«Palestinian prisoners celebrated the anniversary mass hunger strike» is the title of an article in the newspaper «Kommersant», which States that in the framework of the anniversary of the day of political prisoners, which is celebrated by the residents of the Palestinian authority annually on April 17 since 1967, 1.5 million Palestinians located in Israeli prisons, has announced indefinite hunger strike.
According to the Palestinian support Association for prisoners and human rights, ADDAMEER, the Israeli prisons contains about 6.3 thousand Palestinian prisoners, including more than 60 women and 300 minors, clarifies the issue.
Georgian citizens who came to Israel to celebrate the Passover in Jerusalem, faced with the tightening of controls at the border, despite the visa-free regime, officially valid between the two countries. Because of this, the Embassy of Georgia in tel Aviv even had to open a hotline for compatriots who are faced with problems on arrival, writes in another article the same newspaper.
However, the tightening applies not only to the Paschal days – on April 17, the Georgians will not accept applications for political asylum in Israel. The authorities explain this by the fact that in 2016 about 80% of the tourists from Georgia were illegally employed in the country, and about 28% claimed that it is dangerous to return home. The Israeli experience sets a dangerous precedent for the citizens of Georgia, who since the end of March, received the right to enter without visas to EU countries. European officials have warned that visa-free travel may be cancelled if under the guise of tourists will come too many migrant workers.
The US President Donald trump was contacted by phone with Turkish leader Recep Tayyip erdoğan, and «congratulated him on winning the referendum» on amendments to the Turkish Constitution. About it reported in a press release, the White house, according to which the two leaders also discussed the recent missile attack of the us military at the air base by Syrian government forces, writes «Rossiyskaya Gazeta».
During the conversation, the politicians have come to the conclusion about the necessity to bring to justice President Bashar al-Assad «for the alleged chemical attack on the civilian population cap» – how to formulate a Pro-Kremlin publication. Trump also thanked Erdogan for his support of US action.
Meanwhile, the US state Department statement on the referendum in Turkey has a different tone. The foreign Ministry stressed «the important work of mission of observers from the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE)», pointing to preliminary estimates of experts of the organization: «violations in the voting day, unequal opportunities during the campaign before the referendum, which was held in a state of emergency».
Well-known TV journalist Leonid Parfyonov will return as the host of the project «the other day at the karaoke», as reported by the producer of the TV channel RTVi Alexey Pivovarov on his page on the social network Facebook, writes «Nezavisimaya Gazeta». The new project will combine two formats – analytical «recently» and entertaining «Old songs about the main thing».
In each issue Parfenov will discuss with the guest Studio of some historical stage, which is connected with the famous song, after which the host and guest together to achieve. The first issue of this weekly program will be aired on RTVi at the end of may-beginning of June.
The delegation of the Federation Council headed by Chairman of the house Valentina Matvienko has completed a visit to Saudi Arabia. Following the meeting with king Salman bin Abdul Aziz al Saud and members of the Advisory Board, the parties agreed to develop cooperation in military-technical, energy and nuclear fields, the newspaper «Izvestia».
The host side noted the respectful attitude of the speaker to the traditions of the country: the head of the SF in the course of the meeting covered the head scarf and was dressed in a traditional Arab state colors – green and black.
The visit of the Russian delegation to Saudi Arabia lasted two days – during this time, the speaker of Council of Federation Valentina Matvienko held negotiations with representatives of Parliament and met with king Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud. According to Valentina Matvienko, she had a «very positive feeling from the trip.»