Three more Palestinians are killed in the Syrian conflict. (Ma'an)

NPR profiles a Palestinian family that lost 11 members in an August 21 Syrian government chemical weapons attack. (National Public Radio)

A Russian news agency says Syria has accepted Russian proposals on chemical weapons designed to forestall American strikes. (Reuters)

France says it is drafting a UN Security Council resolution requiring Syria to give up its chemical weapons or face "serious consequences." (AP/Washington Post/BBC)

Israeli officials express skepticism over Syria's willingness to surrender chemical weapons. (AP)

Reports suggest the CIA believes Israel also acquired chemical weapons decades ago. (Foreign Policy/Jerusalem Post)

AIPAC is reportedly preparing to dispatch hundreds of members to Capitol Hill to lobby on behalf of Pres. Obama's request for authorization for the use of force in Syria. (New York Times)

The CSM looks at whether Israel is also lobbying Congress on Syria. (Christian Science Monitor)

Disputes over the 1967 border as a basis for talks are complicating Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (New York Times)

The disputes might delay the next scheduled phase of Palestinian prisoner release. (Jerusalem Post)

DM Ya’alon denounces efforts to develop a Palestinian state and dismisses the idea of Arab democracy. (Times of Israel)

Egypt is continuing with a major offensive against armed groups in Sinai, reportedly killing nine militants. (AP)

The fuel crisis in Gaza is intensifying. (Gulf News)

Israeli extremists visit religious flashpoints in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma'an)

An Israeli court is set to rule today on whether a law allowing the confiscation of Palestinian propertyapplies in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma'an)

80 Jordanian MPs urge Arabs and Muslims to visit Jerusalem in solidarity with Palestinians. (Jordan Times)

Israeli health officials say the polio virus has been found in Jerusalem's sewers. (New York Times/YNet)


Chemi Shalev says Pres. Assad could try to emulate Saddam Hussein by creating "linkage" with Israel. (Ha'aretz)

The New York Times says a proposal on Syrian chemical weapons could be a way out of an American strike. (New York Times)

Hussein Ibish says the proposal is unlikely to work but gives all parties more welcome strategic and political time. (NOW)

Yassin al-Haj Saleh says a "half-hearted" international intervention in Syria isn't enough. (New York Times)

Nahum Barnea says the Obama administration should entirely rethink its approach to Syria. (YNet)

Ha'aretz warns Israel against any perception of intervening in an American domestic debate about Syria. (Ha'aretz)

Ben Caspit says AIPAC shouldn't get involved in Syria lobbying either. (Al Monitor)

Amos Harel says Egyptian-Israeli relations are greatly strengthening despite regional tensions. (Ha'aretz)

Joshua Bloom says Israel should end its discriminatory policies against non-Jewish migrants and asylum-seekers. (Jerusalem Post)

Giles Fraser says the most dangerous wall between Israel and the Palestinians is in the Israeli mindset. (The Guardian)

Dalia Hatuqa says most Palestinians believe the new round of talks with Israel are "a doomed experiment." (Al Jazeera America)

Ian Pindar looks at a new book on the Palestinian citizens of Israel by historian Ilan PappĂ©. (The Guardian)

Akiva Eldar says Israelis have mixed feelings about Oslo, 20 years on. (Al Monitor)

Gershom Gorenberg looks at a recent Israeli court ruling that a right-wing group can't sue people for calling it "fascist." (Daily Beast/Open Zion)

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