Tag: Palestine

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 […]

Valuable progress already made toward Mideast peace, Pence says

The Trump administration has already reconstituted the Middle East peace process by fostering “goodwill” amongst Israelis and Palestinians, US Vice President Mike Pence said at an Israeli Independence Day reception held at the White House on Tuesday.Reiterating the presidents “personal commitment to resolving the Israeli and Palestinian conflict,” Pence said the new administration had found […]

PA welcomes anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

The Palestinian Authority (PA)’s bureau in charge of foreign affairs on Tuesday welcomed the resolution passed by the UN’s cultural agency, UNESCO, which denies Israel’s rights to Jerusalem. “We reiterate the single most important threat confronting Jerusalem and other important heritage sites in Palestine continues to be the Israeli occupation and its illegal practices, as […]

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 […]

Hamas presents new charter accepting a Palestine based on 1967 borders

Hamas has unveiled a new political programme softening its stance on Israel by accepting the idea of a Palestinian state in territories occupied by Israel in the six-day war of 1967. The new document states the Islamist movement it is not seeking war with the Jewish people – only with Zionism that drives the occupation […]

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 […]

Trump: ‘I Would Be Honored’ to Meet With N. Korean Dictator

In an interview with CBS on Sunday, President Trump called North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un a “smart cookie.” Then on Monday, Trump said he would be “honored” to meet with Kim. “If it would be appropriate for me to meet with him, I would absolutely — I would be honored to do it. If it’s […]

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 […]

Palestinian factions reject Israel’s right to exist

After two of the Palestinians’ most notorious Islamic terrorist groups, Hamas and Fatah, agreed that the nation of Israel has no right to exist, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas appears to be distancing himself with the factions in preparation of his meeting with President Donald Trump on May 3 to spur a pro-Palestinian foreign […]

Israeli ambassador speaks of fresh Palestine peace initiative

Israel is pressing for a fresh Middle East peace initiative involving Arab states, Mark Regev, the Israeli ambassador to the UK, told a meeting at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London as pro-Palestinian activists mounted a vocal protest outside. Regev said Israel “wants to see larger and greater involvement from the Arab […]