* Is It Time to 'Normalize' the Temple Mount? Since Israel retook the Temple Mount in 1967, it has not allowed Jewish worship on its holiest site.
* Abraham Accords a real game changer The signing of the Abraham Accords at the White House on September 15 between the United Arab Emirates and Israel is a real game changer for peace in the Middle East. It signals a strategic shift in Mideast politics.
* Palestinian leadership is on a collision course with Arab countries PALESTINIAN AFFAIRS: The Palestinian leadership has placed itself on a collision course with many Arab countries, and the situation may not improve.
* President Trump Deserves Credit for Israel's New Status in the Middle East In a year like 2020—where each passing day makes history, and not in a good way—it’s hard to appreciate good news. We got some this week; on Tuesday, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain officially normalized relations with Israel in a White House signing ceremony.
* Reversing a century of Pan-Islamic anti-Zionism The issue of Palestine has always been a regional rather than a local conflict. Now, that seems to be changing.
* Mosques instruct Palestinians to reject peace deals as world celebrates This Friday, September 18, Imams have been instructed to condemn the peace deals, and to warn that they pose a danger to those who signed them.
* Lebanon on a precipice between war and peace Squeezed between Israel and Iran, faced with rising emigration of its fractured Christian community, and wracked by a widening wealth gap between a corrupt elite and increasingly desperate poor, Lebanon is being ripped apart.
* Turkey upset by Sarraj's plan to step down in Libya, Erdogan says President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday Turkey was upset that Libya’s internationally recognised Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, an ally, wants to quit next month and Ankara may hold talks with his government on the issue in the coming week.
* Israel’s enters 2nd sweeping lockdown as Rosh Hashanah starts; defiance expected 7,000 policemen and soldiers set to enforce intensely controversial closure that began at 2 p.m. on eve of New Year, is set to last at least three weeks.
* The Evangelicals Who Are Taking on QAnon Last month, Seth Brown, the executive editor of the Biblical Recorder, a Southern Baptist newspaper in Cary, N.C., delivered a stark warning to Christians.
* NASA mulls possible mission to Venus after recent discovery of possible life NASA is considering approving by next April up to two planetary science missions from four proposals under review, including one to Venus that scientists involved in the project said could help determine whether or not that planet harbors life.