The PA and Syrian government agree to cooperate to protect Palestinian refugees remaining in Syria. (Ma'an)

Some experts say Israeli claims about Palestinian incitement are distorted or exaggerated. (JTA)

rampage by masked settlers in the occupied West Bank forces a Palestinian school lockdown. (AP/Ma'an)

Settlers torch three Palestinian cars near Bethlehem. (Ma'an)

The PA asks UNESCO to probe Israeli measures in occupied East Jerusalem. (Xinhua)

A PLO official says Palestinians are seriously considering declaring peace talks with Israel a failure. (Jerusalem Post)

The "Tamarod" movement in Gaza calls for Nov. 11 rallies to oust Hamas rule. (Al Monitor/Azzaman)

Hamas asks to meet with Fatah to discuss Israel's policies in occupied East Jerusalem. (Jerusalem Post)

There is an outcry in Gaza over reductions in food aid due to an UNRWA budget shortfall. (New York Times)

Hamas supporters rally in Gaza in defense of the death penalty. (AFP)

Israel says a soldier was lightly wounded by shrapnel from ordinance fired from Syria. (New York Times)

Israeli forces destroy a Syrian canon post in response. (Xinhua)

Israeli military leaders foresee the potential for multi-front conflicts. (Xinhua)

Hamas says it has gotten jihadist groups in Gaza to agree to stop attacks against Israel. (Xinhua)

In Turkey, Hamas leader Mishaal calls for an end to negotiations with Israel and more armed struggle. (Ha'aretz)

The US announces a temporary suspension of some aid to Egypt. (New York Times)

Egypt criticizes the move. (Reuters)

Israel expresses dismay at the aid cut back to Egypt, and frets about its impact on the peace treaty. (New York Times)

A suicide bomb in Sinai kills three Egyptian soldiers and one policeman. (AP)

Libya's PM Zeidan is kidnapped and then released by a group of armed men. (France 24)

UNIFIL commends the prevailing calm on the Lebanese-Israeli border. (Xinhua)

The Palestinian consumer price index rose slightly in September. (PNN)

In an impoverished Arab town in Israel, women are learning literacy and leadership. (Ha'aretz)


Yigal Kipnis says newly released Israeli documents show the 1973 war was certainly avoidable. (Los Angeles Times)

Kifah Ziboun looks at the Hamas-Salafist rapprochement in Gaza. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Asmaa al-Ghoul says, despite all the rhetoric, the Egypt-Gaza border remains quiet for now. (Al Monitor)

Elias Harfoush says Arabs are paying the price for "Pres. Obama's deals." (Al Hayat)

Aviad Kleinberg says PM Netanyahu's deterministic approach to Mideast conflict breeds diplomatic blindness. (YNet)

Ilene Prusher interviews Aryeh King, a leading force behind Israel's push to colonize Palestinian areas in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ha'aretz)

Gershon Baskin insists that the Al-Aqsa Mosque is not in any danger, and that Palestinians have gone a long way towards independence. (Ma'an/Jerusalem Post)

Amos Harel says Israeli lobbying in Washington on Iran is walking a fine line with the Obama administration. (Ha'aretz)

Ron Kampeas says AIPAC's rhetoric about Iran echoes but does not mimic Netanyahu's. (JTA)

Linda Gradstein says Israel is nervous Iran wants a fake nuclear agreement with the West. (The Media Line)

Or Kashti says Israel can't really claim credit for Nobel prizes won by scientists who left the country 40 years ago. (Ha'aretz)

The Daily Star is alarmed by the cutback of US aid to Egypt, seeing it as symptomatic of a deeper Middle East policy malaise. (The Daily Star)

The Jerusalem Post says the future of Egypt's peace treaty with Israel is largely independent of US aid. (Jerusalem Post)

Asma Alsharif and Yasmine Saleh say Egypt's MOI, not army, was the main force behind the ouster of former Pres. Morsi. (Reuters)

Itamar Rabinovich says Israel benefits from the agreement on Syrian chemical weapons but worries about rising Russian influence in the region. (Al Monitor)

Hania Mourtada says there is no place for minorities in the Syrian opposition anymore. (Foreign Policy)

Osama Al Sharif says the Assad regime has managed to gain undeserved legitimacy of late. (Arab News)

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