* Jordan fears losing control over Muslim sites in Jerusalem The issue dates back to 1924, when the Supreme Muslim Council accepted Hussein bin Ali (Sharif of Mecca) as custodian of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
* In first meeting of FMs in years, Jordan urges Israel to resume peace talks Ayman Safadi tells Gabi Ashkenazi of need to maintain Temple Mount status quo; Gantz calls on Palestinians to negotiate: ‘Don’t remain behind’.
* The Time Is Now for Saudi Arabia To Normalize Relations With Israel Here's a news flash for Saudi Arabia: Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is looking to fundamentally restructure the U.S.-Saudi relationship.
* Arabs: Why Is the EU Mourning This Iranian Scientist? "There is no gloating about death, but the Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.... was not the scientist who discovered the anti-coronavirus vaccine, but the scientist called the father of the Iranian nuclear bomb..." — Tareq Al-Hameed, Saudi author, Okaz, November 30, 2020.
* Iran's Rouhani Vows Revenge for Scientist Assassination As Israel Braces for Possible Terror Attacks Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has again vowed revenge for the assassination of top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh last week, an operation for which Tehran blames Israel.
* Opinion – Is the Next Middle East War on the Horizon? The latest in the saga of Iran’s decades long nuclear program is the question of who assassinated high-ranking Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh on November 27.
* Iran's Missiles Are Getting a Lot More Accurate The September 2019 attack on Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq and Khurais oil facilities, as well as the assault on Ayn al-Asad, illustrate how Iran retains potent capabilities even if its conventional military technology remains woefully outdated.
* Israel has 'no confidence' Iran deal is working, ambassador tells DW US President-elect Joe Biden has expressed interest in returning to the Iran nuclear deal. Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff told DW that preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is the "bottom line."
* Erdogan hopes France ‘gets rid of Macron trouble’ Turkish president hits out at his French counterpart, renewing a war of words between the two leaders.
* Is Africa overtaking the Middle East as the new jihadist battleground? About 300 British troops have arrived in the troubled West African state of Mali at a time when the epicentre of the Islamic State group (IS) appears to have moved from the Middle East to Africa.