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Trump's trip: Conventional images and unconventional talk.

As he dashed through the Middle East and Europe, Donald Trump looked like a conventional American leader abroad. He solemnly laid a wreath at a Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem, had an audience with the pope at the Vatican and stood center stage with Western allies at the annual summits that dominate the diplomatic calendar. ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Tel Aviv rally for two-state model.

Some 15,000 Israelis at a Tel Aviv rally have demanded progress on the long awaited two-state solution, almost 50 years since Israel occupied Palestinian land. Opposition leader Isaac Herzog said chances had been wasted.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Flashback – Reports: Obama Campaign Opened Back Channel to Iran.

TEL AVIV -- Amid reports that President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner allegedly talked with Russia's envoy to the U.S. about setting up a  back channel for communications, it may be instructive to recall that representatives for Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign reportedly established a back ...

- Breitbart - US

Trump's 'home run' tour leaves allies bewildered.

© POOL/AFP/File Melanie WengerTaormina - Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike. And the US president flew home Saturday boasting he had "scored a home run" everywhere he'd been, saying he had forged bonds with ...

- Business Insider - US

Ukrainian interest. Mutual understanding in Normandy, Trump's appearance before Europe, and Dodon's maneuvers.

Petro Poroshenko coordinated positions with Angela Merkel and held telephone talks with Emmanuel Macron. Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia and Israel, later leaving European allies dumbfounded during his Belgium and Italy stops. Moldova president Igor Dodon promised that the self-proclaimed Transnistria would never become ...

- UNIAN - UA

Palestinian prisoners end six-week hunger strike after reaching deal.

Hundreds of Palestinians jailed in Israeli prisons ended a 6-week-old hunger strike Saturday that raised tensions with Israel while marking the reemergence of a popular Palestinian politician serving multiple life terms for murder. Led by Marwan Barghouti, a militant from the ruling Fatah party...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Poll shows Netanyahu gaining strength.

New survey shows Likud with 30+ seats, while rival Yesh Atid receives 22.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Terrorists end hunger strike after 40 days.

Israeli authorities negotiate with hunger-striking terrorists, agree to allow families to visit twice a month.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Taxi drivers protest outside Ben Gurion Airport.

Hadar taxi drivers protest outside airport, Israel Railways picks up slack.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israel will host international lacrosse championships in 2018.

Israel becomes first country other than US, Canada, England, Australia to host Lacrosse tournament.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Trump: Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu is 'ready to reach for peace.'.

President Trump told troops at the Sigonella Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu "assured" him that is he "ready" to "reach for peace" with the Palestinians.

- Washington Post - US

Trump gearing up for intensified battle over Russia claims

Trump Plans Intensified Battle Over Russia Claims President Donald Trump returned to the U.S. on Saturday after a week-long trip which took in Saudi Arabia, Israel and Europe. On his first official foreign trip the president avoided major gaffes, focusing on key foreign policy objectives such as cem...

- The Raw Story - US

Israel's Ramadan goodwill comes amid tension over Gaza power

JERUSALEM " Israel has announced a series of goodwill gestures for Palestinians ahead of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan a day after it warned Gaza's already meager electricity supply could be further reduced following a spat...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Palestinian inmates end hunger strike in Israeli jails

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners have ended a 40-day hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, according the Israel Prisons Service and a Palestinian official.

- RTE - IE

Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike in Israel After 40 Days

A leader of the strikers confirmed the end of the hunger strike, timed to coincide with the beginning of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting.

- New York Times - US

Hamas executes three over commander's murder

The Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas executed three people in the Gaza Strip on Thursday over the assassination of one of its military leaders allegedly on behalf of Israel. Two men were hanged to death in Gaza City over the killing of Mazen Faqha in March, while a third was executed by firing squad, said an AFP ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump touts success, delays climate accord decision at close of tour abroad

President Trump will return to Washington on Saturday after the second day of the G7 summit in Italy, completing his nine-day tour through Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Europe. Saturday morning, Trump claimed on Twitter that his speech in Brussels Thursday is already producing results: Many NATO countries have agreed to step up ...

