* Sit Rep: ‘March of Return’ One Year On This coming weekend marks the first anniversary of the Hamas-organized weekly Friday protests at the Israel-Gaza border, colloquially known as the “March of Return.“
* Donald Trump's gift to Bashar Assad By unilaterally declaring American support for Israel's claim to the Golan Heights, the US president has united the world against the move, and given much needed legitimacy to the Syrian president and his scorched earth approach to clinging onto power.
* Iran Warns Arabs about Trump’s Bid to ‘Steal’ Their Lands The Iranian foreign minister has called for unity in the Muslim world to counter plots by the US and the Israeli regime, saying they seek to “steal” the lands of Arab countries even though they apparently offer handshakes to Arab leaders.
* Germany Blames ‘Silver Spoon’ U.K. Elite for Brexit Chaos The prescheduled vote, come just one day after the US President Donald Trump said the United European exasperation over the chaos in Brexit talks descended into profanity and name-calling, as Germany’s deputy foreign minister said the U.K. government consists mostly of clueless boarding-school graduates.
* The Israeli-Egyptian Peace: 40 Years On In stark contrast to the extraordinary vision and courage displayed by PM Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in signing the peace treaty 40 years ago, the Palestinian leadership emerges as staunchly rejectionist and a serial squanderer of opportunities for peace.
* Turkey: Air Defense Purchase From Russia 'A Done Deal' Turkey will honor its air defense deal with Russia, Ankara said on Friday after four US senators introduced a bill to ban the planned delivery of F-35 fighter jets if Turkey ignored US opposition and accepted the S-400 system.
* Palestinian Leaders Punish Gaza, Blame Israel Rather than demanding that Hamas cease and desist from endangering the lives of Palestinians by sending them to clash with Israeli soldiers, the Palestinian Authority (PA) and its leaders are condemning Israel for perpetrating "crimes" against Palestinians.
* Road to next war begins in Golan When Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir to the throne of Austro-Hungary, took a wrong turning in Sarajevo in 1914 the world found itself on the road to WW1.
* Iran's New Long Game: Outlast Trump Iranian leaders are running out of options as President Donald Trump tightens the economic noose on the already ailing hardline regime, which is now intent on outlasting the Trump administration in hopes that a friendlier U.S. politician can beat him in the 2020 election, according to U.S. officials and regional experts.
* Libyan Strongman Haftar Visits Saudi King Salman in Riyadh Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, who has conquered well over half the country despite the international community formally recognizing an entirely different government as legitimate, was a guest of Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh on Wednesday.
* Brexit: What just happened? Members of Parliament have rejected eight different proposals on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union (EU).
* UK parliament set to vote on the next move for Brexit British MPs are due to hold votes this Wednesday on various Brexit options, as Prime Minister Theresa May comes under pressure to announce a departure plan and garner support for her unpopular divorce deal from the European Union.
* Israel-Bashing Season Re-Opens in Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's political and social engineering has changed the way the average Turk identifies himself: Most Turks used to identify themselves as "Turks first."
* Netanyahu Compares Trump to Cyrus for Recognizing Golan To paraphrase Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, once again President Trump showed that the American people stand behind Israel by becoming the first world leader to officially recognize Israeli sovereignty on the Golan.
* Caroline Glick: Why Trump Recognized Israeli Sovereignty over the Golan Now Former Obama administration officials, and the left-leaning Israeli media, interpreted President Donald Trump's March 21 decision to recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights as a bid to help Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's electoral prospects ahead of Israel's Knesset elections on April 9.
* My Europe: The dangerous 'Balkanization' of the EU In today's European Union, bickering local elites rely on the support of global powers. Europe has been torn apart by competing factions, warns Ivaylo Ditchev, a cultural anthropologist from Bulgaria.
* Palestinians: The Other Peace Deal Hamas is now accusing the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah of exploiting the economic crisis in the Gaza Strip to call on Palestinians to overthrow the Hamas regime.
* Purim Supermoon: Countdown to Messiah After reading the Book of Esther for the holiday of Purim on Wednesday evening, Jews leaving the synagogue will be greeted by the sight of a supermoon overhead, a phenomenon to which some rabbinic experts ascribe great import.
* Are the Temple Vessels Ready for Purim? As Jews celebrate Purim on Wednesday evening (Thursday, in Jerusalem) it may be significant to consider the recent reappearance of many, if not all, of the Temple vessels that played a subtle yet significant role in the Purim story.
