US Congress has passed a watered-down bill opposing BDS. Local action in the UK against an Israeli weapons company.
Egypt has four decades of experience of building new cities. Others are newer to the game. Results have often been mixed.
Palestinian water resources are already under strain. Population growth and climate change will make things more difficult.
The US Ambassador to Israel inaugurates a settler project. The Chilean President’s visit causes a diplomatic incident. And there is a huge turn-out at a funeral in Isawiya.
Qatar pursues an independent policy with discretion – Afghanistan and various Arab disputes.
Israel and Hamas have agreed to an “extended calm” in Gaza. Not clear how long it will hold. Meanwhile, living conditions in Gaza continue to deteriorate.
Israeli authorities and settler organisations are intensifying the pressure on the Palestinian community in East Jerusalem. So far, it is not working.
BDS suffers a setback in Germany. Controversy as usual mainly in the Israeli media. Nothing new from the UN.
Palestinians, whether official or business, will not attend the Bahrain workshop. Seven Arab states will nevertheless take part; so will some international organisations. The event will not be a resounding success but an embarrassing flop may have been narrowly avoided.
Three summits, three talking shops. Boilerplate on Palestine. Hard line on Iran rejected by Iraq and Qatar