Middle East Hotspots

Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem.  

Zechariah 12:2

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Militants attack Egypt police, dozens killed: sources 

Largest theft attempt of past several years thwarted (near Gaza border), 27 Palestinians arrested 

Israel believes rocket fire from Syria may have been deliberate 

Alarm sounds in Golan Heights; spill over from Syrian civil war 

Saudi oil minister makes high profile Iraq visit, calls for economic cooperation

Tillerson in Mideast as US seeks Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran 

Syria warns UN of 'grave consequences' to Israeli fire

After strikes, Syria says Israel is backing anti-regime ‘terrorists’ 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson returns to Saudi Arabia to seek breakthrough in Qatar diplomatic row 


Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds 

Egyptian official: 14 policemen killed southwest of Cairo 

Senior Hamas delegation arrives in Iran for talks

Netanyahu lobbies world powers to stem Iraqi Kurd setbacks

Hamas warns Trump that they want to wipe out Israel, not recognize it 

For Israel, concern over Iran leads to better ties with Arab states 


Assad discusses military cooperation with visiting Iranian general 

US 'Unambiguously' Backs Israel on Hamas Disarming Demand 

The IDF responded to a stray Syrian missile that hit an open field in northern Israel

Russia says fight against Islamic State in Syria nearing end 

IDF denies second round of retaliatory tank fire against Syrian positions 

Syrian media report second Israeli barrage after mortar shell lands on Golan 

Israel airstrikes hit Syrian government positions in rural Quneitra 

Iran: We will intensify our missile program because of Trump 

Labor chief: Jordan Valley settlements ensure security 

100,000 Kurds flee Kirkuk since Iraqi army takeover -Kurdish officials 

Kurdistan region asks international help to spur dialogue with Baghdad 

Hamas chief: We won’t discuss recognizing Israel, only wiping it out 

UN says worried by reports of forced diplacement of Kurds in N.Iraq 

US envoy Greenblatt in Egypt for talk on Palestinian reconciliation 


Syrian militant group releases video of leader apparently uninjured 

Opposing settlers’ petition, state calls for evacuation of Hebron squatters 

Assad's 'animal commander' killed by land mine

Iran warns  that Israel’s next attack would be responded to with force

Israeli security forces raided eight Palestinian media stations suspected of promoting terrorism against Israel

Netanyahu discusses Syria conflict with Putin amid rising border tensions 

Isil’s Caliphate ‘Capital’ in Raqqa Falls After Jihadists Surrender

Sweden says UN’s Mideast session should focus on peace process, not Iran 

Public Security Min. Erdan urges Israelis to carry arms following Palestinian reconciliation

State rejects settlers’ petition, agrees to evacuate Hebron squatters 

Hamas called the #Israeli list of demands “an unacceptable Zionist interference in Palestinian internal affairs."

US tells Security Council to look beyond nuke deal, punish Iran for terror 

Move All Palestinians to Jordan and Free Israel, Urges Conference on Middle-East Peace 

US, Israel urge UN to adopt Trump’s comprehensive approach to Iran

Israel finishes advancing 2,600 West Bank homes, as settlers push for more 

As new homes okayed, EU says settlements undermining peace efforts 

EU, UN members call on Israel to stop plans for new West Bank settlements

Iraqi Kurds postpone polls in face of crisis 

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS 


PA dismisses Israeli threat of talks freeze if Hamas in government 

Israel advanced plans for 1,292 settler homes in occupied West Bank, in a new push by the government: NGO 

Instability set to follow Islamic State collapse 

Israel's conditions for negotiation include that Hamas  must disarm and give up violence

Former IS ‘capital’ Raqqa fully captured, US-backed forces say 

Trump says Iran deal could be terminated altogether

Syria: Iranian chief of staff in Damascus to meet Assad 

Saudis Join Israel in Applauding Trump’s Strategy on Iran 

Fighting in Libyan capital closes airport 

Iran Revolutionary Guards commander reported dead in Syria 

Iraq president blames Kurdish poll for Kirkuk assault 

PA spokesman says Israeli demands won’t deter Palestinian unity efforts 

Israel advances 1,292 settlement homes, plans hundreds more 

White House says neither settlement building nor freeze will bring peace 

Ministers put kibosh on peace talks after Fatah-Hamas unity deal 

Bennett praises PM for laying out ‘strategic’ conditions for negotiating with Palestinians 

Cabinet: No negotiation without prior Hamas disarmament 

After Kirkuk, Kurdish forces pull out of more areas in Iraq 

Israel: No negotiations with Palestinian unity gov’t unless Hamas recognizes Israel 

ISIS Attacks Southern Israel With Rockets From Sinai 

Hamas denies report it will stop attacks against Israel as part of unity deal 

US coalition says IS pockets remain in Syria’s Raqqa 

U.S. strike on Islamic State camps in Yemen kills dozens: Pentagon 


Iraq Responds to Kurdish Quest for Independence by Seizing Kirkuk Oil Fields 

Hezbollah claims to have captured 3 Mossad agents

Syrian forces drive final IS group fighters out of Raqa with the help of batteries, masking tape and plastic bottles 

Labor head says he won’t evacuate settlements under peace deal 

Liberman tells Russians Israel won’t allow Iran to run riot in Syria 

Turkey to close air space to Northern Iraq, work with Baghdad on border 

Russian defense minister lands in Israel for talks on Syria, Iran 

Mourners bury victims of twin bombings in Somalia as the death toll rises to more than 300

Netanyahu warns Syria that Israel prepared to strike ‘as needed’ 

Iraqi forces seize Kirkuk from Kurds in bold advance 

Iran Tried 30+ Times to Buy Illegal Nuclear Technology in 2016 

Netanyahu: Bombing of Syria battery was necessary for Israel’s security 

IAF Destroys Syrian Anti-Aircraft Battery That Fired On Israeli Planes  

Analysis: Neutralizing Syrian battery draws a new Israeli red line

Iraqis celebrate retaking of Kirkuk as Kurdish forces pull back 

After IAF strikes anti-aircraft battery, Syria warns of ‘dangerous consequences’ 

Israel okays 31 settlement homes in Hebron, in first since 2002 


PM condemns 'tsunami' of police leaks on his bribery allegations

Yemeni Christians Face Persecution On All Sides As Risk of Disease Grows

Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed 

Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says 

Turkey orders detention of 100 former police officers in post-coup probe: Anadolu 

Top Israeli minister to demand PM cut all ties to PA after Hamas unity deal 

Tension flares in flashpoint town as Kurdish-Iraqi crisis escalates 

Talks seek to secure Islamic State withdrawal from Raqqa 


Full text of President Trump’s remarks on the Iran nuclear deal 

Pentagon identifying new areas to pressure Iran, reviewing plans 

Joy mixed with caution in Gaza after Palestinian unity deal

Turkish troops move into al-Qaeda-dominated Syrian province 

Israeli minister says Trump speech may start war with Iran 

Netanyahu welcomes Trump’s ‘courageous’ decision on Iran deal 

Israeli minister calls for new sanctions on Iran

Kurd forces move back defense line around Kirkuk in disengagement effort 

Iraqi army launches operation to retake Kurdish-held positions around disputed oil city of Kirkuk 

Despite appearances, Abbas hasn’t given up on disarming Hamas 

Civilians pour out of Syria's Raqa as bombing intensifies 


Key points of the Hamas-Fatah Palestinian reconciliation deal 

Today is a new day at the UN, where there is a price to pay for discrimination against Israel.

Gazans happy but cautious amid signing of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation deal 

Civilians pour out of Syria's Raqa as bombing intensifies reports

Fatah-Hamas unity: Rub your eyes in disbelief 

Netanyahu says Israel to withdraw from UNESCO along with US 

Israel says will only accept Palestinian reconciliation deal if Hamas disarms 


IDF general warns Hamas that lasers aimed at troops could lead to escalation

Kurdistan region says Iraqi forces preparing major attack in oil-rich Kirkuk 

Europe scrambles to save the Iran nuclear deal 

TV report: Islamic State chiefs gather near Israel border, in Golan Heights, set up training camp 

Yemen Islamist party members arrested, ratcheting up tensions 

Islamic State to fight ’till the end’ in Raqqa: U.S. coalition spokesman 

Special Report: In blocking arms to Yemen, Saudi Arabia squeezes a starving population 

Bennett reveals plan for peace, calls for drastic West Bank change 

US rules out negotiated IS withdrawal from Syria's Raqqa 


Israel's Next War Will Be Fought Against Both Hezbollah and Hamas, Defense Minister Says

UN envoy: Yemen's warring leaders seek power, not peace 

Report: Israeli delegation in Cairo ahead of Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks

Egypt expands buffer zone along Gaza border 

Live update: US official: ‘Unrestrained settlement activity doesn’t help peace’ 

Report: Iran made 32 attempts to procure ballistic missile technology

Iran's armed forces say time to teach US 'new lessons' 


IDF destroys Gaza observation post after rocket fired from Gaza

US-backed Syrian fighters preparing for final push in Raqqa

ISIS Fighters Are Surrendering ‘En Masse’ In Iraq 

Nusra Front, Islamic State clash in Syria's Hama province 

Palestinian rivals head to Cairo for reconciliation talks 

UK’s May tells Netanyahu her country is sticking with Iran deal 

Iraqi VP warns of 'civil war' over Kurdish-held Kirkuk

Kremlin warns of ‘negative consequences’ if Trump quits Iran deal 

Trump says giving peace a chance before US embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli-Palestinian women’s peace march exposes Palestinian divides 

September deadliest month this year in Syrian conflict

Ministers lament Trump decision to delay US embassy move 

Hamas rebuffs Abbas’s comparison to Hezbollah as ‘illogical’

Turkish military vehicles enter Syria's Idlib

Saudi guards killed in rare attack at king's palace


Syrian jihadist alliance decries rebel groups planning incursion 

Turkey backs Syrian rebels for ‘serious operation’ in Idlib 

US Embassy in Saudi Arabia cautions citizens after unconfirmed reports of foiled attack in Jeddah 

Hamas forces arrest senior ISIS official in Gaza 

1000 ISIS militants surrender at key city in Northern Iraq

US State Department approves potential $15 billion sale of THAAD missile defense system to Saudi Arabia 


Debris and dust: Raqqa ‘sacrificed’ to defeat Islamic State 

Iran open to talks over its ballistic missile program 

Syrian army nears Islamic State stronghold al-Mayadin 

Trump Planning to Declare Iran in Breach of Nuke Deal 

As another Iraq city is recaptured from ISIS, Christians wonder about their safety in a post ISIS world

Analysis: If the US leaves Syria, that is bad news for Israel


Trump to announce that he'll 'decertify' Iran nuclear deal

Iranian youth have shown a great interest in learning about Christianity, but the regime wants them to stop

Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies 

Netanyahu demands Palestinians recognize Israel, disarm Hamas 

Turkey threatens to blockade Iraq's Kurds 

Russia says it fired 10 missiles at IS in Syria 

Trump Expected to Declare Iran in Breach of Nuclear Deal 

Erdogan says Turkey will soon close Iraq border and air space 

Hamas picks new deputy chief whom Israel blames for helping spark Gaza war

Hamas blocks reconciliation until agreement reached with Israel


Saudi king arrives in Moscow on historic 1st visit to Russia 

Syria's militant ex-Qaeda group denies leader injured in Russian strike 

Khamenei says America, Israel want to create a 'new Israel in the region' 

Iraq eases financial restrictions on Kurdistan region, in first sign of de-escalation 

Israeli, Arab lawmakers split on Palestinian reconciliation


US official offers mild rebuke of Netanyahu settlement construction pledge

Palestinian cabinet convenes in Gaza in move to reconcile with Hamas

Turkey seeks to isolate Syria Idlib jihadists opposing truce

Hamas vows never to disarm as first rift in Fatah talks emerges 

US official offers mild rebuke of Netanyahu settlement construction pledge

Netanyahu: Palestinian reconciliation comes ‘at the expense of our existence’ 

Netanyahu: 'We won't allow fictitious reconciliations at our expense' 

Lieberman sees Assad winning Syria war, urges more US involvement

Kurdish leader and former Iraqi president Talabani's dies 

Iran foreign minister visits Qatar amid diplomatic standoff 

Defiant Qatar emir meets Iran’s Zarif 

Kurdish lawmakers boycott Iraq parliament session in Baghdad 

PM pledges 1,200 housing units to Ma'ale Adumim, hints at annexation

In message to PA cabinet in Gaza, Egypt’s Sissi lauds reconciliation 

Live update: Palestinian official slams Netanyahu’s settlement pledge 

In Ma’ale Adumim, Netanyahu promises thousands of new West Bank homes 

US welcomes PA dealing for Gaza control, but says all must disavow violence 

Greenblatt calls on Palestinians to 'recognize Israel'

ISRAEL's USE OF FORCE: The Only Way To Stop Iran's Nuclearization


Iran, Iraq hold exercises near Iraqi Kurdistan 

UN ‘carefully optimistic’ on Fatah-Hamas reconciliation 

Suicide attack on police station in Syrian capital kills 17

Iran sends tanks to border with Iraq’s Kurdish region, Kurdish official says 

Iraqi forces seize air base from Islamic state near Hawija 

Deadly twin suicide attack hits Damascus police station 

Palestinian prime minister Rami Hamdallah arrives in Gaza for his first visit in two years

3,000 dead in Syria in deadliest month of 2017 – monitor 


Trump might have Middle East peace plan soon 

Nasrallah: Kurdish vote will sow division in region 

Russian air strikes kill over 2,000+ ISIS and Al-Nusra terrorists in Syria in 11 days

Syrian army, allies seize more of Jordanian frontier -report 


Macron: France ready to help Baghdad ease tensions with Kurdish region 

Erdogan claims Mossad played a role in Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence vote 

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif fears the US will abandon the landmark nuclear deal

Iran, Iraq announce joint military drills in response to Iraqi Kurdistan's "illegitimate" independence referendum 

Turkey's Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish authorities "will pay price" for vote 

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Sec. Tillerson: The US does not recognize the Kurdistan Regional Government’s unilateral referendum held on Monday

Two years later, Libya arrests ISIS militants accused of beheading 21 Copts from Egypt

U.N. agrees international experts to probe Yemen war crimes 


US Congress Slams Back at UN Israel Blacklist With Anti-Boycott Bill 

UN offers to help resolve Baghdad, Kurdistan region crisis 

US ambassador says ‘settlements are part of Israel’ 

Erekat blasts US envoy’s ‘false and misleading’ comments on settlements 

Baghdad suspends all foreign flights to and from Iraqi Kurdish capital in retaliation for independence referendum 

Putin visits Ankara as Russia-Turkey ties deepen 

Hamas says it won’t even discuss giving up weapons if PA takes over Gaza 

Hamas leader says nothing will stand in the way of Hamas-Fatah reconciliation 

Two arrested for planning terror attack on Temple Mount 


UN threatens to blacklist 150 companies for West Bank ties — report 

Israeli intelligence believes Iran developing new precision missiles — report 

Officials say 92% voted for independence in Iraqi Kurd referendum 

There is still the relentless Arab War Against the Jews 

PM to settler leaders: Israel told not to be a ‘pig’ on settlement building 

UN 'appalled' at mass hangings in Iraq, concerned more may follow 

Iranians pour onto the streets to mourn soldier beheaded in Syria 

Iraq sends delegation to Iran ‘to coordinate military efforts’ 


