* Israel's indomitable protector, Ariel Sharon emblemized military audacity, evolving politics Ariel Sharon, the general and prime minister who embodied the Zionist notion of the new Jew - a robust man, adept with both plowshare and sword, and feared, hated, and adored for his proficiency with the latter, is dead.
* Obama leads world leaders paying tribute to Sharon World leaders reacted with sorrow Saturday to the passing of former prime minister Ariel Sharon.
* Egypt army chief al-Sisi 'may run for president' Egypt's army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will run for president if the people request it and the military supports the bid.
* Iran and West 'Closer' to Agreeing on Deal Implementation Iran and world power representatives agreed on Friday on how to implement a landmark deal on containing Tehran's nuclear program.
* Palestinians mark death of Sharon 'the butcher' Palestinian leaders and media on Saturday marked the death of former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon with an outpouring of disgust for the man.
* Israel's political leaders mourn Sharon as 'great warrior, extraordinary leader' Israeli leaders from across the political spectrum mourned the passing of former prime minister Ariel Sharon on Saturday.
* Security and Defense: Israel's eyes and ears As Israel prepares to encounter increasingly unstable borders and a chaotic region, the IDF's Combat Intelligence Collection Corps is about to receive a set of hi-tech surveillance capabilities.
* Iranian military official: Hezbollah capable of pinpoint missile strikes throughout Israel A senior Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander said Saturday that Hezbollah in Lebanon has upgraded its capabilities.
* Neo-Nazis Celebrate Shocking Holocaust Memorial Desecration Following a report by Arutz Sheva on the mass-desecration of Berlin's famous Holocaust Memorial by hoards of drug hooligans, which sparked international outrage, a veteran Berlin Parliamentarian and anti-extremism campaigner has expressed his outrage.
* State funding archaeological dig in heart of Hebron Settlers in the West Bank have secured state support to renew archaeological excavations in Tel Rumeid.