* Top IDF Intel officer: Iran could have nuclear weapons by 2009 Iran could have nuclear weapons by 2009, the Head of Military Intelligence's Research Division, Brig. -Gen. Yossi Baidatz told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.
* Landmark Criminal Suit Against Waqf for Temple Mount Destruction A group of 150 Israeli citizens have filed a class action suit against the Moslems who run the Temple Mount.
* Syria rejects Annapolis invitation Syria has rejected the latest appeals from Israel to attend the US-sponsored Annapolis peace conference.
* EU lays out anti-terror proposals The European Commission is proposing anti-terrorism measures that include the collection of extensive flight data and tighter internet laws.
* Mashaal: ME summit US 'distraction' for war with Iran The leader of Hamas on Monday dismissed a US-sponsored Mideast peace conference planned for later this year.
* Historic Saudi visit to Vatican King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has met Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican - the first audience by the head of the Roman Catholic Church with a Saudi monarch.
* Bush vows to help Turkey tackle PKK The Turkish prime minister has said the Turkish army will go ahead with an operation against Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.
* Fragment of ancient parchment from Bible given to Jerusalem scholars An eight-centimeter-square piece of the 1087-year-old Aleppo Codex will be given to a representative of the Ben Zvi Institute in Jerusalem on Thursday.
* FM Livni: "We Uprooted Thousands, Yet Rockets are Still Coming" Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, speaking before Foreign Ministers of the European Union and others, says that Israel is so anxious for peace that it is willing to enter into negotiations at an inopportune time.* Olmert: Annapolis summit set for end of November The U.S.-sponsored peace conference in Annapolis will take place in the last week of November.