Daily News Issue Date: 
December 10, 2014


Palestinian official Abu Ein dies shortly after an altercation with an Israeli border police in theoccupied West Bank. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post/Ma’an/JTA) 

Pres. Abbas declares three days of mourning for the death of Abu Ein. (Ma’an/PNN)

The PA will halt security coordination with Israel following the death of Abu Ein. (Times of Israel)

Chief Negotiator Erekat says Palestine is seeking a UN resolution to set a timetable for ending the occupation. (AFP/PNN/Ynet)

PM Netanyahu and Sec. Kerry will meet. (Ha’aretz/Ynet)

Kerry says Obama administration remains committed to growing the Palestinian economy, even in the absence of a peace process. (JTA)

school in Hebron is forced to close because of tear gas fire from Israeli occupation forces. (Ma’an)

DM Ya’alon says American criticism of Israel's settlement policies has slowed construction. (AP/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

A poll suggests 80% of West Bank and Gaza residents sympathize with lone-wolf attacks. (Times of Israel)

Kerry urges flexibility for Pres. Obama’s war powers against ISIS. (Reuters/AP)

Def. Sec. Hagel says American military power is not the solution to Iraq’s problems. (AP)

The UN says more countries have pledged to resettle Syrian refugees. (New York Times)

A UAE court convicts 11 men allegedly affiliated with al Qaeda. (Reuters)

Qatar’s emir Al Thani urges Gulf Arab solidarity amid regional turmoil. (Reuters)

The Senate’s Intelligence Committee releases its report on the use of torture by the CIA. (New York Times/The National/AP)


Asmaa al-Ghoul says Gaza’s society is reeling from the stresses of the last war. (Al-Monitor)

Yossi Mekelberg says Israel is entering a lengthy, exhausting and damaging election campaign. (Al Arabiya)

Thomas Friedman says the Senate committee’s torture report shows that fear after 9/11 was terribly corrosive. (New York Times)

David Ignatius says the Senate’s CIA report is an honest and necessary public accounting. (Washington Post)

The Washington Post says the Senate’s CIA report tells of “inhumanity.” (Washington Post)

Eric Fair says he cannot be forgiven for what he did in Abu Ghraib. (New York Times)

The National says CIA tactics show using torture helps extremist groups recruit militants. (The National)

David Rothkopf says the release of the “damning and horrific” Senate torture report is a bright spot for American democracy. (Foreign Policy)

Michael Young says, instead of worrying about the US in Syria, Russia should “tally its own influence” over its friends. (The National)

Ali Ibrahim says the plan for Syria by UN Envoy de Mistura is highly realistic and pragmatic. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Khaled Diab says without a leader, Egypt’s revolution was doomed to fail. (Ha’aretz)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the Lebanese must realize that their biggest problem is with Hezbollah. (Al Arabiya)

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