Yes He Can Make Peace
Media Mention of ATFP In The Daily Beast - November 9, 2012 - 1:00am

The Palestinians and the Israelis will not give the newly re-elected President time to breathe. In November, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will request that the General Assembly recognize Palestine as a non-member state with observer status.

Appoint Bill Clinton Peace Envoy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Daily Beast
by Bernard Avishai - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

President Obama's next move in the Middle East is so obvious I almost hesitate to suggest it: before the Israeli election season completely unfolds, ask, cajole, or beg Bill Clinton to take on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

How the Middle East Could Make Or Break Obama's Legacy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Foreign Policy
by Aaron David Miller - (Opinion) November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

Congratulations, Barack Obama. You now join a small club of 16 two-term presidents. (Of those, only 13 actually served out their second four-year term -- William McKinley, Abraham Lincoln and Richard Nixon weren't so lucky.) An eight-year run does count for something. There are no great one-termers. All consequential presidents require a bond with the public that the validation of a second term provides. Consider it a necessary but not sufficient condition for presidential greatness.

Abbas congratulates Obama, Hamas urges end to Israel bias
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Ma'an News Agency
November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday congratulated US President Barrack Obama after he defeated his Republican challenger.

Palestinians hope Obama changes Middle East policy
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Xinhua
November 7, 2012 - 1:00am


U.S. judge dismisses suit linking Arab Bank to Hamas shooting attack
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Reuters
November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

  A U.S.  federal judge on Tuesday threw out a lawsuit brought by an American man wounded in Israel, who sought to hold Arab Bank liable for providing material support to the Palestinian group Hamas.

Palestinians Show Lukewarm Reaction to Obama’s Reelection
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from The Media Line
by Diana Atallah - November 7, 2012 - 1:00am

Ramallah - Palestinians reacted lukewarmly to the news of U.S. President Barack Obama’s reelection for a second term, saying they are not hopeful this will improve their situation.

A Memo to the US President
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from NOW Lebanon
by Hussein Ibish - (Opinion) November 6, 2012 - 1:00am

Dear Mr. President: congratulations on winning today's election. The third debate with your esteemed opponent reflected a broad consensus on foreign policy. Both of you therefore appeared well-positioned to make any necessary course corrections, but the job is yours. US Middle East policy needs to be tweaked rather than overhauled. On most pressing issues, current policies reflect a reasonable balance between American values and interests, and the really existing options and politically plausible positions for any administration. 

The case for Mitt Romney
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Haaretz
by Eric Cantor - (Opinion) November 2, 2012 - 12:00am

Americans who care about putting the economy back on track and restoring American greatness have ample reasons to vote for Mitt Romney. And Americans who care about Israel have particularly important reasons to support Governor Romney. The last four years have been damaging for America’s influence in the Middle East and undermining the security of our most important ally there, Israel.

Obama and the Hearts of the Arabs
ATFP World Press Roundup Article from Al-Hayat
by Zuheir Kseibati - (Opinion) November 1, 2012 - 12:00am

Even hurricane Sandy and its storms intervened at the level of Barack Obama's chances in the presidential elections. Indeed, it did not constitute good news to his opponent, Republican Candidate Mitt Romney, whose blunders and drowning in general talk about the United States' economic relief did not help him come ahead in the polls.

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