* Dore Gold: Archaeology is best defense of Jewish connection to Jerusalem City of David hosts 17th archaeological conference.
* North Korea's 'biggest' nuclear test sparks global outrage World leaders have reacted with anger after North Korea carried out its fifth and reportedly biggest nuclear test.
* John Kerry lands in Geneva for Syria peace talks with Russia's Sergey Lavrov US secretary of state had delayed departure to Switzerland while seeking to narrow differences between Washington and Moscow on proposed truce.
* Putin-Erdogan deal for Syria is ME exit for Obama The fledgling 'initiatives' reverberating this week in Washington, Moscow, Ankara, Jerusalem and the G20 summit were nothing but distractions from the quiet deals struck by two lead players, Russia and Turkey to seize control of the region's affairs.
* Jerusalem Mayor Convinces Czech PM to Restore the Capital City on Israel Maps The Czech Education Ministry reversed its decision requiring the company that prints atlases for the country's schools to stop naming Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Education Minister Katerina Valachova told Czech Radio on Tuesday, the Prague Daily Monitor reported.
* Germany descending into martial law over fear of Islamic State attack Germany's failed project of bringing in over one million Muslim refugees in the space of a year has seen an explosion of crime and widespread sex assaults.
* Hezbollah to move into south Syria, just across Israel border IDF says it's watching and 'prepared for any scenario' as the Shiite terror group sets up shop next door.
* Internet anti-Semitism is "new kind of threat," says Danon US: Don't call legitimate criticism of Israel 'anti'-Jewish.
* Riyadh makes rude remarks against Iran for Hajj inquiry A top Saudi cleric is revving up the kingdom's rhetoric against Iran, saying in comments published on Tuesday that Tehran's leaders are 'not Muslims', in response to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's Hajj message released on Monday. .
* Check mate? Russia continues to stack up military & diplomatic wins in Middle East Moscow's engagement in the Middle East is about more than simply its national interests.
* PA President Mahmoud Abbas Was a KGB Agent: Report Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was allegedly a KGB agent in Syria in the 1980s, the Jerusalem Post reported Wednesday on a Channel 1 news broadcast.