Official: 30 years after camp massacre, justice still elusive
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- On the 30th anniversary of the massacre of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon's Sabra and Shatila camp, a Palestinian official stressed that no one has been brought to justice. "Those responsible for slaughtering thousands have not been punished and Palestinian refugees continue to be denied their homeland," PLO official Saeb Erekat said in a statement Sunday.


Israel hits back over refugee campaign
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Vita Bekker - September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


TEL AVIV // Levana Zamir, a 74-year-old Jew born in Egypt, bitterly recalls her experiences on the day in May 1948 when David Ben-Gurion, Israel's first prime minister, declared the country's independence.


Mistreatment of refugees in Israel doesn't stop at border
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National
by Mya Guarnieri - (Opinion) September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


Earlier this month, 21 Eritrean asylum seekers, including a 14-year-old child and two pregnant women, spent over a week trapped between fences on the Israeli side of the Israeli-Egyptian border. As the temperatures soared, one of the women reportedly miscarried. The group was not provided with any shelter; the "most moral army in the world" gave the refugees only small amounts of water and scraps of cloth to protect themselves from the sun.


A Hollow Call For "Justice"
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm


Ben Cohen's response to my recent piece systematically proves every point I make about Israel's cynical new campaign to raise the issue of Jewish refugees. In particular he demonstrates that this is not about defending the rights of Jewish refugees, since no substantive demands on their behalf are made, but simply about using them to try to obliterate the claims of Palestinians. It's one of the oddest cries for "justice" I've ever encountered, since it seeks merely to deny the claims of others.


A Hollow Call For "Justice"
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - September 16, 2012 - 11:00pm

Ben Cohen's response to my recent piece systematically proves every point I make about Israel's cynical new campaign to raise the issue of Jewish refugees. In particular he demonstrates that this is not about defending the rights of Jewish refugees, since no substantive demands on their behalf are made, but simply about using them to try to obliterate the claims of Palestinians. It's one of the oddest cries for "justice" I've ever encountered, since it seeks merely to deny the claims of others.


Gaza-based poet remembers Sabra and Shatila massacre
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
September 15, 2012 - 11:00pm


GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Rihab Kanaan bursts into tears while talking to Ma'an's reporter in Gaza about the trauma she suffered after losing her son and dozens of family members in the notorious Tel al-Zaatar and Sabra and Shatila massacres during Lebanon's civil war. The Gaza-based poet says the Palestinian leadership has forgotten about the Sabra and Shatila massacre in which an estimated 800-3,000 Palestinian civilians were killed by Lebanese Christian militias over a three day period on September 16, 1982.


Palestinians who fled Syria protest conditions at south Lebanon camp
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
by Mohammed Zaatari - September 11, 2012 - 11:00pm


SIDON, Lebanon: Palestinian refugees who fled the violence in Syria protested at Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in south Lebanon Wednesday, accusing UNRWA of ignoring them.


In bid to counter Palestinian efforts, Israeli diplomats told to raise issue of Jewish refugees
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Judy Maltz - September 10, 2012 - 11:00pm


Israeli diplomats and representatives abroad have been instructed to raise the issue of Jewish refugees from Arab countries at every relevant forum. This is part of a new international campaign to create parity between the plight of Jewish and Palestinian refugees, Deputy Foreign Minister Daniel Ayalon announced on Monday


You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) September 6, 2012 - 11:00pm


Recently Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon announced on twitter that he was launching a new “viral campaign” about Jewish refugees and migrants in Israel from the Arab world. From his official perch, Ayalon has jumped into a debate that already engendered much back-and-forth, including on Open Zion, when it was introduced in the U.S. Congress in late July.


You Don't Have to Live Like a Refugee
In Print by Hussein Ibish - The Daily Beast (Opinion) - September 6, 2012 - 11:00pm

Recently Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon announced on twitter that he was launching a new “viral campaign” about Jewish refugees and migrants in Israel from the Arab world. From his official perch, Ayalon has jumped into a debate that already engendered much back-and-forth, including on Open Zion, when it was introduced in the U.S. Congress in late July.



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