shinzo-abe-3-in-ramallah‘I might offer advice that may not be easy to swallow to both of the parties’ Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks with top Israeli officials in Jerusalem on Monday and with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in a bid to deepen economic cooperation while also bringing a tough message on peace. Abe said he had promised about $100 million (86.2 million euros) to help reconstruction efforts in the war-ravaged Gaza Strip. “We are preparing to give more support, worth around $100 million, in humanitarian aid, reconstruction aid and financial aid to Palestinian civil authorities,” he said. More than 100,000 Gaza homes were destroyed or damaged during last year’s 50-day war with Israel, and UN welfare officials say that 17,000 displaced people are still living in schools. After meeting Abbas, Abe was to fly back to Japan several hours earlier than scheduled. More