Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas undergoes heart tests

The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, visited hospital on Thursday for heart tests that showed the 81-year-old’s health to be normal, officials said.   “We have carried out all necessary tests, including a cardiac catheterisation, and the results are all normal,” said Said Sarahneh, director of the Istishari hospital in Ramallah. “The president will leave the […]

Abbas urged not to dismiss Netanyahus invitation

Saudi Arabian-based media has appealed to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas not to dismiss the invitation extended by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for him to address the Knesset.Netanyahus appeal to Abbas, one of several he has made to the PA chairman, came at his speech at the UN General Assembly last week.An editorial published […]

Obama disappointed in failure to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace, envoy admits

The White House is disappointed in the lack of progress in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process during US President Barack Obama’s eight-year administration, said US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro on Thursday.   Speaking to Army Radio from the United States on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly debate, the ambassador spoke of Washington’s sentiments […]

After weekend of terror, Abbas says Palestinians attack Israelis ‘because they’ve lost hope’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday apparently attempted to distance the PA establishment from the recent spate of terror attacks against Israelis, saying the perpetrators conducted such violence on their own initiative.   He described the lone-wolf attackers as “martyrs” and youth who “have lost hope.”   Without referring directly to this weekend’s spate […]

Abbas and Kerry discuss ‘two-state solution’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in New York on Monday, where the two discussed the “two-state solution”.   “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution,” said State Department […]

Kerry ‘concerned’ by ‘surge in settlement activity, violence’

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in New York on Monday, where the two discussed the “two-state solution”.   “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution,” said State Department […]

Kerry tells Abbas US is committed to two-state solution

The United States remains committed to the two-state solution, US Secretary of State John Kerry told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas when the two men met in New York on Monday.   “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two […]

After weekend of terror, Abbas says Palestinians attack Israelis ‘because they’ve lost hope’

Abbas’s comments come after a violent weekend that saw six attacks within a 48-hour period in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday apparently attempted to distance the PA establishment from the recent spate of terror attacks against Israelis, saying the perpetrators conducted such violence on their own initiative.   […]

Preconditions or bust

Reports from Russia on Thursday claimed that there is a real possibility for a meeting between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow. However, officials in Jerusalem are in no hurry to book their plane tickets.   “There was also an agreement in principle before, but Abbas didn’t remove the preconditions. […]

Russia: Netanyahu, Abbas agree to meet

The Russian Foreign Ministry reported on Thursday that Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas had agreed to meet in Moscow to renew final status talks.   Despite the announcement, however, no date has been set for a meeting between the two leaders, and the apparent readiness of the two has […]