* Iran FM meets Palestinian Jihad leader, voices support for Palestinian 'resistance' Zarif congratulated Palestinian Jihad head Ramadan Abdullah Shallah for the 'victory' of the resistance in the Gaza war this past summer in a meeting on Sunday in Tehran.
* Confirmed: Israel to Supply Gas to Egypt in $4 Billion Deal Seven-year gas contract to the tune of four billion dollars marks another sign of renewed cooperation between Cairo and Jerusalem.
* PM says Iran poses greater global threat than IS Netanyahu promises no-tolerance policy toward riots in Jerusalem; Rivlin criticizes Jews who moved secretively into Silwan.
* POLITICO POLL: 64% BELIEVE AMERICA IS 'OUT OF CONTROL' A devastating new Politico poll reveals voters believe America has spun off its axis and is "out of control."
* Does Hamas' Renewed Tunnel Digging Concern No One? An official Hamas newspaper, Al-Risalah, openly and proudly acknowledged this week that the terror group had renewed the digging of attack tunnels connecting the Gaza Strip to targeted Jewish communities in southern Israel.
* Pope Francis calls for solidarity with persecuted Christians in Middle East "We cannot resign ourselves to imagining a Middle East without Christians, who have professed the name of Jesus there for over two thousand years," Pope Francis said.
* Islamic State: Turkey to let Iraq Kurds join Kobane fight Turkey is to allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to cross the Syrian border to fight Islamic State (IS) militants in Kobane, in what is being seen as a policy reversal.
* Ebola crisis: Nigeria declared free of virus Nigeria has been declared officially free of Ebola after six weeks with no new cases, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.
* UN: Uncertain if all Iranian nuke work is peaceful Atomic energy chief says he can't guarantee that nuclear program is only for civilian use.
* Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews oppose return to '67 borders Poll by rightwing think tanks claims that contrary to popular belief and recent polls, majority of Israelis oppose withdrawal to 1967 borders; note shift among leftists.