Tag: PA President Mahmoud Abbas

Britain's Prince William talks with a guide as he surveys Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Mosque mosque compound and its golden-topped Dome of the Rock on June 28, 2018

Report: Prince William Refused Meeting With Jerusalem Mayor

TEL AVIV – Prince William reportedly refused a request to meet with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat in the capital out of concern that it would come across as a political statement. Barkat in turn refused to meet with the British royal outside the capital. 

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Palestinian Authority Accuses Jared Kushner of ‘Incitement’

TEL AVIV- Palestinian officials on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump’s envoy and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, accusing him of “incitement” against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and saying the U.S. administration’s upcoming peace proposal is bound to fail. 

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.

Sheikh Hassan Yousef (C), a prominent leader of the Hamas Islamic movement, holds the party's flag and talks on a phone following his release on January 19, 2014 after spending 28 months in Israel's Ofer prison, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Yousef, who is also a member of …

Hamas Warns Gaza on Brink of ‘Explosion’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh warned Monday that the Gaza Strip was on the brink of an “explosion” because of the continued Palestinian power struggle between his group and the Palestinian Authority.

In this handout image supplied by the Office of the Palestinian President, President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attend a meeting as leaders gather for the second round of Israeli/Palestinian peace talks, on September 14, 2010 in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

Klein: Yes, President Trump; Israel Does Want Peace

TEL AVIV — In recognizing Israel’s right to Jerusalem and correcting the antagonistic, anti-Israel ideology and actions of his predecessor, President Trump has already proven himself to be one of the greatest friends that Israel ever had in the White House. Still, Even the closest of friends make the occasional blunder.

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, …

Trump Threatens to Cut More Funds Unless Palestinians Talk Peace

DAVOS, Switzerland — In unscripted remarks to the press on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the US would no longer transfer monetary aid to the Palestinians unless they entered peace negotiations with Israel, and excoriated the Palestinian leadership’s reaction to his decision last month to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Trump Envoy Jason Greenblatt Due in Israel Wednesday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt will arrive in Israel on Wednesday for what has typically been a routine meeting with envoys from the Quartet on Middle East peace, comprised of the US, EU, UN and Russia.

David Friedman, ambassador to Israel nominee for U.S. President Donald Trump, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Friedman, the combative bankruptcy lawyer Trump tapped as his envoy to Israel, said he regretted using 'inflammatory rhetoric' during the divisive …

Terror-Supporting Palestinian Authority Claims U.S. Ambassador Is Blocking Peace  

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry has released a statement harshly criticizing U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Freidman for his factual statement that the Palestinian Authority rewards terror by way of its payments to Palestinians who are imprisoned by Israel or were killed due to their involvement in terrorist attacks against Israel.

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Fatah Official Met with Hezbollah Terror Chief

Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad met in Beirut on December 31 with Hassan Nasrallah, leader of Hezbollah which is designated as a terrorist organization by the US, the EU and the Arab League.

In this handout photo provided by the Israel Government Press Office (GPO), Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shakes hands with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the funeral of former Israeli leader Shimon Peres on September 30, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. World leaders and dignitaries from 70 countries attended the …

Japanese Foreign Minister Invites Netanyahu, Abbas For Tokyo Mideast Summit

TEL AVIV — The foreign minister of Japan has reportedly invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to a four-way peace summit in Tokyo that would also be attended by Jared Kushner, the Trump administration’s point man on efforts to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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PA Newspaper Editorial: This Is the Time for Confrontation

TEL AVIV — The Palestinian newspaper Al Hayat Al Jadida, considered the official publication of the Palestinian National Authority, is calling on Palestinians to prepare for a “confrontation” with Israel over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

PALESTINIAN-POLITICS Palestinian Authority President and head of the Fatah movement, Mahmud Abbas attends a Fatah 'Revolutionary Council' meeting in the Palestinian West Bank city of Ramallah on September 1, 2013. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Abbas: We Will Seek Full UN Membership

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinians will seek full membership in the United Nations and join dozens of additional international organizations in response to the recent US policy changes on Jerusalem.

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi attend the opening session of the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo on October 12, 2014, aimed at helping the Gaza Strip pummelled by the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants earlier this year. Some 50 countries are to attend …

Abbas to Meet With Egypt’s el-Sisi Over Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas was set to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Cairo on Monday for discussions on the Trump administration’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.