Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian Authority under threat, could collapse – UN report

The United Nations Mideast envoy, Nickolay Mladenov, has warned that the viability of the Palestinian Authority (PA), which nominally controls the Israeli-occupied Palestinian West Bank, is under threat and facing unprecedented challenges. In a report released Thursday by the office of the United Nations Special Coordination for the Middle East Process, the organisation warned that: […]

SAUDI ARABIA OFFERED ABBAS $10 BILLION TO ACCEPT TRUMP’S PEACE PLAN

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas $10 billion if he accepts US President Donald Trump’s plan for peace in the Middle East, also known as the “deal of the century,” the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar reported on Tuesday. A senior Palestinian official in Ramallah refused to comment on the […]

Palestinians turn to Russia to bypass US peace plan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is expected to visit Moscow in the coming months with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Palestinians are urging Russia to play a greater role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as they embark on an international campaign to bypass the Trump administration’s peace plan, which is scheduled to be released in the […]

Abbas believes Trump’s peace deal will be thwarted

PA chairman makes clear the Palestinians will continue to oppose President Trump’s “Deal of the Century”. Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinian Arabs face many challenges, and primarily the so-called “Deal of the Century”, as the Trump administration’s peace plan for Israel and the PA has come to be […]

Fatah: Conflict with US is inevitable

Deputy Fatah leader says US leaves PA with no other choice but a confrontation in order to thwart the “Deal of the Century”. Mahmoud al-Aloul, deputy leader of the Fatah movement headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said on Saturday that there is a real threat to Palestinian existence, and this requires joint […]

Abbas Chairs Group at UN

In New York, Abbas said the United Nations must provide the Palestinians with an international protection force, he remarked on Monday. The global community must band together to combat terrorism, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday as he took over the chairmanship of the United Nations Group of 77 and China, the organization’s […]

Report: Netanyahu tried to renew ties with Abbas

TV report says Netanyahu dispatched Shin Bet to convince PA chairman to renew cooperation. Abbas refused. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu attempted to renew ties with Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas and dispatched Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet) chief Nadav Argaman for this purpose, Hadashot TVreported on Thursday. According to the report, Abbas refused all […]

Palestinian President Abbas puts one-state solution on the table

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN General Assembly on Wednesday was punctuated with anger and frustration. Abbas is aware that his ability to inspire hope in his people – the hope of an independent Palestinian state – is diminishing before his own eyes. This very forum, which applauded Abbas six years ago when […]

Abbas welcomes Hamas overtures

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday welcomed Hamas’s announcement that it agreed to talks with his Fatah movement as well as to dismantle the Gaza administrative committee, which served as a local independent governing authority.Yusuf al-Mahmoud, spokesman for the PA government in Ramallah, called Hamas’s decision “a step in the right direction” and […]

Abbas Wishes Kim Jong-Un Health, Happiness Amid Nuclear Threats

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday wished North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un “health and happiness” to mark the country’s “Liberation Day,” amid threats from the dictator to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam.“The Korean people offered the most precious sacrifices for their freedom and dignity,” Abbas said in a telegram to Kim, […]