* Israel tops list of most powerful countries The Jewish state beats European nations in new report.
* Senior Israeli Minister: Israel Closer Than Ever to Ousting Hamas TEL AVIV - Israel could oust the Gaza-ruling Hamas, Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Sunday as a report emerged that the terror group's leaders were in the IDF's crosshairs.
* IS conflict: Up to 30,000 fighters in Syria and Iraq - UN Between 20,000 and 30,000 Islamic State (IS) militants remain in Syria and Iraq despite the group's recent losses, according to a United Nations report.
* Palestinians (Again) Try to Get Israel Kicked Out of the UN The Gaza border region is finally quiet, but the diplomatic war between Israel and the Palestinians is still raging.
* Israeli official: Agreement with Hamas is almost ready Israeli official says five-year peace agreement giving Hamas airport, seaport, is 'virtually' ready.
* Why is Nobody Talking about the Union for the Mediterranean? The EU countries involved in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) appear unbothered by promoting "integration" -- or even claiming "a common heritage" -- with countries such as Mauritania, where, according to recent reports, up to 20% of the population (Haratines and other Afro-Mauritanian groups) is enslaved, and anti-slavery activists are regularly tortured and detained.
* Support for two-state solution at lowest in nearly 20 years - poll 43% of Palestinians and Israeli Jews back the two-state solution; last year, the Palestinian figure was 52% and the Jewish figure was 47%.
* Islamist organization: Join forces against Israel Senior member of extremist Islamist organization calls on Arab armies to unite their forces against Israel.
* Russia to help restore UN patrols near Syria-Israel frontier The Russian military said Tuesday that its forces in Syria will help U.N. peacekeepers fully restore patrols along the frontier with the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, reflecting Moscow's deepening role in mediating between the decades-old foes.
* How Can Amalek be Identified Today? Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a prominent Israeli mystic, gave a sermon that was published on Sunday. In it, he referred to Hamas as "he seed of Amalek."