* The Holiest Police in the World Paving the Way for the Third Temple In order to secure US Vice President Mike Pence's visit to the Western Wall on Tuesday, the Israeli Police placed that area of Jerusalem on lockdown, closing off the Western Wall and its surroundings to both vehicles and pedestrians for four hours.
* Attorney general to police: No evidence of graft for indicting Netanyahu Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit let it be known Tuesday, Jan.23, that the police had no case for bringing the prime minister to trial for bribery.
* Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to 'rise and attack Jews, Americans' As US VP visits Israel, senior terrorist leader says 'No Muslim has the right to cede Jerusalem no matter what happens.'
* Save the Children offices attacked in Jalalabad, Afghanistan Attackers have detonated explosives before storming the offices of the Save the Children charity in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
* Palestinians Reject Jewish History in Jerusalem, But Other Arab Leaders Don't One of the reasons that Arab support for the Palestinian cause is starting to wane is the outlandish nature of key Palestinian Authority positions.
* Global crisis events: The weird keeps getting weirder While the mainstream media and general public tend to assume that every new day is bringing us closer to a better future, many alternative analysts focus on the underlying weirdness of our world and all of the crisis factors that average people don't want to think about.
* New book: Israeli assassination attempt on Arafat called off at last minute New York Times publishes excerpts from 'Rise and Kill First,' new book by Ronen Bergman on Israel's history of targeted killing.
* Palestinians Pushing for EU Involvement The Palestinian Authority has successfully lobbied the Council of Europe to take up a resolution that would both condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and announce European countries are ready to act as peace brokers.
* John Kerry to Abbas: Don't give in to Trump's demands John Kerry reportedly maintaining contacts with PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, urged him to 'stay strong', while hinting at 2020 presidential bid.
* In Davos, Netanyahu urges world leaders to act on Iran nuclear deal PM holds meetings with heads of state from Germany, Canada, Belgium, Switzerland and Azerbaijan on sidelines of World Economic Forum.