* Israel heads toward elections as Jewish Home says it will leave coalition Netanyahu says he will still try to 'preserve right-wing government,' but Jewish Home says elections now inevitable after PM rejects Bennett's demand he be made defense minister.
* IDF chiefs impart their wishes for next defense minister. Improper interference in the political process? A new factor has stepped uninvited into Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's struggle to save his government against Naftali Bennett's claim of the defense portfolio: The IDF, or rather its chief of staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot.
* Hamas fights Israel by using civilians as human shields In 2014, Hamas demanded Palestinians stay in their homes and become "Martyrs," despite Israel's warnings their houses would be bombed.
* 'IDF spent 45 minutes on the phone telling Gazan to leave' British reporter describes the extraordinary lengths IDF went to avoid hurting civilians during the recent flare-up in Gaza.
* Trump Admin Moves Toward Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights For the first time ever, the United States on Friday intended to vote against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel's annexation of the Golan Heights.
* Russia and China Have Made the Mediterranean a Priority, Will the United States Rise to the Challenge? Access to the Mediterranean Sea means access to the world, and Russia and China are seeking to gain veto power, via geopolitical and geoeconomical influence, over other nations' economic, diplomatic and security decisions.
* Why Renewed US Sanctions on Iran are Good News for Palestinians What the Hamas official is actually saying is that thanks to Iran's backing, Hamas continues to hold hostage the two million residents of the Gaza Strip, whose lives have been literally destroyed by the Hamas leaders' policies.
* How Hamas Wins That's the worst sentence to write: Hamas wins.
* DEBATE: What Happened to Arab Support for the Palestinians? While the continuing influence of the Palestinians on the Arab world should not be underestimated, the current landscape in the Middle East is bringing new policy priorities to the fore.
* What's going on with Brexit, explained in under 500 words The EU and UK struck a deal on how it would work. Then all hell broke loose.