Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert may participate in upcoming national elections, political sorces said, despite the fact that he was recently convicted of breach of trust and is currently on trial for other corruption allegations related to the Holyland real estate development in Jerusalem.

Some 150 American military planners and advisors are reportedly operating in Jordan. According to the New York Times, the force is based north of Amman and its mission is to aid the government in preparing for a possible spillover of fighting from Syria.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that the West is lying when it claims that the harsh economic sanctions levied against it because of its nuclear ambitions will be lifted if the Islamic Republic freezes its nuclear project.

Jordan's King Abdullah has appointed a new prime minister ahead of upcoming parliamentary elections in his country. The move follows the largest post-Arab Spring demonstrations to date in Jordan, which took place last Friday.

In response to a High Court petition submitted by Palestinian attorneys, the IDF said it would be willing to resume providing Arabic translations of court documents in cases that are heard in West Bank military courts. Since the nineties, the army has cut back on Arabic translation of legal documents.

Air traffic in and out of Israel's airport came to a halt early Wednesday morning, after an unidentified aircraft was sighted above central Israel. Flights were only resumed after the Air Force was called in to check it out.

A raid by French police on an Islamic terrorist cell over the weekend turned up documents indicating that the ring was planning new attacks on Jewish targets in and around Paris.

The head of Israel Military Industries will have to testify in court regarding possible groundwater pollution allegedly caused by the company's operations north of Tel Aviv.