The Egyptian military reportedly has contingency plans to intervene in Gaza if its troops keep gettingattacked in Sinai by groups based there. (Ma'an/Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators will meet again Thursday, with American participation. (Ha'aretz)

US Special Envoy Indyk says that if an Israeli-Palestinian agreement is reached, it will be on final status issues. (JTA)

Israel's chief negotiator Livni says she is seeking a final status agreement with the Palestinians. (Jerusalem Post)

A new poll suggests a slight majority of Palestinians believe another intifada is likely if peace talks fail. (Xinhua)

Palestinians and others say the success of the Quartet's economic development plan depends on progress on peace. (Xinhua)

The EU says it is confident it can reach an agreement with Israel over its occupation guidelines. (Jerusalem Post)

An Arab women's group in Israel predicts a large increase in membership in local city councils after upcoming municipal elections. (Ha'aretz)

Saudi Arabia cancels its speech at UNGA for the first time ever over international inaction on Syria and Palestine. (Reuters/Jerusalem Post)

Hamas hangs a Palestinian man convicted of murder in Gaza. (AP/Xinhua)

Gaza university students are hit particularly hard by the intensified Egyptian closure. (Al Monitor)

Israel is easing restrictions on building materials being imported into Gaza. (NPR)

Sec. Kerry lays out American terms for negotiating with Iran. (New York Times)

DM Ya'alon says Israel disagrees with the United States about Iran. (Xinhua)

A "high-ranking Israeli official" says Israel and Arab states should cooperate on Iran. (Times of Israel)

Pres. Rouhani dismisses condemnations by PM Netanyahu. (New York Times)

Israeli opposition figures denounce Netanyahu's strong condemnations of Iran. (Xinhua)

Iran says it is optimistic over nuclear negotiations with the West, despite Israel's call for increased sanctions. (Xinhua)

Israeli occupation forces destroy a Palestinian Jordan Valley village for the fourth time. (Ma'an)

Palestinians say settlers destroy 50 olive trees near Hebron. (Ma'an)

Hamas officials prevent another Fatah leader from leaving Gaza. (Ma'an)

Henry Kissinger reportedly says if Israel prepared its nuclear weapons in 1973, the US was not informed. (Ha'aretz)

Kuwait will hold a second international Syria aid conference. (The National)

The US is reportedly trying to mediate a maritime border dispute between Israel and Lebanon. (Al Monitor)


Naela Khalil says tensions in Hebron are so volatile they could explode and disrupt the peace negotiations. (Al Monitor)

Palestinian politician Khalida Jarar says security cooperation and other factors will prevent a third intifada. (Times of Israel)

Al-Ahram Weekly thinks there are harbingers of a third intifada because of Israel's actions in occupied East Jerusalem. (Al-Ahram Weekly)

Gershon Baskin says Israeli and Palestinian leaders have not convinced their publics that peace is possible. (Jerusalem Post)

George Hishmeh says Netanyahu is displaying "shocking arrogance." (Gulf News)

Alan Dershowitz complains the New York Times distorted Netanyahu's UN speech. (Ha'aretz)

Shlomi Eldar says Netanyahu paid insufficient attention to peace and the Palestinians in his UN speech. (Al Monitor)

Responding to his critics, Ian Lustick warns against what he calls "two-state messianism." (Daily Beast/Open Zion)

Ron Gerlitz and Jabir Asaqla say discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel is still rampant. (Ha'aretz)

Jacques Neriah asks if Hamas faces the same fate as the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood. (JCPA)

Vali Nasr says the US shouldn't mistake signs of Iranian openness for weakness. (New York Times)

Elliott Abrams asks if the US and Israel are playing good cop/bad cop with Iran. (Foreign Affairs)

James Lunney says Canada's aid to the PA should be conditioned on its performance as a "peace partner." (Jerusalem Post)

David Pollock says Palestinian incitement against Israel remains a major problem. (Fathom)

Asharq Al-Awsat interviews Jordan’s Political Affairs Minister Khalid Al-Kalaldeh. (Asharq Al-Awsat)

Abdullah Iskandar says no one has a plausible plan for dealing with the "massacre" of 1,000 Iraqis in the past month. (Al Hayat)

Michael Young says, with the influx of people fleeing Syria, Lebanon is facing "a refugee problem from hell." (The Daily Star)

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