Daily News Issue Date: 
April 3, 2015


Iranians celebrate after negotiators reach a framework for a nuclear accord, and Pres. Obamahails  "historic understanding." (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post/AFP/Times of Israel/Foreign Policy/The National)

Reuters looks at the details of the P5+1 agreement. (Reuters)

Iran’s hardliners criticize the tentative nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1. (AP)

Ayatollah Khamenei lends “cautious support” to pursuing a nuclear deal. (Reuters)

Saudi Arabia publicly welcomes a framework nuclear deal with Tehran, but in private mistrust remains deep. (Reuters/Washington Post/Times of Israel)

PM Netanyahu says he and his cabinet are united in “strongly opposing” an Iranian nuclear deal.(AP/Washington Post/AFP/JTA/Ha’aretz/Jerusalem Post)

Israeli officials say an Iran deal will make the world much more dangerous. (Ha’aretz)

American Energy Sec. Moniz says an Iran deal affords a one-year buffer to prevent a nuclear breakout. (JTA)

Disarmament groups welcome the Iran framework agreement. (New York Times)

FM Fabius says France held out for firmer conditions in the preliminary agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, and remains cautious about its success. (AP)

Iranian businesses say billions are “up for grabs” if a nuclear deal will open the country’s economy. (Reuters)

Israeli police find missing Israeli man near Hebron who staged his “fake kidnapping.” (AP/New York Times/Ma’an/PNN/JTA/Ynet/Jerusalem Post)

Pres. Abbas threatens to file an ICC complaint if Israel does not release Palestinian tax revenues. (Times of Israel)

An Israeli court rules against building the separation wall in Beit Jala. (Ma’an/Ha’aretz)

Deaf children in Gaza use art therapy to cope with war trauma. (Ma’an)

American for Peace Now calls the expansion of Israeli settlements a “plague” in a Facebook post. (JTA)

Saudis airdrop weapons and medical aid to fighters defending Aden from the Houthis. (Reuters/New York Times)

The UN says violence in Yemen has killed an estimated 519 people in the past two weeks, 90 of them children. (AP)

PM Sharif says Pakistan is concerned by the overthrow of Yemen’s government and will stand by Saudi Arabia. (Reuters) 


William J. Burns says the Iran deal is not perfect, but its a crucial step forward. (New York Times)

The New York Times says the preliminary agreement is a significant achievement that makes it more likely that Iran will never be a nuclear threat. (New York Times)

David Ignatius says the Iranian framework agreement is “better-than-expected.” (Washington Post)

Fareed Zakaria says a nuclear deal with Iran is the best option. (Washington Post) 

Experts weigh in on the implications of a nuclear framework. (Washington Post)

Amir Taheri looks at the difference between “talkers and deciders” in Iranian foreign policy. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Chemi Shalev says after the Iran deal, its time for Netanyahu to reassess his strategy. (Ha’aretz)

Barak Ravid says Israel will have a “hard time” fighting the Iranian nuclear framework agreement. (Ha’aretz)

David Horovitz says Obama lacks the resolve to insist upon a better deal with Iran.  (Times of Israel)

The Daily Star says if Obama is concerned about his legacy, he must encourage Iran to become a regular member of the international community. (Daily Star)

Justine Drennan looks at what leaders around the world are saying about the Iran deal. (Foreign Policy) 

Kori Schake gives five reasons to support the Iranian nuclear deal. (Foreign Policy)

David Kenner says an Iran deal threatens to upend a delicate balance of power in the Middle East. (Foreign Policy)

Matthew Levitt and Neri Zilber say the EU still has issues with Hamas. (TWI)

Shlomi Eldar asks if the Palestinians will file complaints against Israel at the ICC. (Al-Monitor)

American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017