* Gaza conflict: Militant rocket targets Jerusalem Hamas militants have launched a rocket on Jerusalem - the first time the holy city has been targeted in decades - and the first such attack from Gaza.
* Barak seeks 75,000 reservists for possible Gaza operation As government mulls a ground operation, defense minister seeks to increase cabinet's approval of reservists from 30,000; thus far, 16,000 draft orders issued to reserves.
* King: Petraeus Said CIA's Talking Points Were Edited to Play Down Terrorism Representative Peter King stated that former CIA Director David Petraeus stated that he knew the Benghazi attack was terrorism and that the talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice were different from the ones prepared by the CIA.
* PM: We are going to continue hitting Hamas hard Prime minister and president meet on Friday in light of Gaza escalation; Netanyahu: "Hamas deliberately targets our children."
* Protesters in Jordan capital call for King to quit Protesters call for downfall of the regime in third day of demonstration against fuel price hikes.
* Worldwide protests against Gaza violence Thousands gathered in Egyptian cities on Friday to protest against Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip as Egypt's president vowed to support the enclave's people in the face of "blatant aggression".
* IAEA: Iran ready to sharply increase nuclear work Latest report from UN nuclear watchdog could soon double number of centrifuges operating in Fordow bunker site.
* Commanders Prepare Troops for Ground Invasion IDF commanders began Friday morning to brief their troops in advance of a possible ground operation in Gaza. Thousands of reservists have been called up for duty, and a total of at least 16,000 will be summoned for service.
* Five EU countries call for new military 'structure' Five leading EU countries, but not the UK, have said the Union needs a new military "structure" to manage overseas operations.
* Minister: Haniyeh, Zahar legitimate targets Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz says Hamas leaders legitimate assassination targets while former IAF chief stresses: 'Ground operation will take heavy toll'