* Hamas threatens escalation Hamas demanding additional electricity from Israel and the Qatari money by the end of the week, reports say.
* Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte set to resign after far-right party leader's call for a no-confidence vote Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte said he will submit his resignation on Tuesday, a move that preempted a looming vote of no confidence called by his own interior minister, the far-right Matteo Salvini - and one that pushes Italy deeper into a political crisis.
* Naval Showdown: The Royal Navy Is Watching Iran Closely After Trump restored economic sanctions, Tehran resumed stockpiling uranium.
* Turkey threatens new tensions with Russia and Iran in Syria as it tries to make a deal with U.S. Turkey has defied warnings from Russia, Iran and their local allies in Syria by seeking a deal with the United States and continuing to support insurgents as they clashed with government forces in the restive northwestern province of Idlib.
* Russian-Turkish air dogfight over North Syria narrowly avoided. Erdogan defies Putin As the Syrian army advanced against Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham rebel forces in the key southern Idlib town of Khan Sheikhoun, Turkish Air Force F-16 fighters on Tuesday, Aug. 20 flew over the battle scene, causing Russian Su-35 fighters at the Khmeimim air base near Latakia to scramble in response.
* PM and Ukraine president discuss possible Israeli mediation in Russia conflict Officials say conditions not currently ripe for Israeli involvement; Netanyahu tight-lipped on whether Zelensky asked him to assume role.
* Putin-Macron meeting heralds glorious summer after long winter of discontent Five years is a long time in politics. In 2014, relations between Russia and the West went into a nosedive over Ukraine and Syria.
* How two Islamic groups fell from power to persecution: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey's Gulenists Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's first-ever democratically elected president, died unexpectedly during a trial in June 2019.
* Arab MK Admits: Palestinians Use 'Prayers' on Temple Mount as Precursor to Violence In a revealing interview on Israeli television, an Arab MK described Muslims prayers as a precursor to violence, stated that the entire Temple Mount is a mosque, and denied that Israel has any sovereignty over Judaism's holiest site.
* How Israel Brought in Jews that were Scattered Throughout the Four Corners of the Earth In this episode of Israel History Explained we're diving into the ingathering of the exiles or Kibbutz Galuyot, one of the central missions of the state of Israel and the Zionist movement and talking about the Law of Return.