Daily News Issue Date: 
March 24, 2015


White House Chief of Staff McDonough says the US cannot ignore PM Netanyahu’s comments regarding the two-state solution. (AP/New York Times/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel/Ynet)

Netanyahu apologizes to Palestinian citizens of Israel for remarks he made during last week's election. (AP/AFP/The National)

Arab-Israeli political leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology. (AP/The National)

FM Lieberman calls for the boycott of the Joint List. (Jerusalem Post)

Palestinian Chief Negotiator Erekat says the PA turned to the UN because “Netanyahu is not a two-stater.” (Times of Israel)

Former Sec. Baker criticizes Netanyahu’s “diplomatic missteps.” (Ha’aretz)

An Israeli official says the White House was part of bid to oust Netanyahu. (Times of Israel)

Palestinian scientist from occupied East Jerusalem has been named deputy chief scientist of Israel’s Ministry of Science. (JTA)

The Israeli military is preparing for a possible violent uprising in the occupied West Bank. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel) 

Gazans protest power outages in front of the distribution company. (Ma’an)

Hamas launches a new website. (Ha’aretz)

Palestinian students are being forced to walk through sewage channels to reach a school near Ramallah. (Ma’an)

ISIS has recruited at least 400 children in Syria in the past three months. (Reuters)

A Western diplomat says Iraq's request to the US-led coalition for air strikes in the campaign to retake Tikrit from ISIS is "imminent." (Reuters)

Iraq’s military is opting for consolidation over advance in the battle against ISIS. (New York Times)

Canada will reportedly expand its mission against ISIS extremists by sending fighter bombers to attack targets in Syria. (Reuters)

The FMs of Syria and Iraq meet in Damascus to discuss ways to tackle militant groups and enhance cooperation. (Reuters)

Tunisia’s Bardo museum reopens after recent attacks. (Reuters)

Tunisia closes its airspace for flights from western Libya for security reasons. (Reuters)

Pres. Sisi issues a decree to modify laws governing the development of the Suez Canal. AP)

Israel reportedly spied on the P5+1 talks with Iran and shared information with American lawmakers. (Wall Street Journal/Washington Post/AFP/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel/Ynet)

Israeli officials deny the P5+1 spying report. (JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Iran’s hardliners are showing restraint regarding nuclear talks with the US. (New York Times)


The New York Times says the two-state solution remains the best alternative to violent confrontation. (New York Times)

Akiva Eldar looks at Netanyahu’s “reality has changed,” explanation for his zigzag on the issue of a Palestinian state. (Al-Monitor)

Shlomi Eldar says Netanyahu's electoral win gives Palestinians a chance at the UN. (Al-Monitor)

Hassan Barari says in the recent election Netanyahu’s “true colors were revealed.” (Jordan Times)

Dov Zakheim looks at Pres. Obama’s “misreading” of the Middle East. (Foreign Policy)

Adam Baron says the devastating bombings are just the latest sign that Yemen is coming apart at the seams. (Foreign Policy)

H.A. Hellyer says a stable Egypt requires holistic economic development and the protection of fundamental rights. (Al Arabiya)

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