Christians’ letter is an unworthy tactic
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA)
by Noam E. Marans - (Opinion) October 21, 2012 - 12:00am

NEW YORK (JTA) -- Iran is threatening Israel, the Middle East and the world with the specter of nuclear weapons. Christians across the Middle East are persecuted and martyred in the repercussions of the so-called Arab Spring. But some American Christian leaders are busy dedicating time, money and resources to their habitual demonization of Israel.

Brave Film Tells Story of Egypt and Its Jews
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jewish Daily Forward
by Aaron Ross - October 15, 2012 - 12:00am

Cairo — Sitting in a Cairo coffee shop, with his boyish face and gaunt physique, Amir Ramses looks at first glance like someone half his age. But the prominent 33-year-old film director has already directed three major commercial films and several acclaimed documentaries. His new film, the independently produced “Jews of Egypt,” Ramses says, is his most important feature film to date.

All-Female Ticket Aims to Be Heard, if Not Seen
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - October 14, 2012 - 12:00am

HEBRON, West Bank — The faces of five men in business suits and one woman in a white head scarf beam under the slogan “Modern Hebron” on campaign banners along the streets of this famously conservative city ahead of local elections scheduled for Saturday. Other banners saying “Hebron Independents” feature 12 less formal photos, including three women, with looks more stern than smiling.

New Film Explores Israeli, Arab Views on Sex With the ‘Other’
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Monitor
by Sophie Claudet - (Interview) October 9, 2012 - 12:00am

PARIS — It all started when Yolande Zauberman and her partner in life and work, Selim Nassib, began to work on a screenplay of Nassib’s novel, The Palestinian Lover, which tells the story of an alleged, passionate affair between Golda Meir and a rich Arab banker in then British-administered Palestine.

Thousands of Christians march in Jerusalem in support of Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
October 5, 2012 - 12:00am

Waving blue and white Israeli flags, thousands of evangelical Christians from around the world filled streets of downtown Jerusalem on Thursday in a show of support for the Jewish state. The annual march during the week-long Jewish Sukkot holiday brings together Christians from dozens of countries.

Anti-Semitism—Bad for Palestinians, Too
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Emily L. Hauser - (Opinion) October 5, 2012 - 12:00am

Pro-tip: If your goal is to help the Palestinian people, anti-Semitism is a really poor tool. I happen to be among those who feel that the anti-Semitism accusation is often made far too lightly, flung about at the drop of a settlement boycott or a Goldstone Report, as if any criticism of anything that any Israeli ever does is, by definition, gratuitous Jew hatred.

Following the dream of a Third Temple in Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Shanty Littman - October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

"Thanks to you I had a tremendous insight,” Yehuda Glick roared at me as I entered the room where a meeting of the joint directorate of the Temple movements was taking place. “I went up to the Mount of Olives today,” he continued, “and I looked toward the Temple Mount. And what do I see? Two round domes, next to each other! And then it came to me: Those who want to build the Temple want to suckle from the source!

Temple Mount Faithful: From the fringes to the mainstream
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Nir Hasson - October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

Eight Jewish Israelis have been arrested on Temple Mount in Jerusalem over the past two days after police feared their attempts to pray there would incite violence. Among those arrested were right-wing Likud party member Moshe Feiglin and Yehuda Liebman, a prime figure at the Od Yosef Chai Yeshiva in the hard-line West Bank settlement of Yitzhar. Among the suspects is the more moderate Elyashiv Cherlow, son of Rabbi Yuval Cherlow, head of the Petah Tikva yeshiva, who is considered a relatively liberal religious Zionist leader.

Where Settlers' 'Price Tag' Policy Meets Israel’s Mask of Hypocrisy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Yedioth Ahronoth
by Alex Fishman - (Opinion) October 4, 2012 - 12:00am

When it comes to [the acts of vandalism perpetrated by Israeli right-wing extremists] "price tag" policy, the government of Israel is hiding behind a mask of pretense and double standards. On the one hand, it requests the law enforcement bodies to crush the phenomenon, the same way they are dealing with Arab terror. On the other hand, it refrains from putting at their disposal the legal measures that would enable them to do so.

Our Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from International Herald Tribune
by Shmuel Rosner - (Blog) October 3, 2012 - 12:00am

JERUSALEM — A week ago, just days before his U.N. speech, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met a small number of so-called American Jewish leaders. It wasn’t the first time he tried to talk with a group that supposedly holds sway with both American and Israeli audiences.

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