Turkey warns Kurds 'Israeli flags won't save you'

Iraqi Kurds claim victory in independence vote 

Iran vows to stand with Baghdad, Ankara against Iraqi Kurds' independence push 

Iraq gives Kurdistan 3 days to hand over control of airports to avoid embargo 

Threatening ties, Erdogan tells Israel to ‘review’ support for Kurdish vote 

EU slams ‘reprehensible’ Hamas praise for Har Adar terror attack 

Arab league calls for dialogue after Kurdish vote 

Iran Missile Launch was Fake | United with Israel 

US Congress Slams Back at UN Israel Blacklist With Anti-Boycott Bill 

Turkey threatens retaliation after Iraqi Kurdish independence vote 


Lebanon's president says Syrian refugees must return home 

Op-ed: Israelis don’t believe Netanyahu, but see no alternative

Iraq army starts major maneuvers with Turkish army at the border 

Netanyahu banned ministers from talking about Kurdish referendum — report 

Kurdish independence referendum turnout 76 percent one hour before closing of station 

US establishes permanent military base in Israel for the first time 

Iraq parliament demands troops go to areas disputed with Kurds 

Israeli planes attack Hezbollah weapons warehouse 

US-backed Syrians say hit by Russian airstrike 

Syria government rejects Iraqi Kurdish independence vote 

Erdogan threatens military action over Iraqi Kurdish referendum 

Turkey's Erdogan threatens to close border with northern Iraq, block Kurdish oil over referendum vote 

Palestinian government to visit Gaza in reunification step 


Turkish parliament extends mandate on troop deployment in Iraq, Syria 

Israel, Bahrain could announce normalized ties by next year — report 

Syria's foreign minister says victory within reach 

Israel says Iran missile test a provocation to US and threat to whole free world 

Defense Minister Lieberman: Iranian missile launch threatens entire free world 

Syrian foreign minister at UN: Israel aids terrorists, we'll take back the Golan 

Saudi foreign minister at UN: 'No justification' for Israeli-Palestinian conflict to continue 

Iran says it tested medium-range missile despite Trump’s warnings 

Lebanese president: I won't prevent Hezbollah from having weapons 

Iran tries to reconcile Syria and Hamas, rebuilding alliance 

Defying US warnings, Iran tests new missile capable of reaching Israel 


Turkey says it won't accept Kurdish independence vote 

Iraqi Kurdish leader says referendum to go ahead despite opposition 

Special Report: The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus 

Israeli jets said to strike weapons convoy outside Damascus 

Squeezed on all sides, Hamas bids for reconciliation 


Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib 

Estimates say over 1 million Christians live in Saudi Arabia. Religious police force them underground

Bet on Trump or challenge Israel? Palestinians mull strategy

After meet on Iran nuke deal, Tillerson says Iran complying but violating spirit 

Hezbollah has 10,000 fighters in Syria ready to confront Israel, commander says 

American, Russian generals talk face-to-face on Syria

Abbas warns Israel: “Don’t ever try to start religious war with us” 

US-backed fighters say they are in "final stages" of capturing Syrian city of Raqa from Islamic State group 

Turkey returns fire in Syria after shell hits Hatay province 


Trump & Qatar's Emir discussed ways to enhance cooperation & advance security & stability across the Middle East

Saudi Arabia urges Kurds to scrap independence referendum 

Israel's UN ambassador calls Palestinian leader's speech 'lies' 

Abbas: UN must try to end Israeli occupation 'within set timeframe'

Full text of remarks by Trump and Abbas in New York 

At UN, Trump tells Abbas Mideast peace may be ‘toughest deal of all’ 

PA President: If the two-state solution is destroyed, we will have to continue the struggle and take steps 

PA President: We have adopted peace initiatives—and Israel has rejected them

Iran's President on Israel: 'A racist regime which ignores Palestinian rights

Saudi Arabia does not believe Iran abiding by nuclear deal 


Israel has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state 

Rivlin says Iranian presence on northern border intolerable

Full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN speech 

Netanyahu holds first official meeting with Egypt’s al-Sissi 

Emir of Qatar condemns boycott in speech at UN 

Netanyahu calls to end Iran deal ‘sunset clause’ 

Netanyahu addressing UN General Assembly -  Netanyahu says Israel standing in the world improving 

Contradicting IDF, US says it didn’t establish military base in Israel 

Erdogan calls for end to nuclear weapons 

Iran says Trump's UN remarks 'shameless, ignorant' 

Erdogan at UN: Palestine is ‘the gaping wound of the world’ 

Emir of Qatar at UN: International community must put ‘more pressure’ on Israel 

Netanyahu says Israel committed to achieving peace with neighbors 

Iranian Army Chief Threatens To Turn Tel Aviv And Haifa Into Dust 

Netanyahu praises Trump’s ‘bold and courageous’ UN speech 

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military 

Israel Atomic Energy Commission head warns of Iran's nuclear threat

Netanyahu trying to persuade world leaders to switch UN speech slots 

Hamas invites Abbas to resume control of Gaza 

Britain, Saudi Arabia sign military cooperation deal: state media 

Hamas asks Abbas to lift Gaza sanctions after disbanding shadow government 


Netanyahu meets Trump in New York before addressing UN 

Path to peace between Israel and Palestine goes beyond its leaders

Did a Saudi prince secretly visit Israel?

Analysis: Using an extended hand of ‘peace’, Hamas backs Abbas into a corner

UN chief comes out against Kurdish independence referendum 

PM @netanyahu to urge UN to prepare for day after ISIS defeat

Defense Minister hails the settlements, but cautions the settlers 

Israel claims UN ignored intel on secret Iran nuke sites — report 

Mossad chief pushing to ‘act now’ to prevent Iranian nuclear bomb 

Iraq vice president warns against ‘second Israel’ in Kurdistan 

Russia Rejects Israel’s Request for Buffer Zone: Allows Iranian Forces Into Syria 


Turkey says northern Iraqi referendum an issue of national security 

Iraq could use force if Kurdish referendum leads to violence 

WH official: Peace conversations to be kept ‘mostly separate’ from UN meetings

‘Netanyahu to present Trump with specific plan to nix Iran nuke deal’ 

Pro-Damascus alliance declares Syria offensive near Iraq border 

Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria – SDF 

Syrian/Hizballah troops cross Euphrates to east 

A US-backed force battling the IS group in Syria accuse regime and Russian warplanes of bombing its fighters 


Kurdish parliament votes to move ahead with referendum 

Israeli Consulate in NYC shuts down over threatening letter againt PM in envelope with white powder

US official: Trump to discuss Mideast peace in all his meetings at UN 

Trump tells Jewish leaders of hopes for ‘significant progress’ on Mideast peace 

US-backed SDF set red line for advancing Syrian Army at the Euphrates River

Signs of war still visible in Damascus, including a Christian neighborhood dominated by Shia militias

Iraq's Christians gather to celebrate the liberation of the Nineveh Plains from ISIS

Qatar’s emir says ready to talk to end Gulf crisis 


Russia said to reject Israeli plea to keep Iranians 60 km. from Golan frontier 

Yemen Houthi rebel leader claims UAE is in missile range 

Netanyahu backs bill strengthening security cabinet, ability to declare war 

Turkish media warns Israel sending Jewish Kurds back to Kurdistan 

Iranians among 52 dead in Iraq attacks claimed by IS 

Yemen's Houthi leader says could target Saudi oil tankers if Hodeida attacked 

US to extend Iran sanctions relief under nuclear deal 

Two ISIS suicide attacks in Iraq leave at least 60 dead 

DEBKA Exclusive: Hamas agrees to hand over Gaza to Abu Mazen 

At least 50 dead in attack on Iraq checkpoint 

Iraq dismisses Kirkuk governor amid dispute with Kurds 

Islamic State claims attacks in Iraq that killed at least 50 

Russia says close to Syria deal with Turkey, Iran 

Russian subs off Syrian coast launch cruise missiles at ISIS targets 

Rattling neighbors, Russia launches war games on NATO’s eastern flank 


Lieberman: 'Anyone over 18 must enlist'

Iran's president to address UN amid debate over nuclear deal 

Israel's navy drills for surprise Hezbollah assault

Israeli envoy to preside over UN General Assembly as Netanyahu delivers speech 

Qatari Emir to meet Turkey's Erdogan in Ankara 

Putin meets Lebanon PM Hariri in Russia visit 

Turkey will take its own security measures after Russia defense deal, Erdogan says 

Two more advanced F-35s en route to Israel from US 


Hezbollah chief says Syrian regime has won the war 

Netanyahu: Either change Iran deal or cancel it 

Arab feud over Qatar boils over at Cairo meeting 

Iraqi parliament rejects ‘unconstitutional’ Kurdish referendum 

Egypt: terror attack near el-Arish claims lives of 18 policemen, reminder why Christians had fled the city

Liberman warns Hezbollah next war will end with ‘decisive’ Israeli victory 

Russia says Syrian forces seized most territory from IS

The gathering storm on Israel’s northern borders 

Turkey signs deal to buy Russian S-400 air defense systems 


After alleged Israeli airstrike, Liberman warns Syria: ‘Don’t test us’

Saudi Arabia, Jordan back Syria safe zones after talks with Russian FM

Lavrov reports Saudi, Jordanian support for Syrian de-escalation zones 

After alleged Israeli airstrike, Liberman warns Syria: ‘Don’t test us’ 

After Russia, Iran seeks deal for long-term Syria garrison: Israel 

Hamas ready to reconcile with Fatah with no conditions

UN rights head accuses Israel of ‘serious violations’ of international law 

Syrian/Hizballah forces seize Jordan’s border, rebels on Israeli border about to quit 

10 militants killed by Egypt's police in Cairo, cell's intended target remains unclear 

EGYPT: At least 18 policemen killed in an ISIS IED and gun attack in Sinai


War, Disease & Famine: Yemen Crisis at Breaking Point 

Israeli, American Officials Work on Ending Palestinian "Refugee" Status 

Hamas leaders in Cairo discuss expansion into Syria and Lebanon 

Arab League forms committee to foil Israeli bid for UNSC membership


Although ISIS is retreating from Syria, the militants still remain a threat to Christians

US-Kuwaiti bid to broker Saudi-Qatar feud stalls 

Hezbollah claims of finding Israeli spying equipment hidden in rock 

Hamas leader in Cairo to discuss Gaza blockade

Lebanon to file UN Security Council complaint against Israel 

Qatar, Saudi Arabia enter new crisis after 1st talk since Qatar boycott began

US-backed fighters launch new offensive to oust Islamic State group from Syria's eastern Deir Ezzor province


Lebanon: 'We cannot remain silent about the Israeli attack on Syria from our air space'

Terror attacks against Israelis drop following harsh July 

Netanyahu says wife’s indictment will ‘evaporate’ 

IDF intelligence chief: 'Iran helping most severe threats against Israel'


Trump deems there is a 'chance' of peace in Israeli-Palestinian conflict 

Kurd rebels in Iraq mountains shrug off Turkey-Iran threats 

Syrian army confirms Israel behind attack on chemical weapons research center which left at least 2 soldiers dead 

Amid Syria strike rumors, IDF prepares for Hezbollah attack

Attorney general said to tell Sara Netanyahu she will be indicted 

Trump Quits Syria and Iraq, Passes Anti-ISIS War Torch to Russia and Iran

Iranian Drone Warfare Takes off Alarmingly in Syria, Yemen and Lebanon 

Iraq’s Kurds to Hold Referendum - But Delay Independence 

MID chief: Iran behind our most urgent security threats 

Netanyahu said to expect indictment in two graft cases

Syria complains to UN about alleged Israeli strike

Saudi Arabia Is Laying the Foundation for Improved Relations With Iraq

After alleged Syria strike, Liberman says Israel will prevent Iranian corridor 

Israeli air strikes reportedly hit Syrian chemical weapons facility 

Bolton: Israeli Strike Against Iran May Be Only Option to Stop Nuclear Program 

Syrian military: Predawn IAF airstrike on position kills two soldiers 

New report details “assembly line” of torture of Egypt's perceived dissidents

Friedman: US to Move Embassy to Jerusalem under Trump 

Rivlin warns Iranian meddling could ‘sink whole region into war’ 

Syrian opposition leader says UN mediation has failed 

Israel's alleged strike against Syria's chemical weapons plant 

As the noose tightens around Netanyahu 

Israeli planes reportedly hit chemical weapons site in Syria 


Netanyahu: Ties With Arab World ‘Stronger Than Ever’, But Still Under the Radar 

After string of defeats, IS faces retreat to the desert 

For tens of thousands of people escaping conflict elsewhere, Syria is a place of refuge 

Israel's covert ties with Arab nations have reached unprecedented level: PM 

Over 1,000 ISIS terrorists killed in Russian operation in Syria: general 

Yemen’s Saleh keeps friend and foe guessing after skirmish with Houthi allies 

Kuwaiti ruler in Washington for talks with Trump on Qatar, Iran 

Netanyahu tells Red Cross chief of unbelievable Hamas ‘cruelty’ 

Dozens of demonstrators in Netanya protest against illegal aliens 

Syrian government forces used chemical weapons more than two dozen times: U.N. 