* UK's May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30 Exactly 1,000 days after Britain voted to leave the European Union, and nine days before it is scheduled to walk out the door, Prime Minister Theresa May hit the pause button Wednesday, asking the bloc to postpone the U.K.'s departure until June 30.
* Iran Denies Hacking Benny Gantz's Phone Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said that "the (Israeli) regime's officials are long used to spreading lies," according to the state news agency IRNA.
* Turkey: Putin's Ally in NATO? On March 7, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey would never turn back from the S-400 missile deal with Russia.
* Israel's Place in the Middle East Mayhem The image of a unified Israeli-Saudi front has significant deterrence value against Iran but should also be used within the context of solving the GCC crisis.
* "Dangerous Nuclear Schemes" The proposed policies, if adopted by the new leadership in the House, would certainly fracture whatever consensus exists today to modernize America's strategic nuclear deterrent -- and at a time when both Russia and China are charging ahead militarily, and Iran and North Korea are racing toward a deliverable nuclear weapons capability.
* COMMENTARY: For Such a Time as This! As Jews the world over next week mark a feast they have celebrated annually for the past 2,500 years, it presents a perfect opportunity for the church to step into the breach on behalf of God’s chosen people.
* Israel vs. its Enemies in Europe Ireland's Senate recently voted to support organizations, many headed by terrorists, in imposing a boycott on Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.
* Wakf says it will start renovating Golden Gate site In a move signaling the possible end of the crisis, the Wakf Council announced on Wednesday that it will start "immediate renovation and reconstruction work" at the Golden Gate site on the Temple Mount, also known as Bab a-Rahma.
* Bringing Fruit Offerings to God on Temple Mount Rabbi Yisrael Ariel - founder of the Temple Institute - made a blessing over fruit on the Temple Mount, brought by a woman who came especially from the Golan, to give thanks for her husband's recent recovery from sickness.
* Clock winding down on Israel's Bab al-Rahma ultimatum Tension has been growing at the Bab al-Rahma (Mercy Gate) prayer house on the grounds of the Al-Aqsa mosque complex, particularly since the deadline for Palestinians to close the building is now over and Israeli-Jordanian talks to resolve the crisis failed.
* Hezbollah's Nasrallah: Israel is 'scared' for war Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Friday accused Israel of being “scared” to enter another war with his Lebanon-based militant group, a confrontation he says Israeli troops are not ready for.
* Brazil Leader Coming to Israel to Help Netanyahu Get Reelected What are friends for? While Israel's allies in America and elsewhere typically try to avoid anything that could be seen as "interference" in the Jewish state's electoral process, Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, doesn't seem constrained by any such reservations.
* Islamic Jihad is the real threat from Gaza While Israel is busy negotiating ways to calm tensions in the coastal enclave, it would do well to pay attention to the organization that does not listen to Hamas and is only trying to make the situation worse.
* Britain, EU locked in talks as Brexit vote nears Intensive talks between the European Union and Britain are underway to help get Brexit through the British parliament next week, but the bloc has already presented its ideas, a spokesman said on Friday.
* Careful Who You Choose: The Bible and Your Vote Among the various rulings given by Moses to the children of Israel, in Deut. 16 he directs the Israelites to appoint for themselves judges and magistrates for each tribe and in every city.
* Chief Rabbis Prohibit Jews From Temple Mount, Days Before Muslim Takeover of Golden Gate A careful retrospective of current events reveals an interesting sequence: The Chief Rabbis of Jerusalem issued a ruling that prohibits Jews from ascending the Temple and one week later, the Palestinians stormed the Sha'ar HaRachamim (the Gate of Mercy, also known as the Golden Gate), an area that had been closed off to Jews and Muslims alike for 16 years.
* Iran's Unwavering Israel-Hatred Four decades ago, the revolutionary movement led by Ayatollah Khomeini overthrew the Pahlavi dynasty and established the Islamic Republic of Iran on its ruins.
* Iranian Commander Outlines Plan 'to Defeat World Powers' A top Iranian military figure in the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, recently outlined the rogue nation's long-term plans to "defeat world powers," saying that Tehran has been "chosen to wage jihad" across the globe.
* The Upcoming Election: Is It About Judea vs. Israel? With the most recent polls now showing that the "Blue and White" faction will become the Knesset's largest on April 9, some in Israel are beginning to rethink the core issue of the upcoming national election.
* The Temple Mitzvah That May Fix the Global Economy For the last 22 years, a modest project has been collecting silver coins for the exclusive use of the Third Temple but according to a Biblical commandment, this annual gift is incumbent upon every Jewish male.