Daily News Issue Date: 
February 24, 2015


Israeli occupation forces kill a Palestinian teenager in a refugee camp in the West Bank. (New York Times/Ma’an/PNN/JTA/Ha’aretz)

An American jury finds the PLO and the PA liable for a series of terrorist attacks in the early 2000s.(AP/New York Times/AFP/JTA/Reuters/Times of Israel)

The PLO and the PA are “deeply disappointed” by the US court decision. (Ma’an)

Peace Now says the number of new homes under construction in Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank rose last year by 40 percent. (AFP/Ha’aretz)

The Israeli government says it was not behind Israel Electric 's decision to cut power to Palestinians. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

New Zealand will appoint separate envoys to Israel and the PA. (Ha’aretz)

Hopes rise for Palestinian citizens of Israel in the country’s upcoming election. (The National)

Israeli forces open fire at Palestinian farmers in southern Gaza. (Ma’an)

Israeli forces demolish four Bedouin homes in Beersheba, leaving dozens homeless. (Ma’an)

Young Palestinian citizens of Israel are volunteering for the country’s national service. (The Media Line)

Agriculture in Gaza is suffering after the Israeli decision to ban vegetable exports to the West Bank. (Al-Monitor)

A poll indicates seven in 10 Americans continue to view Israel favorably, despite tension between US and Israeli leaders. (JTA) 

Israeli opposition leader Herzog says he will not address Congress with PM Netanyahu. (Times of Israel/Ynet)

Sen. Durbin and Sen. Feinstein ask Netanyahu for a private meeting to “clear bad feelings” on Congressional speech. (JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Netanyahu and Mossad reportedly have different views on Iran. (New York Times/Ha’aretz)

A group of French lawmakers hold talks with Syrian officials in Damascus. (Reuters)

ISIS extremists abduct at least 70 Christians in Syria. (AP/The National)

Reuters looks at how Iran’s military chiefs operate in Iraq. (Reuters)

Def. Sec. Carter says he is satisfied by the American-led campaign against ISIS. (Washington Post/The National)

Egypt rejects a report by Amnesty International that said seven civilians were killed in airstrikes targeting ISIS in Libya. (AP)

Pres. Sisi issues a new decree widening the scope of the security crackdown. (Reuters)

Tunisia arrests 100 suspected Islamist militants in the last three days. (Reuters)

Jordan provides the Lebanese army with artillery weapons and tanks. (Jordan Times)

An American official says the US made some progress in the P5+1 talks and managed to "sharpen up some of the tough issues." (Reuters)

A FIFA taskforce proposes shifting 2022 World Cup in Qatar to the end of the year. (New York Times)


Amira Hass asks if the PA will be forced to dissolve. (Ha’aretz)

Colum Lynch asks if the verdict against the PA will open the floodgates for new suits against terrorist groups and their alleged sponsors. (Foreign Policy)

Yoaz Hendel says the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee's summary of Operation Protective Edge must be published. (Ynet)

Peter Beinart says for both Pres. Obama and Netanyahu, giving up in the current fight over Iran would mean giving up on the way they see themselves. (Ha’aretz)

Oudeh Basharat says Netanyahu's address to Congress is not a speech but a “coup.” (Ha’aretz)

David Horovitz says the Obama administration claimed Israel was misrepresenting its deal with Iran but reports from Geneva indicate Israel’s concerns were all too accurate. (Times of Israel)

Akiva Eldar says Netanyahu hopes his speech to Congress will improve his chances of being re-elected. (Al-Monitor)

Octavia Nasr says this is a perfect opportunity to fill the gap with moderate, effective and progressive moves on behalf of Palestine. (Al Arabiya)

Oded Eran and Yoel Guzansky say Israel and Saudi Arabia are on diverging paths regarding Iran’s nuclear program. (Ha’aretz)

Hassan Hassan says the mistake of oversimplification made in the fight against al-Qaeda in the past is being repeated today with ISIS. (The National)

Wafiq Al-Samarrai looks at why the US is keen to liberate Mosul and not Anbar. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Magnus Ranstorp, Linus Gustafsson and Peder Hyllengren look at how a Swedish suburb became a breeding ground for foreign fighters streaming into Syria and Iraq. (Foreign Policy)

Salman Aldossary says Western governments can curb online extremism. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani says the Middle East will deteriorate further if the “peace-loving nations of the world” don't rein in the forces of instability and violence. (New York Times)

The National says Houthis use the language of law while waging war against Yemenis. (The National)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the struggle in Yemen may divide the country into at least two parts. (Al Arabiya)

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