Daily News Issue Date: 
September 18, 2014


Clashes continue in Jerusalem between Palestinians and Israeli occupation forces. (New York Times)

Saudi Arabia pledges $500 million for Gaza reconstruction. (Reuters)

Quartet Envoy Blair says delay in Gaza rebuilding could threaten the truce. (AFP)

Hamas says indirect ceasefire negotiations between Palestinians and Israel will restart within the next week in Cairo. (Ma’an/PNN/Times of Israel)

Israeli opposition leader Herzog urges Pres. Abbas to return to talks with Israel. (Times of Israel)

Israeli naval forces shoot and injure a Palestinian fisherman off the coast of Gaza. (Ma’an)

Gaza’s Ministry of Health postpones surgeries due to a strike by cleaning staff. (Ma’an)

Israeli occupation forces issue demolition orders for the homes of three Hebron families. (Ma’an)

The National looks at architects’ hopes of rebuilding Gaza. (The National)

FM Lieberman tells Sec. Kerry Israel is ready to the help the US-led coalition against ISIS. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

The House of Representatives approves Pres. Obama’s plan to train and arm moderate Syrianrebels. (Reuters/AP/New York Times)

VP Biden leaves the door open to US ground troops helping Iraqi security forces.(AP)

Gen. Ray Odierno says grounds troops will be needed against ISIS. (New York Times)

Conflict in Iraq is undermining the Kurdish success story. (Washington Post)

ISIS extremists capture 16 villages and besiege a Kurdish city in northern Syria near the border with Turkey. (Reuters/AP)

Pres. Rouhani says ISIS beheadings are a symbolic murder of all mankind. (Reuters)

A Saudi ISIS fighter calls on his fellow Saudis to “wage jihad” and threatens Saudi Arabia. (Reuters)

The French government says it will now refer to ISIS as “Daesh.” (Washington Post)

A series of anti-terrorism raids were sparked by intelligence reports that ISIS supporters were planning a public execution in Australia. (The Australian)

Syria’s conflict keeps 2.8 million children out of school. (Reuters)

Tainted vaccines kill at least 50 children inside Syria. (New York Times/The National)

The Wall Street Journal profiles Bassam Barandi, a conscientious Syrian diplomat in Washington who aided the opposition. (Wall Street Journal)

Egypt is moving to tighten restrictions on Muslim Brotherhood activities at Al Azhar University. (Reuters)

The New York Times looks at Jordan’s energy deal with Israel. (New York Times)

Islamist fighters launch a new attack on pr-Haftar forces at Benghazi’s airport. (AFP)


Terrestrial Jerusalem says there is a looming crisis in occupied East Jerusalem because of highly dangerous new Israeli settlement activities. (Terrestrial Jerusalem)

Chris Gunness says depriving the next generation in Gaza of a future is against Israel's own interests. (Ha’aretz)

Gideon Levy says the world has quickly forgotten about Gaza. (Ha’aretz)

Peter Beinart say boycotting Israel is a “serious mistake.” (Ha’aretz)

Ahmad Melhem says the planned West Bank city of Rawabi is still controversial among Palestinians. (Al-Monitor)

Michael Young says Obama’s vow of “no troops on the ground” is unrealistic. (Daily Star)

Joyce Karam says the US is determined to hit ISIS in Syria in order to deal a severe blow to the group. (Al Arabiya)

Michael Young says regional unity threatens Iran’s divisive agenda. (The National)

The New York Times asks if the US can still count on the new government in Baghdad. (New York Times)

The CSM says Obama should welcome the backing of lawmakers for his war on ISIS.  (Christian Science Monitor)

Aaron David Miller questions the commitment of US partners in the war against ISIS. (Foreign Policy)

Nicholas Kristof says Obama’s military campaign against ISIS in Syria keeps on “getting messier.” (New York Times)

Rym Ghazal says more western Muslim women are running away to become “jihadists.” (The National)

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