Daily News Issue Date: 
June 3, 2015


Pres. Obama says Israel risks losing credibility over PM Netanyahu's stance on the creation of aPalestinian state. (Reuters/AFP/PNN/JTA/Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Israeli intelligence officials predict Pres. Abbas will escalate the PA’s anti-Israel activity in international forums. (Ha’aretz)

UNSG Ban says UNRWA was never meant to exist for 65 years, but “it exists because of political failure.” (Times of Israel/AP/Jerusalem Post)

The PA condemns Hamas for killing an Islamist rival in Gaza. (Reuters)

British-based Palestinian NGO threatens Israel's UN mission with legal action after Israelaccused it of having ties to Hamas.(Reuters/Times of Israel)

Israel urges Switzerland to stop funding an exhibition by the left-leaning NGO Breaking the Silence. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Palestinian football chief Rajoub defends his FIFA move. (AFP)

Abbas visits Prince Ali Ibn al-Hussein, the president of the Jordan Football Association, at his house in Amman. (Ma’an/Jordan Times) 

Israeli forces detain 4 Palestinian fishermen off the coast of Gaza. (Ma’an)

Israeli authorities are investigating the purchase of a West Bank church compound by an American businessman who reportedly hopes to turn it into a new Jewish settlement. (Ha’aretz/The Media Line)

The UK’s National Union of Students passes a motion to join worldwide efforts to boycott Israel.(Times of Israel/Ynet)

THe US-led anti-ISIS coalition makes little progress at a Paris meeting. (New York Times/AP/Washington Post/The National)

The Syrian army battles ISIS in northeast Syria. (Reuters)

The US says a senior American diplomat met with representatives of Yemen’s Houthi rebels in Oman. (Reuters/New York Times)

The Saudi-led coalition kills at least 16 of its own allies, including three senior leaders, according to a fighter who was near the site of the bombing. (New York Times)

Pres. Sisi is in Berlin for meetings with Chancellor Merkel and other German leaders. (AP)


Zvi Bar’el looks at the recent FIFA move to set up a committee to monitor incitement against Palestinian citizens of Israel. (Ha’aretz)

Ron Kampeas looks at where the Obama-Netanyahu relationship went wrong. (JTA)

Hazem Balousha says the cutting off of economic support from Iran and the closing of smuggling tunnels to Egypt have left the Islamic Jihad unable to pay the salaries of its personnel. (Al-Monitor)

Lally Weymouth interviews DM Ya’alon. (Washington Post)

Ben Caspit says Israel fears the breakup of Syria. (Al-Monitor)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says the Syrian conflict had been a matter of calm disagreement between Riyadh and Cairo until FM Jubeir’s recent statement. (Al Arabiya)

Aaron Balshan looks at how Hezbollah is undermining the Lebanese army -- and why that’s bad for Israel. (Ha’aretz)

Mohamed Fahmy explains how Qatar “uses and abuses” its Al Jazeera journalists. (New York Times)

Emily Crane and Nicholas Linn say Pres. Sisi is taking control of Egypt’s mosques - and risks driving his enemies underground. (Foreign Policy)

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