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PLO leadership abbas

Abbas Health Rumors Spark Fears of Succession Battle

TEL AVIV — Recent reports of a deterioration in the health of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas set off fears of a political war of succession that could work to the advantage of Hamas, an Arab intelligence source told Breitbart Jerusalem.

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Former Jordanian Minister: U.S. Will Lose Power Under ‘Stupid Idiot’ Trump

TEL AVIV – Vice President Mike Pence was “tricking” the Arab nation by trying to smooth over “Trump’s despicable declaration” regarding Jerusalem, but it means nothing since “Israel will soon disappear” and the U.S. will lose global hegemony as long as “the stupid idiot” is in power, a former high-ranking minister in Jordan said following the vice president’s visit to Amman.

Lebanon's Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil looks on as he addresses a joint press conference with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu following their meeting in Ankara on November 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Foreign Minister Calls for Sanctions Against U.S. over Jerusalem

Speaking from a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Saturday, Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil called for “pre-emptive measures” against the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. He said this should begin with “diplomatic measures” and then proceed to “political, then economic and financial sanctions” against the United States.