'The Gatekeepers' review: Revealing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The San Francisco Chronicle
by Mick LaSalle - (Film Review) February 21, 2013 - 12:00am


Documentary about Shin Bet. Directed by Dror Moreh. (PG-13. 97 minutes.)


Hezbollah Unmasked
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Thomas E. Donilon - (Opinion) February 17, 2013 - 12:00am


ON FEB. 5, after more than six months of investigations, the Bulgarian government announced that it believed Hezbollah was responsible for the attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver and injured dozens more in the resort town of Burgas. This report is significant because a European Union member state, Bulgaria, explicitly pointed a finger at Hezbollah and lifted the veil on the group’s continued terrorist activities. Europe can no longer ignore the threat that this group poses to the Continent and to the world.


Where Settler Terrorism Comes From
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) October 8, 2012 - 11:00pm


Following a series of violent incidents involving settler and pro-settler Jewish Israeli extremists, including the attempted lynching of a Palestinian youth in Jerusalem, many Israelis expressed concern about the rise in violent hatred within their society and wondered where it was coming from. Several incidents over the weekend demonstrated that this trend is only intensifying and clearly pointed to why.


Palestinian hunger striker in critical condition
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Blake Sobczak - July 4, 2012 - 11:00pm


A Palestinian prisoner convicted of transporting suicide bombers is in critical condition after a nearly three-month hunger strike, a rights group said Thursday. Akram Rikhawi started fasting on April 12, just before 1,200 other prisoners began refusing food to demand better conditions. Israeli authorities reached a deal with participants in the wider strike by mid-May, easing some restrictions. Rikhawi has continued to protest his detention by refusing to eat.


Hamas informer in Israel on lecture tour
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
by Amy Teibel - June 13, 2012 - 11:00pm


The son of a Hamas founder who renounced his father's militant group to spy for Israel has returned to the Jewish state on a pro-Israel lecture tour, an Israeli official said Thursday. Mosab Yousef was invited by Druse Arab lawmaker Ayoob Kara, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud Party.


Lessons we must not ignore
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Bitterlemons
by Yossi Alpher - (Opinion) April 15, 2012 - 11:00pm


There are important lessons to be learned from Operation Defensive Shield, the Israel Defense Forces' aggressive push deep into the West Bank beginning in late March 2002. Both Israelis and Palestinians ignore these lessons at their peril.


The Palestinians' Most Potent Weapon
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The National Interest
by Paul Pillar - (Blog) November 17, 2011 - 12:00am


Nine years ago an article by Gal Luft titled “The Palestinian H-Bomb: Terrorism's Winning Strategy” addressed suicide bombing against Israeli citizens as a fearsome and inexorable force. The tactic instead proved to be a self-destructive fizzle. It earned enemies rather than friends, drove Israelis deeper into their defensive crouch, was ultimately controlled by Israel through measures such as a meandering defensive barrier, and did absolutely nothing to bring Palestinians closer to self-determination and their own state.


New study offers insight on Palestinian suicide attacks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Batsheva Sobelman - (Blog) November 4, 2011 - 11:00pm


A strong correlation exists between unemployment, tough economic conditions and the nature of suicide attacks carried out by Palestinians in recent years, according to a new study, the first comprehensive research of its kind. The study, conducted by the Harry S. Truman Institute for the Advancement of Peace, found that while poverty itself did not necessarily dictate the frequency of terrorist attacks, economic conditions were closely linked to the characteristics of the perpetrators and, more interestingly, the nature of the suicide operations themselves.


Palestinian support for attacks drops, poll finds
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
April 17, 2011 - 11:00pm


Overall Palestinian support for suicide bombings against Israeli civilians, the firing of rockets into Israel has dropped since 2009, with a majority opposed to both, a poll showed on Sunday. The survey conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre found that support for Palestinian "military operations of any kind' against Israel fell from 53.3 percent in January 2009 to 37.1 percent in April of this year.


West Bank most-wanted terrorist list has dwindled to almost nil
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Avi Issacharoff - November 8, 2010 - 12:00am


There is not a single security suspect being sought by Israel in the northern West Bank for the first time since the outbreak of the second intifada in 2000. In the southern West Bank, there are only a few names on the security establishment's wanted list. The situation is a reflection of both the improved security situation in the West Bank and the increasing cooperation between Israeli and Palestinian Authority security forces.



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