While reiterating how Palestinian hands are extended to peace, which will be achieved through negotiations, PA chairman refuses to: 1) Negotiate with Israel following Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, 2) Refuses the United States as an integral negotiation facilitator, 3) Refuses to drop Jerusalem as their capital, 4) Demands the return of 5 million “refugees” to Israel. – So much for Abbas’ veracity of negotiating without preconditions.
By Dalit Halevi
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is continuing his diplomatic offensive against the United States and Israel following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and Washington’s cut to the financial aid it provides to UNRWA. Continue Reading »
WATCH Video: US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley articulated how Jordan’s previous monarch, King Hussein, as well as Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat had the courage to seek peace for their people, but Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has for decades, used only “hate-filled speeches and end-runs around negotiations,” that only guaranteed a continuing conflict.
“We will not chase after a Palestinian leadership that lacks what is needed to achieve peace,” Haley said.
WASHINGTON – Following a warning from President Donald Trump that the US will cut aid to the Palestinians if they refuse to return to peace talks with Israel, his ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, specified the administration’s criticism to PA President Mahmoud Abbas, questioning his ability to lead his people to peace. Continue Reading »
According to reports, upon learning of proposed ‘US Peace Plan’ during Saudi visit in November, the PA despot exploited Trump’s Jerusalem declaration to extricate himself from a plan that would create a Palestinian state not based on the 1967 lines, and without flooding Israel with refugees.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas decided to deliver Sunday’s speech – in which he ruled out a peace process as long as Donald Trump is US president – after parts of Trump’s Middle East peace plan were leaked to him by the Saudis, Channel 2 reported on Tuesday night.
Even before Sunday’s speech, Ben Caspit of The Jerusalem Post’s Hebrew sister paper Maariv reported last week that Abbas was angered by the preliminary reports of Trump’s plan that the Saudis had given him. Continue Reading »
During a speech at a meeting of the PLO’s Palestinian Central Council, Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas cursed the US president in Arabic, “May your house be destroyed.”
By i24NEWS – AFP
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas denounced US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”, declaring that Israel had “ended” the Oslo accords delivering a speech at the PLO Committee meeting on Sunday.
“Today is the day that the Oslo Accords end. Israel killed them,” he said referring to the 1990’s landmark agreements that led to the creation of the Palestinian Authority and envisioned a final resolution to the conflict. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Authority (PA) autocrat Mahmoud Abbas, bypasses American and Saudi involvement, setting his demands for any agreement to end the Arab conflict with Israel.
By Dalit Halevi
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is also the leader of Fatah and of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Sunday delivered his annual speech marking the start of the “revolution” that began on January 1, 1965.
Both despots self proclaimed ‘Presidents for Life’ of Fatah, PLO and Palestinian Authority
In his speech, Abbas presented the following red lines:
“There will be no solution except for one based on international resolutions, headed by the UN General Assembly Resolution 19/67, approved on November 29, 2012, UN Security Council Resolution 2334 of 2016, resolutions of the National Councils and the Arab Peace Initiative, all of which confirm the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders whose capital is east Al-Quds.”
“The implementation of the Arab Peace Initiative depends on Israel ending the occupation of Palestinian and Arab lands, a just and agreed solution to the Palestinian refugee problem in accordance with Resolution 194, and first and foremost the achievement of freedom and independence by the Palestinian people.”
“The plot against Jerusalem will not succeed and we will never allow anyone to violate our national rights and principles.”
Israel’s UN Ambassador spotlights PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ anti-American inflammatory rhetoric as latest excuse to avoid upcoming peace negotiations planned by White House for early 2018. – WATCH PM Netanyahu address misplaced Palestinian entrenchment.
By Elad Benari
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Wednesday criticized the statement by Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
“The Palestinian Authority is doing all it can to avoid any chance for negotiations and is actively thwarting initiatives towards reconciliation,” Ambassador Danon said.
“The international community must not allow Chairman Abbas to evade direct negotiations yet again. It must be made clear to the Palestinian leadership that they must stop their dangerous incitement which threatens the stability of the region,” he added. Continue Reading »
Sources in Saudi Arabia say Abbas was summoned to fly with haste to meet with Saudi King & Crown Prince on Sunday to agree to Trump’s peace deal that’s supported by the Palestinian’s greatest benefactors, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt.
By Mohammad Al-Kassim
The Trump administration’s plan to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks involves convincing Israel to impose a new settlement-building freeze and generous financial aid from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a source with direct knowledge of a meeting between Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »
In Riyadh, PA despot Abbas was urged by Saudi Royals to distance the new Palestinian unified gov’t from Iran and not allow Hamas to stockpile weapons.
The West Bank and Gaza will benefit from large-scale Saudi investment projects if the Palestinian Authority joins the kingdom in taking an aggressive stance against Iran’s role in the Middle East, Palestinian sources privy to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ meeting in Riyadh on Tuesday said.