DEBKA sources: Reports on breaking of Deir ez-Zour siege premature

Report: Russia Worked Secretly to Protect Hezbollah at UN 

Hezbollah welcomes Syrian breach of Islamic State siege 

Rights group accuses Egypt of widespread torture of government critics 

Syrian army fights to secure corridor into Deir al-Zor 

Trump to meet Netanyahu and Abbas on sidelines of UN to advance peace talks 


UN envoy Haley: "If Trump says Iran violating nuclear deal, does not mean US withdrawal"

Abbas government slammed for detaining Palestinian activist 

Construction Begins on High-Tech Underground Gaza Wall 

Nikki Haley says Iran nuke deal ‘flawed,’ but pulling out difficult

North Korea, Iran and Syria are forming a network of evil 

Expect Millions of Iraqi Refugees Shortly 

Russian frigate fires cruise missiles at Islamic State targets near Syria’s Deir al-Zor 

Netanyahu suspected of taking bribes from producer Milchan – report 

Syria’s Assad congratulates army on breaking IS Deir Ezzor siege 

Qatar says new port will help circumvent Arab sanctions

Syria army breaks years-long IS siege on Deir Ezzor 

Disabled protests: Knesset to hold urgent special session 


Israel's water sources at new low

Egypt finalizes deal with Russia for first nuclear plant 

Turkey slams Merkel and rival for anti-Turkish rhetoric 

Syrian forces are rapidly approaching Deir Ezzor, aiming to oust the IS jihadists and break a years-long siege 

Libyan forces attack Islamic State near former stronghold 


Hezbollah slams US over IS convoy stranded in Syria 

Saudi king says kingdom has made progress in tackling terrorism 

Iranian military chief warns attack on Iran will spillover into region 

Nineveh Province, home to many of Iraq's Christians, declared fully liberated by officials

Hawija, key to oilfields, is next anti-ISIS target in Iraq 

Iran sees little chance of enemy attack - military chief 

Lebanese PM denies Iranian weapons factories built in Lebanon 

Iran’s new defense minister stresses ultra-hard line

Lebanon denounces Israeli allegations that Hezbollah infiltrated their army 


Merkel: Germany must react decisively to latest detentions in Turkey 

Iran/Hizballah noose tightens around Israel 

US-backed Syria force says seizes Raqqa Old City from ISIS 

Lebanese PM: Israel knows there aren't missile factories in Lebanon 

With the fall of Tal Afar, Iraq declares all of Nineveh province freed from ISIS 

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Rabbis seek pope’s cooperation in fighting Islamic extremism 

US takes aim at Iran over ties to Hamas military wing 

Netanyahu Vows Never Again to Uproot 'Settlements' 

French foreign minister to travel to Libya to push peace deal 

Hezbollah chief urges recapture of Mt. Dov from Israel 

Iran, Syria, Hizballah Intent on Pushing the Americans out of Al-Tanf 

Forced by court order, Netanyahu reveals almost weekly phone calls with Adelson 

PM pledges to 'return south Tel Aviv to Israel' amid migration row

US to let Iranian-backed militias within 10 km of Golan Heights — report 

Jordan Heads for Split with Israel after Long Military-Intelligence Partnership 

Hamas Comeback as Iran’s Palestinian Military Arm 

How the Kurdish Independence Bid Sent Turkey Running into Iran’s Arms 

In Gaza, UN Chief Guterres Calls for Peaceful Palestinian State “Side-by-Side” With Israel 


Palestinian leaders are reshaping their alliances

Minister wants to annex Judea and Samaria

Netanyahu: We Will Not Allow Iranian ‘Noose’ to Tighten Around Israel 

US air strike destroys bridge to impede ISIS convoy out of Lebanese border 

Netanyahu pummels media, accuses ‘fake news industry’ of trying to topple him 

Coalition threatens to bomb Syrian government convoy evacuating ISIS fighters to Abu Kamal

UN to bolster peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon — report 

Coalition planes hit IS fighters meeting evacuees under Hezbollah deal 

US troops fired on from Turkish-held Syria area 

Israel declares Hebron an official Jewish settlement 

Hamas spokesman to UN chef: 'Punish Israel for its crimes.' 

US envoy denounces Hamas, calls on it to return Israeli captives 


Arab League chief condemns Netanyahu settlements remark 

Netanyahu ally denies Putin rejected request to shackle Iran 

Iraqi-Jordanian border crossing to be reopened after two years 

US coalition exchanged fire with rebels in Syria 

Saudi security forces brace for haj but no militant threats detected 

Lebanon's negotiated IS evacuation angers many 

Lebanon calls on UN to renew peacekeepers' mandate 

US targets Islamic State financing emir with sanctions 

White House downplays Netanyahu’s vow to continue settlement buidling 

PA urges US to intervene after Netanyahu’s settlement remarks 

Liberman: Illegal West Bank building ‘sabotaging’ settlement enterprise 

Jordan denounces Israeli MKs visit to the Temple Mount 

Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo after 8-month hiatus 

UN chief in Ramallah says no alternative to two-state solution 


Hamas leader in Gaza: Ties with Iran now ‘fantastic’; we’re preparing battle for Palestine 

Journalist Interrogated, Fired For Story Linking CIA And Syria Weapons Flights 

It's official, Russia and Syria have linked their air defense networks

UN chief meets with families of soldiers and civilians held captive by Hamas 

US asked for 3-4 months to present peace plan, Abbas adviser says 

Israel Warns Of Bombing Assad’s Palace if Iran Expands in Syria 

Christians in Egyptian village prevented from worshiping at a private home

UN Secy Gen arrives in Israel for first visit 

Netanyahu: Iran can’t be allowed to build missile plants in Syria & Lebanon 

PM to UN chief: Iran building missile factories in Syria, Lebanon 

Greeting Guterres, Netanyahu rips UN, says Iran turning Lebanon, Syria into warfronts against Israel 

Trump team, Netanyahu renew talks on US embassy move to Jerusalem 

To negotiate, Hamas says Israel must first free prisoners 


Netanyahu, Trump to meet on September 17


Jewish residents suffer as Samaria Arabs illegally burn trash




Hundreds turn out as anti-Netanyahu protests resume near AG’s home 

ISIS launches counter offensives in Syria & Europe 

France pledges support to stabilize post-Islamic State Iraq 

Israeli envoy says UN must address Hezbollah ‘weapons buildup’ 

ISIS wanted to dislodge Christianity. Now, the defenses in one of their last strongholds in Iraq is dislodged

Syrian army, allies advance against Islamic State in central Syria 

Iraq says 90 percent of Tal Afar, Iraq retaken from ISIS 


When ISIS swept through Iraqi Christian towns, they destroyed centuries old churches 

Magazine: The odd couple behind the weekly anti-Netanyahu rallies

In Policy Turnaround US State Department Refuses to Commit to "Biased" Two-State Solution 

Turkey and Russia agree sale of S-400 missile defense systems 

In Persian Gulf, Iran's drones pose rising threat to US

US Ambassador Haley: Nuclear inspectors should have access to Iran military bases 


With 500 Iranian army soldiers already stationed across the border from Israel in Syria, Israel is not sitting still 

Iraqi forces hope for quick victory over Islamic State in Tal Afar 

Netanyahu tells American team that peace and security are possible

Netanyahu says meeting with Kushner ‘helpful, meaningful’ 

Kushner stresses Trump’s Mideast peace optimism but details scant 

North Korea Aiding Syrian Chemical Attacks: UN  

This year Jewish Feast of Trumpets coincides with UN Int'l Peace Day 1 Thes. 5:3

Kushner and Greenblatt meet with PA President Abbas 

PA says it ‘highly appreciates’ Trump administration’s peace efforts 

Egypt Cancels Meeting with Jared Kushner After U.S. Withholds Aid 

Palestinians give Trump 45 days to support two-state solution 

RUSSIA Now Moving Soldiers NEAR ISRAEL's Northern Border 

Taking Israeli aid, Syrian rebel says crisis on Golan overrides old hatreds 

Freedom of worship denied in Egypt as authorities close church serving 3 villages

EU slams Israel for demolishing Palestinian schools 

Two Major Battles open Syrian Borders to Iranian Control 

After Trump’s Pullback from Syria, Erdogan Cozies up to Iran, Beckons to Jordan 

Egyptian-Saudi-UAE Plan Seeks to Unify and Rejuvenate Palestinian Leadership 


They are fulfilling prophecy about the Jewish people returning to Israel 

Israel’s red lines in Syria long crossed by Iran 

Christians in Iraq return home to find churches destroyed & their houses uninhabitable

Air raids on outskirts of Yemen capital kill "at least 30" 

Iran Warns it Can Enrich Uranium for Nuclear Weapons ‘in Five Days’ 

Turkey to tell Iraqi Kurds independence vote wrong, foreign minister says 

Netanyahu to Putin: Israel willing to act against Iran in Syria 

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

Jordan king to US delegation: Two states the only solution to conflict 

Palestinians say Trump must commit to two states before peace talks 

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran’s growing Syria role threatens Israel 

11 beheaded in jihadist attack on Libya checkpoint 

PM says Israel, Russia aligned in combating Iranian influence 


Palestinians wait for US envoy Kushner to break his silence

Iran's Revolutionary Guards denied claims by Turkey of joint military operations against Kurdish rebels in Iraq 

UN chief to visit Israel, PA next week 

In talks with Putin, Netanyahu to focus on Iran threat 

Lebanon army says in final stage of IS border battle 

Official in Tehran: Five days for resuming high-grade uranium enrichment 

In talks with Putin, PM plans to raise [the problem of] Iranian ambitions 

PM Netanyahu to discuss Iran's Syrian entrenchment with Putin 

US-led coalition acknowledges it has pounded Raqa and surrounding area with more than 250 air strikes over past week

Germany’s Gabriel hits back at Erdogan with call to back Turkish democracy 

Militant groups in Egypt target Christians, government cracking down on dissidents

PA says ‘nothing’ achieved in 24 years of peace talks 

Move against Kurd rebels on Turkey-Iran agenda: Erdogan 

Iraqi forces close in on Islamic State-held Tal Afar 

LEBANON: Army finds anti-aircraft missiles among cache of weapons abandoned by ISIS fighters

Turkey, Jordan call for ‘serious’ Israel-Palestinian peace talks 

Source on the ground tells AFP it was the first time that Hezbollah deployed weaponised drones against IS in Syria 

A Defiant Assad Praises Russia’s Putin, Iran’s Khamenei, Hezbollah’s Nasrallah 

Abbas: Trump Administration Is in Chaos and I Don’t Understand Their Peace Plan 

Hezbollah drones attack ISIS positions on the Lebanese border


Arab foreign ministers welcome US Mideast mediation 

Three armies fighting for control of Syrian-Lebanese border 

Netanyahu to meet with Putin in Russia this week 

Muslims Tell Europe: "One Day All This Will Be Ours"

Turkey kills IS suspect, detains 4 more ‘planning attack’ 

Fierce clashes rock Palestinian camp in Lebanon 

Lebanon army launches offensive against IS on Syria border 

Erdogan slams German rebukes over election 'interference' 


Iran building missile factory in Syria

Assad advisor says Syria war nearing its end 

Christianity is Rapidly Growing in Iran 

Lebanese army finds surface-to-air missile in Nusra Front arms cache – security source 


Criticism mounts over Netanyahu’s response to US neo-Nazism 

UAE, other countries pledge $15 million per month to Gaza 

Record Number of Jews Visit Temple Mount Under Threat of More Violence 

UN hopes for Syria peace talks in October or November 


Iran Sending Warships to Atlantic Ocean Amid Massive New Military Buildup 

Syrian warplanes attack ISIS near Lebanon border 

Iraq asks UN to collect evidence to prosecute Islamic State 

Hamas chief says Israel would be ‘crushed’ in next war 

Hamas leader promises to 'pummel Israel' if conflict arises

Police arrest 72 Palestinians suspected in Temple Mount riots 


Iran building missile factory in Syria — report 

Tunisia says IS plot to seize territory foiled 

Syrian army says jet crashes in southern Syria, probing cause 

US accuses Islamic State of genocide against Christians, others 

Abbas congratulates North Korea’s Kim amid nuclear tensions 

Suspected Syrian Scud site spotted by satellite 

Palestinians to U.S.: Shut up and give us the money! 

Iranian court freezes assets of more than 150 BBC staff 

Two policemen killed in Sinai attack 

Saudi Arabia and Iraqto re-open border crossing after 27 years 

Lebanese troops advance on Syria border ahead of anti-IS push 

US Navy reports another tense encounter with an Iran drone 


Iran filling any vacuum is dangerous, but a vacuum on Israel's border makes it particularly unsettling

Three NGOs halt Mediterranean Sea migrant rescues over increasingly hostile stance of Libyan coastguard 

Likud MK holds ‘protest’ office at Temple Mount gate 

Yehudah Glick Sets Up Temple Mount Office in Protest of “Absurd” MK Ban [INTERVIEW]  

UN fears for thousands trapped on Syria-Jordan border 

Netanyahu: Israel Welcomes US Efforts to Ignite Peace Process 

Hezbollah attack will bring ‘destruction throughout Lebanon’ – Bennett 

Cash crisis exposes rift within Saudi-led coalition in Yemen 

Hamas denies existence of tunnels under civilian buildings 


Dozens protest against religious coercion in Jerusalem 

Turkey arrests 3 suspected Islamic State ‘executioners’ 

Official: Syria to facilitate chemical weapons team mission 

Trump-Putin deal imperils Israeli, Jordan borders - 
The Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah alliance using the Trump-Putin ceasefire zones accord for seizing control of southern Syria and grabbing the Jordanian and Israeli borders.


Temple Mount saw record number of Israeli visitors, despite tensions 

Trump to send envoys to Middle East to discuss peace between Israel and Palestinians

Jordan continues to block Israeli ambassador’s return 

At least 3 Palestinians said wounded in riots along Gaza border 

Gaza faces ‘increasingly dire situation,’ UN rights commissioner says 

Syrian commander predicts Raqqa's liberation from ISIS 4 months away

Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral 

US-backed Syrian fighters pressure IS in Raqqa 

Syrian rebels to pull out of Lebanon border enclave


Israel nabs "ticking time-bomb” terrorists just before "imminent attack." 

Hamas says Israel’s anti-tunnel barrier won’t stop its ‘resistance’ 

Militants trapped in Raqqa center but Syrian Kurd commander sees long battle 

Israeli security picks up 5 terrorists, thwarts another Jerusalem attack 

US Asymmetry for Iran on Syria’s Borders: Open Gate to Lebanon. No Entry to Iraq 

The Saudi Game in Syria is over. Assad Is the Winner 

Hamas considering replacing its civilian rule in Gaza with military rule in its stead

Israeli forces arrest 5 Palestinians said on way to terror attack 

Likud Holds Solidarity Rally for Netanyahu Amid Investigations 

Waqf says Israel didn’t damage any historic items on Temple Mount 


After rally, opposition slams Netanyahu as corrupt dictator clinging to power 

At solidarity rally, Netanyahu accuses left and media of trying to overthrow him 

Thousands rally for Netanyahu as scandals multiply 

Islamic State threatens new attacks in Iran 

Netanyahu Faces Trials of Predecessor King David as Enemies and Media Seek to Destroy Him 

50 African teen migrants 'deliberately drowned' off Yemen 

Iran Hosts Delegation From Hamas Terror Group Amid Warming Relations

Egyptian officials: 4 policemen killed in northern Sinai 

Kurdish leaders promise Christians they would be protected if Kurdistan gains independence


In light of terrorism, support for Israel in Iraq rises

Palestinians fire rocket from Gaza into southern Israel 

Illegal homes going up in settlement across street from Liberman aide 

Liberman rips rumor mill after IDF chief said killed in crash 

Gazan travelers face new restrictions from Israel 

Iranian drone buzzes US Navy jet in Persian Gulf 

Unarmed Iranian QOM-1 drone came within 100 feet of US F/A-18 as the fighter jet prepared to land 

Jordan’s King Abdullah Meets Palestinian Leader Abbas in Ramallah 

Two soldiers, six al Qaeda militants die in Yemen attack 

US denies bombing Iraqi Shi'ite militia near Syrian border 

PA issues new demands of Israel, but is quietly still arresting terror suspects 

Seven ISIS rockets hit Lebanese army posts in Baalbek 


Netanyahu adamant his investigations won't lead to his downfall 

Social Equality Minister Gila Gamliel: 'Netanyahu is here to stay'

Syrian army stepped up shelling and air strikes on the last rebel-held enclaves in the Syrian capital on Monday…

Syrian army steps up strikes on capital’s last rebel enclave 

Attorney general said to be bringing charges against Sara Netanyahu 

Jordan and PA agree to establish committee to monitor the situation on Temple Mount 

Security source says initial information shows Islamic State fired rockets into Lebanon 

East Libyan city suffers as military forces tighten siege 

Al-Qaeda ousted from oil-rich Yemen province 

Partial lunar eclipse to grace Israel’s skies tonight

Iran captures 27 ISIS-linked terrorists plotting attacks in the country

Amnesty International says Israeli plans to close Al-Jazeera move send ‘chilling message’ 

Jordanian king tells Abbas Trump committed to peace process 

Bennet backs Netanyahu in light of possible indictment 

Pray for Baghdad, so few Christians remain that 8 churches were closed 


Hamas said to accept Egyptian plan for Palestinian unity, Fatah holding out

The beginning of the end of King Bibi? 

