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Abbas Attacks Trump’s Policy on Jerusalem as ‘Sinful’

CAIRO (AP) — The Palestinian president on Wednesday again blasted Donald Trump in a fiery and emotional speech, saying the U.S. leader’s decision to recognize contested Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was “sinful” and “ill-fated.”

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas gestures as he addresses a crowd of demonstrators at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, 30 August 2006. Workers from a cross section of trade unions representing Palestinian Authority employees marched to the PA headquarters to demand their salaries. Unemployment levels …

Report: Palestinians Lowball Expectations Ahead of Trump Peace Push

Palestinian officials have cautioned the White House not to rush into direct, indirect or even “proximity” talks without a framework for a peace deal with Israel in mind that will govern where the new effort is going, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

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Palestinian Opinions Split After Abbas Interview With Israeli TV

JERUSALEM — Recent comments by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas critical of Palestinian stabbing attacks against Israelis have caused controversy among journalists and factions in the Palestinian Liberation Organization other than Abbas’s own Fatah party. In the interview with Israel’s Channel

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas chairs a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in the West Bank city of Ramallah on April 4, 2016.

Abbas: I Will Never Permit Violent Struggle Against Israel

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the idea of a violent struggle against Israel and stated that a Palestinian state would be established only by diplomatic means, the Jerusalem Post reported. “We are now engaging in a

President Mahmoud Abbas reacts during a meeting with Palestinian journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on January 23, 2016. /

Kerry to Meet Abbas in Jordan; No Planned Israel Visit

The Jerusalem Post reports: U.S.Secretary of State John Kerry Kerry, who arrived in Jordan on Saturday, is expected to hold talks in Amman with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday. No trip to Israel is planned. Kerry, accompanied by the

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Israeli leader Wants To Begin Separating From Palestinians

JERUSALEM (AFP) –  Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians “as much as possible” to restore security. Herzog made the comments while laying

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