Daily News Issue Date: 
May 22, 2015


Pres. Obama says PM Netanyahu’s anti-Arab remarks will likely have foreign policy consequences. (Ha’aretz)

Israel’s new deputy FM Hotovely says Israel owes no apologies for its policies in the Holy Land. (AP/Times of Israel/Ynet)

new World Bank report warns Gaza’s economy is on the “verge of collapse.” (AP/AFP/PNN/Times of Israel)

The Greek government plans to hold a parliamentary vote on recognizing Palestine as an independent and sovereign state. (PNN)

Palestinian boy is critically injured after Israeli forces shoot him with a rubber-coated steel bullet in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma’an/JTA/Ha’aretz)

An Israeli court rules to release imprisoned Palestinian MP Khalida Jarrar. (Ma’an/PNN/Ha’aretz) 

Jewish settlers are turning a church compound into a new outpost in the occupied West Bank. (Ha’aretz/PNN)

Palestinian soccer player is detained by Israeli security personnel at the Allenby crossing with Jordan. (Times of Israel/Jerusalem Post)

Two hundred Palestinians above the age of 60 from Gaza head to Jerusalem to pray in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. (Ma’an)

ISIS says it has full control of Syria’s Palmyra. (Reuters/Washington Post)

Insurgents in Syria seize a hospital from the government forces in the Idlib province. (Reuters)

The US admits two children were likely killed by an American air strike in Syria in November. (Reuters/AP)

In Palmyra and Ramadi, ISIS carried out a strategy of attrition, weakening the opposition for a crushing strike. (New York Times)

Despite Obama’s endorsement, US officials are questioning whether PM al-Abadi is too weak to bridge the sectarian divide. (Reuters/AP/New York Times)

Obama pledges to elevate Tunisia as a major non-NATO ally of the US. (Reuters/AP)

senior US official is in Israel to discuss the possibility of a compromise that would someday ban nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction in the Middle East. (Reuters/AP/JTA/Ha’aretz)

Obama says he has a personal stake on ensuring that negotiations with Iran produce an agreement that keeps Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon. (AP)


Ha’aretz says the international community is not willing to buy Netanyahu’s deceit anymore. (Ha’aretz)

Adnan Abu Amer interviews former Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef. (Al-Monitor)

Jeffrey Goldberg interviews Obama. (The Atlantic)

Amos Harel says Hamas is torn between a long-term truce and a renewed war. (Ha’aretz)

Raed Omari says most of the region’s emergent problems are the direct outcome of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. (Al Arabiya)

Ben Sales interviews former Sen. Lieberman. (JTA)

Alan Philps asks whether the shared cause of fighting ISIS militants might have the effect of creating unity in Iraq. (The National)

The National says the capture of Palmyra should be added to the long list of atrocities in Syria’s civil war. (The National)

Eugene Robinson asks why the US should fight for Iraqis if the Iraqi army is not going to fight for itself. (Washington Post)

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor says relying on the US for security is a mistake. (Al Arabiya)

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