Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

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 […]

Benjamin Netanyahu accepts Paris invite to meet Abbas, if France drops conference

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday accepted French President François Hollande’s invitation to meet with him and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Paris later this month, as long as there is no international conference. The French are planning a conference of foreign ministers in Paris on December 21 to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, and […]

Abbas praises terrorists again

In a speech today at the Seventh Conference of the Fatah Movement in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority, praised the generations-long Arab struggle against Israel. Abbas mentioned the fedayeen who sacrificed their lives, calling them “heroes” and “brave revolutionary fighters.” The Arab Fedayeen were terrorists who infiltrated […]

Abbas praises terrorists again

In a speech today at the Seventh Conference of the Fatah Movement in Ramallah, Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority, praised the generations-long Arab struggle against Israel. Abbas mentioned the fedayeen who sacrificed their lives, calling them “heroes” and “brave revolutionary fighters.” The Arab Fedayeen were terrorists who infiltrated […]

Fatah movement re-elects Abbas, opens leadership conference

Some 1,400 Fatah members gather in Ramallah for a conference, where delegates are to hold elections for the party’s two main decision-making bodies; in a first step, delegates unanimously re-elected Abbas as Party Leader Mahmoud Abbas for a new five-year term; the conference, which is expected to be attended by hundreds of the movement’s members, […]

Military Intelligence head warns of instability in West Bank, possible wave of terror

Israel should prepare for a possible wave of terror attacks amid growing instability in the West Bank caused by a power struggle in the Palestinian Authority over who will succeed President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the IDF’s Military Intelligence Directorate warned on Sunday. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never […]

Abbas’s Fatah holds rare congress as succession talk builds

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party will hold its first congress since 2009 on Tuesday as the 81-year-old leader seeks to close ranks and fend off a key rival. While Abbas’s advisers insist the congress is being held because it is overdue, some analysts see it as an opportunity for him to sideline allies […]