* Iran poised to strike US/Israeli targets. US forces gear up for action. USS Lincoln carrier enters the Gulf The US and Iran ramped up their preparations for direct military engagement on Monday, Nov. 25.
* Benny Gantz: We are looking for every way to reach a unity government Gantz spoke during a visit to the Western Galilee in northern Israel to review the security situation, during which he met with local municipality leaders.
* Caroline Glick: Israeli democracy at stake as corrupt prosecutors target Netanyahu for crimes invented to destroy him Ever since Mandelblit gave his "recommendations," he and his comrades have been the only political actors in Israel with any power to speak of.
* Turkey's Erdogan Demands U.N. Establish International Day Against Islamophobia Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanded in a speech Wednesday that the United Nations and international community establish March 15 as "International Solidarity Day Against Islamophobia."
* No, a European Army Wouldn't Hurt America One of the paradoxes of transatlantic relations is that successive US governments have consistently encouraged Europeans to do more in the area of defense and security, for good reasons.
* NATO Is as Good as Dead When the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was founded some 70 years ago, its first secretary-general, Lord Ismay, famously noted that the purpose of the treaty alliance was "to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down."
* Trump is Europe's Biggest Challenge and 'Prays for the Breakup of the Union', EU Council President says European Union Council President Donald Tusk has identified his namesake President Donald Trump as the greatest challenge facing the European Union, as the bloc grapples with Brexit and Eurosceptic populist parties across the continent.
* France and Germany propose EU overhaul after Brexit upheaval France and Germany put aside bilateral tensions on Tuesday to call for an overhaul of the EU, which has been buffeted over the past decade by a euro zone debt crisis, an influx of migrants and refugees, rising eurosceptic populism and Brexit.
* China Bids to Replace US Influence in the Middle East In what could prove to be a serious challenge to the long-standing hegemony Washington has enjoyed in the region, Beijing is seeking to deepen its commercial ties in the Arab world.
* Archaeologists, architects petition High Court to stop Old City cable car plan Group says caretaker government doesn't have right to sign off on controversial proposal, says visual impact was underestimated and consultations were not thorough.