Tag: Abbas

Why Egypt’s Sisi is pushing Abbas-Dahlan reconciliation

On March 20, a meeting was held in Cairo between Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas. Qualified by the Palestinians as a warm and friendly encounter, the press release that followed was rather laconic. Fatah Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad who participated in the meeting reported to the Safa […]

Fatah official to JPost: Abbas, Sisi agree to coordinate all steps for Mideast peace

The Egyptian and Palestinian Authority presidents have agreed to coordinate all steps on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, a Fatah Central Committee member said after the two leaders met. “They both agreed to follow up with each other on all decisions pertaining to the peace process and a number of other matters,” Azzam al-Ahmad, who attended […]

Abbas: Stop building and peace talks can resume

Hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech on the Middle East peace process, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday again imposed conditions on peace talks. Abbas, reacting to Kerry’s remarks, said he was ready to resume peace efforts with Israel if it stops “settlement building”. “The minute the Israeli government agrees […]