* Battle for Mosul: Destruction of al-Nuri mosque 'shows IS defeated' Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says the destruction of an ancient mosque in the city of Mosul is "an official declaration of defeat" by so-called Islamic State (IS).
* Saudi Prince Promoted as Heir to Throne is Hardliner on Iran "He's the architect of a series of steps bringing Saudi Arabia to be of one mind with Israel."
* The Farhoud Remembered EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Seventy-six years after the mass massacre of the Baghdad Jews, in which the then-leader of the Palestinian Arabs, Hajj Amin Husseini, was deeply involved, his heirs to the Palestinian leadership still sustain an anti-Israel and anti-Jewish campaign of racial and political incitement unparalleled in scope and intensity since Nazi Germany.
* Palestinians Ask UNESCO to 'Protect' Tomb of Patriarchs from Israel "The inscription of the Old City of Hebron as a Palestinian World Heritage Site in Danger will stir resentment and fierce reactions in Israel and throughout the Jewish world."
* Israeli Forces brace for last Friday of Ramadan Prayers Rosenfeld added that after Friday prayers, police will continue heightened security measures in the area for Shabbat.
* US Anti-ISIS envoy vows not to let Iran threaten Israel from Syrian Golan The US envoy sounded a victorious tone with a narrative of how the US has helped put ISIS on the run in both Iraq and Syria, focused on ISIS clean-up operations.
* Liberman: Abbas is dragging Israel into war with Hamas Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman underlines that Israel has no intention of initiating armed conflict on any frontier.
* As Ethiopian Olim Trickle to Israel, many wonder when's their turn Many families are split with only some members approved for aliya.
* UK in Brexit pledge on citizens' rights at EU summit EU leaders are going into summit talks in Brussels, where they will hear the UK's plans for protecting EU citizens' rights after Brexit.
* Tillerson calls on China to pressure North Korea Secretary of State urges Chinese officials to apply greater diplomatic and economic pressure on North Korea.