The United Nations, Egypt and Qatar are determined to achieve some sort of normalization in Gaza with or without Abbas’s consent; having reached the conclusion that Abbas is not going to change his position regarding Hamas, all three now negotiate directly with Israel and Hamas with his exclusion.
• In the eyes of many Palestinians, Abbas is the ‘bad guy’ who is punishing Gaza, while others, even Israel, are trying to end the crisis.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
As Hamas celebrated its “victory” after Tuesday’s ceasefire with Israel, with Israel, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is increasingly finding himself irrelevant on issues concerning the Gaza Strip. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas flew off to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi in Sharm el-Sheikh after news that Hamas may have secured an Egyptian orchestrated agreement to end ‘March of Return protests’ on Israel’s border, but without Abbas’ involvement.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi met in Sharm el-Sheikh on Saturday to discuss the “Palestinian issue” among other things, an official confirmed on Thursday.
Abbas arrived in the coastal resort city on the edge of the Red Sea on Friday to attend the World Youth Forum in Sharm el-Sheikh amid ongoing attempts by Cairo to reconcile Hamas and Fatah. Continue Reading »
Between coughing bouts (choking on his lies), the Palestinian leader sounded desperate, even more ludicrous than during his previous addresses to the UN General Assembly, as Abbas blamed all the Palestinian woes on everyone else.
By Ryan Jones
You could hear the desperation in his voice.
Like a child caught red-handed in a mischievous act, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was eager to blame someone else, anyone else.
Naturally, he started by blaming Israel, which he notably called a “colonial” enterprise, thereby reaffirming that he still does not recognize the inalienable right of the Jewish people to exercise sovereignty in their ancient homeland. Continue Reading »
PA officials in Ramallah tick off long list of US actions taken in response to Abbas’ intransigent posture. Abbas tells underlings to end attacks on Trump administration, shelves a speech criticizing anti-Palestinian acts by Trump administration, for upcoming U.N. General Assembly.
By Daniel Siryoti
A series of recent U.S. steps against the Palestinian Authority have infuriated the Palestinian leadership, but the outrage directed at the U.S. administration has been amplified by growing criticism directed at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who has made “every possible mistake” since President Donald Trump entered the White House, according to a senior Palestinian official who spoke to Israel Hayom. Continue Reading »
Trump Admin explains why it’s changing the unsuccessful 40 year-old paradigm in search of peace, while trying to explain to an unappreciative Palestinian leadership that, “Nobody is entitled to America’s foreign aid.”
By Israel Today Staff
Despite being wholly dependent upon the goodwill of Israel, the Arab states and Western power-brokers, the Palestinian Authority has seemingly done its best to alienate each and every one.
It’s ironic, considering that much of the Palestinian leadership’s diplomatic efforts are focused on isolating Israel.
Israel’s reasons for distrusting the Palestinian Authority are clear. And numerous statements by Arab leaders across the Middle East in recent years reveal that they don’t think very highly of Mahmoud Abbas and his regime, even if they remain committed to the “Palestinian cause.”
But the bulk of the PA’s annual income comes from the West, and a large chunk of that used to be provided by the United States. Continue Reading »
Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority kleptocrat who threatened to resign 7 times in the past, is reportedly suffering from severe memory problems and is refusing to appoint a successor to replace him.
By Elad Benari
Palestinian Arab officials close to Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas claim that his health is worsening, Channel 10 Newsreported on Wednesday.
According to the report, Abbas is suffering from severe memory problems and at times does not recognize those around him.
His associates say that he holds meetings for a maximum of two hours a day, and even then he is distracted at times. Continue Reading »
PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas is reportedly furious that Egypt is facilitating a Hamas-Israel ceasefire arrangement without him, saying, “Over my dead body will there be a ceasefire and agreement for calm between the sides.”
By Tal Polon
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas reportedly expressed outrage that a ceasefire agreement between Hamas and Israel was being formulated without his participation.
[Israeli TV news] Channel 10 reported that it had been informed today, Tuesday, by a senior Fatah official in Ramallah that Abbas had said, “Over my dead body will there be a ceasefire and agreement for calm between the sides.”
Palestinian kleptocrates: Hamas political leader Ismail Haniyeh (left) and his second-in-comand, Gaza leader, Yahya Sinwar (center) ignore their nemesis, Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas (right). Continue Reading »
REPORT: The potential of the hundreds of million$ that can be skimmed for personal wealth has senior Fatah officials collecting weapons, some even recruiting armed Tanzim operatives, in preparation for the eventual post-Abbas reign, as President Trump is proving kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas isn’t willing to make peace with Israel.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Senior Fatah officials are stepping up the preparations for the succession struggle over the position of Palestinian Authority chairman, which will open up as soon as Mahmoud Abbas announces that he is ending his term of office, Kan reported.
According to the report, the various candidates for the position have begun to accumulate weapons for the struggle, and recently began to recruit armed Tanzim operatives who will stand by them for money, favors and alliances to strengthen their status in the PA. Continue Reading »
As the Palestinians face massive cuts in US donations and political support by the EU is diminishing, the Palestinian autocrat remains intransigent, promising more uncompromising, “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months,” to the PLO Executive Committee in Ramallah.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that the Palestinians were planning to make “fateful and dangerous decisions on important issues in the next two months.”
He did not specify the nature of the decisions being considered. However, Abbas said that they would be presented to the PLO Central Council for approval. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas & Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh are accused by the Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a nonprofit organization advocating democracy in the Middle East, of facilitating multiple human rights violations, including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, illegal detention and torture.
By Yair Altman
The Jerusalem Institute of Justice, a nonprofit organization advocating democracy in the Middle East, aims to urge the International Criminal Court in the Hague to investigate the conduct Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas political bureau chief (and former Prime Minister) Ismail Haniyeh for crimes against humanity.
In their request, to be submitted in the coming weeks, the group says Hamas and the PA are responsible for a host of human rights violations against the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank, including torture. Continue Reading »
Still fuming over President Trump’s Jerusalem recognition, the PA autocrat refused to meet with a U.S. delegation of 11 Democratic representatives, despite their lack of allegiance to, and continued criticism of, the US president.
By Arutz Sheva North America Staff,
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas refused to meet with a delegation of Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives that visited Israel two months ago, in protest of the Trump administration’s policies toward Israel, Haaretz revealed.
According to the newspaper, Abbas’ refusal to meet the delegation caught its members by surprise, because many of them are constant critics of the Trump administration and were hoping to hear Abbas’ point of view about Trump’s policies while visiting the region. Continue Reading »
Friends & Foes worldwide recognized the Palestinian leader’s antisemitic diatribe to the PLO’s Central Commettee as “vile” and “completely unacceptable,” with Sweden, the UN, EU, US, Germany, and even John Kerry, and Peace Now united in their condemnations and unimpressed with Palestinian leaders attempting to explain it away.
BY TOVAH LAZAROFF, TAMARA ZIEVE
Even Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s diplomatic friends condemned him.
Friends and foes alike blasted Abbas as an “antisemite” and a “Holocaust denier,” after he charged that the Nazis killed Jews in the Holocaust because they were money lenders.
“The Holocaust did not occur in a vacuum, it was the result of thousands of years of persecution,” UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process Nickolay Mladenov said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »