Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Behind the US peace plan: Why Mahmoud Abbas is in the ‘hot seat’

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been meeting with leaders of the Yesha Council in an attempt to resolve disagreements over the proposed map outlining the borders of a prospective Palestinian state. Netanyahu’s efforts come among stark interim opposition to the US peace plan, by some settler leaders, led by David Elhayani, Yesha Council Chairman, […]

‘Abbas has no answer to Israel applying sovereignty’

The Palestinian Authority continues to threaten Israel and is also trying to mobilize Jordan to prevent Israel from applying sovereignty in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley. Yoni Ben Menachem, a commentator on Arab affairs and a senior researcher at the Jerusalem Center For Public Affairs, spoke to Arutz Shevaon Sunday about the cooperation between […]

Abbas: ‘If Israel annexes a single centimeter, all agreements with Israel, US canceled’

If Israel annexes “even a single centimeter” of land in Judea and Samaria and the Jordan Valley, the Palestinian Authority will consider itself no longer bound by any of the agreements it has signed with Israel or the United States, said P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas last week. In an address posted to Palestine TV’s Facebook […]

Abbas calls emergency meetings to discuss annexation

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is scheduled to chair emergency meetings of PLO and Fatah officials in Ramallah in the coming days to discuss Israel’s plan to apply sovereignty to parts of the West Bank. The meetings will take place as Abbas faces increased pressure from some PLO and Fatah officials to take drastic measures […]

PA warns against annexation in Judea and Samaria

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ bureau condemned on Tuesday what it called the “provocative” decision of the Israeli Attorney General ordering the expropriation of land in the Ibrahimi Mosque (the Arabic name for the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron -ed.) belonging to the Islamic Waqf. The announcement said that the plot of land […]

Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will make a joint appearance next week and express opposition to the Trump administration’s peace plan, Channel 12 News’ Ehud Yaari revealed on Thursday. Their joint press conference reportedly will be held at the same time as the UN Security Council discusses the […]

Abbas asks France to recognize ‘Palestine’

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday met French President Emmanuel Macron in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments in the peace process and regional affairs, the Xinhua news agency reports. During the meeting, Abbas expressed hope that France will recognize a Palestinian state. Abbas highlighted France’s role in “saving the political process from […]

Abbas says wants to discuss ‘deal of the century’ and Palestinian polls with Putin

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday he wanted to discuss with Russian President Vladimir Putin US President Donald Trump’s “deal of the century” for the Middle East, as well as the problem of the occupation of Palestinian territories and elections in Palestine. “Naturally, we need to discuss a number of problems. I mean, first […]

Palestinian Authority under threat, could collapse – UN report

The United Nations Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, has warned that the viability of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which nominally controls the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank, is under threat and facing unprecedented challenges. In a report released Thursday by the office of the United Nations Special Coordination for the Middle East Process, the organisation warned that: […]

SAUDI ARABIA OFFERED ABBAS $10 BILLION TO ACCEPT TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday. A senior Palestinian official in Ramallah refused to comment on the […]