Daily News Issue Date: 
September 29, 2014


Pres. Abbas urges the UN to press for a deadline to end the Israeli occupation. (New York Times/Ha’aretz/The National)
The US, Britain and Australia will reportedly not support a Palestinian bid forstatehood at the UN. (Ha’aretz)
PLO officials were reportedly divided on the approach Abbas should take before his UNGA speech. (Ma’an/Times of Israel)
PM Netanyahu says he will refute “all of the lies” directed at Israel with regard to Israel's recent war in Gaza in his UNGA address. (AP/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)
Israeli opposition leader Herzog blames Netanyahu’s government for deteriorating relations with Palestinians. (Ynet)
FM Shukri says demilitarizing Gaza is not open for discussion now. (Times of Israel)
Hamas is reportedly ready to accept PA forces at Gaza crossings. (Times of Israel)
The Washington Post looks at Hamas’ radio station in Gaza. (Washington Post)
An Israeli NGO says about 25 percent of new Israeli homes in Jerusalem in the first half of the year were in the occupied east. (AFP)
Israeli occupation forces demolish a 5-story residential building in Abu Dis. (Ma’an/PNN)
The war in Gaza delivers a serious blow to Israel’s tourism industry. (AP)
Pres. Obama acknowledges that “contradictory” Syria policies helps Pres. Assad. (AP/New York Times/The National)
US-led airstrikes target ISIS positions in four Syrian provinces. (AP/Reuters)
The Al-Nusra Front says militants will attack the West in retaliation for US-led airstrikes in Syria and Iraq. (Reuters/AP/New York Times)
The Iraqi military has begun a campaign to re-enlist soldiers and officers who abandoned their units. (New York Times)
Germany has begun training 32 peshmerga fighters. (AP)
Turkey is reportedly moving toward an alliance with the US on Syria. (New York Times/AFP)
Syrian children in refugee camps suffer from mental health issues. (Washington Post)
A White House official says a nuclear deal with Iran could initiate a possible resumption of ties. (JTA)
A resolution proposed by Arab states regarding Israel's nuclear arsenal isdefeated at an IAEA meeting. (AFP)
ATFP Pres. Ziad Asali says as the US assembles a coalition against ISIS, now is the time to begin planning for the "day after." (The Hill)
Hussein Ibish says Abbas’ conundrum in his UNGA speech is also an American problem. (The National)
Nahum Barnea says peace talks are off the table and what’s next for Israel and the Palestinians is completely unclear. (Ynet)
Pierre Krahenbuhl says the world and Israel must understand that the status quo is unsustainable in Gaza. (Foreign Policy)
Rami Khouri says Abbas should rely on international law. (Daily Star)
Ha’aretz says Netanyahu has a policy to keep the occupation going. (Ha’aretz)
Michael Oren says Abbas’ strategies could be more dangerous to Israel than Hamas. (Ynet)
The Jordan Times says Palestinians are frustrated by futile talks with Israel. (Jordan Times)
Uri Savir says future Egypt-Israel ties could depend on the Palestinian issue. (Al-Monitor)
Aaron Zelin asks if Gaza will be the global jihadists' next ”ground zero.” (Ha’aretz)
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid says military containment is only a partial solution to ISIS’s evils. (The National)
The National says restoring hope is key to beating the extremists. (The National)
Roger Cohen says for ISIS, slaughter is an end in itself. (New York Times)
Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the slaughter of James Foley was a direct cause of the anti-ISIS alliance. (Al Arabiya)
Jackson Diehl says ignoring Assad has consequences in Syria. (Washington Post)
Salman Aldossary says Turkey is damaging its reputation and losing respect due to its unending provocations. (Asharq al-Awsat)
Marwan Muasher and Kim Ghattas say Lebanon can provide a template for managing diversity and rejecting radicalism under difficult circumstances. (Jordan Times)

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