Palestinians in Gaza City raise slogans during a protest against a US-sponsored Middle East economic conference in Bahrain on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Israel and the United States are putting the financial squeeze on the Palestinian Authority (PA), where opposition to a long-awaited US peace plan and anger over Israeli sanctions remain strong.
Palestinians urged Egypt and Jordan on Wednesday to reconsider their attendance at a US-led conference on June 25-26 in Bahrain, voicing concern it would weaken any Arab opposition to Washington’s coming peace plan.
The US ambassador to Israel did not rule out an Israeli move to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, land that the Palestinians seek for a state, in an interview with the New York Times published on Saturday.
The United States seems to be crafting a plan for a Palestinian surrender to Israel instead of a peace deal, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad Al Maliki told a meeting at the United Nations attended by US Middle East peace negotiator Jason Greenblatt.
Visiting Education Minister of Malaysia Dr. Mazlee Malik said a country becomes a nation through and with teachers provided with full support by all government agencies and every individual in delivering a value-laden educational system.
The Ministry of Community Development launched the details of the “Winter Joy Program” the social development centers all over the UAE to include several activities and events targeting family and children from all nationalities.
The 1,118-strong Finnish Community in the UAE commemorated their 102nd Independence Day from Russia on Sunday evening in Abu Dhabi. Finland Ambassador to the UAE Marianne Nissila
An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms on Tuesday in the first of a series of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.