Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

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 […]

Abbas, Jordanian king agree to fight against US embassy relocation to Jerusa…

Jordan’s monarch met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in Amman and discussed the potential relocation of the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to the official Palestinian news service Wafa, King Abdullah II and Abbas also “discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between Palestine and Jordan as well as the latest […]

Abbas, Jordanian king agree to fight against US embassy relocation to Jerusa…

Jordan’s monarch met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in Amman and discussed the potential relocation of the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. According to the official Palestinian news service Wafa, King Abdullah II and Abbas also “discussed ways to develop bilateral relations between Palestine and Jordan as well as the latest […]

Abbas: UNSC resolution says settlements illegitimate, not Israel

UN Security Council resolution 2334 was not an anti-Israel decision, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday evening, speaking to a group of some 200 Israeli activists, professors, and former officials. “UNSC resolution 2334 was not against Israel; it was against settlements, no more, no less,” Abbas told the Israelis, who traveled from all […]

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 […]

Mahmoud Abbas: UN resolution lays groundwork to end Israeli settlements

The Palestinian president has expressed hope that a Middle East conference in France will set a timetable to end settlements – as Israel pushed ahead with plans to build thousands of homes in contravention of a recent UN resolution. Mahmoud Abbas spoke days after a US abstention allowed the security council to condemn Israeli settlements […]

PressTV-Abbas foe Dahlan sentenced to three years

An exiled Palestinian lawmaker and political rival of President Mahmoud Abbas has been sentenced to prison and payment of fines for corruption. Mohammed Dahlan was sentenced to a 3-year jail term and a fine payment of $16 million in absentia by an anti-corruption court in Ramallah in the occupied West Bank, his lawyer Salameh Halaseh said […]