Despite Trump claim, Lebanon fighting alongside, not against, Hezbollah 


Opposition leaders call on Netanyahu to resign over corruption cases 

Iran vows 'unified' response to breach of nuclear deal 

Turkey reinforces military on Syria border  

Ari Harow’s parents say his woes part of plot to topple Netanyahu 

UN reported that ISIS genocide against Yazidis continues unabated

Five buildings evacuated as fire rages in central Jerusalem 

Wildfire in Valley of the Cross under control, five buildings evacuated due to smoke 

Jordan king to meet Abbas in Ramallah in bid to ‘revive’ peace talks 


ISIS starts conscription of male youth in Deir Ez-Zor, Syria as battle looms 

Israel to build underground barrier on Sinai border

Charities are cautiously hopeful that Christians will return to ISIS-cleared parts of Iraq

Syrian militants, refugees arrive in Syria rebel zone from Lebanon 

PROPHECY WATCH: Will the Coming End of ISIS Unleash War on Israel? 

Two Muslim states in Africa send first-ever envoys to Israel 

Palestinians pelt 70 tourists with rocks in West Bank


Jordanian king to make rare visit to Ramallah Monday

Terrorist who plotted attack on Israel soccer game killed in Syria 

Netanyahu rejects graft accusations as ‘witch hunt intended to topple government’ 

Dramatic Spike in Jewish Visitors to Temple Mount Could Spark More Terror  

The Saudis Ravage Shiite Town after Iran-Inspired Terror 

Iran Set for Localized Military Clashes with the US 

Learn why Lebanon signed deal with Al-Qaeda group to transfer refugees back to Syria:

Thousands march in Jerusalem Pride Parade under tight security 

US lawmakers advance bill to defund PA over terror stipends 

Poll: Drop in Support for Two-State Solution in Both Israelis and Palestinians 

IS calls young men to arms in eastern Syria 

The Temple Mount crisis ended Trump’s Palestinian honeymoon. The Kushner tape made things worse 

Israelis March Demanding Access to Temple Mount and Building of Third Temple 

New US Sanctions Are 'Breach' Of Nuclear Deal, Iran Says 

UN: Yazidi genocide still ongoing, unaddressed 

Kushner: Israel Right In Temple Mount Crisis, Amman Embassy Attack 


1,300 Jews on Temple Mount Signal End of Exile, Beginning of Joyous Redemption on Ninth of Av 

In Leaked Briefing, Jared Kushner Says Trump May Not Have Solution to Mid-East Conflict 

Jews Ascend Largely Arab-Free Temple Mount Before Tisha B'av 

Cape Verde's president announces his country will no longer vote against Israel in UN 

Israel completes new stretch of security barrier in southern West Bank 


In rare move, Abbas hosts Hamas delegation in Ramallah 

Kushner: There may be no solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 

Israeli-Palestinian conflict may not be solvable, Jared Kushner says in leaked off-record remarks

The geographical defeat of #ISIS isn't the end as it will seek to go virtual. 

Turkey, Qatar launch joint military exercises 

Report: Netanyahu suggests land swap with Palestinians

Christians left Baghdad “to protect ourselves and to keep our sanity.” 

Several hundred Jews allowed to ascend Temple Mt, on Tisha Be’Av 

As record number of Jews visit Temple Mount, Jordan warns of more crises 


POPE to United Nations: Want 'Lasting, International Status for JERUSALEM' / (last paragraph) 

Hundreds of Russian combat troops posted at Quneitra opposite Golan 

Senior Fatah official says coordination with Israel won’t return to ‘what it was before’ 

PA to renew contact with Israel in civic matters 

Iraqi general sees easy victory over exhausted Islamic State fighters in Tal Afar 

Iraqi Shi’ite leader Sadr makes rare visit to Saudi Arabia 

Could Iran's Moves in Syria be the Seeds of the Next War with Israel? 

Amnesty International calls on Hamas to free Israeli hostages 

Australian Labor Party votes to recognize a Palestinian state 

Israel Closely Monitoring President Abbas' ‘Deteriorating’ Health 

Police deploy in Old City, shutter roads to secure Tisha B’Av prayers 

Abbas refuses to meet Trump envoy in Ramallah 

Violent hail storm strikes Istanbul, Turkey leaving at least 10 injured 

To defend Raqa, Islamic State has deployed barrage of car bombs, suicide bombers, weaponised drones, snipers & mines 


Temple Mount crisis ‘coming to an end,’ says Liberman 

Violence erupts in Jaffa at funeral for suspect killed by police 

Liberman slams Likud MKs for outburst against Shin Bet over Temple Mount security 

Eastern Libya air force jet shot down by missile over Derna 

Hundreds protest outside of AG's home in Petah Tikva, Israel 

Yemeni rebels say targeted UAE ship of Saudi-led coalition 

Jordan’s king says Amman preventing ‘Judaization’ of holy sites in Jerusalem 

To defend Raqa, Islamic State has deployed barrage of car bombs, suicide bombers, weaponised drones, snipers & mines 


US hits Iran with more sanctions in response to space launch 

US Treasury slaps sanctions on Iranian companies after satellite launch 

IDF: Hundreds of Palestinians participated in riots in West Bank today, 4 were arrested 

Arab states to meet in Bahrain on Saturday to discuss Qatar 

Likud Minister Pushes Resolution Barring Palestinian State…FOREVER! 

Amid heavy Jordanian pressure, Israel announces probe into Amman embassy attack 

Iran denies rocket test violates U.N. resolution 

Iranians stage anti-Israel protest in Tehran 

'Al-Aqsa agreement betrays Allah' 

A missile fired by Yemeni rebels is shot down close to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, Arab military coalition says 

With Hajj weeks away, Yemeni rebels fire missile near Mecca 


Nearly 100 injured in Jerusalem clashes, Palestinian medics say 

Live blog: Arab League chief warns Israel risking ‘religious war’ at Temple Mount 

Jordan: Israeli embassy won't reopen unless security guard is put on trial 

IDF deploys six more battalions to deal with possible unrest in Judea, Samaria 

Netanyahu calls for Halamish terrorist to be executed 

Turkey opposition stages sit-in to protest changes to parliamentary procedure 

Palestinians riot on Temple Mount, stone Jews praying at Western Wall 

Israeli police and Palestinians clash at a Jerusalem holy site as Muslim worshippers enter compound 

In bitter tirade, Jordan king slams Netanyahu’s ‘political showmanship’ 

Thousands rush to pray at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque amid tension 

Clashes erupt at Temple Mount as Muslim worshipers return to site 

Jordan’s king calls on Israel to put on trial guard who shot dead two Jordanians 

Palestinian worshippers stream into the Haram al-Sharif compound as they end two-week boycott of the Jerusalem site 

Muslim leaders call off Temple Mount morning prayers despite Israeli removal of security measures 

Jordan king calls Abbas to urge calm amid mounting Jerusalem tensions 

Waqf renews demand to cancel new security arrangements 

Turkish president: Removal of metal detectors not enough 

Knesset advances bill tomake it harder to withdraw from East Jerusalem


Mobilizing militia, Abbas orders mass protests Friday over Temple Mount 

Waqf presents police list of demands to end protests 

King of Jordan continues contacts with PA to resolve Temple Mount crisis 

PA joins Hamas in calling for Temple Mount 'day of rage'

Mobilizing militia, Abbas orders mass protests Friday over Temple Mount 

Hebron Jews Retake Beit Hamchpela in Response to Shabbat Massacre in Samaria 

Knesset advances bill to make it harder to withdraw from East Jerusalem 

Turkish president: Removal of metal detectors not enough 

Waqf renews demand to cancel new security arrangements 

The Temple Mount crisis — far from over, it’s really just beginning 

Bennett accuses Arab MKs of siding against Israel on Temple Mount crisis 

Russian military police deploy close to Israel's Golan to monitor safe zones  

Bennett slams handling of Temple Mount crisis, backs Netanyahu 

Hamas declares Temple Mount ‘victory,’ calls new ‘day of rage’ 

Turkey’s Erdogan says Israel damaging Jerusalem’s ‘Islamic character’ 

At the Temple Mount, it’s not about metal detectors, it’s about sovereignty 

Libyan forces step up patrols to stop Islamic State regrouping 

Iran’s President Says Country Will ‘Take Action’ If US Sanctions Pass 

Hamas, Fatah call for mass protests, ‘rage’ on Friday

Trump won't let Assad get away with 'horrible' crimes 

Trump: Hezbollah a thret to Lebanon and entire Middle East 


PA President: 'Won't renew relations with Israel until restoration of previous security arrangements on Temple Mount 

Abbas: Security coordination with Israel to remain frozen 

Netanyahu says Iran filling the void left by IS in Golan 

US envoy to the UN hopes ‘wisdom will prevail’ at Temple Mount 

Muslims maintain Temple Mount boycott after detectors removed 

Israel to Replace Metal Detectors in Jerusalem With Smart Surveillance 

Police deny rumors of planned X-ray cameras on Temple Mount 

Mourners chant ‘death to Israel’ at funeral for Jordanian embassy stabber 

Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures 

Jordan wants pre-crisis status at holy site 

Israel Hit With Rocket Fire From Gaza Amid Temple Mount Tension 

Israel removes metal detectors from Temple Mount 

Israel-Jordan crisis over, diplomats leave embassy 


Netanyahu and Jordan’s King Abdullah talk as crisis eases 

UN warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

PMO denies Jordan demanded removal of metal detectors to allow Israeli guard to leave 

Israel, Jordan said close to resolving crises over embassy deaths, Temple Mount 

Security Minister: We’re Not Backing Down on Temple Mount Checkpoints 

Jordan's Foreign Minister: Remove the metal detectors 

Police looking at new hi-tech security measures for Temple Mount 

Lebanon's Hezbollah says Syria border assault 'nearing end' 

Calls For Death Penalty After Shabbat Massacre in Samaria 

Trump’s envoy arrives to try help calm Temple Mount tensions 

Envoy says dispute with Jordan will be over ‘shortly’ 

Hezbollah says battle with Nusra Front almost won at Syria-Lebanon border 

Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting 

Turkey says Israel violating human rights at al-Aqsa mosque 

Trump Envoy Greenblatt Heads to Israel in US Effort to Calm Mid-East Tensions 

Israel sends more troops to West Bank after stabbing, unrest 

Israel installs new security cameras at Temple Mt 



Halamish residents fume at failure to install CCTV cameras

Abbas confirms he halted security coordination, warns Israelis will ‘lose’

Iran Cracks Down on Christian Converts, Sentences Believers to 10-Years in Prison 

WATCH: Jews in Turkey under attack over Temple Mount crisis

Live blog: Security failures may have enabled Friday’s deadly terror attack - report 

Palestinians report clashes, wounded near Jerusalem 

Settlements woefully undefended, says Samaria Council leader 

Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian Observatory 

Abbas: Israel most to lose in termination of security ties

UN Security Council to meet Monday on Jerusalem violence -diplomats 

Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation 

Palestinians: We reject any alternative Temple Mt security devices 

25 Hamas operatives, including senior figures, arrested in West Bank 

Entry of Palestinian workers into West Bank communities restricted, following terror attack 

IDF: The rocket fired from Gaza exploded in an open field 

Israel looking for alternatives to metal detectors at Temple Mount 

Arab League says Israel ‘playing with fire’ at Temple Mount 

Erdogan on the Temple Mount crisis: 'The Muslim world cannot remain silent'

Erdogan says prolonging Gulf crisis 'not in anyone's interest' 


More Palestinians-Israeli police clashes in and outside Jerusalem 

Egypt opens military base says largest in region 

Heavy clashes again erupt outside Temple Mount 

Israel said set to replace Temple Mount metal detectors with fenced access paths 

Iran announces new missile production line

Three Israelis stabbed to death in terror attack at Halamish 

Egypt calls for halt to violence in Jerusalem 

Palestinian Leader ABBAS "Suspends ALL Official Contacts with ISRAEL" 

This is a war for sovereign control of Temple Mt 

Palestinians clash with soldiers near Halamish stabber’s village 

Police clashes with rioters in several locations in east Jerusalem 

Protests across Muslim world condemn Israel over al-Aksa measures 

The IDF set for long period of unrest, also attack from Gaza 

Turkish President Erdogan condemns Israel's 'excessive' force in clashes over sensitive Jerusalem holy site 

Syrian army declares cessation of hostilities east of capital  

Security forces in Mosul take the law into their own hands with extra-judicial killings

Eastern commander’s forces battle resistance in Libya’s Benghazi 

Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in Syria-Lebanon border offensive: reports 

Abbas announces immediate halt to ‘all contacts’ with Israel 


Iranian troops clash with 'terrorists' on border with Iraq 

Palestinians report three killed in violent clashes with Jerusalem police 

Islamic Movement official: Israel ‘using chemicals’ to corrode Al-Aqsa Mosque 

US State Department Blames Israel’s “Settlements” for Palestinian Terrorism 

Arab MK: ‘Arab world will rise up’ if Israel doesn’t remove Temple Mt. metal detectors 

Thousands protest against Israel in Amman, Istanbul, Beirut 

Hezbollah confirms its fighters have begun operation against militants on both sides of border with Syria

Thousands of Palestinians rioting in West Bank 

Palestinian critically injured in At-Tur riots in east Jerusalem 

Abbas asks US to intervene in Temple Mount crisis 

Temple Mount Crisis Intensifies as Palestinian Killed, 190 Wounded’ in East Jerusalem 

