* Ongoing tensions over Temple Mount stoked by Jordanian-funded carpet Renovation renews concerns among archeologists, religious groups of Muslim indifference and destruction of Jewish antiquities at contested holy site.
* Uplifting end to the 2015 March of the Living Participants experience what Jewish sovereignty means - that redemption of sorts is forthcoming.
* Mideast arms sales surging to record $18b in 2015, with Saudis in lead As Western nations boost supplies to their allies in the region, analysts warn of destabilizing effects; US is biggest exporter, Israel is 7th.
* Most Americans unhappy with US handling of Iran, terror Fox News survey finds 51% believe Obama administration "too soft" on Tehran; over 60% say US fight against Islamic extremism going badly.
* Arab Citizens Mourn 'Catastrophe' on Independence Day As Israel celebrates 67, thousands of Arab citizens take to Galilee to protest the existence of their state on Independence Day.
* Al-Qaida suspects may have been targeting Vatican, Italian prosecutor says Police conduct raids across Italy targeting 18 people suspected of links with al-Qaida.
* Afghanistan's 'Jihad' Museum 'For the Sake of Peace' Herat museum glorifies the 'martyrs' of the Soviet-Afghanistan war; organizers claim 'jihad' focus is to encourage peace.
* EU to target migrant smugglers EU leaders on Thursday (23 April) declared war on migrant smugglers and promised to triple the monthly budget of the EU's sea surveillance mission, Triton.
* Words speak louder than guns "In war, avoid what is strong and strike at what is weak", Sun Tzu said.
* Former Commander: Next War With Hamas By End of 2015 Hamas's neglect of common Palestinians is riling up popular support for another war, says former IDF Southern Command chief.