Hamas, Fatah reach Palestinian unity deal at Cairo talks

By FARES AKRAM and MOHAMMAD DARAGHMEH, Times of Israel— Rival groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a preliminary, partial agreement that could pave the way for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resume governing the Gaza Strip, a decade after Hamas overran the territory, officials close to Egyptian-brokered negotiations said on Thursday. Details of the…

The Trump administration is withdrawing from Unesco, the U.N. cultural organization, citing unpaid dues and the group’s “anti-Israel bias”

By GARDINER HARRIS and STEVEN ERLANGER, NY Times— The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it would withdraw from Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.” The administration also cited mounting arrears at the organization as a reason for the…

Mr. President, Don’t Put America at Risk with Flawed Iran Deal

By John Bolton, Gatestone— President Trump will address U.S. policy toward Iran on Thursday, doubtless focusing on his decision regarding Barack Obama’s badly flawed nuclear deal. Key officials are now briefing Congress, the press and foreign governments about the speech, cautioning that the final product is, in fact, not yet final. The preponderant media speculation…