Israel Adds to its Crimes
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by George S. Hishmeh - (Opinion) February 3, 2012 - 1:00am


Ten years ago about 50 Israeli soldiers, including some officers, refused to serve in the Occupied Territories, roughly the size about 22 per cent of the original state, Palestine, which until mid-1948 was a mandate under British rule.


As Israeli-Palestinian talks sink, fringe ideas gain traction
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Joshua Mitnick - January 27, 2012 - 1:00am


As another round of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks faltered on Wednesday, a growing number of Israelis and Palestinians say that the status quo is rapidly approaching a point at which establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel is impossible or unrealistic.


Hardliners See Opportunity to Create a ‘Greater Israel’
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Gulf News
by Patrick Seale - (Opinion) January 13, 2012 - 1:00am


This past year has dealt a heavy blow — perhaps even a terminal one — to the project, long supported by the international community, of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of two states. When the United States itself proved unable to halt Israel’s relentless land grab, it seemed that nothing and nobody could rein in Israel’s iron-willed ambition to expand its borders towards a ‘Greater Israel.’


An unwelcome intro to the binational state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by A.B. Yehoshua - (Opinion) January 2, 2012 - 1:00am


In his op-ed last week ("Now it's your turn," Haaretz, December 23), Avraham Burg posited a new thesis holding that the time has come to prepare for the possibility that Israel is moving with blind, irreversible certitude toward the establishment of a binational state in Eretz Israel.


An unwelcome intro to the binational state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by A.B. Yehoshua - January 2, 2012 - 1:00am


In his op-ed last week ("Now it's your turn," Haaretz, December 23), Avraham Burg posited a new thesis holding that the time has come to prepare for the possibility that Israel is moving with blind, irreversible certitude toward the establishment of a binational state in Eretz Israel.


An unwelcome intro to the binational state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by A.B. Yehoshua - January 2, 2012 - 1:00am


In his op-ed last week ("Now it's your turn," Haaretz, December 23), Avraham Burg posited a new thesis holding that the time has come to prepare for the possibility that Israel is moving with blind, irreversible certitude toward the establishment of a binational state in Eretz Israel.


An unwelcome intro to the binational state
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by A.B. Yehoshua - January 2, 2012 - 1:00am


In his op-ed last week ("Now it's your turn," Haaretz, December 23), Avraham Burg posited a new thesis holding that the time has come to prepare for the possibility that Israel is moving with blind, irreversible certitude toward the establishment of a binational state in Eretz Israel.


Encountering Peace: I call it national suicide
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
by Gershon Baskin - (Opinion) August 30, 2011 - 12:00am


It took the Palestinian national movement and its representative organization the PLO (formed in 1964) 24 years to formally accept the existence of Israel and the two-state solution. Twenty-three years later, we are approaching the time when the Palestinian national movement and the PLO will abandon the idea of creating a Palestinian state next to Israel in favor of demanding full political rights within Israel.


Will the One-State Solution Become the Only Solution?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Eric Alterman - (Opinion) July 5, 2011 - 12:00am


Tony Judt’s deliberately provocative 2003 New York Review of Books essay, “Israel: the Alternative,” is a lesson in the limits of American Jewry’s allowable discourse when it comes to Israel. Writing explicitly in the tradition of thought experiment, rather than policy proposal, about what he called an “alternative future,” Judt suggests that Jews and Arabs alike might be better off as citizens of a secular democratic state that encompassed both Israel and Palestine, in which all citizens had equal rights regardless of religion or national origin.


What does Fayyad's ultimatum mean?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
(Editorial) June 27, 2011 - 12:00am


Prime Minister in Ramallah Salam Fayyad said in Bil'in on Friday that Israel "should either give Palestinians freedom or the right to vote." Does this mean the two-state solution is history? For economic, security, and social considerations the establishment of a Palestinian state in the West Bank alone is not possible. The West Bank has no geographic contiguity with the Gaza Strip, and the capital Jerusalem has been encircled with a 15-meter cement wall.



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