Erdogan says Turkey will try to solve problems between Gulf states 

Israel Braces for Calls to Storm Temple Mount Friday

Riots erupt yet again on Temple Mount ahead of Friday's mass prayer 

Metal detectors will stay on Temple Mount, says Israeli cabinet 

Yemeni rebels vow to fight against Israel

Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions 


Turkey Discloses Locations of 10 US Military Outposts in Syria to ISIS 

The US And Russia Need A Middleman. Enter Bibi Netanyahu 

Libya's eastern forces deny reports of summary executions 

Israel expects Turkey to condemn Temple Mount attack, Rivlin tells Erdogan 

Turkey urges Israel to remove Temple Mount metal detectors 

Israel faces mounting Palestinian anger over holy site metal detectors 

Syria rebels blindsided by U.S. move, say jihadists to benefit 

Kuwait shuts Iran cultural mission, expels some diplomats 

Amid temple Mount tumult, the who, what and why of its Waqf rulers 

Russia calls new US sanctions against Iran unfounded 

Hamas calls for mass protests over Temple Mount metal detectors 

Kuwait orders Iran envoy to leave within 48 days

UN Mideast envoy calls for de-escalation of Temple Mount tensions 

Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels 


Israel prepares for Muslim 'day of rage' over Temple Mount crisis

Netanyahu denounces EU's political demands on Israel as "absolutely crazy", in leaked remarks from Hungary 

Churches in Egypt are on lock down as ISIS makes more threats

Palestinians rioting at three locations in the Jerusalem area, three arrested 

Iran still top state terror sponsor; global attacks down 

Temple Mount metal detectors to stay up for now, PM says 

Israel in talks with Jordan to resolve Temple Mount crisis 

Abbas cutting short China visit over Temple Mount tensions 

Temple Mount tensions spark fourth day of clashes 

Police Close Temple Mount to Jewish Visitors Over Prayers  

Amid protests, Israel weighs removing Temple Mount metal detectors 

Bomb, gun attack on Egyptian police in Sinai. At least 9 dead 

Muslim protesters slam Temple Mount metal detectors as Israeli ‘provocation’ 

Arab nations boycotting Qatar dropped list of 13 demands, now want Qatar to accept six broad principles 

Netanyahu: We struck Iranian targets in Syria, arms shipments for Hizballah 


Analysis: ISIS in the Sinai eyeing Israel

Iran condemns ‘worthless’ US sanctions, responds with its own 

President Xi reaffirms China's support of two-state solution, with an independent, fully sovereign Palestinian state 

Russian troops for Quneitra in defiance of Israel 

China says it will host Israeli-Palestinian ‘peace symposium’ 

US slaps fresh sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program 

Israel’s Netanyahu tells Macron of doubts about U.S. peace push 

US, Russia tout Israel's security needs amid concerns of Iran in Syria 

Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 11 civilians 

‘Apocalypse Between Islam and Judaism’ on Temple Mount 

Fatah calls for ‘Day of Rage’ amid new Temple Mount security in wake of attack 


Rioting Palestinians clash with police outside Temple Mt. Gate 

Protests in Jerusalem’s Old City amid Temple Mount unrest 

Muslims avoid Temple Mount over Israeli security measures 

Israel totally opposed to Syrian ceasefire plan, Netanyahu in Paris 

Turkish government extends state of emergency rule for another 3 months 

Macron Calls for Two States With Jerusalem as Shared Capital 

Democrats and the EU were determined to force Israel into a supposed peace deal that would create yet another terror state on Israel's borders. Trump has ruled that out.

Militants kill 5 police in complex attack in Egypt's Sinai 

Turkey Begins Bombing US-Backed YPG Positions In Syria | Zero Hedge 

Islamic State leader Baghdadi almost certainly alive – Kurdish security 

After getting boot from Qatar, Hamas looks to Algeria – report 

Turkey: Erdogan's Obsession to Take Jerusalem

Israel to reopen Temple Mount following attack, tread carefully amid heightened tensions 

Amid tensions, scuffles break out at Temple Mount entrance 

Churches in Egypt Shut Down Summer Activities Amid Heightened Attacks Against Christians 


The White House condemns the recent attack in Israel in a new statement

Rival groups clash in Syria's rebel-packed Idlib 

Security forces continue searching Temple Mount for weapons 

Russian air force strikes ISIS in eastern Syria 

Hamas calls for more violence after Temple Mount attack

UN envoy: No signs Syrian gov has given ground 

Arab League accuses Israel of 'continuing to harm Al-Aqsa'

Arab League scolds Israel for Temple Mt. closure, failing to mention attack 

Israeli ambassador returns to Cairo under heavy guard 

Latest Syria talks wrap up: 'No breakthrough, no breakdown' 


Turkey dismisses thousands more police, ministry staff, academics 

Temple Mount to be reopened Sunday

Gunmen kill five Egyptian police south of Cairo 

Two Israeli police and three gunmen killed in shootout at Temple Mount  

Egyptian authorities warned churches of potential attack, pray for safety

Three Terrorists Open Fire Near Temple Mount, Killing Two Officers 


Netanyahu: Anyone who raises a hand against us faces a powerful response 

Quartet for Mideast peace meets for first time since Trump’s election 

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson leaves Gulf with no end in sight to Qatar Crisis 

Qatari ships barred from ports along Suez Canal 

Israel, Palestinians reach landmark water deal for West Bank, Gaza 

US, Israel, Jordan & Palestinians agree on ambitious water pipeline project 


Netanyahu meets with Trump envoy amid reported US peace push


ISIS may be down in Iraq, but it isn't out. 

Israeli Foreign Ministry: George Soros Behind Groups That Defame Jewish State 

Tillerson, Saudi king make no progress on Qatar 

Syria opposition says government won't negotiate 

ISIS declares new leader, but not all militants are happy. Learn more about infighting in ISIS

Ahead of cabinet debate, Liberman defends plan to expand Palestinian city 

Refugees return to Syria from Lebanon in Hezbollah-mediated deal 

Tillerson meets four counterparts in Jeddah, seeking to end Qatar crisis 

Battalion commander responsible for Israel-Egyptian border suspended 


Syrian Observatory says it has ‘confirmed information’ that Islamic State chief is dead 

Battalion commander responsible for Israel-Egyptian border suspended 

Egypt says Qatar should be kicked out of anti Islamic State coalition 

Gaza ‘unliveable’ ten years after Hamas seized power: U.N. 

Massive anti-Erdogan rally In Turkey 

Tillerson and Qatari FM sign deal to help combat “terrorism funding” 

Israel turns over 3rd power station to Palestinian Authority


U.N .sees strong chance for Syria deal, but warns on partition risk 

France calls on Israel to reconsider construction plans for settlements in East Jerusalem 

Syrian army & militias attack rebels in southeast desert 

New Syrian-Hizballah offensive defies ceasefire 

ISIS falls in Mosul, but now Iraq struggles to maintain unity. 

Arson suspected as fire breaks out at IDF base for second day 

Iraqi forces plant flag on bank of Tigris River as Prime Minister al-Abadi declares victory over ISIS in Mosul 

ISIS claims Israeli UAV hovers over Sinai

Disaster would ensue if Christians disappeared from the Middle East. 

As culmination of month-long march, thousands join mass rally called by the leader of Turkey's main opposition party 

Op-ed: Israel a key player in Syria ceasefire deal

Egyptian president tells Abbas he supports 2-state solution in 1967 borders 

Syrian opposition's HNC welcomes deescalation zone hopes for extension 

Germany starts military withdrawal from Turkish Incirlik Airbase

Italian prime minister says Mosul liberation final defeat of Daesh terrorists

Report sheds light on Iranian missile factories being built in Lebanon

Iran sets up underground rocket factories in Lebanon- report

Israel not bound by US-Russian ceasefire deal in Syria: Libermann

For Israel, the Good News and the Bad News About the Syrian Cease-fire


Why Putin-Trump meeting at G20 is a breakthrough in the Syrian conflict

Ankara to prevent establishment of Kurdish state in southern Turkey - Erdogan

Erdogan says expectations from Russian-Turkish joint efforts in Syria high 

Turkey will not tolerate Kurdish state & terror havens on it's border - Ergodan


Erdogan says Turkey will respond to any threats on its border 

ISIS continues to be a dangerous threat to Christians in Egypt

U.N. deputy Syria envoy hopeful for southwest ceasefire deal 

Egyptian police kill 14 gunmen said linked recent to Northern Sinai attacks 

White House introduces new strategy on Syria widening cooperation with Russia

Report: Israel & Hamas close to prisoners exchange deal

Tillerson: Russia must ensure Syria does not 'Illegitimately' retake its territory


Qatar says Arab quartet accusations are false 

At least 23 Egyptian soldiers killed in Sinai car bomb attacks 

U.S., Russia prepared to announce ceasefire in southwest Syria: AP 

Netanyahu cuts $1 million from UN funds, transfers them to Hebron heritage projects 

Israel outraged over UNESCO ruling Hebron Shrine “Palestinian heritage site”

Hamas condemns the attack on the Egyptian army in Sinai 

Mattis, Qatari counterpart discuss importance of de-escalating Gulf tensions

Four arab states to take political economic and legal measures against Qatar

Turkey's military actions in Syria violate Int'l law - Syrian foreign Ministry

US exploring options to establish joint mechanism with Russia on Syria

Construction Under Temple Mount Preparing for Third Temple

IDF Keeping a Close Eye on Iran's Weapons Factory in Lebanon

Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia Chart a Course for Israeli Ties With Arab World


The war in Yemen has created a perfect storm for the spread of cholera.

Pastor miraculosly survives bomb attack, dedicates his life to preach to new converts in Baghdad. 

MAP: Detailed map of the battle for Raqqa  

Amnesty says Turkey director, activists arrested in Istanbul 

Syria says it extends ceasefire in southern Syria till Saturday

Iraqi forces battle the last IS fighters in Mosul's Old City -- the UN says 20,000 civilians are in "extreme danger" 

Is Iran Suffering Divine Retribution Through Soaring Heat Wave? 

Islamic State makes desperate stand in Mosul, commanders say 

US open to working with Russia to establish no-fly zones in Syria

Israel Blasts UNESCO for Latest Resolution Declaring Jerusalem “Occupied”

Abbas: “I’d Quit My Job Before Stopping Terrorists’ Pay”

Improving ties between Egypt and Hamas unsettle Palestinian politics

Arab statgholdes slam Qatari response to demands

Islamic state under pressure as it loses last Aleppo stronghold

Reduction of Iranian influence just as important as defeating ISIS: IDF Chief

Nearly 40 suspected ISIS members arrested in Turkey

Naming Bin Salman Saudi heir impacts US, Israel


Hamas' new top leader delivers first speech in Gaza City, calls on Abbas to terminate cooperation with Israel 

State of Emergency in Egypt extended through September. 

Saudi Arabia says Qatar boycott to remain in place 

Abbas says ready to sign peace deal, waiting for Israeli response

Hamas says Egypt ready to help Gaza 

Turkey Warns It's Ready For Military Intervention In Syria, Accuses US Of Creating A "Terrorist Army"

Netanyahu reneges on Beit El settlement expansion project 

Qatar shows mettle, offers compromise as Gulf states prepare meeting 

Fierce fighting as East Libyan forces close in on last Benghazi holdout 

PA slams US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley as ‘ambassador from Israel’ 

Security restrictions to impact flights to and from Israel 

Police catch six Palestinian men entering Jerusalem with knives, firebombs 

US strengthens presence in northern Syria

Arab states' demands are impossible to meet, says Qatar as new deadline looms 

Saudi Arabia to meet with allies after Qatar rejects ultimatum as unrealistic

UNESCO panel okays softened text blasting Israel over Jerusalem activity

Miracle at Rachel's Tomb After Firebomb Attack Leaves No Casualties or Injuries


Police catch six Palestinian men entering Jerusalem with knives, firebombs 

Security restrictions to impact flights to and from Israel 

Iraqi commander says IS in ‘fight to the death’ in Mosul 

PA slams US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley as ‘ambassador from Israel’ 

Seymour Hersh: US Lied about syrian chemical attack then bombed them anyway

Aboard US aircraft carrier Netanyahu haisl symbol of freedom and victory

Nikki Haley urges UNESCO against wasted focus on Hebron vote

US warship in Mediterranean wary of tensions with Syria's allies

Latest Developments in Saudi Arabia Chart a Course for Israeli Ties With Arab World


Turkish Christians are facing increasing persecution at the hand of the nation's Islamist president

Saudi Grants Qatar 2-Day Ultimatum Extension As Saudi King Unexpectedly Skips G-20 Summit | Zero Hedge 

Trump says ‘interesting things are happening’ on Mideast peace 

Syria says chemical inspectors refused to visit key sites 

UN Secretary-General to visit Israel and the Palestinian Authority next month 

Palestinian cleric at Al-Aqsa calls on Allah to help us ‘slaughter Americans, Europeans’ 

Syria declares truce before Trump-Putin talks 

Trump and Putin urge diplomacy in talks to Gulf leaders 

Qatar foreign minister arrives in Kuwait to respond to Arab states demands

Trump calls Gulf leaders to urge unity as Qatar deadline extended


Syrian govt blasts OPCW report, denies latest rebel gas attack claims

IDF targets Syrian army position over errant projectile in fifth such exchange over week.

Russia - Turkey S400 deal to take on Western policy of Chaos in Middle east

US Claims about chemical attack in Syria sign of new escalation

Netanyahu vetoes bill to make dividing Jerusalem impossible

Zakharova: White House afraid there could be leaks about planned provocation in Syria 


Rabbi Believes Arch of Ba’al Is New World Order’s Model for “Temple of Darkness” in Jerusalem 

US aircraft carrier the USS H.W. Bush anchors opposite Haifa, Israel

Putin tells Qatar's emir diplomacy important to end Arab dispute 

Syria government airstrikes spill over into Jordan 

Washington, Tel-Aviv, Riyadh Colluding to Escalate Conflict in Syria and Beyond 

US-backed forces launch a renewed attack on Islamic State jihadists inside their Syria bastion of Raqa 

Syrian Kurds plan to liberate northern part of Syria from Turkish invasion

UNSC unlikely to condemn US Syria strikes under China's presidency 

After UN hosts 2 day anti-Israel event, Israeli envoy says it colludes with terror supporters

Israeli forces enter Jenin to remove monument to terrorist


Army says five suicide bombers attacked Lebanese troops during raids on two Syrian refugee camps

Islamic State under pressure as it loses last Aleppo stronghold

UN sends envoy in effort to bridge gap between Hamas and PA over power crisis

Islamic State counter attack causes fierce clashes in Syria’s Raqqa 

Tension flares up between IDF and UN in Lebanon 

Without support Christians will cease to exist in the Golan Heights.

US Backed Syrian forces warn of open conflict with Turkish forces

NATO's main focus in Iraq to build capacity to train Iraqi forc

Heavy fighting continues in Mosul's old city after mosque are liberated

Why Turkey and US could end up as adversaries in case of gulf conflict

Saudis won't resort to intervention in Qatar in fear of NATO response

New Saudi Royal Appointment Appears to Correspond with Prophecy 


Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of Mosul mosque 

Danon slams PA for legitimizing terror groups at UN event 

Other fronts opening up that have far more to do with Iran than with ISIS

UN condemns fighting in buffer zone between Syria and Israel 

Contrary to Iraqi PM's announcement, end of ISIS 'caliphate' is still far off 

Saudi Arabia’s March Towards Civil War | Zero Hedge 

US prevented imminent Syrian chemical weapon attack: Mattis 

Russia accuses US of plotting chemical weapons 'provocation' 

New Intel: Moscow reveals where new provocations could take place in Syria

US Provocative claims about chemical attack in Syria directed against Russia

Spitting mad: Saudi Arabia deports 15000 Qatar camels

Turkish troops detain over 850 suspected PKK members within week

Iraqi forces liberate two Mosul old city districts from terrorists

New Turkish military operation in Syria possible.