- The Week - US

How Close Are Kurds To Establishing Full Independence?

OK, so how close are Iraqi Kurds to establishing their own independent state in Northern Iraq? In this article, Gallia Lindenstrauss and Adrien Cluzet analyze the myriad factors that have to be addressed if a truly autonomous or South Sudan-like homeland is to appear. In all cases, our authors are confident that such an ...

- OilPrice.com - US

Donald Trump and the agony of H.R. McMaster

Is H.R. McMaster, the White House national security adviser, on the way out? By some signs, he is: President Donald Trump not only excluded him from a key meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his national security adviser Monday night in Jerusalem, he was kept outside the King...

- The Raw Story - US

Trump's strangest moments overseas: Steak, swords, and one orb to rule them all

United States President Donald Trump is on his way back from his first trip overseas, and it doesn't seem he caused an international incident of terrible significance. Lol! Hooray! SEE ALSO: The real losers in Trump's NASA budget are kids and the Earth The trip was, however, full of embarrassing, awkward things. We've ...

- Mashable! - US

Israel Reaches Deal With Palestinian Prisoners to End Hunger Strike

Palestinian prisoners ended a hunger strike that lasted about 40 days after the leader of the fast, Marwan Barghouti, reached an agreement with Israel's prison service on improved conditions for inmates.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Jailed Palestinian terrorists end hunger strike after deal with Israel

May 27, 2017, 9:21 AM A hunger strike declared by hundreds of convicted Palestinian terrorists ended Saturday after 40 days in time for the Muslim Ramadan festival, after a deal with the Israeli Prison Services, both sides reported. It was struck after night-long negotiations in which the Red Cross took part, granting an ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Palestinian Prisoners End Hunger Strike in Israel After 40 Days

A leader of the strikers confirmed the end of the hunger strike, timed to the beginning of Ramadan, the holy Muslim month of fasting.

- New York Times - US

Israel: Netanyahu's bladder stone successfully removed

JERUSALEM " The office of the Israeli prime minister says a medical procedure to remove Benjamin Netanyahu's bladder stone has been successful.It says Netanyahu returned to "full activity" on Friday morning following the procedure...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Palestinian Inmates in Israeli Jails End Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday ended a 40-day hunger strike over conditions in Israeli jails, the Israel Prison Service and a Palestinian official said. About 1,100 inmates had initially taken part in one of the largest such hunger strikes, which began on April 17. It raised tensions between Israel and the ...

- Voice of America - US

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

RAMALLAH,  May 27 - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest under a deal brokered by the Red Cross, Palestinian and Israeli sources said on Saturday. Some 30 of the more than 800 hunger strikers had been hospitalised in recent days, raising fears of an

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Palestinian prisoners jailed in Israel end hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails have ender their 40-day hunger strike after reportedly reaching an agreement with Israeli officials. The inmates were demanding better conditions in the prison.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Some Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

Hundreds of hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners ended their 40-day fast today after reaching a compromise with Israel for additional family visits.

- IOL - ZA

Palestinians end mass hunger strike in Israel jails

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their mass protest under a deal brokered by the Red Cross, Palestinian and Israeli sources said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Prison Service

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners incarcerated in Israeli jails ended a 40-day hunger strike on Saturday, the Israel Prisons Service said.

- Zee News - IN

Palestinian prisoners in Israel suspend hunger strike

Deal struck with Israel after intense talks hailed as 'victory' for Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for 40 days.

- Al Jazeera - QA

News24.com | Palestinian prisoners end hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest.

- News24.com - ZA

These were the 10 biggest European tech stories this week

This week, Tech.eu tracked 15 technology M&A transactions, 3 IPOs and 68 tech funding deals totalling about €596 million in Europe, Turkey and Israel. Here's an overview of the 10 biggest European tech news items for this week: 1) London-based Space Ape Games, a social and mobile games studio, has been acquired

- VentureBeat - US

Palestinian prisoners end mass hunger strike

A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days Nicole Englander said the prisoners declared an end to the strike Saturday morning.

