* Cyberwarfare: A game-changing issue in the next war Serving as number two in the IDF's legal division and essentially running its day-to-day affairs, Col. Sharon Afek was already considered one of the smartest and influential lawyers in the country.
* IDF: Dramatic increase in Gaza terror in January There was a dramatic increase in terror activity from Gaza in January.
* Anti-Semitic Comedian 'A Victim of His Own Fascism' Anti-Semitic comic Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala and his followers may consider himself a victim of "the system", but he is in fact simply a victim "of his own fascist convictions".
* Syria peace talks end first round in deadlock A first round of peace talks on Syria wraps up Friday with both sides in entrenched positions and the UN mediator expressing frustration.
* Quartet to meet in Munich over stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks Top officials from the United Nations, United States, Russia and European Union will meet on Saturday.
* Jerusalem of Hamas? Israel's leading daily newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, ran a feature story this week warning that the nation's capital is quietly changing from "Jerusalem of Gold" to "Jerusalem of Hamas."
* Hot to trot: China and the world in the Year of the Horse In China, what is known as the Spring Festival is the scene of the largest internal migration on earth.
* Israel Wages 'War Between Wars' as Mideast Threats Simmer Israel's military is confounded by a new challenge: quiet.
* U.S. withdrawal left behind an Iraqi government unequal to the challenge The Iraqi military and security forces remain ill-equipped to battle the Sunni revolt.
* Germany signals new self-confidence on military operations German President Joachim Gauck has said his country should put aside World War II angst and play a bigger military role abroad.