Daily News Issue Date: 
April 24, 2015


The Israeli army strikes targets in Gaza after a rocket was fired toward Israel.(Ma’an/PNN/JTA/Ha’aretz/Jerusalem Post) 

Israel says it would not tolerate rocket attacks, saying Hamas is responsible for keeping the peace in Gaza. (Times of Israel)

PLO official Ashrawi meets with UNRWA Commissioner-General Krahenbuhl to discuss the ongoing crisis for refugees in Gaza and Yarmouk. (Ma’an/PNN)

Israeli Deputy FM Hanegbi urges Palestinians to resume direct talks with Israel. (Jerusalem Post)

rooftop restaurant provides a rare bright spot in Gaza. (AP)

VP Bidenseeking to ease US-Israel strainspledges the delivery of new warplanes.(Reuters/AP/New York Times/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

As Yemen bombing subsides, Saudi Arabia could struggle with its new peacemaker role. (Reuters)

UNICEF says at least 115 children have been killed in Yemen since March 26. (AFP)

American officials say an Iranian convoy of ships suspected of carrying weapons for Houthis has turned around and headed north. (The National)

The US is reportedly considering training Iraqi troops to spot targets for American airstrikes in the fight against ISIS. (New York Times)

The New York Times profiles al-Qaeda’s American propagandist Adam Gadahn. (New York Times)

UN Syria Envoy de Mistura invites Syria's government and opposition groups for separate talks in Geneva next month. (Reuters)

Iran says nuclear talks with the P5+1 are making good but slow progress. (Reuters)

Israel’s Iranian Jews are worried about a nuclear deal. (Washington Post)

HRH Crown Prince Hussein of Jordan says terrorism is a disease that no country is immune from, calling on the world community to address challenges facing youths. (Jordan Times)


J.J. Goldberg says Republicans effort to forget about the Green Line is dangerous to Israel. (The Forward)

Grant Rumley says Hamas’ win in student elections at Birzeit University is the only discernible manifestation of democratic elections in Palestinian politics today. (FDD)

Asmaa al-Ghoul says women in Gaza are “shedding their veil” and sparking a debate about religiosity. (Al-Monitor)

Hussein Ibish says Saudi Arabia’s readjusted policy in Yemen suggests a potential for a political solution. (NOW)

Faisal J. Abbas says the war in Yemen is not sectarian. (Al Arabiya)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says poor governance is the cause behind the “poverty, ignorance and frustration” of the Yemeni people. (Al Arabiya)

Khairallah Khairallah says Hezbollah leader’s recent speech indicates Iran’s shock over the Yemen crisis. (Al Arabiya)

The New York Times says Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen needs to end and a political dialogue needs to be restarted.(New York Times)

The National says GCC security needs a new approach. (The National)

Aaron Zelin and Patrick Hoover look at what AQAP's operations reveal about its strategy in Yemen. (TWI)

Charles Krauthammer says Pres. Obama is handing regional power to Iran.(Washington Post)

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