Trade, economic investment and peace talks to accentuate meeting between Russian president and Abbas in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in Moscow on Monday where the issue of Middle East peace talks will be raised, Russian authorities announced Thursday.
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“The two leaders will hold talks concerning key aspects of Russian-Palestinian relations and their future, with particular attention on the trade, economy and humanitarian sectors,” the Kremlin said in a statement according to AFP.
There will also be “an exchange of ideas on the process of Israeli-Palestinian talks and other problematic regional situations,” the statement continued, adding that North Africa would also be on the agenda.
The PA is addressing its ‘Image Problem’, realizing that when mothers openly ululate in happiness when their children ‘marry virgins in Heaven’, (having been killed in acts of terrorism), is bad publicity in the Judeo-Christian media.
By Ari Yashar
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has a long history of broadcasting images of Palestinian Arab women ululating in cries of joy over their dead “martyr” terrorist relatives, particularly in cases of mothers celebrating the terrorist activities of their children – but one official has warned the custom may be creating a public relations problem.
PMW YouTube screenshot
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated a broadcast on official PA TV from late last month, in which the mother of a “martyr” explained the ins-and-outs of the celebratory ululations, saying “it’s true what they say that we ululate for our children because our child is going to Heaven to marry the Dark-Eyed Virgins.” Continue Reading »
Palestinian president returned transferred taxes because portion was deducted to cover part of huge PA debt owed to Israeli electric company, explaining, ‘Either Israel transfers the funds to us in full, or we go to the ICC.’
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday Israel had released frozen tax revenues to the Authority but that he had ordered the funds to be returned because money had been deducted to cover debts to Israeli utility companies.
Palestinian President Abbas – Photo: EPA
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Palestinians are believed to owe millions of dollars for use of utilities and hospitals.
Under existing agreements, Israel collects taxes and customs on behalf of the Palestinians and then transfers the sums.
PA Prisoner Affairs Minister hails shooter of prayer rights activist in Jerusalem, Yehuda Glick, lauding the terrorist’s history of arrest and assault on (Jewish) prison guards.
Palestinian Authority (PA) Minister of Prisoner Affairs Issa Qaraqa on Thursday lionized Mu’taz Hijazi, the Islamic Jihad terrorist who tried to assassinate Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem on Wednesday and was later killed in a shootout with police.
“Hijazi was one of the heroes of the Palestinian prisoners’ movement who defended freedom and dignity,” Qaraqa wrote in a statement published by the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency.
Calling Hijazi a defender of “freedom and dignity” is particularly ironic, given the fact that he shot Glick who has championed the effort to gain Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount – the holiest site in Judaism – where the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust) has banned Jewish prayer and discriminated against Jewish visitors. Continue Reading »
Devoid of logic and common sense, the PA TV runs an anti-Israel Propaganda ad juxtaposing IDF strike on Gaza terror building and Al Qaeda’s terrorism in New York.
By Ari Yashar
The Palestinian Authority (PA) official TV channel has launched a particularly factually indefensible ad campaign against the IDF, accusing it in Operation Protective Edge of committing “terror” comparable to the September 11, 2011 (9/11) World Trade Center attack.
The ad was aired several times on PA TV News during the past week according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which translated it. In the ad, a split screen shows the Al Qaeda terrorists ramming a plane into the iconic New York buildings, alongside the IDF airstrike last Monday on a 12-story Gaza building used by Hamas terrorists. Continue Reading »
Scheme to maintain flow of US & EU foreign aid confirmed after PA spokesman praises maneuver to ‘provide political & legal cover’ to continue paying incarcerated murders, released terrorists and their families.
By Tova Dvorin and Ari Yashar
Palestinian Authority (PA) officials have successfully pulled off a scheme designed to dupe the US into continuing to give aid to the Hamas-Fatah Unity government – all because of a simple name change.
According to one report earlier this month, the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – the terror group behind the PA and Fatah – changed the name of a PA Ministry office from “Ministry of Prisoner Affairs” to “Authority of Prisoner Affairs” in an attempt to deflect criticism over the 12 million dollar per month salary to terrorist prisoners and their families. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Prime Minister blasts Hamas and Abbas over Thursday’s kidnapping of 3 Jewish youths as Palestinian official reports PA will help find them.
The cause of the suspected kidnapping of the three Yeshiva students who went missing in the West Bank Thursday is the announcement and the subsequent formation of the unity government between Fatah and the Gaza Strip-based Hamas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Friday.
Israeli soldiers of the Jewish Ultra-Orthodox battalion ‘Netzah Yehuda’ in the Golan Heights, near the Syrian border, on May 19, 2014 – Photo: Menahem Kahana -AFP/File
“This is the direct outcome of allowing a murderous terrorist organization enter the Palestinian government,” the Netanyahu told US Secretary of State John Kerry, as Israeli apprised the US of progress in the hunt for the youths. Continue Reading »
The Palestinians former top negotiator lashes out at Abbas after he rejected the vote to charge Israel at the Hague, saying the PA appears to be Abbas’s ‘personal property.’
By Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin
Former Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s “soft” policies in the new “unity” government with Hamas, according to tapes leaked by the Awrak news agency.
In the tapes, Erekat makes a series of furious remarks over Abbas’s decisions, saying that Abbas views the government as his “personal property.” According to Erekat, Abbas rejected a PLO majority vote Wednesday night that would have seen the PA turn to the International Criminal Court over Israel’s actions over the past several days. Continue Reading »
Renowned professor of Arabic literature at Bar-Ilan University slams ‘lamentation orgy’ over Fatah-Hamas deal, suggesting the resent pact could be used in Israel’s favor to disarm Hamas.
By Yoni Kempinski, Tova Dvorin
As hype and hysteria over the Hamas-Fatah (PLO/PA) unity pact continues, many experts are concerned over Israel’s future.
But at least one expert has said that the unity pact will work in Israel’s favor: Arutz Sheva columnist Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an expert on the Israeli-Arab sector, and an Arabic literature professor at Bar-Ilan University.
“I think that it will not be different from many agreements which both sides have signed [over the] last five or six years,” Kedar stated Friday, in a special interview with Arutz Sheva. Continue Reading »
IEC chief Yiftah Ron-Tal discusses the energy ‘revolution’ of Israel’s Tamar natural gas fields and the damage the ‘Arab Spring’ caused to Israel’s electricity.
By Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar
Maj.-Gen. (res.) Yiftah Ron-Tal, Director of the Israel Electric Company (IEC), spoke Thursday at the Ramle Conference on financial policy, where he addressed the Palestinian Authority (PA) electricity debts of 1.4 billion shekels (nearly half a billion dollars).
“If it were up to me, I would cut off their electricity tomorrow,” commented Ron-Tal. “Any private company would have cut off their electricity a long time ago. We’re demanding the PA to pay every last penny.” Continue Reading »