Israel is seriously examining the plan named Peace to Prosperity, US President Trump's vision for the Middle East, which was formally unveiled in Washington in January in the presence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Notably absent, the Palestinians, whose input was not sought for the proposal. There are so many reasons why Netanyahu is happy with the plan, and so many why the Palestinians disagree. Annexation of illegal Israeli settlements on Palestinian territory is chief among these - in the Jordan Valley, 130 settlements in the West Bank.
Australia's Prime minister Scott Morrison says his country is under a broad cyberattack from a "state-based actor" targeting government, public services and businesses, but declines to name the suspect(s) at this stage. China, Iran, Israel, North Korea, Russia, the United States and a number of European countries are known to have developed advanced cyberwarfare capabilities. But suspicions immediately fell on Beijing, which has clashed repeatedly with Canberra as it looks to increase the cost of Australia speaking out against Communist Party interests.
The often ruthless work of spy agencies like Israel's Mossad is justified when it saves hundreds or thousands of lives. That's the view of journalist Ronen Bergman, who's spent almost ten years researching and writing a book on Mossad. He tells us about the organisation's successes and failures, as he admits innocent people have died and that killing a man no longer requires even the prime minister's approval. It's a hard-hitting image of Mossad, but one he says is understandable for a country constantly battling terrorism. His book "Rise and Kill First" has just been published in French.