Daily News Issue Date: 
May 26, 2015


PM Netanyahu has reportedly offered to renew peace talks with Palestinians on borders of settlement blocs. (AP/PNN/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Palestinians reject Netanyahu’s proposal to discuss settlement borders. (Ha’aretz)

Netanyahu appoints former Amb, Dore Gold to run the foreign ministry.(New York Times/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Egypt opens its border with Gaza to allow stranded Palestinians to return home. (AP)

The Arab League warns from the collapse of the educational process in Palestine due to the Israeli occupation. (PNN)

Iran will reportedly pull Islamic Jihad’s funding over group’s neutrality on Yemen. (Times of Israel)

Gaza's electricity distributor accuses Israel of refusing to repair a 12 megawatt grid supplying power to Gaza City. (Ma’an)

Egyptian navy forces shoot and injure Gaza fishermen. (Ma’an)

PM Hamdallah pledges $50,000 to the Bedouin community of Abu Nuwwar east of Jerusalem that is currently facing forced displacement by Israeli forces. (Ma’an)

Israeli occupation forces detain 20 Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem. (Ma’an)

Israel thanks the US for blocking a resolution that would have opened discussions on making the Middle East a nuclear-free zone. (JTA/Ha’aretz)

Iraq announces the launch of a military operation to drive ISIS out of the western Anbar province. (AP)

VP Biden reassures PM al-Abadi of the US commitment to help fight ISIS in an effort at damage control after Def. Sec. Carter questioned Iraqi troops' desire to fight. (Reuters/AP/New York Times)

Canada says Iraqi forces must become much more effective. (Reuters)

The US and Turkey agree "in principle" to give air support to some forces from Syria's mainstream opposition. (Reuters/AP)

Tens of thousands of people turn out at a mass funeral in eastern Saudi Arabia for 21 Shi'ite Muslims killed last week in a suicide bombing claimed by ISIS. (Reuters/AP/The National)

Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian goes on trial on espionage charges behind closed doors in Tehran. (Reuters/AP/New York Times/Washington Post/The National)


Ahmad Melhem says since the Vatican recognized the state of Palestine, Palestinians are hoping more European states will follow suit. (Al-Monitor)

Uri Savir says France is urging Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations in anticipation of an international peace proposal being presented. (Al-Monitor)

Matthew Ayton asks what role the EU can play in negotiations between Israel and Palestine. (The National)

David Horovitz says its past time for Netanyahu to act on his conviction that Israel must not become a bi-national state.(Times of Israel)

Oudeh Basharat says with one hand the hypocritical Pres. Obama condemns Israel, and with the other he signs a deal to supply it with arms. (Ha’aretz)

Aeyal Gross says apartheid in Israel is about more than just segregated buses. (Ha’aretz)

Nahum Barnea compares and contrasts Israel to Turkey. (Ynet)

The Washington Post profiles Israel Harel, a longtime settlement activist. (Washington Post)

Aaron David Miller explains why, from Syria to the two-state solution, the Obama administration should thin out outcomes, not comprehensive solutions. (Foreign Policy)

Hussein Ibish says if the real goal of the US is merely contain ISIS in Syria, rather than completely destroy it, then the Obama Administration should come clean. (The National)

Elizabeth Dickinson says with the deadly suicide bombing of a Saudi mosque, ISIS may be debuting a new strategy: lone-wolf attacks inside the kingdom. (Foreign Policy)

Khaled Almaeena says the sectarian threatens Saudi national unity. (Al Arabiya)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says Hezbollah leader Nasrallah is now threatening Shiites in Lebanon. (Asharq al-Awsat)

Taylor Luck says Jordan can no longer afford its humanitarian generosity.(The National)

Rami Khouri explores the idea of a joint Arab force. (Daily Star)

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