Daily News Issue Date: 
November 17, 2014


Palestinian bus driver is found hanged inside his vehicle in Jerusalem. (Reuters/Ma’an/PNN/JTA)

A Palestinian man is shot by Israeli troops at the Gaza border. (New York Times)

Israeli police says a man was stabbed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian assailant. (AP/Ma’an/JTA/Times of Israel)

PM Netanyahu accuses Pres. Abbas of incitement in Jerusalem. (JTA)

Palestinian youth are driving the “Children’s Intifada” in occupied East Jerusalem. (Washington Post)

The EU will reportedly recall its envoys if Israeli settlements threaten the two-state solution. (PNN/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

EU Foreign Policy Chief Mogherini says recognizing the State of Palestine is not enough. (Jerusalem Post)

FM Lieberman says Israel will never agree to limit settlement activity. (AFP/Ha’aretz)

German FM Steinmeier says the Israeli-Palestinian conflict must not become a religious conflict. (Ha’aretz)

Israel will step up the demolition of Palestinian homes implicated in attacks against Israelis in the occupied West Bank. (AP/JTA)

A UN Gaza inquiry team is in Jordan to listen to the testimonies of families and civil society organizations. (Ha’aretz)

Netanyahu reportedly told King Abdullah of Jordan to exercise his authority to prevent disturbances at holy sites in occupied East Jerusalem. (Times of Israel/The National)

Israeli occupation forces detain six Palestinians protesting at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Ma’an)

Israel’s Foreign Ministry says Norwegian doctor Gilbert is banned from Israel, not from Gaza. (Ha’aretz)

Israel will reportedly only order half of the F-35 fighter jets previously considered. (Ynet) 

The White House confirms the murder by ISIS of American aid worker Peter Kassig. (AP/The National) 

Pres. Obama calls ISIS beheading “pure evil.” (AP/Reuters/New York Times)

UK and French citizens are believed to have participated in the Kassig beheading video. (Reuters/AP)

Def. Sec. Hagel says the US military is accelerating its efforts to train and advise Iraqi forces fighting ISIS extremists. (AP/Reuters))

Gen. Dempsey says the tide is turning against ISIS in Iraq. (New York Times/The National)

A car bombing in Baghdad kill 14 people. (AP)

Sec. Kerry heads to Vienna for another round of nuclear talks with Iran. (AP)

Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain resolve their dispute with Qatar and agree to return their ambassadors. (Reuters/The National)

The International Union of Muslim Scholars rejects its designation by the UAE as a terrorist group. (Reuters)


David Horovitz looks at the challenges Netanyahu must face. (Times of Israel)

Tony Karon says Netanyahu is steering Israel towards becoming an apartheid state. (The National)

Oudeh Basharat says Israel’s right wing is winning. (Ha’aretz)

Moshe Arens says Palestinian citizens of Israel must prove they are “law-abiding” citizens. (Ha’aretz)

Yaron Friedman says by supporting popular struggle, Abbas risks losing control over the West Bank. (Ynet)

Uri Savir says Fatah might stop objecting to an intifada and even take the lead in one. (Al-Monitor)

Helena Gröndahl Rietz explains why Sweden recognized the State of Palestine. (Jordan Times)

Hussein Ibish says the anti-ISIS mission will expand after difficult choices. (The National)

Roger Cohen says the nightmare of ISIS lies less in the barbaric images of beheadings than in the sense of powerlessness they provoke. (New York Times)

The Daily Star says Obama’s casual indifference to Pres. Assad’s future translates into indifference to millions of Syrians. (Daily Star)

H.A. Hellyer says history will stand in judgment over the international community for how it let Iraq go through an intervention and how it let Syria go without one. (Al Arabiya)

Amer Al Sabaileh asks if its time for a Geneva III peace conference for Syria. (Jordan Times)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says UAE’s terror list is an important step in combating extremist groups. (Al Arabiya)

The National says a united GCC is an asset to the region. (The National)

Caleb Lauer asks if Pres. Erdogan is channeling the late Pres. Ataturk. (The National)

Tariq Alhomayed looks at Hezbollah’s recent attempt to recruit Lebanese youth. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Sara Khorshid says suppression of freedom of expression under Pres. Sisi is regressing to 1960’s levels. (New York Times)

Mona Eltahawy looks at the phenomenon of female genital mutilation in Egypt. (New York Times)

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