Pres. Abbas tells the Israeli public to choose between peace and settlements. (Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian citizens of Israel stage a general strike to protest police violence. (Reuters/AFP/The National)

A Palestinian official says the government has paid only partial salaries to its civil servants. (AP)

Sen. Graham says Palestinians will lose annual US aid if they file a complaint against Israel at the ICC. (Reuters)

A German official urges Israel to work with the ICC. (AP)

Canadian FM Baird says Palestinians made a “huge mistake” by trying to join the ICC. (AP)

Arsonists torch a car belonging to Palestinian Prof. Dajani, who led the first organized group trip of Palestinian university students to Auschwitz. (Ha’aretz)

Israeli occupation forces demolish a house in the al-Isawiya neighborhood in East Jerusalem. (Ma’an/PNN)

The EU calls for an anti-terror alliance with Arab countries to boost cooperation and information-sharing in the wake of the Paris attacks. (AP/The National)

ISIS threatens to kill two Japanese hostages. (AP/New York Times/JTA)

Yazidis freed by ISIS enjoy a bittersweet homecoming. (Reuters)

An Iranian general killed in an Israeli airstrike in Syria was reportedly not its intended target. (Reuters/New York Times/Washington Post)

Iranian officials threaten “harsh retaliation” against Israel over airstrikes, as Ayatollah Khamenei highlights his personal connection with one of the dead. (Times of Israel/Ha’aretz/Ynet)

American interest in Syrian peace talks suggests to some a change in policy towards Pres. Assad. (New York Times)

Pres. Sisi says Egyptians have the right to demonstrate, but warns of economic harm. (Reuters/The National)

Russia and Iran sign an agreement to expand military ties. (AP)


Rami Khouri says the Quartet must achieve an Israeli-Palestinian agreement that meets the needs of both sides. (Daily Star)

Aaron Magid looks at the current crisis in US-Palestinian relations. (Ha’aretz)

Raphael Ahren says Israel’s anger at an ICC’s preliminary investigation is political posturing. (Times of Israel)

Akiva Eldar says PM Netanyahu is making the ICC a campaign issue. (Al-Monitor)

Aeyal Gross says an ICC inquiry is a “game changer” for Israel. (Ha’aretz)

Ha’aretz says the Palestinian ICC initiative was not preordained. (Ha’aretz)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the fact that many Arabs now dislike Iran and Hezbollah doesn’t mean they love Israel. (Al Arabiya)

Joyce Karam asks if Hezbollah and Israel are on the verge of an “open war.” (Al Arabiya)

Avi Issacharoff looks at Israel’s recent attack in the Syrian Golan Heights. (Times of Israel)

JTA interviews former Pres. Peres. (JTA)

Abdallah Schleifer says Muslims are the inevitable victims of terror and we must fight that terrorism in every way imaginable. (FPRI)

Hussein Ibish says the American strategy in the campaign against ISIS, particularly in Syria, is reaching a crisis point. (The National)

The National says Egypt’s economic restoration project is too big to fail. (The National)

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