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US State Department official says the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington can remain open but must restrict activity to the peace process with Israel

Cruz, Ros-Lehtinen: Palestinian Embassy in Washington ‘Violates U.S. Law’

TEL AVIV – Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Attorney General Jeff Sessions have been urged by two members of Congress to shutter the Washington D.C. bureau of the Palestine Liberation Organization, which endorses “flagrant violations” of U.S. law such as payments to terrorists.

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12 Points the Palestinians Claim Are inside Trump’s Mideast Peace Plan

While the Trump administration has kept its forthcoming proposal for an Israeli-Palestinian deal tightly guarded, a policy paper made public on Friday by a top Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official claims to know the contents of the U.S. deal framework.

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 12: Arabic-speaking protesters, including a woman holding a photograph of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, attend a gathering to protest against the recent announcemment by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 12, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. …

PLO’s Washington Envoy: Trump ‘Backstabbed’ the Palestinians

By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiating a process to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, US President Donald Trump backstabbed the Palestinians, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington envoy charged on Thursday.

A Palestinian man walks past a graffiti of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and assassinated Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) deputy leader Khalil al-Wazir, also known as Abu Jihad, in Gaza City on August 6, 2009. Israel has for the first time admitted assassinating the PLO's former number two, Abu …

Report: PLO Moves to Withdraw Recognition of Israel

The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the umbrella organization that is internationally-recognized as the representative of the Palestinian people, will push to withdraw formal recognition of Israel and end Washington’s longstanding role as mediator of the peace process.

Palestinian chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, speaks to journalists during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 4, 2016. / AFP / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Top Palestinian Official at UN: Hamas, PFLP Are Not Terrorist Groups

The Algemeiner reports: A senior PLO official and former negotiator with Israel went before a UN forum on Thursday to emphatically deny that Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) were terror groups. “Hamas and the PFLP

TOPSHOT - Inmates that are to appear in court for their trial are rounded up at the Quezon City Jail in Manila in this picture taken on July 29, 2016. There are 3,800 inmates at the jail, which was built six decades ago to house 800, and they engage in …

Palestinian Official Vows to Continue Paying Terrorists, Defying U.S.

The Palestine Liberation Organization is still paying wages to convicted terrorists imprisoned in Israel, a Palestinian official confirmed Wednesday, contradicting comments by US Secretary of Defense Rex Tillerson that the provocative policy is being stopped.

A Palestinian supporter of the secular Fatah movement takes a picture with his mobile phone through his party's flags during a huge gathering in Gaza city, 12 November 2007, to mark the anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat. Hamas police killed six people in Gaza City today as hundreds …

Turkey to Host Hamas Conference Despite New Ties with Israel

Despite the recent thawing of ties between Israel and Turkey, Istanbul is set to play host this weekend to a well-attended conference whose speakers and organizers are either affiliated with Hamas or once held senior posts in the Palestinian terror group.

French president Francois Hollande (R) and Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas give a press conference following a meeting at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris on June 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO BERTRAND LANGLOIS (Photo credit should read BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Palestinian Fatah Party Ends Conference With Boost For Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas tightened his hold on Fatah and shut out a key rival, according to unofficial results Sunday of leadership elections in the movement which has dominated West Bank politics for decades.

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Norway Grills Abbas Over His Terror Funding

Arutz Sheva reports: Foreign Ministry Director-General Dr. Dore Gold thanked Norwegian Ambassador Jon Hanssen-Bauer for his country taking Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to task over his use of foreign funds to pay jailed terrorists.

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PICTURES: PLO Members Stage Unprecedented Protest Against Abbas

Members of organizations belonging to the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) have voiced unprecedented criticism against its head, President Mahmoud Abbas, for his “obsequious” attitude toward Israel. The Abbas loyalist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the Democratic

A partial view shows the Dome of the Rock mosque situated in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, sacred for both Muslims and Jews, in Jerusalem's Old City, on February 11, 2016

NYT: New Plan to Separate Jerusalem Arabs and Jews Divides Left and Right

TEL AVIV – A new plan to separate Jerusalem’s Jewish and Arab neighborhoods has been rejected by both sides of the Israeli political spectrum as well as the Palestinians, according to an article in The New York Times. The plan, which was promoted by a group of liberal Israelis and supported in principle by the leftwing Labor party, would divide eastern Jerusalem’s Palestinian neighborhoods from the rest of the city and transfer responsibility for about two-thirds of the capital’s Arabs to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank.

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Israel Has Plans For West Bank Farmland: Army Radio

Israel plans to move into a large tract of agricultural land in the West Bank, Israel’s Army Radio said on Wednesday, a move that has angered Palestinians. The report said the land, covering 154 hectares (380 acres), was in the fertile