PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attend the Gaza reconstruction conference.
(photo credit: MOHAMED ABD EL GHANY/REUTERS)
THE ACUTE crisis generated by the Islamic State’s advances in Iraq and Syria has pushed most other Middle East issues out of the spotlight. Nonetheless, there have been ample reminders in recent weeks that the summer’s war in Gaza and the larger Palestinian-Israeli conflict remain very much a part of the international agenda.Particularly significant was a one-day conference in Cairo on October 12 to raise money for repairing and reconstructing the Gaza region, co-organized by Egypt and Norway. The meeting was attended by representatives of 50 countries, including 30 foreign ministers.
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