Tag: Middle East dipomacy

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks to the media with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) following talks at the Chancellery on April 19, 2016 in Berlin, Germany. /President-elect Donald Trump looks on as French businessman Bernard Arnault, chief executive officer of LVMH, speak to reporters at Trump Tower, January 9, …

Abbas Suggests Trump’s Jerusalem Move Put Him in the Hospital

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas blamed his most recent hospitalization on President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the subsequent opening of the U.S. embassy there earlier this month.

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a joint press conference with Prime Minister of Sweden in the Bella Venezia room at the Rosenbad government office in Stockholm on February 10, 2015.

Terror Groups Fatah and Hamas Pledge to Heal Palestinian Split

President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement on Sunday welcomed a pledge by its Hamas rivals to accept key conditions for ending a decade-old Palestinian political and territorial split, but said it wants to see vows implemented before making the next move.

Israeli ambassador to Turkey Eitan Naeh arrives to present his letter of credence to Turkish president at the presidential Complex in Ankara, on December 5, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

First Israeli Envoy to Turkey Since 2010 Starts Work

Israel’s first ambassador to Turkey since 2010 presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday, completing a critical step in the normalisation of relations after a bitter diplomatic rift.

In this handout provided by the Israeli Government Press Office, Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry as they meet December 15, 2014 in Rome, Italy.

Netanyahu: Turkey Agreement ‘Immense’ for Israeli Economy

The reconciliation deal with Turkey will dramatically boost Israel’s economy, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday during a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome, hours before he was expected to present the full terms of the agreement.

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman

Egypt Relinquishes Control Of Strategic Islands To Saudi Arabia

Ynetnews reports: According to the Egyptian newspaper Al-Youm Al-Sabaa, the Egyptian cabinet announced an agreement with Saudi Arabia on Saturday, delineating the maritime boundaries between the two countries. The Saudi boundary now includes the islands of Tiran and Sanafir, which