Daily News Issue Date: 
April 22, 2015


New Zealand is working on a UNSC draft resolution to revive long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. (AFP/PNN/AP)

The Scottish parliament discusses the recognition of the State of Palestine.  (Times of Israel)

Israel will remove the name of murdered Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir from thestate’s memorial to victims of hostile acts at the request of his father. (New York Times/Ma’an/JTA/Ynet/Jerusalem Post)

Debate ignites over Arab journalist’s role in Israeli independence event. (Washington Post/JTA)

Israeli police arrest Jewish settler who struck four Palestinians in a hit-and-run. (Ha’aretz)

Saudi Arabia announces end of month-long campaign of air strikes against Houthis and says it would back a political solution. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post/The National)

Rival forces continue fighting in Yemen despite a declared halt to a Saudi-led bombing campaign. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post)

Pres. Obama says the US has warned Iran not to send weapons to Yemen. (Reuters)

The timing and scope of sanctions relief are major sticking points in talks between Iran and the P5+1. (Reuters)

Turkey faces a delicate battle against ISIS sympathizers at home. (Reuters)

Turkey criticizes the sentencing of former Egyptian Pres. Morsi. (AP)


Yossi Mekelberg says the Europeans are ready to exercise pressure on a new Israeli government. (Al Arabiya)

Zvi Bar’el says, as Israel celebrate its 67th anniversary, it is unsure of itself as ever. (Ha’aretz)

David Horovitz profiles Pres. Rivlin. (Times of Israel)

Salman Aldossary asks if “Operation Decisive Storm” succeeded. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Andrew Bowen says “Operation Decisive Storm” laid the foundation for the most challenging phase of this multi-national effort to support Yemen’s future. (Al Arabiya)

Yochi Dreazen and Lara Jakes say Saudi Arabia’s decision to halt airstrikes in Yemen will make Obama’s life a lot less complicated. (Foreign Policy)

Rami Khouri says the GCC is facing a “regional tsunami.” (Daily Star)

David Ignatius looks at the emerging White House strategy in the Middle East. (Washington Post)

Henri Barkey looks at the Middle East’s chaotic future. (Washington Post)

Michael Young says the recent Lebanese weapons shipment from France highlights the changing role of the country's military. (The National)

Thomas Friedman looks at the challenges the Obama administration faces in negotiating with Iran. (New York Times)

The New York Times looks at how the case against Jason Rezaian of the Washington Post fits into Iran’s internal power struggles. (New York Times) 

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