The UN names American judge Mary McGowan Davis to lead an investigation into the 2014 Gaza conflict. (New York Times/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

The Israeli army is reportedly planning to indict several soldiers who fought in Gaza last summer on charges of looting. (Ha’aretz)

14-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl jailed by Israel has become a symbol of Palestinian anger over the arresting of children. (AFP)

Israeli occupation forces detain 11 Palestinian teenagers in the occupied territories. (Ma’an/PNN)

Fatah official Rajoub compares PM Netanyahu to Hitler. (Times of Israel)

Israeli occupation forces raid protest tents set up near Abu Dis in East Jerusalem. (Ma’an)

An annual campaign to plant one million trees on land facing possible annexation in the occupied West Bank kicks off in Hebron. (Ma’an)

The White House’s top Middle East official, Phil Gordon, will speak in Israel later this month at a conference on security. JTA)

Many Democrats are considering skipping Netanyahu’s address to Congress. (Ynet/Jerusalem Post)

Jordan executes two Iraqi terrorists in response to an ISIS video showing captured Jordanian pilot Mouath al-Kasaesbeh being burnt alive. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post/The National/Jordan Times) 

Pres. Obama and King Abdullah vow not to let up in the fight against ISIS. (AP/AFP) 

The father of the murdered pilot says Jordanians must stand united behind their leadership in the fight against terrorism. (Jordan Times)

Political leaders and Muslim clerics in the Middle East denounce the burning alive of al-Kasaesbeh as “un-Islamic.” (Reuters/AP)

The UNSC says the world should help Jordan in fighting terrorism. (Jordan Times)

The EU criticizes Jordan’s decision to execute two terrorists. (Ha’aretz)

Many in Congress support increased military assistance to Jordan. (AP/JTA)

American officials hope the murder of al-Kasaesbeh will toughen Jordan's resolve in the fight against ISIS. (Reuters)

The UAE, a key-US ally in the fight against ISIS, reportedly suspended airstrikes in December after al-Kasaesbeh was captured. (New York Times/AFP)

video showing ISIS extremists burning alive al-Kasasbeh raises the question of which images news outlets should use. (New York Times)

Reuters looks at Egypt’s fight against extremists in Sinai. (Reuters)

Saudi oil is seen as a lever to lure Russia away from Pres. Assad. (New York Times)


Asmaa al-Ghoul says in light of physical assaults and abuses in Gaza and the West Bank, some Palestinian journalists engage in self-censorship. (Al-Monitor)

Ali Ibrahim says Hamas is not only a security risk but its existence and actions are a serious impediment to the Palestinian cause. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Ben Caspit says Israel has accepted Hamas rule in Gaza. (Al-Monitor)

Zvi Bar’el asks who is going to save Gaza. (Ha’aretz)

Anders Persson says EU member states have the power to create an international consensus for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Ha’aretz)

Thomas Friedman says Netanyahu’s forthcoming speech before Congress is a “bad mistake.” (New York Times)

Peter Beinart critiques Israel’s “arrogant” Amb. to the US Dermer. (Ha’aretz)

The Jordan Times says Jordan, along with its allies, will wipe out ISIS and its ideology.(Jordan Times)

The National says the brutal killing of the Jordanian pilot must only increase the world’s resolve against ISIS. (The National)

Theodore Karasik says Jordan’s military and special operation forces are likely to be unleashed to track down and eliminate ISIS on Syrian territory. (Al Arabiya)

Sean Naylor and Lara Jakes ask if ISIS’ last hostages can be saved. (Foreign Policy)

Kenneth Pollack says for real peace in Iraq, the US must insist that Shiites and Sunnis share power. (New York Times)

Aki Peritz says the Iraqi government is unwittingly subsidizing ISIS. (New York Times)

David Ignatius looks at King Salman’s decisive leadership changes in Saudi Arabia. (Washington Post)

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum says governments must innovate or become irrelevant. (Asharq al-Awsat)

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