* Israel hears nothing, says nothing about Palestinian love fest in Gaza There was deep satisfaction in Cairo and Washington over the warm smiles and cordial handshakes marking the ceremonial handover of the Gazan administration from Hamas to the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority on Monday, Oct. 2, after a decade of bitter enmity.
* Iranian, Turkish military chiefs dismiss independence referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan The renewed opposition to the September 25 independence referendum was made after a meeting in Tehran between Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Baqeri and his Turkish counterpart General Hulusi Akar.
* Israel to impose 11-day closure on West Bank, Gaza for Sukkot holiday Exceptionally long closure comes after Har Adar terror attack, amid general concern over volatility in Palestinian areas.
* 'Israel Won't Accept Fake Palestinian Reconciliation' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blasted Hamas and Fatah's recent attempts at ending their long rift, saying that a reconciliation would come at Israel's expense.
* Israeli Leaders Mourn Alongside America After Las Vegas Shooting As Las Vegas mourns the victims of the the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Israel expressed solidarity with America in no uncertain terms.
* The American Christian Aid Volunteers Giving Kurdish Peshmerga Medical Training A US-based Christian aid group teaches Peshmerga fighters how to save their lives and those of their comrades.
* PA Government convenes in Gaza for the first time in three years Hamdallah: "I urge everyone without exception to embrace the leadership, reconciliation and national unity and to put our national interest above factional and party considerations and interests."
* Mossad Head Declares: Iran is Our Primary Objective Yossi Cohen, the head of Israel's national intelligence agency, divulges on some of the organization's main priorities.
* 'Faced with Russians & Iranians 24/7': Israel calls for US to be more active in Syria The Israeli defense minister has urged Washington to engage more in Syria, where President Bashar Assad "is winning.
* Egypt denies N. Korea arms bound for its military Egyptian Foreign Ministry rebuffs claims North Korean anti-tank rockets worth $23 million were destined for Cairo.