* 4,000 Settlements Legalized: "This Is History, Jewish People Have Returned to its Land" The Knesset ratified the controversial Expropriation Bill, which retroactively legalizes about 4,000 "settler outposts" located on privately owned land in Judea and Samaria, on Monday.
* Israel's inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given "diplomatic priority" to stressing the perils posed by Iranian-sponsored terrorism and its nuclear-capable ballistic weapons.
* Khamenei Vows Trump Response on Iran Revolution Anniversary Iran will respond to the growing hostility from President Donald Trump when it celebrates the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution this week.
* Israel passes controversial law on West Bank settlements Israel's parliament has passed a controversial law retroactively legalising almost 4,000 settler homes built on privately-owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank.
* Yemen shapes up for US-Iran military clash Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen, a country of 25 million inhabitants.
* Syria conflict: Thousands hanged at Saydnaya prison, Amnesty says As many as 13,000 people, most of them civilian opposition supporters, have been executed in secret at a prison in Syria, Amnesty International says.
* Muslim world slams 'provocative,' 'unacceptable' outpost law Arab League accuses Israel of stealing Palestinian land; Jordan and Turkey say legislation distances prospects of two-state solution.
* Planting the Seeds of the Third Temple - Literally! The nascent Sanhedrin is setting out to reinstate the Biblical Temple forest as part of their ongoing effort to bring the Third Temple into existence and has already begun planting around Israel to provide the agricultural needs of the Third Temple.
* Navy's Depleted Aircraft Will Take Years to Rebuild After Obama-Era Defense Cuts The Navy's aircraft arsenal is so depleted it would take several years to rebuild the fleet even if the Trump administration allotted the funding needed to repair inoperable aircraft.
* Ramping up tough rhetoric, Iran VP says US will be 'ultimate losers' War of words comes in wake of Tehran's missile test and subsequent new sanctions levied by Trump.