace Oslo Accords
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 24, 2012 - 11:00pm


JERUSALEM, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- The head of Israel's left-wing Meretz party, Knesset (parliament) member Zehava Gal-On introduced her party's draft for a new peace plan with the Palestinians on Tuesday.


U.S. Senate hopeful: Israeli-Palestinian peace shouldn't fall off the map
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Dina Kraft - September 24, 2012 - 11:00pm


Watertown, MA. - Amid cheers of “We Want Liz,” Elizabeth Warren, the Democratic candidate in the most high-profile U.S. Senate race, seemed to be enjoying herself as she wound her way through thick crowds of supporters at the town fair in this working class Boston suburb.


Israeli defense chief proposes West Bank pullout
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Josef Federman - September 23, 2012 - 11:00pm


JERUSALEM — Israel's defense minister called for a unilateral pullout from much of the West Bank in published comments Monday, saying Israel must take "practical steps" if peace efforts with the Palestinians remain stalled.


Ayalon calls on donor states to cut off Palestinian Authority funding
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by Gabe Fisher - September 22, 2012 - 11:00pm


Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon called for international donors to halt funding to the Palestinian Authority, alleging that much of the money is ultimately used to support terrorism.


Comment is free Palestinians need a one-state solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Ghada Karmi - (Opinion) September 19, 2012 - 11:00pm


It is one year this week since the Palestinians applied for UN membership. President Mahmoud Abbas's impassioned plea to the UN's General Assembly for support of the We Palestinian case on 23 September 2011 won him much praise, even from his detractors. But it came to nothing, and no further Palestinian application for UN membership was made. Now, however, the statehood issue is back on the Palestinian agenda.


Palestinians need a one-state solution
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Guardian
by Ghada Karmi - (Opinion) September 19, 2012 - 11:00pm


It is one year this week since the Palestinians applied for UN membership. President Mahmoud Abbas's impassioned plea to the UN's General Assembly for support of the We Palestinian case on 23 September 2011 won him much praise, even from his detractors. But it came to nothing, and no further Palestinian application for UN membership was made. Now, however, the statehood issue is back on the Palestinian agenda.


Amending treaty with Israel 'a matter of time,' says presidential adviser
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Egypt Independent
by Ashgan Harb - September 18, 2012 - 11:00pm


An adviser to President Mohamed Morsy has said that amending the 1979 peace treaty signed with Israel is "a matter of time," adding that such a move is necessary to restore full Egyptian control over Sinai.


Restructuring of PLO Is Key To Palestinian Reconciliation
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from As-Safir
by Hani al-Masri - (Opinion) September 17, 2012 - 11:00pm


Following a recent press conference, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said that “reconciliation between [Palestinian] factions means holding elections” and that “there will be no further dialogue with Hamas unless the electoral commission resumes voter registration in the Gaza Strip.”


Handle With Care
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) September 17, 2012 - 11:00pm


In a testy exchange with the late Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, James Baker, then the U.S. secretary of state, set a standard in fantasy counterfactuals that I was sure could never be topped.



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