* Netanyahu blames Abbas incitement for Jerusalem terror attack Prime Minister orders reinforced security forces in capital; politicians on Right action should have been taken earlier to stop violence.
* Ottawa shootings: Soldier killed and city on lockdown A gunman shot and killed a soldier at a war memorial in Ottawa, then ran into the parliament building where he exchanged gunfire with police.
* Turkey's strategic reliability as a NATO ally has become questionable at best Increasing Turkish divergence from U.S., European Union, and Western strategic objectives has given urgency to Western military planning as to how to compensate for the probable lack of access in the near future to Turkish bases, air space, and surface transit options.
* Details Emerge on 'Comprehensive Plan' to Make Jerusalem Safer Police staff, special forces to work together to quell the capital's 'silent intifada,' Jerusalem Police Cmmdr. reveals.
* Syria conflict: '200 air force strikes' in 36 hours The Syrian military has stepped up air strikes on rebel areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, opposition activists say.
* Jordan Pressing Israel not to Allow Jewish Temple Mount Prayer Jordanian ambassador to 'Palestine' reveals diplomatic war against new prayer bill, and vast financial network to Arabize Jerusalem.
* Iran president pledges to back Iraq amid attacks Hosting Iraqi PM Haider al-Abadi in his first foreign visit, Hassan Rouhani promises to help defeat Sunni jihadists of Islamic State.
* Should the IDF Go To War For God? God is the source of much tension when it comes to questions of Israel's democratic nature. Yesterday, the Israel Democracy Institute held a public debate on the topic of "the combat ethos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).".
* IDF patrol comes under fire on Egypt border Two soldiers moderately to seriously injured in attack from Sinai; army returns fire; area residents asked to remain indoors.
* Jordan said working to prevent Jewish prayer at Temple Mount Officials request worldwide assistance to ensure Knesset not ratify a bill that they say would split access to contested holy site.
* EU parliament approves Juncker commission The European Parliament on Wednesday (22 October) approved the new EU commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker, with 423 votes in favour, 209 against and 67 abstentions. Fifty-two MEPs did not vote.