Riyad Mansour

mahmoud abbas

Abbas to Hold Meeting with Ministers, Diplomats in New York

UNITED NATIONS, US — Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas has invited Middle East envoys, foreign ministers and Security Council diplomats to a meeting in New York next week to discuss prospects for peace, the Palestinian ambassador said Wednesday.

The new U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley, listens to proceedings during a Security Council meeting of the United Nations, Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017. U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative Michele Sison is at center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Nikki Haley to Palestinians: Stop Incitement to Violence

The Palestinian Authority must “stop its incitement to violence” and engage with Israel in “direct peace negotiations, rather than looking to the UN,” a top American diplomatic official said on Tuesday.

Permanent Observer of Palestine to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour speaks during the first-ever hearings of candidates seeking to become the next secretary-general at UN headquarters in New York on April 12, 2016.

Palestinian UN Envoy Compares Israel to Nazi Germany

TEL AVIV – The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday drew parallels with Israel’s “labeling” of Palestinians terrorists and Nazi Germany’s similar designation of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising fighters.


UN Chief Ban Ban Ki-moon Calls Israeli Settlements ‘Provocative Acts’

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday slammed Israel’s settlement activities as “provocative acts” that raise questions about the nation’s commitment to a two-state solution. The Palestinians want an independent state in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, areas Israel