So the November 24 deadline for reaching a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program - itself an extension of an earlier deadline - has come and gone with a whimper, and with another extension.
In Israel, the government publicly urged Palestinian leaders to break ties with the terrorist group Hamas, one day after a deadly synagogue attack in Jerusalem. Fresno's Police Chief Jerry Dyer wasn't far away from the violence.
n a must-read report from the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) task force on Iran, co-chaired by former ambassador Eric Edelman and former Obama adviser Dennis Ross, the authors warn about entering into one of the suggested arrangements leaked from the Iran P5+1 talks.
Roughly two dozen huge oil tankers are idly turning figure eights around the Mediterranean or on the high seas, loaded with oil pumped from wells in Iraqi Kurdistan but with nowhere to legally offload it.