* Netanyahu: Israel Must Retain Jerusalem to Ensure Freedom of Worship The Times of Israel reports: DAVOS, Switzerland — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Thursday that Israel would retain control over Jerusalem’s holy sites in any peace deal, while ensuring “complete religious rights for those of all faiths.”
* Through Jerusalem, Trump has changed the world Trump’s Jerusalem bequest upended thousands of years of global politics.
* First Lady Melania Trump Visits U.S. Holocaust Museum for International Holocaust Remembrance Day Before Leaving for Florida First Lady Melania Trump visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, on Thursday in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which will be observed on Saturday.
* The inevitable politicization of International Holocaust Remembrance Day Since 2005, the UN has commemorated the genocide of European Jewry every year on January 27.
* Time for Jordan's King Abdullah to Stop Tolerating Genocide from Temple Mount Not only is rhetoric like this from Jordan-approved Imams a clear-cut violation of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (which makes incitement to genocide a crime).
* Trump: If Palestinians Don't Want Peace, U.S. Has Nothing to Do with Them He added that under the proposal, "Israel would have to pay."
* Poll: Under 50% of Palestinians, Israeli Jews Support Two-State Solution 47% percent of Palestinians and 46% of Israeli Jews said they back a two-state solution, which would include the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
* Turkey: Targeting Kurds In Syria Making Turkey Feel Imperial Again "Operation Olive Branch," the ironic code name the Turkish military has chosen for its incursion into northern Syria, has catered well to the Turkish psyche that craves shows of force of every possible flavor.
* Palestinian Arabs prefer terrorism to peace deal, poll finds Just one out of four Palestinian Arabs back efforts to reach deal with Israel - while nearly 40% endorse terror attacks against Israel.
* Arab Leaders: We Can Resume Peace Talks Despite Jerusalem Controversy "Renewing the negotiations is dependent on goodwill expressed by both parties," said King Abdullah of Jordan.
* Kerry to Abbas Confidante: 'Stay Strong and Do Not Give in to Trump' The former US Secretary of State also surprised his interlocutor by saying he was seriously considering running for president in 2020.
* Israel Natural Gas Lines Could Help Build European Pipeline The plan pipeline for transporting gas from Israel to Italy via Cyprus and Greece will be 2,100 kilometers long, making it the world's longest undersea pipeline.
* Trump warns Erdogan to limit assault on Kurds Trump calls on Turkish counterpart to "de-escalate" his country's attack on the northern Syrian region of Afrin.
* 215 Million Christians Persecuted, Mostly by Muslims "215 million Christians experience high levels of persecution" around the world, says Open Doors, a human rights organization.