Sen. Lindsey Graham targets aid to Palestinians

By Mary Orndorff Troyan, Greenville Online— A Kiawah Island couple’s letter to Sen. Lindsey Graham about their son’s death in Israel has prompted the South Carolina senator to threaten U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority. Graham, along with Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., and Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., say the U.S. should stop all economic assistance to…

Mahmoud Abbas to attend Peres funeral

BY Avi Issacharoff and Raoul Wootlif, Times of Israel— Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas plans to attend Shimon Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem tomorrow, at the head of a PA delegation, Palestinian and Israeli officials said Thursday. Abbas’s office contacted the head of COGAT, Israel’s civilian authority in the Palestinian territories, Yoav Mordechai, to coordinate the president’s…