Israel fears prisoner death may spark Palestinian uprising
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
by Dan Williams - February 25, 2013 - 1:00am

Masked Palestinian gunmen fired in the air on Monday as thousands marched at the West Bank funeral of a prisoner whose death in an Israeli jail has raised fears in Israel of a new uprising. Arafat Jaradat's death on Saturday and a hunger strike by four other Palestinian inmates have raised tension in the occupied territory after repeated clashes between stone-throwers and Israeli soldiers in recent days.

Hezbollah Courier Was Told to Track Israeli Flights
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New Republic
by Nicholas Kulish - February 21, 2013 - 1:00am


'The Gatekeepers' review: Revealing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The San Francisco Chronicle
by Mick LaSalle - (Film Review) February 21, 2013 - 1:00am

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

Official: Settlers torch 6 cars in Nablus village
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
February 21, 2013 - 1:00am

Armed settlers attacked a village south of Nablus overnight Wednesday and torched six cars, a Palestinian Authority official said. Ghassan Daghlas, who monitors settlement activity in the northern West Bank, said dozens of residents of the Esh Kodesh settlement outpost entered Qusra village firing heavily. They torched six cars, belonging to Raed Musbah, Abed Taher, Yousef Odeh, Yasser Abu Rida, and Nashat Fawzi, Daghlas told Ma'an.

Trial Offers Rare Look at Work of Hezbollah in Europe
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Nicholas Kulish - February 20, 2013 - 1:00am

LIMASSOL, Cyprus — In a little-noticed trial in a small courtroom here on Wednesday, a 24-year-old man provided a rare look inside a covert global war between Israel and Iran, admitting that he is an operative of the militant group Hezbo

Hezbollah Unmasked
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Thomas E. Donilon - (Opinion) February 17, 2013 - 1:00am

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.

Vandals desecrate Muslim cemetery in Jerusalem
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
February 14, 2013 - 1:00am

Israeli police say vandals have sprayed a dozen Muslim graves in a Jerusalem cemetery with graffiti in a politically motivated act. Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld says the phrase "price tag" was sprayed in Hebrew over the graves early on Thursday. The term is used by a tiny fringe of extremists to protest Israeli policy they view as favoring Palestinians. Israeli military bases, churches and mosques have also been targeted. Rosenfeld says police are investigating.

Police: Arson attack on Israel soccer team offices
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Daniel Estrin - February 8, 2013 - 1:00am


Burden of proof
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Star
(Editorial) February 6, 2013 - 1:00am

Tuesday’s news, that Bulgaria is investigating Hezbollah’s possible responsibility for a deadly bombing there last year comes at a critically important time for the party.

Report: Bulgaria expected to blame Hezbollah, Iran for Burgas bombing
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Barak Ravid - February 5, 2013 - 1:00am

The Bulgarian government is expected to blame Hezbollah and its ally Iran for the terrorist attack last July that killed five Israeli tourists. The investigative report on the bombing in the Black Sea resort city of Burgas is likely to be released on Tuesday. Citing U.S. and Middle East officials, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Bulgaria is expected to announce that Hezbollah carried out the attack and that Tehran was involved in the operation.

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