* Top Hamas Official: Israel Planning to Build Third Temple At a Parliament meeting in the Gaza Strip, Hamas MP Ahmed Abu Khaliya decried the “disturbances” of “Zionists” in the al-Aqsa mosque and their “desecration” of it Arutz Sheva reports.
* IDF Chief Says All Fronts 'Fragile.' Could Deteriorate Into A War Israel is currently dealing with multiple arenas and enemies at the same time, with the northern front the most fragile and at risk of deteriorating into war, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi said.
* Lt. Col. Bob Maginnis on Turkey's deal with Russia: Erdogan is 'pushing the envelope' Well, a five day cease-fire in Syria is officially over, and now Turkey and Russia are officially teaming up.
* Erdogan's Summit with Putin Should Ring Alarm Bells for NATO With Turkey seemingly intent on forging an ever-closer relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the time has come to give serious consideration to Ankara's continued membership of the NATO alliance.
* Jordan's 25-year Peace With Israel 'Cold And Getting Colder' Twenty-five years after the signing of a landmark peace treaty, ties between Jordan and Israel mirror the ebbs and flows of a turbulent region, while many Jordanians still regard the Jewish state as an "enemy".
* Kushner heading for Mideast as peace deal in question Jared Kushner is expected to visit Jerusalem on Sunday to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz and discuss the rollout of the peace plan.
* Why Would Russia, China—and Iran—Plan Joint Naval Exercises? Trump’s chaotic policies are leading to strategic recalculations in and around the oil-rich Persian Gulf.
* Merkel Refuses to Recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital Despite Pressure from her Own Party One would think that a political party with the word ‘Christian’ in the title would at the very least recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
* Russia's 'secret weapon' for winning influence in Africa – and it's not what you might think Russia's efforts to boost its influence in Africa, which was highlighted at this week's summit in Sochi, is not only about arms, nuclear power and investment deals, but also about the less tangible things.
* A First Since the Temple: Levites Sing Psalms at Footsteps of Temple Mount [Watch] For the first time in modern history, approximately 800 men from the tribe of Levi joined together on the stairs in front of the Hulda Gates in the Davidson Center adjacent to the southern wall of the Temple Mount to sing the three songs the Levites sang in the Temple.