Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday.
During her much-anticipated Eurovision set Saturday night, Madonna appeared to call for peace between Israel -- this year's hosts -- and Palestinians. Her set was undoubtedly the most controversial moment of the evening, but whether her statement sufficiently captured the nuance of the situation, or will be remotely useful in terms of de-escalating violence, is far less certain.
The Palestinians will not attend a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as a preliminary roll-out of its plan for them to make peace with Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday.
Holly Thomas writes that although Madonna meant well, her call for peace between Israelis and Palestinians during her Saturday night Eurovision performance did little to capture the nuances of the conflict.
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