Palestine http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22486/all en Palestinian activist ends 103-day-long prison hunger strike http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120723/palestinian-activist-ends-103-day-long Palestinian hunger-striker Akram Rikhawi ended a remarkable 103-day-long fast today, in exchange for a pledge of release from Israeli prison five months ahead of schedule, reports the Associated Press.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/middle-east/israel-and-palestine/120723/palestinian-activist-ends-103-day-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Israel Palestine Politics Israel and Palestine Middle East Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:32:59 +0000 Faine Greenwood 5713075 at http://www.globalpost.com There is little the US can do to prevent Israel’s policies from being its undoing http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/there-little-the-us-can-do-prevent-israel-s-policies-being-it OWL’S HEAD, Maine - Until just before President Obama bade farewell to Prime Minister Netanyahu, it was looking as if Obama's visit to Israel and the West Bank had been the proverbial dog and pony show, Obama-style: long on verbiage, short on results. But in fact, the Turkish-Israeli rapprochement that he worked out at Tel Aviv airport was a significant accomplishment. It addressed the break in Israel-Turkey diplomatic relations when nineTurkish activists sailing to Gaza were killed by Israeli commandos the year before the Arab world exploded.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/there-little-the-us-can-do-prevent-israel-s-policies-being-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Benjamin Netanyahu Commentary Iran Palestine President Obama World Leaders Elections Diplomacy Iran Israel and Palestine Commentary Political Risk United States Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:20:58 +0000 Mac Deford 5794299 at http://www.globalpost.com