Israeli forces and Palestinians clash across occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma’an/Times of Israel/Ynet/The Media Line)
Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat says the UNSC will be asked next month to establish November 2017 as the deadline for establishing a Palestinian state. (Jerusalem Post)
Israelis hold anti-Palestinian protests at the site of a deadly rail attack. (Ma’an)
PM Netanyahu vows to “return quiet and security” to Jerusalem. (Ha’aretz)
The State Department says US government personnel have been restricted from usingJerusalem Light Rail stations. (JTA)
A UN official says surveillance cameras will monitor Gaza reconstruction. (The Media Line)
The World Bank will allocate millions of dollars in emergency aid for Gaza. (Ma’an)
An Islamic Jihad leader says indirect ceasefire negotiations will resume on October 27. (Ma’an)
Israel’s plan to build 1600 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem will reportedly move forward next week. (Ha’aretz)
Israeli authorities confiscate five acres of Palestinian land near the Jewish settlement bloc of Ariel in the northern West Bank. (Ma’an)
Israel’s Amb. to Jordan Nevo says King Abdullah’s criticism of Israel is caused by pressure by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Egypt. (JTA)
DM Ya’alon says most Middle East borders are bound to change. (Ha’aretz)
American officials say Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against ISIS. (Reuters/New York Times)
Iraqi officials say ISIS extremists used chlorine gas. (AP/New York Times/Washington Post)
The US says the Syrian border town of Kobani appears in less danger of falling to ISIS, but is still threatened. (Reuters)
Pres. Erdogan says he will allow the Free Syrian Army to send 1,300 fighters to Kobani. (AP) 
Smugglers are offering a passage from Turkey into Syria for $20. (AP)
Under Secretary Cohen says US-led airstrikes are cutting into ISIS oil revenues. (New York Times/The National)
The gunman who killed a soldier in Ottawa was reportedly planning to travel to Syria. (Reuters)
Lebanon announces it will not accept any additional refugees from Syria. (AP/Daily Star)
Tunisian security forces kill six people in a standoff with an Islamist militant group. (Reuters)
The US says Iran will be held responsible if nuclear talks fail. (Reuters)
Jeffrey Goldberg says Israel is choosing settlements over its friends. (Bloomberg)
AP interviews Israel’s mayor in Jerusalem Barkat. (AP)
Ha’aretz says force will not solve the problem of Jerusalem. (Ha’aretz)
Ben Caspit says Jerusalem is undergoing a “silent intifada.” (Al-Monitor)
Gad Lior says Jerusalem is more divided than ever. (Ynet)
Avi Issacharoff says Hamas is trying to spark an intifada in occupied East Jerusalem. (Times of Israel)
Mitch Ginsburg says instability in Jerusalem is in Hamas’ interests. (Times of Israel)
Brooklyn Middleton says if Jerusalem continues to see a rise in attacks and unrest, it is likely the ceasefire talks between Israel and Hamas will fall apart. (Al Arabiya)
Grant Rumley says Palestinians are now committed to the internationalization of their strategy. (Ha’aretz)
Mohammed Othman says Gaza reconstruction efforts are overrun by “corruption and inefficiency.” (Al-Monitor)
The New York Times explains why Kobani must be saved. (New York Times)
David Ignatius says Iraq and the US are losing ground to ISIS. (Washington Post)
Amir Taheri says Syria remains at the center of the crisis shaking the political architecture of the Middle East. (Asharq al-Awsat)
Osman Mirghani asks if ISIS will prolong Pres. Assad’s rule. (Asharq al-Awsat)
Abdul Rahman Al Rashed analyses an ISIS video which shows a father stoning his daughter to death. (Al Arabiya)
H.A. Hellyer says Tunisians must uphold their values and solve their problems. (The National)
AP interviews Libyan FM Mohamed Dayri. (AP)

American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017