Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas at EU to discuss surging Israel-Palestinian violence

EU’s Mogherini says Europe feels ‘certain degree of frustration’ over stalled Mid East peace process   The European Union’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas late Monday to discuss “concrete steps” to calm the surge of violence between Israelis and Palestinians.   “We have a meeting tonight to discuss the ways […]

Netanyahu: ‘Perfectly open’ to meeting with Abbas

Hundreds of armed IDF soldiers are now standing guard at some of Tel Aviv’s most popular shopping destinations to beef up the police presence.   Tel Aviv’s police department received 100 soldiers, most officer cadets, who will assist police in patrol of public spaces, such as the Dizengoff Center mall and the outdoor Carmel Market, […]

Netanyahu: ‘Perfectly open’ to meeting with Abbas

Hundreds of armed IDF soldiers are now standing guard at some of Tel Aviv’s most popular shopping destinations to beef up the police presence.   Tel Aviv’s police department received 100 soldiers, most officer cadets, who will assist police in patrol of public spaces, such as the Dizengoff Center mall and the outdoor Carmel Market, […]

Israel to world leaders: Urge Palestinian Authority to stop incitement

Israel is urging various leaders around the world to impress upon Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas the need to stop incitement and try to rein in the raging terrorism, Israeli government officials said Monday.   The comments came after EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called both Abbas and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday evening […]

Abbas calls for end to escalating violence

The Palestinian president lay blame on Israel for the recent violence. “We say to the Israelis: Stop building in the settlements and come to the negotiating table,” he said. “We will be willing to return to negotiations and discuss the agreements that have been violated and neglected by Israel since Oslo and until now.   […]

Palestinian Authority does not want to ignite third intifada, senior Palestinian Authority official says

President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday instructed Palestinian Authority forces to take measures to prevent a further security deterioration in the West Bank.   Abbas issued the instructions during a meeting in Ramallah with commanders of the PA security forces and Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.   He told the commanders to be on alert “so as […]

Abbas’ goal: A Palestinian state imposed from abroad

This route starts with Abbas’ claim that Israel legally violated the Oslo Agreements, and therefore the Palestinians don’t have to honor them either. He is not referring to the security coordination which serves both the Palestinians and the Israelis, but to the fact that the Palestinians don’t have to reach their own state through negotiations […]

Abbas speech encourages incitement and disaster in Middle East: Netanyahu

“Abu Mazen’s [Abbas] speech is deceitful and encourages incitement and disaster in the Middle East. Unlike the Palestinians, Israel strictly adheres to the status quo on the Temple Mount, and is committed to continuing to do so in accordance with the agreements between Israel and Jordan and the Waqf,” Netanyahu said.   “We expect and […]

President Abbas raises Palestinian flag for first time at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas raised the Palestinian flag at the United Nations for the first time on Wednesday with a promise that it will be raised soon in Jerusalem, “the capital of our Palestinian state.” More than 300 ministers, diplomats and well-wishers who crowded into the rose garden at U.N. headquarters where a temporary flagpole […]

Palestinian flag raised at United Nations headquarters

The Palestinian flag has been raised for the first time at United Nations headquarters in New York. The ceremony was attended by the President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas.   Addressing the UN General Assembly, Mr Abbas said it was unconscionable that the question of Palestinian statehood remained unresolved.   He also warned that […]