Daily News Issue Date: 
October 23, 2014


Palestinian slams his car into a train station in Jerusalemkilling a three-month old baby girl. (AP/New York Times/Washington Post/Ma’an/JTA/Ha’aretz)

The US and the international community condemn the rail attack in Jerusalem. (JTA/Times of Israel)

PM Netanyahu blames Pres. Abbas for the rail attack in Jerusalem. (JTA/Ynet)

DM Ya’alon says the PA has a culture of “incitement and jihad” against Jews. (Times of Israel)

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat condemns “Netanyahu’s incitement” against Abbas. (PNN)

PA Spokesman Abu Rudeineh says Israeli incitement and occupation are to blame for the escalation of violence by Palestinians. (Ha’aretz)

Palestinian child dies after touching unexploded Israeli ordnance left over from the most recent Gaza war. (Ma’an/PNN/Times of Israel)

Economy Minister Bennett tells Netanyahu to increase settlement building or he will destabilize the coalition. (Ha’aretz)

Renewed clashes break out between Palestinians and Israeli police in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma’an/Ynet)

The Irish parliament calls on its government to recognize the State of Palestine. (Times of Israel)

Gaza reconstruction faces numerous obstacles. (AP)

Hamas leader Meshaal says Mohammed Deif is alive. (Ynet/Times of Israel)

Israeli occupation forces detain 17 Palestinians across the West Bank. (Ma’an)

Arab Idol winner Assaf will set up an arts center in Gaza to nurture young talent. (AP/Times of Israel)

disabled Palestinian war photographer will now document his people’s culture and heritage. (AFP)

Kurdish lawmakers in Iraq authorize peshmerga forces to go to Syria to help fellow Kurds fight ISIS. (AP/Reuters/The National)

Pres. Erdogan says 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters will enter Kobani through Turkey. (Reuters/Washington Post)

Syrian Kurdish factions sign a deal to share power and set rivalries aside to fight ISIS. (Reuters)

Syrian government forces intensify attacks on moderate rebels as others attack ISIS. (Washington Post)

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the US-led coalition has killed more than 500 extremists and about 30 civilians. (AP/Reuters)

Germany says it will send a military training mission to northern Iraq. (New York Times)

bomb outside Cairo University wounds 11 people. (Reuters/AP/The National)

China says it wants closer military ties with Iran. (Reuters)


Avi Issacharoff says Netanyahu’s rush to blame Abbas for the increased violence in Jerusalem is “disingenuous and irresponsible.” (Times of Israel)

Shimon Shiffer says the Israeli government must take responsibility for the Jerusalem rail attack. (Ynet)

Arthur Pacalet asks why young Israelis are leaving the country. (Ha’aretz)

The Jordan Times says the continuation of Israeli violations at the Haram Al Sharif compound could lead to “bloody” wars. (Jordan Times)

The Daily Star says everyone involved in the fight against ISIS has their own, self-motivated, reasons for doing so. (Daily Star)

Michael Jansen says Kobani is a key battle for the US-led coalition. (Jordan Times)

Hassan Hassan says the war in Syria cannot be won as long as the opposition continues to bicker. (The National)

Mohammed Fahad al-Harthi says Arab intellectuals have failed to stand up to ISIS. (Al Arabiya)

Rym Ghazal says the international community must help Syrian refugees. (The National)

Joyce Karam says the Ottawa shooting exemplifies the extremist “lone-wolf threat.” (Al Arabiya)

William Tobey says the Obama administration is going alone on Iran. (Foreign Policy)

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