When a Courtyard Becomes a Border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Inter Press Service (IPS)
by Pierre Klochendler - (Opinion) September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


RAS EL-AMOUD, Occupied East Jerusalem, Sep 17 2012 (IPS) - Filistin Hamdallah looks disoriented, walking without purpose amidst the furniture strewn in the courtyard, as if she was moving home. Only the fresh laundry hanging on wires indicates that the Palestinian family is here to stay, to stay in conditions with Jewish neighbours that show just how difficult the divisions in Jerusalem can be.


Islam is ready for peace with Israel, says rabbi who has met with ‘whole strata’ of radicals
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Times of Israel
by David Horovitz - (Interview) September 15, 2012 - 11:00pm


For 10 years, from 1999, Rabbi Michael Melchior was a member of Knesset, elected via the dovish Meimad faction — the political face of moderate religious Zionism.


Food unites Israeli Jews and Arabs in ways politics cannot
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by David Amitai - (Opinion) September 11, 2012 - 11:00pm


Every week for the past five months, a group of Arab and Jewish women from neighboring towns near Haifa, Israel, have come together to cook. Each week, they meet in a different woman’s home, discovering their commonalities and differences by sharing recipes, culinary traditions and childhood memories.


The defeatism of the left
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Akiva Eldar - (Opinion) September 10, 2012 - 11:00pm


The settlers are right. Had today’s Zionist left been leading the Jewish community here in the 1940s there is a good chance we never would have had a state. Had those who lay proud claim to being “the peace camp,” who explain how “it’s impossible to evict 300,000 settlers,” been running the show in the early ‘50s, the Yishuv − with its population of 600,000 − would never have taken in one million Jews. The word “irreversible” does not exist in the vocabulary of the settlers.


Seven Lean Years of Peacemaking
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Daniel Levy - (Opinion) September 10, 2012 - 11:00pm


SEVEN years ago today, the Israeli flag was lowered over the Gaza Strip after approximately 7,500 Israeli settlers left or were forcibly removed.


Protests continue in West Bank as Israel unlikely to amend economic deal
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
September 9, 2012 - 11:00pm


RAMALLAH, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- An Israeli official on Monday ruled out that Israel would accept the Palestinians' request to modify Paris protocol that regulates economic relations between the two sides, as public sectors went on strike in the West Bank to protest the rising cost of living.


Requiem for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Carlo Strenger - (Opinion) August 29, 2012 - 11:00pm


Nachum Barnea is considered to be one of Israel’s most influential journalists, independent in his judgment, fair and balanced in his reporting and analysis. A few days ago he wrote an outspoken column in which he comes to the conclusion that the settlement project has reached its goal: the situation on the ground is irreversible, and the two-state solution is no longer possible.


Israel’s Settlers Are Here to Stay
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Dani Dayan - (Opinion) July 24, 2012 - 11:00pm


Whatever word you use to describe Israel’s 1967 acquisition of Judea and Samaria — commonly referred to as the West Bank in these pages — will not change the historical facts. Arabs called for Israel’s annihilation in 1967, and Israel legitimately seized the disputed territories of Judea and Samaria in self-defense. Israel’s moral claim to these territories, and the right of Israelis to call them home today, is therefore unassailable.


Ten Questions + One for the One-Staters
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Huffington Post
by Ziad Asali - (Blog) June 28, 2012 - 11:00pm


The supporters of the two-state solution are often told that this vision is unrealistic and has become unachievable. Young, idealistic seekers of justice and equality are increasingly offering what they claim is a more "realistic" solution: a single state for all Israelis and Palestinians, including refugees.


Ten Questions + One for the One-Staters
In Print by Ziad Asali - The Huffington Post (Blog) - June 28, 2012 - 11:00pm

The supporters of the two-state solution are often told that this vision is unrealistic and has become unachievable. Young, idealistic seekers of justice and equality are increasingly offering what they claim is a more "realistic" solution: a single state for all Israelis and Palestinians, including refugees.



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