Daily News Issue Date: 
May 5, 2015


Fatah official says Armenia will allow Palestinian passport holders to enter the country without the need to arrange a visa prior to arrival. (Ma’an/PNN)

The first round of consultations between India and Palestine are held in Ramallah in efforts to strengthen bilateral diplomatic relations. (Ma’an)

Hamas launches a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in Gaza. (AP)

Lauryn Hill is canceling a planned performance in Tel Aviv because she wasn't able to also schedule a concert in Ramallah. (AP/AFP/JTA/Ha’aretz)

FIFA's 209 member federations will be asked to consider suspending Israel from world soccer this month. (Ha’aretz)

A Danish group vows to expand an advertising campaign urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements. (AFP/Jerusalem Post)

The New York Times profiles Demas Fikadey, symbol of the Ethiopian-Israeli discontent. (New York Times)

Hezbollah leader Nasrallah says the downfall of Pres. Assad would mean the fall of Hezbollah. (Ynet/Jerusalem Post)

Amnesty International says Syrian government forces are targeting civilians in barrel bomb attacks in Aleppo. (Reuters/AP)

Senegal will send 2,100 troops to Saudi Arabia as part of an international coalition combatingHouthi rebels in Yemen. (Reuters/AP) 

Sec. Kerry will visit Riyadh for discussions with Saudi government leaders. (AP)

France and Saudi Arabia say any future nuclear accord between Iran and the P5+1 must be “robust, verifiable and no threat to Tehran's neighbors.” (Reuters/The National)

India will push with plans to build a port in southeast Iran, ignoring US warning against haste. (Reuters)

The New York Times looks at the visible effects of droughts in Iran. (New York Times)


Adnan Abu Amer says more divisions are being reported between Hamas’ political and military wings. (Al-Monitor)

Aziza Nofal says the PA’s crackdown on West Bank refugee camps and withholding of aid is adding to the marginalization of the youth. (Al-Monitor)

Nour Samaha says Yarmouk is a microcosm of the tangled loyalties created by the Syrian crisis. (Foreign Policy)

Bradley Burston says whoever you are, whatever your politics, you need to know what happened in Gaza. (Ha’aretz)

Ben Sales explains why Ethiopian-Israelis took to Tel Aviv’s streets. (JTA)

Rob Swift asks what a new UK PM could mean for Israel. (The Media Line)

Martin Jay looks at the options facing the Kurds. (The National)

Diana Moukalled looks at the propaganda wars between ISIS and the Shiite popular mobilization forces. (Al Arabiya)

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