As long as fighters are willing to remain there, the besieged city will not fall. But life there will become hell.
- Mideast "quartet" will prepare report on peace prospects, resumption of talks (AP)
- Defense Minister Ya'alon meets with Jordan's King Abdullah at Munich security conference (Haaretz)
- Palestinian reports: One seriously injured by rubber bullet during clashes near Ramallah (Haaretz)
- Thousands of doctors protest against police abuses in Cairo (AP)
- U.S., allies stage 20 strikes against Islamic State in Iraq (Reuters)
- Three dead, 30 wounded in Islamist attack on UN base in Mali (Reuters)
- Strong quake rocks eastern Indonesia; no damage reported yet (AP)
- Man arrested in Be'er Sheva on suspicion of planning to carry out a terror attack (Haaretz)
- Suspected Islamist militants attack Mali UN base, several dead (Reuters)
- Turkish foreign minister: Syria deal 'important step' to resolving crisis (Reuters)
- Pakistan foils planned jailbreak that would have freed Daniel Pearl's killer (Reuters)
- Russian PM Medvedev says the use of ground troops in Syria could result in world war (AP)
- Venezuela says three dead from Zika complications (AP)
- Israeli man wounded in stabbing in central Jerusalem; circumstances still unclear (Haaretz)
- Kerry: Major powers agree on ceasefire in Syria, to begin in one week (Reuters)
Young American Jews are flocking to pop-up events that fill a need for casual, inventive gatherings, while traditional institutions struggle to catch up.
Friends and family describe Haitham Saada as a smart and gentle boy – and now a martyr, too. What led up to the Palestinian 14-year-old's death by IDF gunfire one Friday afternoon? His loved ones may never find out.
When asked recently what issue keeps him awake at night, new security service chief replied that it’s the possibility of Hamas carrying out a large-scale surprise attack. It’s now his job to keep that from happening.
Parashat Terumah: 'And let them make me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them.' God needs more than a house to live in; he needs a nation in whose midst he can dwell.
Meanwhile, U.S. defense secretary says he expects Saudi Arabia and UAE to provide forces to help Syrian opposition fighters against ISIS.