Daily News Issue Date: 
April 9, 2015


Palestinian police expand their security control in parts of the occupied West Bank, following an agreement  with Israel. (Reuters/JTA)

Gaza public employees launch a strike over additional unpaid salaries. (Ma’an)

The PA says it has received a $100 million loan from Qatar to help pay civil servants’ salaries. (Reuters)

Israeli forces shoot and injure Palestinian fishermen off the Gaza coast. (Ma’an)

Hamas is reportedly treating Sinai jihadists in a Gaza hospital. (Times of Israel)

PM Hamdallah meets with the UN humanitarian coordinator in Ramallah. (Ma’an)

Israeli-Arab MK’s call for the release of Palestinian lawmaker Khalida Jarrar, arrested by Israel. (Ha’aretz)

The Red Cross demands access to ISIS-held areas of the Yarmouk camp in Syria. (Reuters)

A Palestinian official says an agreement has been reached with the Syrian government to use military force to expel ISIS from Yarmouk. (AP)

The ICC says ISIS is outside of its jurisdiction. (New York Times)

The New York Times looks at the status of the neglected National Museum of Iraq. (New York Times)

Houthis seize the mainly Sunni Shabwa province in eastern Yemen. (Reuters)

Pres. Erdogan says Egypt must free former Pres. Morsi before it can restore ties with Turkey. (Reuters)

Pres. Rouhani says Iran will only sign a nuclear deal if sanctions are lifted on the same day. (Reuters/JTA)

Ayatollah Khamenei says he neither backs nor rejects the framework understanding reached between Iran and the P5+1. (Reuters/AP/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)  

Pres. Obama lobbies Congress on the Iran nuclear framework. (AP)

CIA Director Brennan says Iran’s economic peril helped guide the framework agreement. (New York Times)


Hussein Ibish looks at the tragedy in Yarmouk. (NOW)

Ha’aretz says Israel must help Yarmouk’s Palestinian refugees. (Ha’aretz)

Michael Young says Iran’s use of Shia militants across the Middle East has been largely successfull over the year’s but dangers for Tehran remain. (The National)

J.M. Berger explains why ISIS’s claimed attack in Yemen could spark a broader Arab  war. (Foreign Policy)

Emma Ashford says the Saudi-led campaign in Yemen is doomed to fail because the conflict is local not regional. (New York Times)

Manuel Almeida says radicalism not sectarianism is the threat in Yemen. (Al Arabiya)

Salman Aldossary says “Operation Decisive Storm” can protect the Gulf. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Moshe Ya’alon says Israel does not want a war with Iran but the current framework agreement is “dangerous.” (Washington Post)

J.J. Goldberg looks at how PM Netanyahu enabled Pres. Bush’s war in Iraq and what that means for Iran today. (The Forward)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed asks if Saudi Arabia’s relationship with Egypt is under threat. (Al Arabiya)

Michael Young looks at Lebanon 40 years after the civil war.  (Daily Star)

The National says Turkey must play a better role in solving the conflicts shaping the future of the region. (The National)

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