Tag: Mahmoud Abbas

Abbas is ready to meet Israel’s PM as part of Trump’s peace efforts

Mahmud Abbas said Tuesday Donald Trump was expected to visit the Palestinian territories “soon” and that he was ready to meet Israel’s prime minister as part of the US president’s peace efforts. Trump is expected in Israel later this month as part of his first foreign trip and the Palestinian president said “we are looking […]

Abbas Holds Media Reception at Swanky D.C. Hotel

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was honored with a reception Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., in which he gave brief remarks indicating that he is optimistic about the Trump administration’s ability to lead successful peace talks. The remarks were delivered through the Palestinians’ new chief representative to the United States, Husam Zomlot. Zomlot announced that his […]

Benjamin Netanyahu: I look forward to talks with Trump to advance peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday said he looked forward to talking with US President Donald Trump about the best way to advance peace between Israel and the Palestinians. He spoke just one day after Trump announced the start of a new peace process during a joint press conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas […]

Donald Trump tells Abbas ‘we will get it done’ on Israel-Palestinian peace deal

Donald Trump has committed the United States to helping Israel and the Palestinians reach peace, telling visiting Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas: “We will get it done.” Trump spoke after welcoming Abbas to the White House for a meeting aimed at relaunching talks that have failed repeatedly to resolve the decades-old conflict. “I’ve always heard that […]

Trump says he will launch new Middle East peace process

The US is launching a new diplomatic effort to reach a comprehensive peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, President Donald Trump said on Wednesday while hosting Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. Reminding Abbas that he signed the 1993 Oslo Accords in Washington – the first diplomatic framework for Israeli- Palestinian peace […]

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 […]

Abbas sets red lines ahead of Trump meeting

On the eve of his first meeting with US President Donald Trump, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Tuesday that the Palestinian leadership “will not accept any solution” that does not include a state along 1967 lines and east Jerusalem as its capital. Abbas made the remarks at an event in Washington, D.C., where […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Month of Prophecy | Prophecy Update

On May 3rd, President Trump will host Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the White House. On May 15th, America’s new ambassador to Israel David Friedman will arrive in Jerusalem and present his credentials to President Rivlin the following day. Then on May 22nd, Trump will arrive in Israel and will stay until the 23rd. […]