On Jerusalem’s Jaffa Road, an artist evokes mood at time of suicide attacks
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Joel Greenberg - August 12, 2012 - 12:00am

It was a tour that could happen only here: a stroll to the sites of Palestinian suicide bombings up and down Jaffa Road, Jerusalem’s main thoroughfare, which has the dubious distinction of being the street hit by the most such attacks anywhere in the world. The guide was a young Israeli performance artist, Yossi Atia, and the tour was an attempt to map the trauma and explore the scars left by the attacks, which have dwindled since their peak about a decade ago, receding from the day-to-day consciousness of most Israelis.

Who killed the Egyptian soldiers?
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Asharq Alawsat
by Hussein Shabokshi - (Opinion) August 10, 2012 - 12:00am

The recent terrorist incident that took place in Sinai, and led to the deaths of a large number of Egyptian soldiers, was a huge shock to the people of Egypt. They were stunned by the extent of the attack and the resultant victims, and the sheer aggression of the perpetrators.

Israel: Hezbollah smuggled explosives into Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Associated Press
August 9, 2012 - 12:00am

Israeli security forces say Hezbollah militants have smuggled explosives into northern Israel using a network of drug dealers on either side of the Lebanese-Israeli border. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said Wednesday the explosives were to be used in attacks on Israelis. He says 14 Israeli Arabs were arrested over the past few weeks in connection with the case. The arrests followed a months-long undercover operation.

Gaza-linked Egypt attack hurts Hamas border bid
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Associated Press
by Ibrahim Barzak - August 7, 2012 - 12:00am

The weekend's deadly attack on the Egypt-Israel border by Islamic militants with purported ties to Gaza spells trouble for the territory's Hamas rulers.

Abbas expresses solidarity to Morsi of Egypt against terrorism
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
August 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas expressed on Monday deep solidarity with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and the Egyptian people against terrorism.

Egypt's Brotherhood blames Sinai raid on Israel's Mossad
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from BBC World News
August 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has accused the Israeli spy agency Mossad of being behind Sunday's attack on an Egyptian checkpoint on the border with Israel.

Sinai tribes 'warned Egyptian government about jihadi threat'
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
August 7, 2012 - 12:00am

Sinai tribes say they repeatedly warned the Egyptian government about a jihadi threat in the peninsula, before Sunday's attack which left 16 Egyptian police officers dead.

Sinai Attack Tests New Egyptian President’s Relationship With Israel
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The New York Times
by Jodi Rudoren - August 6, 2012 - 12:00am

With the relationship between Egypt's new Islamist leader and Israel still in its fragile infancy, the terrorist attack on the border that the two countries share with Gaza over the weekend presented a critical opportunity — and a crucial test.

Sinai attack seals up Gaza to outside world
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Christian Science Monitor
by Ahmed Aldabba - August 6, 2012 - 12:00am

Although Islamic militant group Hamas, which governs the Gaza Strip, has strongly condemned the killing of Egyptian guards at the border with Israel and Gaza yesterday,

Egypt’s challenge
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Jerusalem Post
(Editorial) August 6, 2012 - 12:00am

We express our heartfelt condolences to Egypt over the murder of 16 of its soldiers at a base in Sinai near the Israeli border on Sunday.

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