* Israel (Finally) Takes Possession of F-35s Israel on Monday became the first nation after the US to take possession of F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.
* Aleppo battle to end as Syria rebel deal reached A deal has been agreed for Syrian rebel fighters to leave enclaves they still hold in eastern Aleppo, Russia's ambassador to the UN has said.
* Iran to build nuclear-powered ships after US 'breaches' atomic deal Rouhani slams Congress for expected renewal of sanctions, says Tehran will complain to international committee overseeing accord.
* Iranian president: 'Jihad' against Israel only option left for Palestinians Rouhani charges that the Palestinians should take advantage of allegations that Israel does not seek peace to wage violence against the Jewish state.
* Does Joel 3:4 Refer to Deadly Electromagnetic Pulse Attack? An end-of-days scenario that was impossible, even irrelevant, not so long ago is now being developed by America and Israel's enemies in a manner that fits perfectly into Biblical prophecy.
* Barkat to Jpost: I'm not ever going to stop building in Jerusalem Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat speaks about his political future, building in the capital, controversial home demolitions, security, economic revitalization and the 50th anniversary of the 1967 war.
* Italy: Priest bans Nativity scene for fear of offending Muslims Remember the rule: in Muslim countries, be careful to conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities. And in non-Muslim countries, be careful to conform your behavior to Muslim sensibilities.
* Egyptian Christians massacred on Islamic holiday On Sunday at least 25 people were killed, and 49 others were injured in a terrorist bombing in Cairo's largest Christian church.
* Two thirds of Palestinians no longer believe in two-state deal A recent survey shows that 65 percent of Palestinians no longer believe that a two-state solution is possible; this is an increase of 9 percentage points since September.
* Remaining Iraqi Christians prepare for Christmas in lands liberated from ISIS In 2003, there were around 1.6 million Christians in Iraq, today there are less than 150,000 Christians remaining.