Daily News Issue Date: 
June 11, 2015


Pres. Abbas calls for reviewing political, economic, and security agreements with Israel. (Ma’an/Jerusalem Post)

The ICC is planning to send a delegation to Israel to examine whether war crimes have been committed in the occupied Palestinian territories. (Ha’aretz/Times of Israel)

Hamas accuses the PA of instigating unrest in Gaza after a suspect attempting to allegedly set off a bomb was arrested. (Ma’an/Ynet/Jerusalem Post)

A poll indicates more than half of Jewish-Israelis support having separate Jewish and Palestinian buses in the occupied West Bank (JTA/Times of Israel)

Israel barrs a Palestinian photographer allegedly shot in the eye by Israeli forces from entering occupied East Jerusalem for specialist treatment. (AFP)

Pres. Rivlin tells the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff at a Jerusalem meeting, “I was born in Jerusalem and I am Israeli.” (JTA/Times of Israel)

Orange S.A. CEO Stephane Richard is expected to visit Israel at the end of the week to clear up the “misunderstanding” over his remarks. (Reuters)

The Israeli Embassy in Germany succeedes in cancelling the Breaking the Silence exhibition in Cologne. (Ynet)

Israeli forces detain four Palestinians from the town of Beit Ummar northwest of Hebron. (Ma’an)

Pres. Obama orders the deployment of 450 more US troops to Iraq's Sunni heartland to advise and assist Iraqi forces. (Reuters/.New York Times/AP/The National)

After 11 weeks of airstrikes that have failed to change the balance of power in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is running out of options to restore Pres. Hadi's exiled government to Sanaa. (Reuters)

Bahrain's FM summons the Iraqi ambassador to hand him an official letter of protest over a banned Shi'ite group that the kingdom said received training in Iraq. (Reuters)

The Al-Nusra Front kills at least 20 Syrian Druze after a confrontation in the northwestern Idlib province. (AP)

The conflicts in Syria and the region are taking a toll on Jordan’s tourism. (New York Times)

Israel denies any link to reported cyber attack on P5+1 talks with Iran. (Reuters/JTA/Ha’aretz/AP)

An Israeli delegation headed by NSA Cohen will arrive in Washington on Monday for a final round of talks with senior US officials over nuclear deal unfolding between P5+1 and Iran. (Ha’aretz)

PM Davutoglu says history has shown that Turkey is ill suited to coalition governments but the ruling AK Party is open to all options. (Reuters)


Gideon Levy interviews Arab-Israeli actor Norman Issa. (Ha’aretz)

Ari Shavit says in the little time left before Iran deal is signed, the air between Israel and American Jews and Pres. Obama  must be cleared. (Ha’aretz)

David Horovitz interviews forms FM Lieberman. (Times of Israel)

Ben Caspit says Netanyahu wants to reduce international pressure during the last 18 months of Obama's term. (Al-Monitor)

Aaron David Miller asks how Israel is the 11th happiest nation in the world. (Foreign Policy)

Michael Young says federalism can calm sectarian differences in the Arab world. (The National)

Rashmee Roshan Lall says the G7 should get its priorities in line and look at ways of defeating ISIS. (The National)

Abdul Rahman Al Rashed says killing 10000 ISIS fighters does not mean victory. (Al Arabiya)

Michael Young says a new Shiite-Maronite pact cannot work in Lebanon. (Daily Star)

Joyce Karam says with the threat of terrorism rising in Egypt, and Cairo remaining a cornerstone of stability in the Middle East, this is no time for US and Egyptian officials to be engaged in trivial minutia. (Al Arabiya)

The New York Times says a depraved sentence of 1,000 lashes for Saudi blogger Raif Badawi  is a huge disgrace for Saudi rulers.  (New York Times)

Samuel Berger says a growing roster of global crises is putting strains on the ability of humanitarian organizations to provide aid and the US needs to step up and lead. (Foreign Policy)

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