* Police Petition Court to Close Waqf Offices on Temple Mount Investigators presented evidence to the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday proving that there is activity in the Waqf (Muslim authority) directly linked to the Hamas terrorist organization and warned that keeping the offices open could establish and promote the organization’s activities in Jerusalem.
* PA takes pride in using terror against Israel The PA and Fatah continue to tell Palestinians that the source of their pride is the terror they have committed for decades against Israel.
* Canadian MP running for prime minister vows to move embassy to Jerusalem Canadian lawmaker Erin O’Toole vowed Wednesday to move his country’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem if he were to become the next prime minister.
* Abbas says ready to resume peace talks with Israel Abbas told Russian President Vladimir Putin that the Palestinians want the proposed negotiations to be based on “international legitimacy” and with the participation of other countries.
* Does A Series Of “Mystery Explosions” Inside Iran Mean That The Next Big Middle East War Is About To Begin? Over the past several weeks, a series of “mystery explosions” has happened at very strategically sensitive locations inside Iran, and it has become obvious that what we are witnessing is not just a bunch of random accidents.
* Jewish communities in the West Bank are of strategic importance – opinion Claims to the contrary were incorrect 40 years ago and today are a gross strategic error.
* Iran vows to bolster Syria's air defenses: official Iran, Syria ink agreement on furthering defense cooperation with focus on anti-air capabilities.
* Top US general in the Middle East questions bounty killing reports but warns 'Russians are not our friends' The top US general for the Middle East told reporters Tuesday that while he found intelligence that Russian bounties to Taliban-linked militants led to the deaths of US troops "very worrisome," he is skeptical of reports it got troops killed.
* Turkey, Italy agree Libya needs political solution - Turkish defence ministry Turkey and Italy’s defence ministers agreed at talks on Tuesday on the need for a political solution to Libya’s conflict, according to a readout by the Turkish defence ministry.
* Ex-Shi'ite militia member: war crimes committed in Iraq, Syria paid for by Iran 'They brought shovels, and then brought people, and buried them, some still alive, women, children, old men'.