Daily News Issue Date: 
November 21, 2014



JTA profiles ATFP’s “downsizing” and reorganization. (JTA)


Israeli occupation forces disperse a Palestinian demonstration in Hebron. (AP/Ma’an/Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)


Hamas calls for a “Day of Rage” in the occupied West Bank. (Ma’an)


Pres. Sisi says he urged PM Netanyahu to restart the peace process with the Palestinians. (AFP)


Israel rejects an appeal by the EU not to raze the homes of Palestinians  suspected of attacks in Jerusalem. (Reuters/Ha’aretz)


Israel says Hamas planned to assassinate FM Lieberman. (Reuters/AFP/JTA/Ha’aretz)


Hamas says Israeli leaders are legitimate targets for assassination. (Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)


The partial ban on Arab workers by an Israeli mayor is widely criticized. (AP/Washington Post)


Israeli police say they do not plan to bar young Muslim worshippers from Friday prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque. (AFP)


Pres. Erdogan says an Israeli attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque is an attack on Turkey.  (Today’s Zaman)


Members of Congress warn Pres. Abbas on incitement. (JTA/Jerusalem Post)


An increase in anti-Palestinian attacks have been reported in northern Israel and Jerusalem. (Ma’an/Ha’aretz)


Jewish extremists vandalize the car of an imam in Acre. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)


Israel confiscates weapons allegedly bound for Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem. (New York Times)


An American court gives the go-ahead for a $1 billion lawsuit against the PLO/PA for terror attacks during the second intifada. (Ha’aretz/Ynet)


Egypt closes schools in two border towns in Sinai. (Reuters)


Jordan arrests the deputy head of the country’s Muslim Brotherhood for criticizing the UAE. (Reuters)


VP Biden will visit Turkey. (AP)


ISIS extremists shoot at an Iraqi government building in Ramadi. (Reuters)


Tunisia is increasingly alarmed at the wave of its nationals joining ISIS and other violent extremist groups. (Reuters/New York Times)


Tunisia prepares for its first post-dictatorship presidential election. (The National)


Lebanese Gen. Kahwaji says Islamist militants have drawn the country into a civil war. (Reuters)


Sec. Kerry and FM Zarif leave the Iran-P5+1 nuclear talks. (AP/Reuters/New York Times/JTA)


Arab states are voicing their concerns over the Houthi takeover of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a. (Wall Street Journal)




Avi Issacharoff says an “intifada” has already started in Jerusalem, and its only going to get worse. (Times of Israel)


Ben Caspit says the Israeli security establishment keeps on defending Abbas. (Al-Monitor)


Nehemia Shtrasler says the Israeli policy of demolishing Palestinian homes in occupied East Jerusalem actually proves that Netanyahu has succeeded in dividing the city. (Ha’aretz)


Ha’aretz says Israelis must counter right-wing racism. (Ha’aretz)


Jeffrey Goldberg looks at Hamas’ support for terrorism and “genocidal intentions.” (The Atlantic)


David Ignatius says ISIS’s campaign of intimidating Sunni tribes in Iraq is thwarting Pres. Obama’s “Awakening” strategy. (Washington Post)


Alan Philps says youthful recklessness can explain jihad’s allure. (The National)


H.A. Hellyer says the recent video posted by ISIS is a sign of desperation. (The National)


Simon Cottee says ISIS has transmuted the shock of intimate killing into a “mythical aura.” (The Atlantic)


Keith Johnson says the Iraqi government and the Kurds are finally making progress on an agreement on oil revenues. (Foreign Policy)


The Jordan Times says Jordan is “shouldering a big responsibility” because of the number of Syrian refugees. (Jordan Times)


Majid Rafizadeh asks what will happen if Iranian nuclear talks fail. (Al Arabiya)

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