News Roundup for November 15, 2022

November 15, 2022
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Top News and Analysis

U.S. Investigating Killing of Al Jazeera Journalist in West Bank, Israel Says, The New York Times
The U.S. Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian American journalist, in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli Defense Ministry announced on Monday night. Israel’s defense minister, Benny Gantz, confirmed that a U.S. inquiry had begun and said that Israel would not participate, reducing the likelihood that a court case would result.

Palestinian Kills Three Israelis Outside Settlement in Escalating Violence, The Washington Post
An 18-year-old Palestinian stabbed two Israelis to death and ran over a third with a vehicle Tuesday near the West Bank settlement of Ariel — the latest escalation in an Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has seen the highest death tolls in years.

Israeli Soldier Kills Civilian After Suspecting He Was a Terrorist, AP
Israeli forces shot and killed a 15-year-old Palestinian girl during a pre-dawn raid in the West Bank, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday, drawing condemnation from the United Nations and rights groups. It marked the latest bloodshed in the biggest spasm of violence in the occupied territory in years.


Palestinian Leader Says He Must Deal With Netanyahu Despite No Peace Prospects, Reuters
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would have to deal with Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli Prime Minister who won reelection this month, even though he believed Netanyahu was not interested in making peace.

Family of Palestinian-US Reporter Abu Akleh Says FBI Probe of Death ‘Important Step’, The Times of Israel
The family of Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh on Tuesday praised a US decision to open a probe into her death. “This is an important step,” a statement from the Palestinian-American family said of news that the FBI was opening an investigation, voicing hope for a “truly independent, credible and thorough probe.”

US to Netanyahu: Appoint Defense, Public Security Ministers We Can Work With, The Jerusalem Post
Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu should appoint politicians that the US government can work with to the roles of defense minister and public security minister, President Joe Biden’s administration told the incoming Israeli prime minister according to a Ynet report on Tuesday morning.

Opinion and Analysis

Netanyahu Is Just a Different Shade of the Same Jewish Supremacy, Haaretz
Director-General of B’Tselem Hagai El-Ad writes, “What caused the collapse of the outgoing government is not the thawing of the conflict from some imaginary freeze, and what raised Ben-Gvir was not some limited event. The driving force is reality itself. This reality must be changed. From its foundations.”

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