Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Trump to Abbas: I’ll Do ‘Whatever Is Necessary’ to Broker Middle East Peace

President Donald Trump stressed his desire to broker a peace deal in the Middle East as he was joined Wednesday at the White House by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Trump offered himself as a “mediator, arbiter or facilitator” to help reach a peace agreement between Israel and Palestine, but said, “Any agreement cannot be […]

Abbas sets red lines ahead of Trump meeting

On the eve of his first meeting with US President Donald Trump, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership “will not accept any solution” that does not include a state along 1967 lines and east Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas made the remarks at an event in Washington, D.C., where […]

Trump: We will get it done

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday. The meeting – their first – is part of a three-day visit by Abbas to Washington amid uncertainty of Trump’s stance regarding the Palestinians. Speaking in the White House, Trump said that he looked forward to having Abbas return to the White House […]

Meeting with Trump comes at time of crisis for Palestine leader

Expectations have been set low for meetings between US presidents and Palestinian leaders for many years now, but never as low as the hopes for Donald Trump’s first meeting with Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, Middle East observers argue. The Palestinian president will arrive at the White House facing a crisis of legitimacy among Palestinians, and […]

A Month of Prophecy | Prophecy Update

On May 3rd, President Trump will host Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. On May 15th, America’s new ambassador to Israel David Friedman will arrive in Jerusalem and present his credentials to President Rivlin the following day. Then on May 22nd, Trump will arrive in Israel and will stay until the 23rd. […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to Abbas: How can you speak of peace while financing murderers?

If the Palestinians are serious about peace, stop paying salaries to murderers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday during a memorial ceremony at Mt. Herzl for victims of terrorism. Speaking two days before Abbas is scheduled to meet US President Donald Trump in Washington, Netanyahu said to the PA […]

Trump-Abbas White House summit said set for May 3

Palestinian official said Sunday that the much-touted first meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump will take place on May 3 in the White House. Senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmad also told the Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad that a Palestinian delegation will head to Washington on April 23 for preliminary […]

Abbas Adviser: No negotiations without settlement freeze, limited release of prisoners

There will be no peace talks without a complete settlement freeze in the West Bank and east Jerusalem and a limited release of prisoners, a senior adviser of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview published on Wednesday. “The leadership’s position is clear: There will be no return to the negotiations’ table until […]

Back in the region, Trump’s peace envoy meets Abbas

US President Donald Trump sent his peace envoy back to the Middle East on Tuesday in a move seen as a sign that he intends to make a push for a peace deal. The envoy Jason Greenblatt met late Tuesday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a resort on the Dead Sea in Jordan, […]

Abbas: We are still committed to a two-state solution

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday that he is still committed to the two-state solution and is prepared to work with the new US administration, according to a statement from the PA president’s office. The PA president “affirmed [his] continuing commitment to the two-state option, international law and legitimacy, which should ensure the […]