* Turkey partially blocks NATO projects, including political events & military drills Ankara has partially blocked its participation in some NATO projects, including political events and military drills, amid a diplomatic row over the cancelation of Turkish rallies in several European countries.
* Saudi's sweeten China Silk Road alliance with $65bn deal (WASHINGTON, DC) Saudi Arabia's King Salman started a month-long Asian tour with a visit to Beijing, where the two countries signed a broad range of deals potentially worth $65 billion.
* ISIS: Mosul survivors served as human shields Survivors who have managed to escape death in Mosul speak of their chilling experiences at the hands of ISIS militants.
* New book documents Palestinian Authority's history of terror History of PA ties to terrorism and incitement since Oslo Accords revealed in new book by investigative journalist.
* President Trump, North Korea, and Israel's Nuclear Strategy A "mad dog" strategy might work for the US and Israel, but it could also backfire against both countries with potentially egregious human costs.
* Interactive Map Illustrates Uptick in Antisemitism across the US The interactive map, which was created by an investigative journalism organization, chronicles more than 150 antisemitic crimes committed across the US in the past months.
* Trump Envoy: Jordan has important role to play in regional peace efforts US Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason D. Greenblatt is visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories this week.
* Italy pledges to affirm Jewish ties to Temple mount at UNESCO "The Palestinians must stop the incitement against Israel," Netanyahu told visiting Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfanso.
* Dutch election: Wilders defeat celebrated by PM Rutte Dutch people rejected "the wrong kind of populism", Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said, as he celebrated victory in Wednesday's election.
* Europe headed for 'religion wars' despite Wilders' stumble, Turkish minister says Turkey's foreign minister said on Thursday Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders' views were shared by all rival parties and were pushing Europe towards "wars of religion", irrespective of his failure to win Dutch elections.