* Iran's $100 million aid to Hamas and Islamic Jihad Analysis: While aid to Hamas and Islamic Jihad is only a tenth of the funds to Hezbollah, the budget for the Lebanese organization was reduced this year amid economic hardship in Iran, but that of the Gaza terror groups remained the same.
* PA attacks US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman On July 30, 2018, US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, visited the grieving widow of Yotam Ovadia, who was murdered four days prior by a 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist, Tareq Dar Yusuf.
* Iran's Naval Exercise Threatens Strategic Straits of Hormuz The tensions come as Israel warned it will oppose any Iranian attempt to block the Bab al-Mandab straits at the south end of the Red Sea.
* Let Putin and Russia rebuild Syria. U.S. taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill The civil war in Syria is continuing, though at a less intensive pace, but it has been abundantly clear for months that President Bashar Assad and his government have won.
* Russia's 8 military Golan positions - problematic for Israeli security. Hizballah creeps ever closer The Russian decision to set up 8 military positions along the Syrian-Israeli Golan border will impede rather than help consolidate security on Israel's northern front - in more ways than one.
* Annual Pride Parade Takes Over Jerusalem Participants in the Jerusalem parade congregated in Liberty Bell Park amid heavy security, and at 17:30 began wending their way through the city.
* The Far Right Aims to Take Control of the European Union Next Year The past year has been a historically bad one for liberal democracy in Europe.
* Will Emmanuel Macron help Theresa May save her Brexit deal? Theresa May will meet with Emmanuel Macron on Friday to discuss Brexit.
* Jewish Groups Slam Episcopal Bishop for Spreading 'Blood Libel' An Episcopal bishop spread a "blood libel" against the Jewish state at the Episcopal Church's General Convention in July, according to CAMERA analyst Dexter Van Zile.
* Gaza truce proposal would ease blockade, end fire balloon attacks - report Hamas leaders said to mull five-year, Egypt-backed ceasefire plan that could see international aid flowing into the beleaguered enclave.