Daily News Issue Date: 
September 26, 2013


Sec. Kerry says Israelis and Palestinians agreed to intensify talks aimed at a final status agreement. (AP)

100 prominent Jewish Americans call on Pres. Abbas to push for peace in his UN speech. (Ha'aretz)

Egypt allows "no leniency" to those who would violate its borders, implicitly Hamas. (Ma’an)

Hamas leaders promise not to cause any problems for Egypt, but calls the remarks a "dangerous escalation." (Xinhua/Ahram Online)

A Hamas court sentences a man to death for murdering his wife in Gaza. (Ma’an)

Israeli occupation forces detain six Palestinians in Hebron. (Ma’an)

Israel says it plans unspecified easing of restrictions on Palestinians. (AFP)

Aid requirements for Syrian refugees are cutting into those for Palestinians in a competition for support. (AP)

Iran tries to raise the issue of Israel's nuclear arsenal. (AP)

PM Netanyahu slams Pres. Rouhani's UN speech. (Xinhua)

Israel's warnings about Iran and Rouhani are apparently being ignored internationally. (Christian Science Monitor)

Turkey says Israel hasn't met all the conditions for normalizing relations following the deadly flotilla incident. (AP)

Western diplomats say the UN is nearing a consensus on a Syria resolution. (New York Times)

Egypt's FM calls relations with the US "unsettled." (AP)

Reuters looks at Hezbollah's role in the Syrian conflict. (Reuters)

Hezbollah denies receiving chemical weapons from Syria. (Asharq Al-Awsat)


Shahdi Alkashif observes a murder trial in Gaza firsthand. (BBC)

Jihad el-Khazen says a continuation to the occupation will lead to another intifada or horrible terrorism. (Al Hayat)

George Hishmeh says Obama's UN speech dealt another blow to Israel. (Gulf News)

Naela Khalil asks if armed elements within Fatah are making a comeback. (Al Monitor)

Mitch Ginsberg looks at a new movie about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, "Bethlehem." (Times of Israel)

David Ignatius says Rouhani is seeking a nuclear deal within three months. (Washington Post)

Lally Weymouth interviews Russian FM Lavrov on Syria and other matters. (Washington Post)

Edward Haley lists four reasons why critics of Pres. Obama's Syria policies are wrong. (Christian Science Monitor)

Chemi Shalev says Obama and Rouhani presented complementary perspectives at the UN. (Ha'aretz)

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