Daily News Issue Date: 
November 22, 2013


The UN says the humanitarian situation in Gaza is deteriorating gravely. (AFP/The Guardian)

Unemployment is increasing in both the West Bank and Gaza. (Ha'aretz)

Israeli field intelligence keeps a close eye on Hamas activities in Gaza. (Jerusalem Post)

Two lion cubs born in Gaza quickly die. (New York Times/The Media Line)

Palestinian negotiator Shtayyeh will reportedly not take part in future talks with Israel. (Ma'an/Jerusalem Post)

Over 200 Israeli settlers demonstrate near Jenin under army protection. (Ma'an)

A Palestinian citizen of Israel complains about extremely humiliating treatment at the airport. (YNet)

An Israeli court extends the detention of a Negev activist protesting Bedouin mass relocation plans. (Ma'an)

Israel's opposition Labor Party picks a new leader. (AP/New York Times)

Ha'aretz profiles the new Labor Party Chairman, Isaac Herzog. (Ha'aretz)

International negotiations with Iran are described as "substantial," but have yielded no results yet. (New York Times)

Diplomats seem less optimistic about an agreement with Iran, as lack of trust becomes clear. (Washington Post)

Israel's military takes a different view than its political leadership about Iran's nuclear program. (Christian Science Monitor)

Six leading Islamist, non-Al Qaeda, factions in Syria announce a merger. (Reuters)

Lebanon is still not completely in the grip of the Syrian Civil War. (AP)

Saudi Arabia urges all its citizens to leave Lebanon immediately. (AP/Xinhua)

Dozens of Americans are reported to have joined the conflict in Syria. (New York Times)

24 rebels are killed in a fierce battle over an army base in Syria. (AP)

Turkey says northern Iraq oil belongs to all Iraqi people. (Xinhua)

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood condemns comments by Sec. Kerry that they "stole" the Egyptian revolution. (AP)

Egypt's ambassador to Palestine condemns Hamas for an attack in Sinai against Egyptian troops. (AP/Times of Israel)

Syrian and Palestinian refugees in Egypt begin a hunger strike to protest bad treatment. (Reuters)

The EU criticizes conditions for migrant workers in Qatar preparing for the 2022 World Cup. (AP)

Tripoli residents celebrate the withdrawal of militias from Libya's capital. (BBC)


Ali Jarbawi says, if the US is serious about revising the Palestinian economy, it must allow it to operate in "Area C." (New York Times)

Yolande Knell says, a year after the last round of violence, tensions between Israel and Hamas are running high. (BBC)

David Landau says if the new Labor Party chief in Israel wants to make history, he should emphasize peace. (Ha'aretz)

Shlomi Eldar says mistrust between the parties is hampering Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. (Al Monitor)

Raphael Cohen-Almagor suggests possible ways forward towards a two-state solution. (Sharnoff's Global Views)

Gil Hoffman calls Labor a "party of political cannibals." (Jerusalem Post)

Haviv Rettig Gur looks at the long road back to political relevance facing the Labor Party. (Times of Israel)

Naomi Darom says non-Jewish spouses of Jewish Israelis are routinely discriminated against. (Ha'aretz)

Ariela Ringel-Hoffman says, by refusing to allow officials to testify in a US terrorism civil lawsuit in order to protect China, Israel has lost moral credibility. (YNet)

The Jerusalem Post says convincing Iran it may face military attack helps diplomacy succeed. (Jerusalem Post)

Ari Shavit blames former Pres. Bush for letting Iran get this close to a nuclear weapon. (New York Times)

Alan Phillips says history shows Iran is capable of compromising on occasion. (The National)

Adel El-Adawy says Egypt remains confused by US policy. (Asharq Al Awsat)

Wael Nawara looks at the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood's "bankrupt" strategical vision. (Al Monitor)

Hassan Haidar says the Lebanese really don't have any independence to celebrate. (Al Hayat)

The Daily Star says Lebanese independence needs national unity and "intensive care." (The Daily Star)

Hazem Saghieh says the origins of the bombing of the Iranian Embassy in Beirut begin with a similar attack on the US Embassy 30 years ago. (Al Hayat)

Sirwan Kajjo says, if Kurds can put aside their differences, they face a "golden opportunity" in northern Syria. (The Daily Star)

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