Daily News Issue Date: 
March 30, 2015


The PA will reportedly pause ICC steps against Israel regarding settlement construction in exchange for tax revenues. (Ma’an/Jerusalem Post)

Palestinians deny report which claims that the PA agreed to halt war crimes charges against Israel in exchange for tax revenues. (Ha’aretz)

Pres. Abbas urges the Arab League to carry out an “intervention policy” in Palestine. (Ynet)

Pres. Putin says his country will support efforts to build a Palestinian state with a capital in East Jerusalem. (JTA)

The PA says it will provide financial support to 15,000 displaced Gazans. (Ma’an)

Egyptian border guards uncover a 2.8 km-long tunnel under the yards of three homes in Rafah near the Gaza border. (Ma’an)

Thousands of Palestinians march to commemorate Land Day. (Ma’an)

Israel detains 25 Palestinians in overnight raids. (Ma’an/PNN)

FIFA orders an Israeli soccer club to compensate a Palestinian club. (Ha’aretz)

Former Sec. Clinton wants to improve relations with Israel. (New York Times/JTA)

The Arab League unveils plans to form a joint Arab force amid Yemen crisis. (AP/New York Times/Washington Post/The National)

Houthi militiamen push into the northeastern outskirts of the Yemeni port city of Aden amid heavy clashes with loyalists of Pres. Hadi. (Reuters/Washington Post)

King Salman says he is open to meeting all Yemeni political parties. (Al Arabiya)

A high-level Pakistani defense delegation heads to Saudi Arabia to discuss support in Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen. (Reuters)

Pres. Erdogan says he still plans to visit Iran next week, but is watching the crisis in Yemen. (Reuters)

Pres. Assad says Russia is supplying weapons to Damascus under contracts signed since the conflict in Syria began in 2011. (Reuters/AP)

The UN says up to $9 billion is needed for basic help of Syrian civilians. (AP)

King Abdullah meets with Speaker Boehner in Amman. (Jordan Times)

Reuters and Washington Post looks at the setbacks and progress in the latest round of the P5+1 nuclear talks with Iran. (Reuters/Washington Post)

The US says shipping uranium out of Iran is still part of a possible nuclear deal. (New York Times)

PM Netanyahu expresses “deep concern” on pending Iran deal. (AP/AFP/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)


Joseph Dana says Palestinian citizens of Israel must establish unity through reform in order to secure their rights. (The National)

The Jordan Times says Palestinians need a process of implementation of all resolutions adopted by the Security Council, starting with 242. (Jordan Times)

Raphael Ahren says the EU is not currently reassessing its approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. (Times of Israel)

Nahum Barnea says in a right-wing government, Netanyahu will be more attentive to the world's reactions than in a national unity government. (Ynet)

Ha’aretz says Herzog and Livni must present a clear alternative to “Likud's destructive policies” from the opposition. (Ha’aretz)

David Horovitz tells Pres. Obama to reconsider an Iranian nuclear agreement. (Times of Israel)

Amos Harel says Netanyahu has inadvertently positioned himself as someone whom the Americans won’t take seriously on Iran. (Ha’aretz)

Seth Lipsky says a P5+1 deal with Iran would be the worst American betrayal of Israel yet. (Ha’aretz)

Ali Alfoneh and Reuel Marc Gerecht look at Iran’s troubling alliance with North Korea. (Washington Post)

Jackson Diehl says Obama has set the stage for a foreign policy legacy. (Washington Post)

Faisal Al Yafai says even before the Saudi-led coalition struck, Yemen was suffocating. (The National)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says after the Yemen intervention there should be a negotiated peace. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Raghida Dergham says “Operation Decisive Storm” responds to Iran’s encroachment on Saudi borders. (Al Arabiya)

Sinem Cengiz looks at Turkey’s stance on the Yemen crisis. (Al Arabiya)

Salman Aldossary says Iran’s allies are the Houthis’ allies. (Asharq al-Awsat)

David Schenker and Gilad Wenig look at the pan-Arab coalition that is stepping up as Yemen falls apart and US policy remains unclear. (Wall Street Journal)

David Rothkopf says the entire Middle East is at war right now, and the Obama administration's strategic incoherence is aiding and abetting the chaos. (Foreign Policy)

Michael Weiss and Michael Pregent say the US is providing air cover for ethnic cleansing in Iraq. (Foreign Policy)

The National asks if Syria can remain whole without Idlib. (The National)

Mustapha Tlili says bold action, by the US in particular, could make a big difference in saving Tunisia’s young democracy. (New York Times)

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