* The quest for the red heifer: An ancient commandment meets modern technology The Temple Institute launched a crowdfunding campaign last month to help raise the first authentic, kosher red heifer in 2,000 years in the land of Israel.
* IDF chief details army's national security strategy In an unprecedented move, IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eisenkot released a document to the public on Thursday defining and detailing the army's national security strategy.
* NATO And Russia Preparing For War Ian Kearns, director of the London-based European Leadership Network (ELN), told the Associated Press that the war games 'are contributing to a climate of mistrust'.
* Iranian Video Games Teach Military Strikes on Israel An entity controlled by the Iranian government has released an 'anti-Zionist' video game entitled 'Missile Strike,' in which players are taught how to launch Iranian missile strikes on Israeli cities.
* White House concerned Iran deal could boost terror - top official The Obama administration is concerned that Iran will increase backing for terrorism and other disruptive activities in the wake of the nuclear deal.
* Iranian Kurdish Party says killed 12 Revolutionary Guards in attack Kurdish fighters affiliated with the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJA K), an Iranian offshoot of the PKK in western Iran, announced on Thursday that it killed 12 Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
* Russian Warships Dock In Iran for War Training Two Russian warships have docked in northern Iran for a series of naval training exercises with the Islamic Republic, according to Persian-language reports translated by the CIA's Open Source Center.
* 'US believes ISIS likely used chemical weapons in Iraq attack' The United States believes Islamic State militants likely used mustard agent in an attack on Kurdish forces in Iraq earlier this week.
* COMMENTARY: Is Christian Love for Israel a Passing Fad? Many Christian Zionists, when pressed, can't really explain how they fell in love with Israel.
* Bayit Yehudi MK: Gays control the media Bayit Yehudi MK Bezalel Smotrich, who just recently angered many by referring to the gay pride parade as the "abomination parade," has once again made a controversial comment about the LGBT community.