* Tensions Remain Over 'Gate of Mercy' in Jerusalem, But No Clashes Reported King Abdullah of Jordan is heading to Washington Sunday for meetings and neither he nor Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu want escalation in Jerusalem.
* Palestinian leadership calls for boycott of new US embassy in Jerusalem The Palestinian leadership is urging the international community to boycott the newly created US Embassy unit that will handle relations with Palestinians.
* Tourism to Israel soars to record levels Tourism to Israel remained at record levels in February with 362,000 visitors entering the country, the Central Bureau of Statistics reported Tuesday.
* 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.
* Israeli-Palestinian clashes expected in Jerusalem, Gaza after tumultuous week Hamas reportedly conveyed a message to Israel via Egyptian intelligence that it did not want escalation.
* 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.
* Armies of Turkey, Russia patrol around Syria's Idlib Maintaining ceasefire in northwestern Syrian city is a significant step for securing stability in the country, says Turkey's Defence Minister Hulusi Akar.
* 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.
* The End of "Europe from Lisbon to Vladivostok" The geopolitical divorce of Russia and Europe is not confined to the military or economic realms.
* 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.