* Christians a “no-Cost Target of Genocidal Violence and Hostility” on Christmas in Bethlehem As Christmas approaches in Bethlehem each year, fewer and fewer Christian residents take part – not because the tree in Bethlehem’s Manger Square is any less grand than the year before or because less money is allocated toward the festivities – quite the opposite, actually.
* PM: Elections possible now that Hezbollah tunnels dealt with Netanyahu says early elections could not be held until Hezbollah terror tunnels were neutralized.
* Outgoing IDF Chief: Iran Wants to Deploy 100,000 Fighters in Syria The Times of Israel reports: Outgoing IDF chief Lt. Gen. Gadi Eisenkot on Sunday defended the military against recent criticism of insufficient action against Palestinian terrorism in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, saying the army’s primary goal in recent years has been thwarting Iran’s efforts to establish a permanent military presence in Syria.
* 'We will continue to act against Iranian entrenchment in Syria' Netanyahu addresses Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria at start of Cabinet meeting. 'I want to reassure those who are concerned.'
* Netanyahu's Coalition Collapses; Israel Heading To Elections On April 9Th "With God's help, we will win," said Netanyahu, who vowed to form the same coalition after the election.
* COMMENTARY: Europe's Troubles are Linked to Jerusalem As Christmas draws near, the gloomy prospects of Brexit proposals are somewhat overshadowing the bright lights of Britain.
* Turkey: Israel must 'end brutal oppression' Erdogan spokesman accuses Netanyahu of 'brutal oppression of Palestinian people' after PM calls on Erdogan not to lecture Israel.
* The Kurds: Betrayed Again by Washington POPULIST Government emerging across the European Union will foil the plans of further European integration Jean-Claude Juncker devised during his leadership of the European Commission, economist Alan Winters claimed.
* Wolfgang Ischinger: European army is necessary amid Russia threat The chairman of the Munich Security Conference discusses NATO, Russia, Khashoggi and Europe's role in a changing world.
* Is populism growing in Europe? Populists are represented in government in eleven European countries. Of the 751 seats in the EU parliament, 151 are already occupied by politicians from parties that want radical reform in the block.
* Does the Christian Star of Bethlehem Have Its Roots in Judaism? As Christmas approaches, stars, one of the symbols of the Christian holiday, appear.