Bahrain has released over a thousand prisoners, but political activists remain locked up.
Expect the Gulf crisis to continue well into 2020, even if Saudi-Qatar relations thaw.
The Israeli right led by Benjamin Netanyahu is having to grab increasingly more land from neighbours in order to shore up support at home.
Bahrain leads the charge in befriending Israel as Gulf nations prioritise the Iranian 'threat' and shove Palestine off the agenda.
The Trump administration's campaign against Iran is flying too close to the sun and the UAE sees war as an outcome they don't want, and can't afford.
At least 40 Palestinians have been wounded, including 22 by Israeli live ammunition, Palestinian Health Ministry says, as hundreds converge near Gaza-Israel fence on 65th week of "right to return" protests.
Demonstrators storm Bahraini embassy compound in Iraqi capital, protesting for Palestinians and against US-sponsored Manama conference held in the tiny Gulf nation.
The Trump administration is expected to unveil its 'Deal of the Century', a deal that most in the region view as a normalisation of Israeli occupation and nothing else.
A two-day international conference will be held in Bahrain, where the first part of Washington's long-delayed broader political blueprint to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict will be unveiled.
Gaza officials call on Palestinians to demonstrate against Israel's occupation and that "land is not for sale," an apparent reference to leaked details of US' controversial "deal of the century."
Solidarity will not bring justice for the Palestinians at a time when they have been abandoned by their neighbours.
Head of the Iran-backed Hezbollah group slams a proposed US peace deal to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. "It's a void deal... a historic crime," he said of the plan.
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