Tag: Palestine

Abandoning two-state solution is ‘no joke’, Palestinian officials say

Palestinians have angrily warned the United States against abandoning a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel, after a White House official said peace did not necessarily have to entail Palestinian statehood. As Donald Trump and the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, prepared to meet in Washington on Wednesday, Palestinian officials said the only alternative […]

UN chief ‘regrets’ opposition to former PA leader as Libya envoy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday said he “deeply” regretted the opposition to the appointment of former Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Salam Fayyad as the UN’s peace envoy to Libya. “I deeply regret this opposition and I do not see any reason for it,” Guterres said at the annual World Government Summit hosted by […]

Country of birth: Judea and Samaria

Parents of kindergartners from all over Israel were surprised to discover that Israel’s Education Ministry had reported some of the parents’ country of birth as “Judea and Samaria” or the “Palestinian Authority.” “It’s unfathomable,” S., who is the mother of a kindergartner, told Arutz Sheva. “The Israeli government’s official forms turn Judea and Samaria into […]

Benjamin Netanyahu to tell Trump he supports a Palestinian state

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not retract his support for the creation of a Palestinian state when he meets with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, Netanyahu made clear in Sunday’s security cabinet meeting.When Bayit Yehudi ministers Naftali Bennett and Ayelet Shaked called on Netanyahu to speak out against the creation of a […]

Israel’s Netanyahu: US Embassy Should be in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the American Embassy in Israel should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, injecting himself once again into a charged campaign trail promise of U.S. President Donald Trump. Netanyahu’s comments at his weekly Cabinet meeting appeared aimed at countering reports that Israel was concerned about the fallout […]

Why Trump shot down Obama’s last-minute attempt to send the Palestinians $221 million

On Tuesday, the state department under President Donald Trump announced it would review one of Barack Obama’s final acts as US president — the release of $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. Obama’s move, came as a shock to many. The funds had congressional holds on them, which don’t legally bind the president but have historically […]

Trump’s planned UN cuts to reportedly harm Palestinian Authority

The New York Times reported on Wednesday that according to officials, the newly elected US President Donald Trump has his administration working on executive orders that would cut all funding to any organization that grants full membership to the Palestinian Authority, dramatically cut down on US’s role in the United Nations and other international organizations […]

Fatah Gunman: We May Return to ‘Armed Struggle’ If U.S. Moves Israel Embassy to Jerusalem

A former Fatah terrorist told Breitbart Jerusalem that the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Fatah’s so-called military wing, may return to “violence” if the United States follows up on its pledge to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Abu Mujahed, today an officer within the Palestinian Authority’s intelligence corps, said that Fatah operatives have […]

Palestinians see US reconsidering Israel embassy pledge, says PLO official

The United States has not formally communicated to the Palestinian leadership that it does not intend to move the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, despite reports as such, a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday. “We have not received reassurances in writing or verbally from the US that it does not plan to […]

Why Obama sent Palestinians $221 million in his last hours in office

On Monday the Associated Press reported that as one of Barack Obama’s final actions in office before the inauguration of President Donald Trump, he released $221 million to the Palestinian Authority. The money came from federal aid the US provides to the West Bank and Gaza, aid that totaled about $355 million in 2015. The […]