Expectations low as US-led Israeli-Palestinian conference begins in Bahrain

Palestinians burned portraits of US President Donald Trump as they protested in both Gaza and the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday against US-led plans for a conference on the territories' economy in Bahrain. Palestinian business groups have said they will boycott the event, being held on June 25 and 26, billed as part of Washington's long-awaited Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and spearheaded by Trump's adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner.