Senior PLO official Hanan Ashrawi warns Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro over his vow to maintain his campaign-promise to relocate Brazil’s embassy to Jerusalem as, “provocative and illegal.”
By Elad Benari
Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi on Friday condemned Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro’s announcement that he would move his country’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem.
“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilize security and stability in the region,” Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee, told AFP.
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) and PLO official Hanan Ashrawi (right) – Photos: Wikimedia
“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she said, referring to a small number of countries supporting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Continue Reading »
Demanding to hold out until all Palestinian conditions are realized, the head of Palestinian National Council says the PLO must thwart any autonomous Arab rule that the Israelis may conceded to them for the West Bank.
By Dalit Halevi
Zanoun added that the entire Palestinian people, women, children, young and old, would not surrender or sell the Palestinian rights for money (a hint to the US peace plan) and would continue to cling to their land out of loyalty to the “shaheeds” (martyrs -ed.) and the sacrifice of the prisoners and the wounded.
Hiding under the cover of the thick black toxic smoke from hundreds of burning tires on Gaza’s border with Israel, Palestinian rioters hurl rocks and hand granades at IDF soldiers. Continue Reading »
The PLO, basically run by PA kleptocrat Mahmoud Abbas and claimant to being “the sole representative of the Palestinian ‘people’,” has informed the UN that their Special Coordinator, “is no longer acceptable to the state of Palestine,” for bypassing Abbas to attain a cease-fire between Hamas & Israel.
The Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) informed the UN chief that Nickolay Mladenov has overstepped his role as Special Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process by pursuing negotiations with Hamas and trying to recruit aid into the Gaza Strip from other Arab countries.
PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Ahmed Majdalan said that Mladenov “is no longer acceptable to the state of Palestine,” local media reported. Continue Reading »
Al-Jazeera reports that after the State Department finally closed the PLO mission in Washington, the Trump administration continues to up the pressure on the PA president, now expelling their envoy and his family immediately, while closing all U.S. bank accounts linked to the Palestinian Authority and the PLO.
By Elad Benari
The United States is intensifying its pressure on the Palestinian Authority (PA). The Al-Jazeera network reported on Sunday evening that the US administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA or the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in banks across the United States.
The US is not confirming the report at the moment, but the State Department hinted last week after the closure of the PLO’s mission in Washington that there would be further steps against the Palestinian Arabs. Continue Reading »
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert, announced that PLO mission office in Washington was officially closed due to Palestinian entrenchment over the past 10 months in refusing to engage in peace talks.
By The Associated Press
The Trump administration ordered the closure of the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Monday, citing the refusal of Palestinian leaders to enter into peace talks with Israel, prompting the Palestinians to accuse the administration of dismantling decades of US engagement with them.
The State Department said the US step—the latest in a series targeting the Palestinians—came after a review of the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization centered on the fact that no “direct and meaningful negotiations with Israel” are underway despite previous warnings. 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 »
Senior PLO leader bloviated how a special committee empowered by PA autocrat Mahmoud Abbas voted last month to freeze the PLO’s recognition of Israel until a Palestinian state is established along the June 4th, 1967 borders, and having cut off dealings with the U.S., he proudly boasted they effectively blocked President Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’.
By Dalit Halevi
Azzam al-Ahmad, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization and a Palestinian Authority legislator claimed recently that the PA had successfully blocked a long-awaited Middle East peace deal floated by President Donald Trump’s administration.
The peace plan, dubbed by Trump the “Deal of the century”, was never publicly released, though envoys Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt discussed the key issues in the deal with both Israeli and Palestinian Authority officials during a series of visits to the region since Trump took office in January 2017. Continue Reading »
To protest Trump’s relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a PLO official announced plans to prosecute Israelis at The Hague, to encourage attacks on Israeli civilians, and the opening of a PA municipality for the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem to undermine Jewish sovereignty.
By David Rosenberg
Palestinian Authority leaders warned Tuesday they will organize mass protests and hold a “Day of Rage” next Monday in protest of the planned relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood.
According to a report by the PA-mouthpiece WAFA, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Ahmad Majdalani listed a number of steps the PA is planning in protest of the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy to Israel’s capital city. 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 »
Italian magazine publishes PLO leader’s diaries, exposing the arch-terrorist’s methods of maintaining plausible deniability after carrying out global terror attacks, while demonstrating his satisfaction to his underlings after they were carried out.
– Arafat also chronicled his planned perjury at former Italian PM Berlusconi’s corruption trial, for a significant financial payoff.
By Binyamin Tobias and Daniel Bettini
Nineteen volumes of journals written by former Palestinian Authority leader Yasser Arafat over the course of nearly 20 years were divulged Sunday in the Italian L’espresso news magazine, shedding light on both the personality and life of the former Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) chief. Continue Reading »
With the Palestinians rescinding its directive to charge Israelis in the ICC, a US St. Dept. official relayed an updated decision allowing the PLO’s Washington DC office to remain open, but “within limitations.”
The administration of US President Donald Trump on Friday backtracked on its vow to close the Washington DC office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), saying it could remain open “within limitations.”
A State Department official said the bureau is advised to “limit its activities to those related to achieving a lasting, comprehensive peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.”
Rex Tillerson with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Continue Reading »
In 1994 Clinton waived a law prohibiting the PLO from having a mission in Washington, contingent on the Palestinians not charging Israelis at the Int’l Criminal Court. Palestinian despot Abbas broke US law by breaking the conditions of the agreement, and now, PLO officials are threatening the Trump Administration for the consequences.
• In 2011, Obama (the following Democrat President) allowed the Palestinians fly their flag over the Washington office, a de facto status upgrade of the mission that the Palestinians hailed as historic.
By Yoni Hersch, Shlomo Cesana, Erez Linn, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with a threat to close their diplomatic office in Washington. Continue Reading »