Palestinian autocrat Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser on Foreign Affairs and International Relations: Australia is “worthy of being spat on. You [Australians] are the servants of the U.S…. I don’t want your $10 million.”
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By Arutz Sheva Staff
Following Australia’s decision to suspend direct funding to the Palestinian Authority (PA) because the PA pays salaries to terrorists and their families, senior PA official Nabil Shaath blasted the country and said that it should be spit on.
Shaath, who serves as PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ adviser on Foreign Affairs and International Relations, made the comments last week on official PA TV, and they were translated by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Continue Reading »
In an interview with a Japanese newspaper, PA leader Abbas said that he was prepared to meet with Netanyahu, but it’s dependent on a complete settlement freeze.
By JOY BERNARD
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday made several significant statements in favor of a dialogue with Israel and a hastening of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in an official interview with Japanese newspaper Ashai Shimbun.
“I am ready to meet the prime minister of Israel any time in Washington under the patronage of President Trump,” Abbas declared.
PA autocrat Abbas, US President Trump, Israeli PM Netanyahu
Looking ahead to his meeting with Trump in Washington, which is slated to take place on May 3, the PA president said that the purpose of the summit with the US president was “to continue our discussion on how to conclude a peace deal with the help of the US.”
In a remark that could very well be interpreted as a jab at the former US administration and former US president Barack Obama, Abbas went on to say that “We are glad that now the US administration listens about us from us, and not from third parties… President Trump knows that we are committed to a Middle East that lives in peace, justice and dignity, based on [a] two-state solution, international legitimacy and Arab peace initiative.”
However, Abbas also touched on topics that have previously impeded diplomatic efforts to bring an end to the conflict and reconcile between the Jewish state and the Palestinians. Continue Reading »
Nabil Sha’ath, a senior Fatah official, also repeated a PA threat to halt its security coordination with Israel.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The Palestinian Authority may end its currency union with Israel, Nabil Sha’ath, a senior Fatah official, announced on Monday.
New 200 shekel bill. – Photo: COURTESY OF THE BANK OF ISRAEL
Sha’ath, a member of the Fatah Central Committee and a former PA foreign minister, said that the boycott of the shekel was one of a number of “daring and decisive” decisions that the PA leadership would take if Israel continued to violate agreements signed with the Palestinians. Continue Reading »