Russia carries out airstrike near Israeli border: reports 

Israel forces hit Syria army after new stray fire 

Moscow warns Washington against ‘incendiary, provocative action’ in Syria  

Mortar shell falls in Golan Heights, IDF retaliates

Revived U.S. travel ban sows confusion, anger in Middle East 

Erdogan Seizes 50 Syriac Churches and Monasteries, Declares Them State Property 

Hamas creating buffer zone with Egypt to improve ties 

ISIS expands through Egypt to attack Coptic Christian churches. Read More: 

Syrian Rebels: We Want Peace With Israel, Real Enemy Is Iran 

Pentagon chief says Assad took Trump’s chemical warning ‘seriously’ 

Iraqi military says it has retaken two more neighborhoods from ISIS in Mosul's Old City 

At Ariel University, Netanyahu vows West Bank city will remain Israeli 


Kremlin spokesman Peskov says Russia 'not aware' about chemical weapons threat, US warning is unacceptable 

Syrian opposition leader: ‘The enemy is Iran, not Israel'

Macron agrees to work with Trump against a new Assad chemical attack 

Saudi Foreign Minister says there would be no negotiations over list of Qatar demands 

Trump Warns Assad Will ‘Pay Heavy Price’ If He’s Plotting Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria 

Yemen Now Facing ‘Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World 

Israel Strikes Hamas Targets Following Gaza Rocket Attack 

Israel Faces Down UNESCO in Double-Pronged Battle Over Jerusalem, Hebron 

Infrastructure to Bring Millions of Pilgrims to Temple Mount is Quietly Being Constructed 

US threatens Syria says Assad is planning chemical weapons attack

Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border

Syria warns Israel of grave consequences for continuing reprisals

First Russian base for SE Syria - near US garrison


Top Russian and US diplomats discuss cease-fire for Syria 

Mosul battle to end in days as troops advance in Old City: Iraqi general 

Trump pressure on settlements disappoints 

Fuming opposition looks to fell government over Western Wall reversal 

Egyptian police stop attack on Christian church. Learn more: 

Israel targets Syrian artillery positions & ammunitions truck in 2nd incident in 2 days

Qatar siege intimidation & sanctions unacceptable for Iran

Ergogan backs Qatar in diplomatic rift, says Gulf states demands violate international law

Iran’s Bizarro Jerusalem Day Celebrations Begin by Declaring Death to Israel


Liberman: Shelving Western Wall plan a ‘severe blow’ to Jewish unity


Israel attacks Syrian posts after cross-border fire from Syria


Turkish police disperse Gay Pride march, fire rubber bullets



Egypt, Iran capture ISIS terrorists in time to foil attacks 

UAE: Arab states don’t seek ‘regime change’ in Qatar 

Israeli warplanes target 2 Syrian tanks over spillover cross-border fire 

Israel launches air raid on Syria in return for projectile fire: army 

At least 2 Syrian soldiers killed in Israel's strike in Golan Heights 

Syria says Israel strike kills civilians 

UN: More than 200,000 suspected cholera cases in Yemen 

Egyptian president ratifies treaty to hand over two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia in deal that sparked protests 

Iran arrests ISIS-linked group planning attacks - state TV 

Palestinians say ending terrorist stipends not a precondition to talks

Former Israeli generals against US bill slashing funds to PA

Danon says UN turning blind eye to Hezbollah

Rabbi Yehuda Glick as well as the Sanhedrian going to Turkey to visit the Mahdi to have him agree to build 3rd temple.

Israel’s Slow Creep Into the Syrian Civil War


State media says Saudi security forces foiled a planned attack on the Grand Mosque in Mecca
Hezbollah head: ‘Thousands’ of Muslim fighters will respond if Israel attacks 

UN force on Lebanon-Israel borders has seen no violations 

A Turkish base in Qatar was revealed by Arab states’ 13 demands 

VIDEO: ISIS releases footage of destroyed al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul. Claims it was destroyed by US 

UAE warns Qatar to accept its list of demands, including shutting down news agency Al-Jazeera, or face 'divorce' 

ISIS Is Killing Children To Force Families To Stay In Mosul 

Arab States Issue 13-Point Ultimatum To Qatar: Cut Ties With Iran, Close Al-Jazeera, Shutter Turkish Base 

Everything You're Not Being Told About The US War Against ISIS In Syria | Zero Hedge 

Russia Shoots Down US Drones Near Syria (UNCONFIRMED yet at this posting)


YEMEN: AP investigation reports hundreds have disappeared into secret prisons operated by UAE, Yemeni forces

Trump’s son-in-law launches Middle East peace effort 

Turkey sends Qatar food & soldiers, discusses Gulf tensions with Saudi 

Egypt to extend state of emergency for three months 

Israel turns to UN after NGO found disguising Hezbollah outposts 

Liberman: Abbas trying to draw Hamas into war with Israel 

Israel's Air Force chief boasts of ‘unimaginable’ power in future Lebanon war 

New Saudi prince ready for compromise on Syria and 

Top NATO official: Russia and US should resume work on flight incident 

Syria: Personal stories from the frontlines

Israel has unimaginable power to strike Hezbollah

US Plot for future Syria

Americans keep low profile in Syria

US Misslile attack in Syria: Goal of US Foreign Policy is to prolong war

Kushner Returns to U.S. After Discussing Israeli-Palestinian Peace With Netanyahu, Abbas

Saudi Arabia's New Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Is Good News for Israel and U.S.


Tillerson plan may be double-edged sword

US coalition still owes explanation over downing of Syrian plane

Israeli minister threatens to destroy Syrian air defences

Netanyahu to Putin: airstrikes in Syria will continue 

Russia summoned Israeli ambassador over airstrikes near Palmyra

Saudi  King appoints son Mohammad Bin Salman as new Crown Prince

Saudi King appoints son as successor in major royal shakeup

Greenblat visits Western Wall, home of slain cop

IDF Chief says Iranian missles overhyped, but sent a message 

Israel and Jordan Grow Closer as Iranian Foothold in Southern Syria Grows Stronger

Trump Administration Pressuring Israel to Move Ahead With Peace Deal, Senior Israeli Minister Says

Three Great Faiths of Our Forefather Abraham Must Come Together to Make World Better Place"

Haley: Time is' enough is enough' to Hamas 

Egyptian court rules against island transfer to Saudi Arabia

ISIS blows up mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

Trump, new Saudi crown prince vow to ease tension with Qatar 

Saudi Arabia and its allies have drawn up a list of demands to be presented to Qatar, the United States says 

Iran’s Khamenei ordered missile strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria: Guards 

Netanyahu, Kushner agree: Mideast peace will ‘take time’ 

German parliament backs plans to withdraw troops from Turkey 


Jared Kushner going to Israel to start peace process

Tillerson draws up program for dealing with Russia — media

Rights activist labels US a rogue state

State senator calls US base a violation of international law

In Iranain strike on ISIS the missile is the message

Syrian Rebels Praise "Heroic" Israel for Support in Golan Fighting

Iranian Terrorists Vow to ‘Liberate’ Golan Heights From Israel

IDF activity increases as Ramadan winds down.

Russia not joking around - US reshuffles forces

Egypt army says 12 militants killed in North Sinai 

Islamic States chief cleric killed in Syria air strike 

UN: Israel did not comply with UN call to stop settlements 

Democrat Congresswoman Returns From Syria with Proof Obama Funded ISIS, Exposes It LIVE on CNN! 

Turning Gaza’s lights back on, Abbas’s rival Dahlan makes a deal with Egypt to ship in fuel

Israel’s top soldier: Hizballah menaces us from 200 S. Lebanon villages 

Live blog: Eisenkot says Hamas does not want another war in Gaza 

Hamas calls for ‘day of rage’ Friday over ‘holy sites,’ Gaza siege 


Iran’s leader warns Iraq not to weaken Shi’ite militias 


US shoots down Syrian aircraft for first time

Iran fires missiles at militant groups in eastern Syria


Iraq captures border crossing to Syria from ISIS


Israel, Greece, Cyprus Plan Massive Underwater Gas Pipeline


Russia Warns US-ISIS, Again


German jets to start leaving Incirlik base in Turkey for Jordan in July – defense minister


Fatah slams Israel for killing 3 Palestinians carrying out fatal attack

SAUDI ARABIA: Saudi navy captures members of Iranian elite force on intercepted boat 

PM rejects report Israel gives financial aid to Syrian rebels 

Jared Kushner will visit Israel & Palestinian Authority this week. White House: Peace deal "top priority" for Trump 

Russian warning: US planes in W. Syria are targets 

Saudi Arabia says it captured three Iranian Revolutionary Guards aboard explosive-laden boat in Gulf 

Israel reduces power supply to Hamas-ruled Gaza

Pentagon Responds: "US Pilots Will Defend Themselves If Attacked By Russians" | Zero Hedge 

White House Officials Push for Widening War in Syria Over Pentagon Objections 

Iran fires missiles into Syria "in retaliation" for the June 7 attacks on Tehran claimed by Islamic State 

Chuck Schumer Teams with Ted Cruz to Demand Moving Israel Embassy to Jerusalem


Syrian army declares city ceasefire as Russia, U.N. plan July peace talks 

Tehran says Saudi coastguard killed Iranian fisherman 

Syria army declares 48-hour truce in southern city 

Defense Minister Lieberman: 'Fatah statement proves there is no peace partner on the Palestinian side.' 

Netanyahu demands PA condemn deadly Jerusalem attack 

Abbas’s Fatah slams Israel for killing 3 Palestinians carrying out fatal attack 
https://t.co/Fsqww8iQaA via @timesofisrael

Russia has proposed July 4 as the start of a two-day round of Syria peace talks in Kazakhstan's capital Astana. 

IDF arrives at terrorists' village, begins preparing to demolish their homes

Syrian army declares 48-hour ceasefire in Deraa 

Iraq VP accuses Qatar of having tried to split his country 

Israeli military tries to distance Jerusalem attack from ISIS 

Iraqi and tribal troops capture Iraqi-Syrian crossing from ISIS 

Israel and Saudi Arabia reportedly discuss establishing economic ties


Border policewoman critically wounded in Jerusalem terror attack; 3 terrorists neutralized

Israeli Border Police guard wounded after stabbing attack in Jerusalem; three assailants shot and killed 

Islamic State claims fatal stabbing of Israeli policewoman Hadas Malka 

ISIS claims responsibility for Jerusalem attack 


WATCH: Israel Set to Meet With Egypt, E.U. Over Gaza Power Crisis

Lieberman blames Hamas for Gaza electricity crisis

Spirits high among Kurds in Syria as coalition battles for Raqqa 

PROPHECY WATCH: Convergence Of Signs Preparing The Way For “Third Temple” 

Will Trump make a peace breakthrough in 2018? 

Massive Revival in Syria Keeps Getting Stronger 


Israeli and international groups warn of looming Gaza disaster 

Looming Global Famine Will Bring World Closer to Israel in End-of-Days 

Hamas could easily solve Gaza’s electricity crisis, but prefers to finance tunnels and rockets 

Israel announces plan to double the size of Qalqilya, a Palestinian City, angering settler leaders 


US: Palestinians will stop paying families of terrorists

Trump to resume precision munitions deliveries to Saudis: officials 

Saudi Arabia insists that its neighbour Qatar is not under blockade as a Gulf diplomatic dispute escalates 

Qatari currency hits 19-year low as diplomatic crisis deepens 

US envoy to Qatar to step down amid Gulf crisis 

Iraqi armed forces announce progress in Mosul campaign, say district north of old… 


Op-ed: The Palestinian leadership cannot say it wants peace with Israel while supporting the return of refugees

Iranian Navy dispatches flotilla on mission to Oman amid Gulf tensions 

Iran's Khamenei blames US for regional instability, creation of ISIS 

Israel approves largest West Bank settlement construction in 25 years 

Death toll in the first 14 days of Ramadan has reached a grim milestone 

Eritrea sides with Gulf nations against Qatar 

Saudi Arabia becomes pro-Kurdish after Turkey sides with Qatar 

Live blog: Qatar welcomes efforts to end Gulf standoff, but defiant on its foreign policy 

Israel reduces power supply to Gaza, as Abbas pressures Hamas 

Hamas warns cutting electricity to Gaza would be 'catastrophic'

Israel will reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip after funding cuts by Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas 


How an Iranian general duped US command in Syria


US Arrests 2 Men Scouting New York Terror Locations for Hezbollah

Is a "Friend of Hamas" Set to Be Next Prime Minister of England? (Hope note...no different than the mayor of London)

Liberman: Settlement building at highest level since 1992



Secret Documents Reveal A Grand Conspiracy Behind Qatar And Turkey For A Muslim Brotherhood Takeover 
https://t.co/FCXCdORsZ8 via @walidshoebat

SYRIA: Russian FM Lavrov calls for 'specific measures' to prevent further US airstrikes against pro-Assad force

SYRIA: US-backed SDF advances into opposite sides of ISIS-held Raqqa 

Christians in Iraq want to abolish Islam as official state religion. 

Russia says tells US not to strike Syrian pro-government forces again  

US-backed Syrian fighters broke into western part of IS stronghold Raqa, opening up second front in the city 

Lebanon uncovers ISIS network plotting Beirut airport attack 

Iraqi forces repel Islamic State offensive south of Mosul 



Erdogan: "I have never witnessed any Qatari support for terror, Turkey will not leave Qatar alone"

US: Israel’s plans for new settlement homes won’t ‘help advance’ peace 

Tillerson calls on Arab nations to ease blockade on Qatar 

UN condemns Hamas for tunnel under schools in Gaza 

Earlier today, Secretary Tillerson spoke to the press about the Middle East, Qatar.

SYRIA: Pentagon earlier Friday referred to Russia as being "very helpful" in calming situation in southern Syria

Tillerson Tells Arab States To Lift Qatar Blockade: "It's Hindering The Campaign Against ISIS" | Zero Hedge 

Lebanon's security forces arrest Islamic State-linked cell - statement 

Jerusalem Dateline: 6/9/17 Israel Sees ‘Beginning of New Era’ with Haley at UN: 

U.S. aims to trim its U.N. peacekeeping bill after Trump’s calls to slash 

Russia’s food shipments to Qatar are a soft power masterstroke 


Israel angry Turkish ambassador hosted Islamist at Iftar

Abbas said ready to drop settlement freeze precondition for talks 

Plans for first new settlement in 25 years approved 

Liberman: We are ‘closer than ever’ to deal with Palestinians 

While Christians flee Syria, Muslims turning to Christ

Qatar Conflict Imperils U.S. Interests: An unvarnished discussion about Qatar’s role in the troubled region

Red Cross calls on Hamas to clarify fate of missing Israelis

Qatar Says "We Will Never Surrender", Welcomes Turkish Troops As Iran Offers Food, Ports | Zero Hedge 


Ambassador Nikki Haley in Jerusalem: "New Day for Israel at the UN" 

Iraqi Kurds to vote on independence in September 

Knesset, US Congress celebrate Jerusalem jubilee in joint live broadcast 

Analysis: Why is Hezbollah SG Nasrallah threatening Israel again?

