Daily News Issue Date: 
September 4, 2014
Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat submits a proposal to end the Israeli occupation to Sec. Kerry. (AFP)
Israel plans to build 2200 new housing units in occupied East Jerusalem. (PNN/Times of Israel)
Israel has agreed to dismantle a bridge at a Jerusalem holy site. (AP/Xinhua/JTA/Ha’aretz)
Pres. Abbas reportedly rejected an Egyptian proposal to resettle Palestinian refugees in Sinai. (Times of Israel)
King Abdullah of Jordan calls for the resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. (Jordan Times)
The US is open to a new UN resolution on Gaza but only if it contributes to sustaining the Israeli-Palestinian cease-fire. (AP)
More than 200,000 Palestinian laborers in Gaza are unemployed. (Ma’an)
Palestinians in Gaza await the reopening of the airport. (The National)
Israeli occupation forces detain nine Palestinians across the West Bank. (Ma’an)
UNRWA will begin the evaluation and assessment of damages to the homes of the displaced across Gaza. (Ma’an)
The alleged “mastermind” behind the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers is indicted. (Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)
The Israeli military attacks a Syrian army position after a mortar strikes Israel. (JTA/Ha’aretz)
Pres. Obama and PM Cameron call on NATO to confront IS. (New York Times)
An Iraqi soldier describes his capture by IS extremists. (New York Times)
In northeast Syria IS is building a government. (Reuters)
The UAE calls for a unified effort to root out radical militancy in the Middle East. (Reuters/Xinhua) 
Iran and the US meet in Geneva for bilateral talks. (Reuters)
The UN says 250,000 people have fled militia fighting in Libya. (AP)
Ali Jarbawi looks at the lessons Israel should learn from the latest Gaza war. (New York Times)
Asmaa al-Ghoul says Palestinians in Gaza are haunted by war. (Al-Monitor)
Gregg Carlstrom says PM Netanyahu is now facing a war within his own government. (Foreign Policy)
Chemi Shalev asks if Abbas’ peace talks deadline is the last chance for the two-state solution. (Ha’aretz)
Gideon Levy says Israel’s “settlement disease” is terminal. (Ha’aretz)
Michael Young says Obama’s “foreign policy failures” will haunt the Middle East for years. (The National)
Hassan Hassan says in Syria, both the regime and the opposition view IS as a serious threat. (The National)
The Daily Star says the US has no Syria plan. (Daily Star)
Dennis Ross says if IS is a “cancer,” as Obama has correctly called it, the US cannot avoid attacking its presence in Syria. (Politico)
Joyce Karam says IS murdered American journalist Stephen Sotloff because it is bruised and desperate for American targets. (Al Arabiya)
The Los Angeles Times asks if there is a mismatch between Obama’s words and deeds on IS. (Los Angeles Times)
Michael Young says the Sunni moderates have much work to do in Lebanon. (Daily Star)

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