* Hamas-Israel truce would be like a 'painkiller, not an antibiotic,' say observers All of the economic benefits being offered to Gaza as part of a package deal-an improvement in the water and electricity supplies, the construction of a seaport, the cancellation of debts owed by the Hamas government, a relaxation of the Israeli security blockade-hinge on an agreement.
* Russia and Israel reach understanding on Golan border line Israel's ambassador to Russia said Israel insisted on the full withdrawal of Iranian troops from Syria.
* Brace yourselves: The next Israeli election is on the way Tuesday night's Supreme Court ruling requiring the Knesset to pass a new law to draft yeshiva students made it very likely that Israel's next election will take place in early 2019.
* EU skips over Israel EU plans connecting Judea and Samaria to Gaza airports, sea, and railways without informing Israel; Minister Katz rejects plan out of hand.
* Liberman warns Assad planning to rebuild large Syrian army after civil war Defense minister also praises Trump's reimposition of Iran sanctions, saying Tehran was using relief provided by nuke deal not to support its economy but rather to fund terror.
* Fractured union: Israel has all but given up on the EU Netanyahu increasingly considers ties with Brussels a 'lost cause,' believing he can reap same benefits by improving relations with individual member states. Many Israelis agree.
* Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true - a brick house with a sunny courtyard and spacious hall with room for 200 believers.
* This is the impact of the EU on trade We live in an era of increasing doubts about the benefits of trade openness among the general public and policymakers, as evidenced by the spread of anti-globalisation political platforms in Western countries.
* Local Christians Spar Over Israel Declaring Itself the 'Jewish State' Israel's new Nation-State Law has been the source of both local and global condemnation.
* Rare 2,200-year-old earring a goldmine for scholars of Hellenistic-era Jerusalem Gold filigree animal-headed jewelry item illuminates an opaque era of Jerusalem's history -- and may reset ancient city borders.