Iran says Saudi Arabia was behind deadly Tehran parliament building attack claimed by ISIS that left 12 people dead 

Trump says Jared Kushner, who owns 666 Fifth Avenue, will bring peace to Middle Eas
https://t.co/GaIBnsF3gi via @CrusaderJournal

Trump offers to host feuding Gulf nations at White House 

What is happening in the Middle East with the construction of the 3rd Temple? 

Speaker Ryan says, ‘United capital of Jerusalem, never to be divided again’ 

Iran's Parliament Attacked, ISIS Terrorists Strike Rival Radical Islamic Regime 

Unidentified attack against ISIS near northeastern Israeli border. Israel?

Learn how Christians and Muslims are bridging differences to rebuild relationships and Iraq

Qatar & the Rising Tensions in the Middle East – On Schedule 


Muslims wonder how Coptic Christians forgive their enemies after attacked

Trump Says Arab Leaders Warned Him Qatar Financed Radicalism 

Senate Unanimously Passes Legislation in Support of Jerusalem Embassy Move 

Jordan scales down ties with Qatar 

IDF Reforms Language of Celebration: Jerusalem ‘Unified’, Not ‘Liberated’ 50 Years Ago 

Gulf States Launch Naval Blockade Of Qatar | Zero Hedge 

"Forget Terrorism": The Real Reason Behind The Qatar Crisis Is Natural Gas | Zero Hedge 

French President Emmanuel Macron called for unity among Gulf states, wants to "encourage calm" 

Israel advances plans for 1,500 West Bank settler homes: Peace Now 

Massive Arab Riots in Kafr Qassem, an Arab-Israeli city 

Palestinian official: Israel ‘not ready’ for peace 

Analysis: Jordan’s anti-Israel rhetoric on the rise

Saudi Arabia: Qatar must stop supporting Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood 

UN Secretary-General Flips the Script on Israel 


Ramadan Bombathon 2017 - Day 10 Update: 55 Jihad Attacks - 592 Dead  via https://t.co/8d0LZixetI

Saudi Arabia and UAE - emboldened by President Trump's new approach to region - have seized chance to isolate Qatar 

Hamas leader heads to Egypt for rare talks with officials

Muslims help rebuild Christian church in Iraq after it was destroyed by ISIS 

Netanyahu: Israel to keep security control over West Ban

Palestinian PM to Kahlon: 'You prevented a third intifada'

Panicked Qatar shoppers stock up on essentials such as milk, rice and chicken 

Army of 27,000 Preparing Gaza for War with Israel 

Arab banks halt transactions in Qatari reals in deepening Gulf crisis 

UPDATE Saudi Arabia accused Al-Jazeera of promoting "terrorist groups" and supporting rebels in Yemen 

Amid Gulf crisis, Arab states sever land, sea and air routes to Qatar 

Live blog: Russia hopes Qatar-Gulf rift won’t affect global war on terror 

Arab powers sever Qatar ties, widening rift among US allies

Qatar Just Lost a Lot of Friends over Its Romance with Islamic Terrorism 


PM heads to West African summit seeking support at UN 

Western Wall must be under Jewish sovereignty, says Jibril Rajoub, a senior member of president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah 

IDF says false alarm as rocket sirens wail in Tel Aviv 

Qatar is deporting several Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood activists 

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad says war's "worst is behind us" 

Top PA official: Of course Jews must be sovereign at Western Wall 

Fighters are now within a few kilometres of Raqa, and are expected to launch their final assault soon 

Qatar says six of its soldiers wounded on Saudi-Yemeni border 

US-backed SDF: Battle for IS capital begins 'within days' 

3 gunmen from Syria killed in Jordan border attack 


Settler leaders say government’s construction plans insufficient 

2,000 new Israeli homes in West Bank up for approval

JERUSALEM Police Ready for Tens of Thousands of MUSLIMS to Ascend to TEMPLE MOUNT during Ramadan 

Kurdish rebels claim downing of Turkish military chopper 

Morocco king boycotts Africa summit to avoid Netanyahu 


Netanyahu: Any Peace Deal Must Include Israeli Control of Judea and Samaria 

Putin says he’s ready to sell S-400 anti-aircraft system to Turkey 

Israel said ready to give Palestinians extra control in some West Bank areas 

Israel agrees to expand Palestinian power in parts of WestBank, says PA official 

Trump delays moving embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 

Trump said "no" for now, but WHITE HOUSE is still offering this promise about moving the US Embassy... 

Palestinians say Trump embassy decision shows his commitment to peace 

White House confirms no embassy move 


Gulf Arab row rattles Trump’s anti-Iran axis 

Five questions on Trump’s potential move of US embassy to Jerusalem 

CBN’s Gordon Robertson Says End Times Prophecy About Israel Is Being Fulfilled 

Turkey says US support for Kurdish YPG not befitting of alliance 

Report: Trump to sign temp. waiver to leave US Embassy in TLV

Trump to keep US embassy in Tel Aviv for now, White House sources say 


Iranian-backed militias reach Iraq-Syria border 

American envoy to UN Haley to travel to Israel next week 

Day before deadline, Trump hasn’t decided whether to sign embassy waiver 

As Yemen faces famine, U.N. works to avert attack on food port 

Turkey Replacing Jordan as the Muslim Custodian of Jerusalem, Temple Mount 

Putin: ‘No proof’ Assad behind chemical weapons assault 

Barghouti says hunger strike has not ended and could resume 

Ex-UN envoy Bolton to JPost: Trump has no chance at ultimate peace deal 

SYRIA: Rebels say the U.S. and its allies are sending more arms to fend off Iran threat: 

Yemen is descending into total collapse as the world watches, says UN aid chief 

US says ‘no formal mechanisms’ yet for Israeli-Palestinian talks 


ANALYSIS: Massive ISIS convoy bombed by Syrian and Russian Air Forces

EXCLUSIVE: Saudis foil Hamas leader’s relocation to Qatar 

The purported Trump-Abbas shouting match never happened 

Evacuation of rebels from Damascus district complete, city governor says 

Iran-backed Iraqi force says takes Islamic State villages near Syria 

Netanyahu cautions, ‘We don’t have a blank check from Trump’ 

Is Chaos in Syria Fulfilling Bible Prophecy? 

05/28/17 No Update


LIBYA: 52 killed as pro and anti-government militias clash in Tripoli 

Israeli Education Minister Warns ‘We will not divide the land with our enemies’ 

Greek, Turkish Cypriots link arms across border for peace 

Israel denies giving in to Palestinian demands in bid to end hunger strike 

Kushner back channel with Russia ‘involved Syria’ 

After UK, Egypt attacks, Libya seen as jihadist haven 

Thousands rally for peace in Tel Aviv amid renewed US efforts 

Egypt says attackers who massacred Coptic Christians had trained in Libya 

Trump: Netanyahu, Abbas vowed to reach for peace — I believe they mean it 

Syrian army, allied militia gain ground against ISIS 

Details of the end of the prisoners' hunger strike emerge

Report: Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states 


Iraqi forces call on civilians to flee Mosul’s Islamic State-held Old City 

Report: Iran Has Built 3rd Underground Missile Factory

Taking Trump’s peace push seriously, Netanyahu said looking to broaden coalition 

Egyptian warplanes bomb targets in Libya after attack on Christians, as al-Sisi asks Trump to head fight against terrorism 

Trump pushes on terror, listens on climate at G-7 

Arab world condemns Egyptian terrorist massacre 'trying to ignite civil war'

Egyptian Christians' Reaction to ISIS: ‘Kill Us, We’re Not Afraid’ 

ISIS calls on followers to wage all-out war on the West during Ramadan 

Coptic Christians Slaughtered in Egypt As Ramadan Begins

Egypt forces hit jihadist camp after attack on Copts — Sissi 

Egyptian jets hit six ISIS bases in E. Libya 

UN body said to bury positive report on Israel under Syrian pressure 


Israel, Vatican in talks for possible papal visit to push peace — report 

Hezbollah says Saudi on path to more bloodshed in Iran struggle 

Trump trip brings "renewed hope that nations of many faiths can unite to defeat terrorism" 

Hezbollah calls Trump ‘most racist president towards Muslims’ 

Turkish Ambassador to Israel trying to coax Israelis in Turkey out and back to Antalya.

Golan Heights Critical to Maintaining Peace 

Abbas asks Trump envoy to mediate over Palestinian hunger strike 

Pope Francis may come to Israel to advance Trump peace push — report 

President Trump Declares a National Day of Prayer for ‘Permanent Peace’ 

Netanyahu to undergo medical procedure under sedation 


IN PICTURES: Palestinians in Gaza Burn Effigies of Trump, Stomp on American and Israeli Flags 

Trump Silent on Two-State Solution in Abbas Meeting 

Czech Parliament recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

Why the Date of Trump’s Visit to Israel Is Significant 

Netanyahu: 'Israel is not responsible for delaying resolution of the conflict' 

US said to be pushing Israel to transfer parts of West Bank to PA 

How God is at work on President Trump's overseas trip. Watch my analysis from Rome.  

US adds $75 million to Israel’s aid package for missile defense program 


Kurdish independence in Iraq likely ‘not if but when’: U.S. general 

Explosive Population Growth Proves Prophesied 'Third Inheritance' of Israel Imminent 

WATCH: Trump in Israel: “We Are More Than Friends” 

Clashes between US troops, al-Qaida militants in Yemen 

Tel Aviv needs an undivided Jerusalem 

Dept of State: Today, Trump met with Netanyahu.
Read about the President’s visit to Israel: 


President Trump Pays Historic Visit to the Western Wall 

Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Kotel

Iraqi Christians ask government for help in rebuilding churches destroyed by ISIS.

Donald Trump becomes first sitting US president to visit Western Wall 

After Western Wall visit, Trump gears up for Netanyahu meeting 

Rouhani: No regional stability without Iran 

Russian paratroops move to Syrian border triangle 

Gen. Keane: Trump Building 'Framework of an Arab NATO' During Mideast Visit 

Trump: ‘We love Israel, we respect Israel, we are with you’ 

Trump Tells Israelis: Arab Neighbors In 'Common Cause With You' Against Iran 

Trump sets out Mideast vision: backing Arab strongmen against Iran 

Iran's President Rouhani ridiculed US strategy in the Middle East and insisted missile tests will continue

Trump: A peace deal is tough, but we’ll get there eventually 

Trump's historic visit to Israel a "game changer!" 

Full text of Netanyahu, Trump remarks in Jerusalem 

Skirting own policy, White House puts ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ on website 

A GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING THE TRUMP-SAUDI DEAL: Joseph Farah answers pressing questions in wake of big agreement

Trump’s visit to Saudi a ‘turning point,’ king says 

Trump urges Netanyahu to seize ‘new partnerships’ with Arab world 

Egyptian President Says Trump ‘Capable of Doing Impossible’… 

Netanyahu: Israel can ‘roll back Iran’s march of aggression’ 


In contrast to Obama, Saudi king bows to our president rather than the other way round. No veil for Melania. 

Warmth and scale of Trump-Saudi embrace could spell trouble for Netanyahu 
https://t.co/HfhVow8TwW via @timesofisrael

'Drain The Swamp': Saudi Foreign Minister Borrows Trump Slogan

Finish Special Forces Enter Syria 

Iran's President Rouhani secures second term in decisive win 

Trump Orders Pentagon to “Annihilate” the Islamic State 

Israel said to be bolstering Trump’s welcome ceremony 

ISIS goes on rampage dismembering Christians in Syria. 

Decisively re-elected, Rouhani defies hardliners, pledges to open Iran to the world

Tillerson: Centerpiece of Trump’s Saudi visit is to curb Iran 

Iraq's special forces declare their Mosul mission complete 


ISIS is facing its final hour in Mosul. Read more 

Palestinians protest throughout territories in 'day of rage'

Jerusalem Dateline: US Delays Jerusalem Embassy Move Ahead of Trump Trip 5/19/17: 

Trump Travels to SaudiArabia to Strengthen Ties With Muslim World 

Saudi Arabia looks to assert regional role with Trump summit 

IDF invited to International Army Games competition in Russia

Did Turkey's president order an attack on protesters in D.C.? New video shows him watching the "brutal attack" More: 

Poll: Sharp Drop in Israeli Trust of Trump 

Hizballah’s elite force sustains heavy casualties from US air strike 

Will the US Embassy ever move to Jerusalem? Full report here: 

Hizballah’s elite unit pointedly sent to Lebanese-Israeli border for Trump’s ME visit 

Massive sandstorm shuts down airport and streets in Eilat, Israel 


Arab States Offer Normalized Ties With Israel in Exchange for Concessions 

U.N. says 200,000 more people could flee Mosul as fighting intensifies 

US official denies Trump made decision not to move embassy for now 

Fresh Syria peace talks off to another stumbling start 

Christians in Iraq see way of life disappearing 

Senior WH official: No meeting planned between Trump, Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas during his visit 

Erdogan says Turkey cannot lift state of emergency until fully calm 

PM Netanyahu: Palestinians are the Stumbling Block to Peace 

U.S. military launches fresh air strikes against pro-Assad forces in Syria

Trump Launches 8-Nation Operation to Block Iran’s Takeover of Syrian-Iraqi Border. ISIS Left for Later 

Trump claims he will strengthen America’s alliance with Israel

Palestinians taking Trump peace efforts seriously — minister 


Sudan’s president invited by Saudi Arabia to Trump meeting 

Trump to give ‘inspiring’ speech on Islam in Saudi Arabia 

Spicer confirms Western Wall ‘clearly in Jerusalem’ 

U.S. signs new defense accord with Gulf ally UAE 

Trump, Turkish leader hail ties despite US arming of Kurds 

US official: ‘we’ll move the embassy, just give us time’ — repor

Live blog: Israeli officials mum on reports Trump shared Israeli intelligence with Russia 

Sanhedrin Calls For Trump to Fulfill King Solomon’s Mandate by Praying on Temple Mount 

Shin Bet foils Negev terror plot on IDF soldiers

Hizballah rush 1,000 troops to S. Syrian borders 

Syrian government denies US allegations of mass killings 

US Consulate’s political counselor named as official who told Israelis: Western Wall is not yours 

Netanyahu said he was "angered and distressed" at Lauder's intervention in Israel's dealings with the U.S. admin. 

