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 »
Ambassador Danny Danon, Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, appeals to the Security Council to condemn Palestinian leader Mohmoud Abbas’ blaming of the Jews thenselves for of the Holocaust.
• Watch highlights of Abbas’ detestable rant.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon sent a letter to the UN Security Council demanding condemnation of the latest anti-Semitic remarks by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
“Such a hateful diatribe against a people who have undergone thousands of years of intolerable persecution, is completely unacceptable. I call on all leaders of good faith to condemn these repeated hateful remarks and demand a full and sincere apology from Mr. Continue Reading »
Monday’s diatribe at a meeting of the PLO Central Council by Mahmoud Abbas, was drenched in hateful allegations from the ‘reasons’ why Jews were massacred by Christians, to arguing Israel was a “colonial project with no relationship to Judaism.”
• Israel’s Education Minister Naftali Bennett: The Palestinian leader is “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Reacting angrily to a controversial speech made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday, Education and Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett (Bayit Yehudi) said Wednesday that the Palestinian leader was “drenched in antisemitism from head to toe.”
“Abbas’s body is drenched with antisemitism, from head to toe. Continue Reading »
White House responds forceable to PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ latest insults, saying time has come to choose between hate and peace, says Jason Greenblatt, President Trump’s special representative for international negotiations.
By MICHAEL WILNER
WASHINGTON — The White House forcefully pushed back on Monday night against a fresh round of insults from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hurled at a senior member of the Trump administration, after remaining quiet for months through his attacks following their decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Since that December policy move, Abbas and his aides have repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump and his senior staff. Continue Reading »
Speaking in Ramallah on Monday, Mahmoud Abbas delved into an open anti-Semitic rant, including calling the US Ambassador to Israel a ‘son of a dog,’ then also blasts his Islamist rival, Hamas, as responsible for last week’s assassination attempt that targeted his Prime Minister.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas branded Donald Trump’s envoy to Israel David Friedman a “son of a dog” on Monday in a fiery speech that also blamed Hamas for trying to kill the Palestinian prime minister.
US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman – Facebook/J’Post
Abbas said Friedman, who has frequently been critical of the PA, was a “settler” and a “son of a dog,” a turn of phrase that was bleeped out during his televised address. Continue Reading »
Abbas appears to be fostering regional hostilities through his policies since Trump’s Jerusalem declaration. The PA autocrat is planning to stop the transfer of funds to Gaza for electricity, water, health and salary payments, blaming Israel for the resulting crisis, thereby forcing confrontations between Hamas and Israel.
Daniel Siryoti and Israel Hayom Staff
Defense officials are directly linking Friday’s car ramming attack, which killed two Israeli soldiers and seriously wounded two others, to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ policy of three resolute “noes,” first reported by Israel Hayom last week.
According to Abbas’ “three noes” policy, as long as U.S. Continue Reading »
While rumors are swirling that Abbas has cancer, his personal aides maintain that the Palestinian autocrat is in good health, despite his visits to hospitals and refusal to be photographed.
A source who was present at the Fatah revolutionary council meeting told i24NEWS that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is suffering from health issues, once again sparking questions over who will succeed the Palestinian leader, slated to turn 83 years old at the end of the month.
Sources revealed to i24NEWS that journalists were barred from filming last week’s convening of the Fatah Revolutionary Council due to the PA chief’s deteriorating health. Continue Reading »
Should the Palestinian autocrat be incapacitated, Fatah officials appointed Mahmoud al-Aloul as “acting president of Palestine” for 90 days, until elections can be held.
• Fatah officials claim appointment of interim leader was prompted by ‘rumors’ of Abbas’ failing health.
By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will be replaced by his deputy, Mahmoud al-Aloul, if he becomes unable to fulfill his duties, Fatah’s Central Committee decided in Ramallah on Saturday.
According to Palestinian media outlets, Fatah’s Central Committee decided that should Abbas, 82, were unable to continue in his role, al-Aloul will be appointed “acting president of Palestine for a period of three months until elections can be held.”
Mahmoud al-Aloul – Screenshot: YouTube
Al-Aloul was elected Abbas’ deputy several months ago. Continue Reading »
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.
By MICHAEL WILNER
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.
By GIL HOFFMAN
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 »