Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

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, […]

Netanyahu assails Abbas in tweetstorm on eve of new US peace bid

Amid resurgent US peacemaking efforts and the arrival of two top Washington envoys to the region, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Monday of lying that he wants peace and “poisoning” the minds of young Palestinians. “Palestinian President Abbas tells the world that he educates Palestinian children for peace. That’s a […]

Abbas rejects Trumps peace proposal

Fatahs Revolutionary Council congratulated the “heroic” hunger-striking terrorists for their “victory” over Israel in what the terror organization called a “fight for freedom and honor.”In a committee meeting titled “The meeting for freedom and honor in support of our heroic prisoners,” the Council expressed its pride and admiration of the prisoners for “standing strong,” and […]

Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me

President Donald Trump lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claims the PA leader deceived him regarding his party’s involvement in anti-Israel incitement. Trump met with Abbas in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time the president […]

“You Tricked Me” – Trump Reportedly Rages At Palestine’s Abbas For ‘Lying To Him’

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu publicly called out Abbas’ claim, noting the PA’s continued material support for jailed terrorists and promotion of hateful propaganda encouraging young Arabs to take up arms against Israel. “I heard President Abbas yesterday say that the Palestinians teach their children peace,” said Netanyahu. “Unfortunately, that’s not true. They name their schools […]

How Benjamin Netanyahu and Abbas are fighting not to lose blame game with Trump

In the fall of 2011, a group of US congressmen decided to block $200 million in State Department funding from reaching the Palestinian Authority. The money, designated for healthcare, state building efforts and food programs, was withheld to try and discourage President Mahmoud Abbas from taking his unilateral bid for statehood to the United Nations […]

‘Abbas has decided to sign peace deal with Israel’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has crossed the Rubicon and voiced “unprecedented” readiness to reach a peace deal with Israel, sources close to the efforts to renew talks between Israel and the Palestinians have told The Jerusalem Post. Abbas, according to the sources, made this clear to President Donald Trump during their meeting at the […]