Yemen cholera outbreak spreads amid conflict YemenCrisis Sanaa 

Turkey detains dozens of ministry staff in post-coup investigation 

Terror mastermind’s assassins confessed to working for Israel, says Hamas 

Netanyahu tells Friedman all embassies should move to Jerusalem 

Netanyahu welcomes envoy Friedman to ‘Jerusalem, our eternal capital’ 
Trump can change Jerusalem’s status 

White House: Western Wall comments ‘unauthorized,’ do not represent Trump’s stance 

Tensions Rise Between Trump and Netanyahu Days Before Visit to Israel 

US officials said to be pressuring Trump not to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 

Harsh altercation reported between US and Israeli officials ahead of Trump visit 

A "human slaughterhouse" where thousands have been taken for execution...

Saudi king touts Trump’s Islamic summit as ‘new partnership’ 

Ahead of Trump visit, US official says Western Wall ‘in the West Bank’ 


Herzog: Trump’s envoy ‘unequivocally’ stated president’s determination for peace deal


Netanyahu: Jordan is playing both sides of the game


White House: Trump to push Palestinian ‘self-determination’ on Mideast trip



Abbas Agrees To Sign “Peace Deal” with Israel!  (the title is a bit misleading)

US Embassy will stay in Tel Aviv and Not Be Moved To Jerusalem 

Israel plans 15,000 Jerusalem apartments beyond Green Line

Abbas Says Russia must be part of “Peace Process” 

Nasrallah: Next war with Israel could be waged inside Israeli territory 

Iraq’s Shi’ite paramilitaries squeeze Islamic State toward Syria border 

Mass Exodus Of Christians Fleeing the Middle East 


The U.S. Embassy will move to Jerusalem’ 

Nasrallah: Next war with Israel could be waged inside Israeli territory 

Netanyahu: All embassies, especially US, should move to Jerusalem 

Abbas, in meeting with Putin, says Moscow must be part of peace process 

Clashes erupt at Palestinian protest in support of hunger strikers 

Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts -

Drone Images Expose Major US, Jordan Military Build-up On Syrian Border | Zero Hedge 


Hezbollah presence in Syria a big threat to Israel, Dunford says 

Abbas said to agree to summit with Netanyahu and Trump 

Trump ‘still reviewing’ embassy move to Jerusalem – White House 

Leading Hamas official says no softened stance towards Israel

Trump asks Russia to rein in Iran, Syria’s Assad 

Report: ISIS fighters killed 10 Bedouin tribesmen in northern Sinai 

Trump tells Russia to ‘rein in’ Syria’s Assad during meeting with minister 

Turkish President Tells Muslims to Flood Temple Mount, Warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem @CBNNews 

Hamas assures critics Israel’s destruction still a goal 

Archbishop of Canterbury backs Trump’s Mideast peace bid 

Turkish FM: US decision to arm Syrian Kurds endangers Turkey 

The King of Saudi Arabia invites Mahmoud Abbas to participate in the summit of the Arab leaders with Trump 

Netanyahu discusses peace process, Syria with Putin 

Iran threatens to destroy Saudi Arabia 

Turkey & Pakistan sign warship, training plane deals 


US and Israel to Conduct Joint Air Force Drill Over Arava Desert  

Israel summons Turkish ambassador for clarifications 
US Embassy in SaudiArabia Edits Israel Out of Trump’s Trip Annoucement

Abbas reiterates readiness to meet Netanyahu under Trump auspices 

PalestinianAuthority “Refuses” to Stop Paying Terrorists @PresidentAbbas 

Turkish President rails against ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount 

Erdogan slams treatment of Palestinians @CNN 

Netanyahu: Joint Israeli-US security relations ‘good for peace’ 

Turkish President: We will protect against the Judaization of Jerusalem - Israel News - Jerusalem Post 

Iran Guards look beyond election to next supreme leader 

In Anti-Israel Tirade, Erdogan Calls for Thousands of Muslims to Ascend TempleMount 

In jab at Turkey, Rivlin says Jerusalem has Jewish majority since Ottoman rule 

Palestinian hunger strike heightens tension with Israel 

Anglican archbishop: Balfour Declaration ‘unfinished’ until peace is reached 

Iraq forces advance in west Mosul, set up final showdown with jihadists in the Old City 


Egyptian air force destroys 15 ISIS vehicles crossing from Libya 

First evacuations of rebels and their families begin in Damascus 

Erdogan calls on Muslims to go to Al Aqsa Mosque 

Erdogan: US debates over Jerusalem embassy move ‘extremely wrong’ 

Op-ed: Previous agreements with the Palestinians have failed due to their refusal to compromise on the refugee issue

Eastern Libya general's troops push into central Benghazi 

Prince Charles’ First State Visit to #Israel Cancelled  

1 million children refugees from South Sudan's civil war 

President Trump’s Message to Israel 

US army chief on official visit to Israel 

Iran warns will hit militant ‘safe havens’ inside Pakistan 

Archbishop of Canterbury says Mideast peace talks will need to include Hamas 

Erdogan lashes ‘racist’ Israel, calls for Muslims to flood Temple Mount 

Erdogan will not “allow Muslim prayers silenced in Jerusalem” 

Erdoğan rebukes Israel over Muezzin Bill and calls on Muslims to go en masse to Al-Aqsa

Russian Plan for Syria Places Iranian Military In the Golan 


German president lands in Israel in wake of diplomatic spat


Pro-Abbas Lauder, hawkish Adelson said battling to influence Trump on Mideast


Did Israel ask to delay Trump visit?



US delegation due in Israel to finalize itinerary ahead of Trump visit


As winds of war rise, Israel must decide whether to pull the plug on Gaza


All the headlines on Times of Israel today are about...Trump.

Easier to just show you the pictures.


Trump: I’ll visit Israel, after meeting Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia



Hamas rejects Abbas peace proposal outline to Trump 

Trump says he will launch new Middle East peace process - Arab-Israeli Conflict - Jerusalem Post 

Netanyahu: I warned Putin we either coordinate or clash 

Trump, Abbas link renewed peace talks to countering Islamic State 

Iran says Saudis seeking tension, calls Riyadh comments "destructive" 

Pastor Says Muslims in Middle East Have ‘Huge Thirst’ for Gospel 

Live blog: Abbas: ‘It’s about time for Israel to end its occupation of our land’ 

Abbas: ‘God willing,’ Israelis and Palestinians have new opportunity for peace 

US, Russia agree to increased diplomacy on Syria 

Israel to withhold $1M in UN funding after UNESCO vote 

Trump hails ‘unbelievable’ Israeli-Palestinian security cooperation 

Hamas leader urges ‘bold’ Trump to press for ‘equitable solution’ 

Libyan rivals say will calm tensions, but political roadmap unclear 

Hamas Calls for Israel's Annihilation as Abbas Meets Trump 

Live blog: Red Cross to Israel: Allow visits to hunger-striking Palestinians 

Abbas stops funding Gaza electricity to pressure Hamas 

Putin says Russia’s relations with Turkey have fully recovered 


Abbas’s Trump meeting may be his chance to shine, but can he deliver?


On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem


New Hamas Policy Lays Claim to Holy Places in Jerusalem, "The Muslim Birthplace of Jesus"

The day Israel tore the United Nations to shreds 

Israeli strikes raise stakes in face-off with Hezbollah 

Hamas gives Israel 24 hours to meet Palestinian prisoner demands 

Hezbollah slams Hamas for accepting Palestinian state in ’67 lines 

Powerful Saudi prince sees no chance for dialogue with Iran 

President urges world to recognize Jerusalem, move embassies 

Netanyahu: ‘Absurd’ UNESCO vote heralds ‘change’ in world support 

Live blog: Minister calls for annexation of Jerusalem-area settlements 

UNESCO resolution passes calling to reject Israeli sovereignty over all Jerusalem

Live blog: After UNESCO vote, Rivlin calls to move all foreign embassies to Jerusalem 

Cholera is killing people fleeing conflict and famine in South Sudan. 

900 Jordanian militants fighting in Syria & Iraq: senior official 

Is the UK about to recognize a Palestinian Statehood? 

Egypt tribesmen kill 8 suspected ISIS militants in Sinai 


Hamas promises to remove the call for Israel’s destruction, drop Muslim Brotherhood association

Israel celebrates its 69th anniversary of independence 

UNESCO to fire another volley at Israel – on Independence Day, Italy so far only EU state to say it will oppose... 

Rights group accuses Syria of several likely nerve agent attacks 

Main points of new Hamas policy document 

Trump to continue talking to Netanyahu about settlements 

Trump to continue talking to Netanyahu about settlements 

Jordan Tells Israel: Withdraw And You’ll Get “Security” 

Hamas Accepts 1967 Borders, but Will Never Recognize Israel, Top Official Says 

Trump: 'Ask me in a month': Rumors Swirl on Moving US Embassy to Jerusalem 

Israel says Hamas trying to fool the world with new policy paper 

Full text of May 2017 UNESCO resolution on ‘Occupied Palestine’ (posted on Global Transcripts as well)

Hamas said to drop Israel’s destruction in new document 


Hamas thanks N. Korea for its support against ‘Israeli occupation’


Hamas accuses Abbas of ‘crimes against humanity’ in Gaza


Turkey threatens more strikes on US-allied Syrian Kurds



North Korea Threatens Israel With “Merciless, Thousand-Fold Punishment” 

Syrian military sources deny reports Israel struck Quneitra 

Israel Downs Syrian Drone with Patriot Missile 

Arab media reports Israeli strike on Syrian army near border 

Israeli air strike reported against Syrian-Hizballah force nearing Quneitra 

Shaked: Failure to secure US Embassy move a ‘great missed opportunity’ 

Syria government repels ISIS attack in Aleppo province 

Pope tells Egypt mass that dialogue can battle extremism 


Israel, US eyeing Trump visit on May 22-23 immediately before Jerusalem Day

Pope Francis pleads for ‘holy’ peace during Egypt visit 

Reports: US troops deploy along Syria-Turkish border 


Patriot Missile intercepts Drone over Golan Heights


Russia Condemns alleged Israeli missile strike in Syria


Israel’s intelligence minister urges US to team up with Russia against Iran


Israel scrambles to prevent EU-Arab consensus resolution at UNESCO


Congressman Ron DeSantis: In Israel, Trump will announce embassy move



Israeli cyber authority says it stopped ‘major’ hacking attack 

Mortar fire from Syrian government area hits Turkish military outpost: army 

Syria condemns Turkish attack on Kurds 

Israel & White House discussing Trump visit: Israeli official 

Trump expected in Israel in last week of May; Nikki Haley to visit in June 

Iranian ‘attack craft’ approaches US Navy destroyer in Persian Gulf 

Report highlights Kushner ties with one of Israel's wealthiest families

Liberman says Israel ‘won’t allow’ new Iranian front on Golan Heights 

Officials laying groundwork for Trump visit to Israel in late May: sources 

Russia says Turkey's air strikes on Iraq, Syria are unacceptable 

Erdan issues order banning PA meeting in Jerusalem 


Senior IDF officer: North Korean crisis may affect Israeli security 

Reports Indicating President Trump Will Increase Aid to Palestinian Authority 

U.S. deeply concerned by Turkish air strikes on Kurdish fighters 

U.S. slams South Sudan’s Kiir over ‘man-made’ famine, urges truce 

UK tells Palestinians there will be no apology for Balfour Declaration 

IDF officer warns Gaza fuel shortage could lead to war 

Palestinian caught smuggling cash from Jordan for Hamas 

Austrian chancellor: EU must contribute more to Mideast peace 

Abbas may cut off cash to Gaza, marking break with West Bank 

Ministers back Netanyahu over ultimatum to German foreign minister 


Adelson, miffed at Trump over embassy about-face, said to shut spigot 

Aid agencies call for life-saving support to Yemen 

Twin mid-sized earthquakes shake western #Turkey 

IDF chief at Auschwitz vows to fight enemies ‘bent on Israel’s destruction’ 

Israel receives three more F-35 warplanes

UNESCO head calls Temple Mount ‘holiest place in Judaism’ 

What This Rabbi Predicted 22 Years Ago About Korea’s Role In the End-Time Will Shock You 

Netanyahu will skip talks if German minister meets left-wing group: Israeli official 


Israel-Sinai border crossing re-opens, terror threat remains in place

Clashes erupt after settlers said to attack Palestinian homes in West Bank 

Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home 

Cynically led, and out of electricity, Gaza is close to breaking point again 

Netanyahu: Palestinians must make ‘real change’ for peace 


Only 7 Christian Families Remain in Iraq’s Largest Christian Town 

Lebanese PM asks UN to help seek permanent truce with Israel

Israeli army strikes Syrian sources of mortar fire on Golan 

IDF attacks Syria in response to mortar hits in Golan

Egyptian liberals are fighting Christian persecution and promoting religious freedom

Jordan rejects Assad claim it plans to send troops to Syria 


Nikki Haley urges UN to shift its criticism from Israel to Iran 

UN Security Council debates the ‘Palestinian question’ 

US ambassador to UN: 'Hezbollah uses towns to protect tens of thousands of rockets'

Turkey Is Now An Islamic Caliphate In All But Name 

Turkish terror group provided funds for St. Petersburg metro attack: judge 

Trump to Host Abbas May 3 at White House, Seeks ‘Conflict-Ending’ Deal 

ISIS Opens Its Next Front in Sinai and Gulf of Aqaba 

Raqqa Op on Hold: Trump like Putin Refuses More Troops for Syria 

Egypt army says senior Islamic State cleric killed in Sinai 

Hezbollah gives reporters grand tour of new Israeli defenses 

Palestinians clash with security forces outside West Bank prison 

Only 7 Christian Families Remain in Iraq’s Largest Christian Town 


Abbas says ready to meet Netanyahu ‘anytime’ in Washington 

A resident of Gaza entered Israel for cancer treatment—and smuggled explosives

Abbas: Ready to meet Netanyahu under Trump's patronage in Washington 

Hosting Abbas on May 3, Trump seeks ‘conflict-ending’ deal 

Israel says Assad still has chemical weapons 

Senior IDF officer: US attack on Syria was no turning point in the civil war

Police: Fresno triple killer motivated by hate, not terrorism 


Iran shows off new air defense systems, declares ‘Death to Israel’ 

Turkey extends state of emergency declared after failed coup 

Top Hamas leader says group not seeking war with Israel 

Trapped Mosul civilians could face worst catastrophe of Iraq conflict, U.N. warns 

Iraq opens new Tigris bridge escape route for people fleeing Mosul 

Public security minister: No talks with Palestinian hunger strikers

Russia Says Evidence growing, Syria Chemical Attack Was Staged 
https://t.co/0iVh8eyUTE via @walidshoebat

Live blog: Taba Border Crossing into Egypt to remain closed to Israelis 

PROPHECY WATCH: Push to rebuild Jerusalem Temple has earth-shaking implications 


Turkey opposition disputes Erdogan poll win, monitors concerned 

UN says Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million 

Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month 

Hundreds of Palestinians in Israeli jails begin hunger strike 

13 Palestinians wounded in clashes with Israeli forces over hunger strike 

Abbas: World must intervene to ‘save’ hunger-striking prisoners 

Thousands of 'No' supporters protest Turkey vote in Istanbul 

Clashes erupt between tribes and IS group in Sinai


US said preparing strike to ‘utterly destroy’ N. Korean nuclear program