Daily News Issue Date: 
December 12, 2014


Palestinian man wounds five Israelis in an apparent acid attack in the occupied West Bank. (Reuters/AP/Ma’an/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Chief Negotiator Erekat says the PA may halt security coordination with Israel. (Ma’an/Times of Israel)

FM Liberman accuses Pres. Abbas of using Abu Ein’s death to “incite and fan the flames.” (Jerusalem Post)

Abbas says he supports Egypt’s crackdown on Gaza smuggling tunnels. (AFP)

Israeli occupation forces detain 20 Palestinians in the occupied territories. (Ma’an)

PM Netanyahu accuses the Israeli media of waging a purposeful campaign against him. (JTA)

Pres. Sisi meets with King Abdullah of Jordan in Amman. (Ma’an/Jerusalem Post/Jordan Times)

The EU bans the export of jet fuel to Syria. (Reuters)

An ISIS suicide bomber detonates a tank at a Syrian air base in the province of Deir al-Zor. (Reuters)

Sen. Levin releases new information that he claims is evidence that the Bush administration misled the nation in the run-up to the war in Iraq. (AP)

Saudi Arabia arrests three men suspected of having ties to ISIS. (New York Times) 


Avi Issacharoff says Abbas will convene his advisers to discuss suspending security ties with Israel next week. (Times of Israel)

Elior Levy says Israel-Palestinian security cooperation is not in danger. (Ynet)

Ben Sales asks if Israel is responsible for Abu Ein’s death. (JTA)

Barak Ravid says Netanyahu longs for an American intervention in Israeli elections. (Ha’aretz)

Israel Harel says Israeli Justice Minister Livni will destroy opposition leader Herzog. (Ha’aretz)

Yoel Marcus says “booting Netanyahu” from power is a national interest, and now it’s in the hands of Herzog and Livni. (Ha’aretz)

J.J. Goldberg explains how Netanyahu could win Israel’s next elections. (Jewish Daily Forward)

George Hishmeh looks at the next step for Israelis. (Jordan Times)

Ahmad Majdoubeh looks at creative ideas for peacemaking between Israelis and Palestinians. (Jordan Times)

Marco Rubio says Congress must enable Pres. Obama to stop ISIS. (Washington Post)

Fareed Zakaria says the release of the CIA torture report strengthens America. (Washington Post)

The Daily Star says Middle Easterners are not horrified by the CIA torture report. (Daily Star)

The National says the GCC has finally achieved unity. (The National)

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