Saudi officials, led by King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, sought to persuade Abbas to take a tough stance on Hamas as it moves forward with joining the internationally-recognized Palestinian government. Continue Reading »
PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas claimed in a HAARETZ report that he won’t appoint any Hamas ministers to the new unity government unless they first publicly recognize the State of Israel.
By Elad Benari
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday claimed he would not appoint to the Palestinian unity government ministers from Hamas who will not openly and publicly recognize the State of Israel, Haaretz reports.
Hamas deputy leader, sanctioned terrorist Salah Al-Aruri, declared that the group would never agree to give up the armed struggle against “the Zionist regime”. – YouTube screenshot
Abbas’s comments were made during a meeting he held in his headquarters in Ramallah with former Knesset members from the so-called “Parliament of Peace Forum”: former Labor chairman Amram Mitzna, former ministers Ophir Pines-Paz and Raleb Majadele, and former MKs Colette Avital and Taleb el-Sana. Continue Reading »
Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas refuses to stop paying families of terrorist, jailed or killed, who murdered Jews, explaining how the payments to the murderers (and attempted murderers) is ‘a national and moral duty.’
By Arutz Sheva Staff
The Fatah Revolutionary Council, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, met at the Palestinian Authority presidential headquarters in Ramallah to discuss the latest developments in the efforts to achieve reconciliation with the Hamas terrorist organization.
According to the official PA news agency Wafa, Fatah leader and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said at the meeting that Jerusalem was “the eternal capital of the state of Palestine.”
He praised the ‘victory’ of the Arab residents of Jerusalem for the “tyranny of the occupation” after the thwarting of the installation of metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount. Continue Reading »
Ignoring the fact that PA leadership is backed by less than 50% of his people, Abbas blamed Israel for the inability to reach independence, just after admitting that the brutal violence & chaos that characterizes Palestinian society is at fault.
By Israel Today Staff
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas admitted on Monday that an independent Palestinian state wouldn’t be established any time soon.
He then predictably blamed Israel for that situation, just after he had all but acknowledged that the Palestinians and their chaotic, violent society were holding up the process.
Hamas extrajudicial sentencing: Gazan found guilty of ‘collaborating with Israel’ is dragged through the streets of Gaza with cheers and celebratory shooting into the air.
PA autocrat says UN bears a legal, political, moral and humanitarian obligation to end Israeli “occupation”, urges the UN to take steps to impose peace on Israel, accept the Palestinians as owners of the land.
By Elad Benari
Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday used his speech at the UN General Assembly to attack Israel, as he has done in past speeches as well.
In his remarks, Abbas claimed that Israel is evading its responsibility to end its “occupation of Palestine”.
“While we call to end the occupation, Israel incites and pretends there’s no Palestinian partner for peace,” Abbas charged, ignoring the fact that he has continuously rejected invitations from Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to sit down for direct talks. Continue Reading »
The Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas vows to continue monthly stipends to murderers’ families despite US threats to discontinue financial aid and said he will not allow the PA resume security coordination with Israel.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Tuesday that he will not resume security coordination with Israel nor will he end financial support for Palestinian security prisoners jailed by Israel, despite pressure from the United States.
Abbas made the declarations in a wide-ranging interview with the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabinewspaper.
Abbas described Israeli settlement building in both the West Bank and east Jerusalem to be illegitimate, and called for “peaceful popular resistance in the face of the practices and procedures of the occupation.”
The Palestinian leader also told the paper that he does not approve of Arab states’ normalization of ties with Israel, which he says contradicts the Saudi-led Arab Peace Initiative. Continue Reading »
Palestinian journalist Ayman Qawasmi, and human rights activist Issa Amro, were reportedly arrested after their Facebook posts calling on the Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas to resign, since he finished his presidential term a decade ago. • Amnesty International calls Amro’s arrest “a shameless attack on freedom of expression.”
By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
Palestinian security forces have detained a prominent activist and a journalist after they called for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.
Abbas was elected in 2005, but has overstayed his five-year term over the rift with Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip in a military coup in 2007, effectively splitting the Palestinian Authority into two separate entities. Continue Reading »
With White House emissaries arriving this week to begin talks, Palestinian autocrat Abbas is becoming increasingly frustrated as he maintains how Israeli construction of new homes in Jewish West Bank communities are the main obstacle to peace, but can’t get Trump to agree publicly, as the past president was so keen to do.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli politicians that the Donald Trump administration believes in ending settlement construction and the two-state solution but refuses to publicly say so.
Abbas told members of the left-wing Meretz party that he found the administration’s policy incomprehensible.
“I have met with Trump’s emissaries to the Middle East about 20 times since the beginning of his tenure, and they repeatedly emphasized to me how much they believe in and are committed to the two-state solution and to the cessation of construction in the settlements,” Abbas said. Continue Reading »
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