Daily News Issue Date: 
April 23, 2015


The PLO decries the continued implementation of the Absentee Property Law by Israel, condemning it as a flagrant violation of international law. (Ma’an/PNN)

Fatah official blesses the victory of the Hamas-affiliated student list in Birzeit University elections. (Ma’an/AP)

Wikileaks shows Sony executives were reportedly concerned by IDF's use of its cameras in Gaza bombings. (JTA)

The Armenian community of Jerusalem marks the 100th anniversary since the genocide in their ancestral homeland in Eastern Anatolia. (Ma’an/Times of Israel)

The White House is seeking to publicly mend fences with PM Netanyahu, but issues remain. (New York Times)

Pres. Obama says Netanyahu is not invited to the White House until after the Iran talks. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)

Russia says supplying Iran with S-300 missile defense systems is not a matter of the nearest future. (Jerusalem Post)

Warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition strike Houthi targets in and around the Yemeni cities of Aden and Ibb. (Reuters/AP/Washington Post) 

Saudi’s Amb. to the US al-Jubeir says Yemen's war will turn against the rebels even as his government scales back its air offensive. (AP)

Def. Sec. Carter says the US is concerned a group of Iranian cargo ships may be carrying advanced weapons to Yemen. (Reuters/AP)

Police personnel and residents return to the Iraqi city of Ramadi as panic subsides. (Washington Post)

Houthis demand a complete end to Saudi-led attacks.(The National)

The group controlling Libya's coastal capital Tripoli says it would "confront" any unilateral EU movesto attack sites used by people-traffickers. (Reuters)

Chinese Pres. Xi says he backs a “fair and balanced” nuclear agreement with Iran. (Reuters)

Under Sec. Sherman and Iran's Deputy FM Araqchi will resume talks about curbing Iran's nuclear program today. (Reuters)


Hazem Balousha says the social divide is widening between the West Bank and Gaza. (Al-Monitor)

Akiva Eldar asks if Israeli national symbols sideline Palestinian citizens of Israel. (Al-Monitor)

David Horovitz says the current US administration has proved a vital ally to Israel but ties could and should have been closer. (Times of Israel)

Joyce Karam says the unraveling of the Yemeni state giving rise to Al Qaeda and proxy wars in Sanaa is a horror scenario for the Obama administration. (Al Arabiya)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed looks at how Saudi Arabia is defending itself from the Houthi threat. (Al Arabiya)

The National says the battle for Yemen is far from over. (The National)

The Daily Star says Houthis and their backers must now take the opportunity for peace, and take part in genuine dialogue involving all sides. (Daily Star)

Tariq Alhomayed says the Saudi-led “Operation Decisive Storm” strikes a decisive blow against Iran and its regional followers. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Michael Young says border wars will determine Pres. Assad’s fate.(Daily Star)

H.A. Hellyer says Libya demands a new solution for its problems. (The National)

Aaron David Miller gives five reasons a final agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is coming soon. (Foreign Policy)

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