- FOX News - US

Palestinian inmates in Israeli jails end hunger strike: Prisons Service

JERUSALEM - Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday ended a 40-day hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, the Israel Prisons Service and a Palestinian official said.

- Reuters - US

Last Day of G-7 Summit Focuses on Trade, Climate and Migration

President Donald Trump is down to the final day of his first international trip. Trump arrived Saturday for the second day of the G-7 summit in Sicily, bringing to an end a nine-day trip that started in Saudi Arabia and Israel before moving on to three European stops. The trip has largely gone off without a major misstep, ...

- Voice of America - US

Foreign Policy Thinker Zbigniew Brzezinski Dies At 89

Brzezinski was the national security adviser to President Carter, helping to secure the Camp David peace accords between Israel and Egypt. He later continued to be an influential foreign policy voice.

- NPR - US

SA director pulls out of Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

It is impossible to look past the fact that the festival could serve as a diversion from the human rights violations being committed by the state of Israel'

- IOL - ZA

Under Syrian Pressure, WHO Hid Positive Report on Israel

Exclusive: Under Syrian Pressure, U.N.'s WHO Hid Positive Report on Israel, Adopts Censure 14 EU states condemn WHO failure to publish report "in strongest terms"

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Trump's Mideast Mission Impossible

By now, comparing someone to the underwear gnomes of South Park fame is trite. Were it not for Donald Trump, I wouldn't go near it. But I cannot resist because it's a salient feature of his way of “thinking” - although posing would be the better word here. Behold: “If Israeli and the Palestinians can

- Antiwar.com - US

Embattled and Fighting Back: Trump Had a Week That Was True to Form

Jacob Heilbrunn Politics, Europe In Europe as in Washington, this administration is beset by challenges. It was probably inevitable that there would be a few eruptions on Donald Trump's first foray abroad as president. After a serene visit to Saudi Arabia, he jetted off to Israel, apparently the first person to fly directly ...

- The National Interest - US

Modi to have 'Madison Square' moment in Tel Aviv

A mega Diaspora event with an attendance of around 7,000 people is being planned.

- Rediff.com - IN

Palestinians in Israeli jails end 40-day hunger strike

Israel says the strike ended after an agreement to allow more family visits.

- BBC - UK

Palestinian prisoners in Israel jails end hunger strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails on hunger strike since April 17 have ended their protest, Palestinian and Israeli sources said Saturday

- The Daily Star - LB

Zbigniew Brzezinski, National Security Adviser to President Carter, Dies

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who helped topple economic barriers between the Soviet Union, China and the West as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, died Friday. He was 89.   His death was announced on social media Friday night by his daughter, MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. She called him “the most ...

- Voice of America - US

Israel: Mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners ends

A spokeswoman for Israel's prison service says a mass hunger strike of Palestinian prisoners has ended after 40 days Nicole Englander said the prisoners declared an end to the strike Saturday morning.

- FOX News - US

Gaza Strip Electricity Crisis Worsening, UN Official Says

The U.N. envoy to the Israeli-Palestinian peace process warned Friday that the Gaza Strip was on the brink of a violent crisis. "In Gaza, we are walking into another crisis with our eyes wide open," Nickolay Mladenov told the U.N. Security Council. "I am today warning the Security Council that unless urgent measures are ...

- Voice of America - US

Changing the Tune About a United Jerusalem

A shift in Netanyahu's official statements suggests he's laying the groundwork for relinquishing some of Jerusalem's Arab neighborhoods.

- The American Interest - US

Diplomat in chief: How did Trump do on his first Middle East visit?

President Donald Trump received both pageantry and a warm reception on his first trip to the Middle East. Whether bowing his head to receive the King Abdulaziz al Saud Collar from Saudi Arabian King Salman, gathering around the glowing orb' at the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh or standing at the ...

- The Conversation - UK

Carter national security adviser Brzezinski dies

Earnest and ambitious, Brzezinski helped Carter bridge wide gaps between the rigid Egyptian and Israeli leaders, Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin, leading to the Camp David accords in September 1978.

- Times Of India - IN

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