* Israeli exit polls: Netanyahu ahead, but short of majority Israel's embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced an uncertain path to staying in office on Tuesday, even as preliminary results showed his Likud party pulling ahead of its opponents in the country's third election in less than a year.
* Netanyahu begins effort to form new coalition "The country had its say," a Liud spokesman said. "The people want a nationalist government under Netanyahu."
* Election is a victory for annexation, whether or not coalition can be formed Even if Netanyahu can't find 61 MKs for his bloc, a transitional government still has a majority of lawmakers willing to advance West Bank sovereignty plans.
* Who Is Preventing Palestinians From Voting? The absence of parliamentary life for the Palestinians has, in fact, been highly convenient for Abbas, who continues to demonstrate zero tolerance towards his political rivals and critics.
* Hamas's Haniyeh meets Russian FM, thanks him for critical view of US plan Terror group says Sergey Lavrov told its chief in Moscow meeting about 'the importance of uniting the Palestinian people'.
* It Could Be War: Turkey and Russia Are Playing a Dangerous Game in Syria The death of 33 Turkish soldiers in an airstrike in Syria's northwestern Idlib province on 27 February brought the number of Turkish fatalities in Syria to around 50 for the month.
* The Trump Vision vs. the Obama Vision on Israel Donald Trump is a longtime admirer of Benjamin Netanyahu, in part because of the Israeli PM's willingness to go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama.
* Erdogan Tells Europe: Expect 'Millions' of Migrants via Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Monday that "millions" of migrants would soon head for Europe and its open borders, making good on threats made over the past five years to send a flood of people into E.U. heartlands.
* Libya's eastern government opens Damascus embassy, pledges united fight against Turkey Libya's eastern-based government linked to military commander Khalifa Haftar opened an embassy in Syria on Tuesday and called for the two countries to unite in their common fight against Turkey-backed militant groups.
* How to Pray for Israel's Government One of Judaism's oldest prayers, recited more than any other, gives us the guidance we need to face the modern challenges of political ambiguity, the uncertainty of voting and even corruption in government.