* Pope Francis denounces extremism on historic visit to Iraq Pope Francis has condemned extremism in the name of religion on a historic visit to Iraq where he discussed the plight of the Christian minority.
* Why Iran’s ‘Nuclear Fatwa’ is Nuclear Nonsense Iran’s fatwa against building nuclear weapons is a myth.
* Biden team ‘disappointed’ as Iran demands US ‘kneel’ over sanctions relief Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s team is “disappointed” in Iran’s refusal to discuss the rehabilitation of the 2015 nuclear deal, as Tehran is deriding President Biden’s diplomatic concessions while demanding economic relief in advance of any talks.
* The Big War: Israel Can't Assume it Can Crush Iran in a Conflict What does all this prove?
* Israel is updating attack plans against Iran's nuclear sites - Gantz Hezbollah has “hundreds of thousands of missiles” Defense Minister tells Fox News on Thursday. “What is going to happen to Lebanon?”
* IDF: Hezbollah Likely to Initiate Limited Battles with Israel in 2021 The Israeli military anticipates that Hezbollah and other terror proxies will wage several limited rounds of violence, according to its annual intelligence assessment as reported in TOI.
* Continued Israeli airstrikes on Syria are testing Moscow’s patience, Jerusalem would do well not to poke the Russian bear How Russia responds to Israel's attacks on Iranian targets inside Syria could make all the difference as to whether the region boils over into full-scale war or continues to simmer at its current, already dangerous, level.
* Jordanian FM urges Israeli counterpart to reignite Palestinian peace process Ashkenazi holds meeting with Safadi in Jordanian territory to discuss multiple issues.
* Erdogan presents: The Directorate of Jerusalem and Umrah Affairs Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan changes the name of his country's Directorate of Religious Affairs, which is a government organ, to the "Directorate of Jerusalem and Umrah Affairs."
* Al-Qaeda: ‘Whoever thinks that somebody can stop the imminent collapse of America is mistaken’ Batarfi presents all the troubles that the U.S. is experiencing as punishment from Allah.
* Democrat Rep and Trump Impeachment Crusader: God's Will is No Concern for Congress Last Thursday, the House passed the controversial and horribly mistitled Equality Act, fulfilling a Biden campaign promise.