ICC donors are ignoring Israel's call to cut funding for the court. (Reuters)

Pres. Rivlin urges UNSG Ban to take a stand against the Palestinian effort to join the ICC.(Ynet)

UNRWA says it has had to suspend funding for home repairs in Gaza following lastsummer's war. (Reuters/AFP/PNN/Ha’aretz)

The Middle East Quartet says it’s urgent to improve the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza. (Jerusalem Post)

Rivlin stresses the importance of the strong bond between the US and Israel in a visit to the West Point Military Academy. (Ha’aretz)

Clashes erupt between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces in the Shufat neighborhood in East Jerusalem. (Ha’aretz/Ma’an) 

An Egyptian court overturns an earlier decision to designate Hamas as a terrorist organization. (Ma’an)

Israeli authorities confiscate hundreds of dunams of Palestinian land near Hebron. (Ma’an)

World leaders and Shoah survivors gather at Auschwitz to mark 70 years since liberation. (Times of Israel/Reuters/Jerusalem Post)

An Israeli film fund is seeking to force Palestinian citizens of Israel who are filmmakers to market their movies “ as Israeli.” (Ha’aretz)

Pres. Obama arrives in Saudi Arabia to pay last respects to King Abdullah. (AP/New York Times/The National/Al Arabiya)

Israel says two rockets launched from Syria have struck the Golan Heights. (AP/AFP/JTA/Ha’aretz)  

Kurdish forces battle ISIS outside Kobani. (Reuters/AP/Washington Post)

Japan says it will work with Jordan to secure the release of a journalist held by ISIS. (Reuters/AP/The National)

A 12-year old student is killed in a US drone strike in Yemen. (Reuters)

An Egyptian court upholds jail sentences imposed on three prominent liberal activists. (Reuters)

Many American and Iranian lawmakers seem to be trying to sabotage a potential nuclear deal. (New York Times)


Aeyal Gross looks at how the ICC prosecutor may be able to make progress while avoiding accusations of bias. (Ha’aretz)

Asmaa al-Ghoul says Islamic Jihad is trying to position itself as a mediator to end the dispute between Fatah and Hamas. (Al-Monitor)

Akiva Eldar says Likud  prefers  to fund settlements rather than needy sections of the Israeli population. (Al-Monitor)

Richard Cohen says PM Netanyahu’s recent actions could undermine American support for Israel. (Washington Post)

Raphael Ahren says Netanyahu’s White House-defying speech will backfire. (Times of Israel)

Nahum Barnea says Netanyahu’s upcoming speech before Congress is a “gift to Iran.” (Ynet)

Sefi Rachlevsky says Netanyahu is virtually calling opposition leaders Herzog and Livni “traitors.” (Ha’aretz)

Hassan Hassan says if the US is willing to live with Pres. Assad, it might also be willing to accept jihadists as a fact of life in Syria and Iraq. (The National)

The Daily Star says the Russian initiative on Syria is useless. (Daily Star)

The National says Kobani might prove to be the end of the beginning of the conflict with ISIS. (The National)

The Jordan Times looks at King Abdullah’s “war on terrorism.” (Jordan Times)

Robert Satloff says the Muslims who fought the Holocaust are a model for the battle against extremism. (Daily Star)

Mona Eltahawy looks at Egypt’s “war on atheism.” (New York Times)

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