Tag Archive for Saeb Erekat

US Special Negotiator Slams Palestinian Negotiator Over ‘Empty Rhetoric’, Lying

President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt fires back at PLO official Saeb Erekat on Twitter for intentionally lying to purposely impede any possibility of cooperation between the Palestinians & the United States.



US special Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt fired back after Palestinian official Saeb Erekat circulated a letter to foreign diplomats stationed in Ramallah, accusing the American diplomat of being a mouthpiece for Israel.

COGAT commander, Maj-Gen Yoav Mordechai (left) takes President Trump’s Special Representative for Int’l Negotiations Jason Greenblatt (center) on a tour of the Gaza border, 29 Aug 2017. – Photo: U.S.

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PLO: No peace talks with Israel until Trump annuls Jerusalem recognition

In the spirit of threats and thuggery, PLO official Saeb Erekat takes a shot at bullying President Trump by refusing to resume any future peace negotiations with Israel until the United States annuls its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.



The chief negotiator for the PA said that it will not resume any kind of peace negotiations with Israel until the United States walks back its recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

“The Palestinian leadership will not accept any offers for negotiations unless the American decision on Jerusalem is annulled,” Saeb Erekat said Tuesday in an interview with the official Voice of Palestine radio, the official Palestinian Authority WAFA news website reported. Continue Reading »

Master PLO Propagandist Accuses Trump of Threatening to Starve Palestinian Children

Friction between the White House and the Palestinians is growing as PLO chief, PA head negotiator and master Palestinian propagandist Saeb Erekat spins President Trump’s threat to cut UN funding, as seeking to “starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to [continued free] health and education.”



Top Palestinian Authority (PA) official Saeb Erekat claimed that United States President Donald Trump has threatened to “starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and [to] deny their natural rights to health and education” if the PA doesn’t endorse his terms, according to a press release issued by the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

PLO Chief: ‘Recognition of Jerusalem as ‘Israel’s Capital’ is playing with fire’

Luckily, Saeb Erekat, Executive Secretary of the PLO is well known for his pompous bravado, scores of empty threats, and his absolutely false statements, so his criticism of possible Trump plans is inconsequential.

By Elad Benari


Palestinian Arab officials on Friday criticized reports that U.S. President Donald Trump plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Saeb Erekat, Executive Secretary of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said, “Any American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel will bring about the end of the Jerusalem issue. This issue is weighty and dealing with it is playing with fire.”


Nabil Abu Rudeineh, a spokesman for Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, said that any just solution in the Middle East required recognition of east Jerusalem as the capital of an independent Palestinian state. Continue Reading »

US State Department decides to allow PLO DC office to remain open, but conditionally

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.”

By i24NEWS


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.

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After breaking US law, Palestinians threaten to cut ties with US over repercussions

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 »

Israel’s arch enemy, PLO chief puts himself on transplant list in Israel


After a career of lying, demonizing and delegitimizing Israel, as well as preferring conflict over peace, the Palestinian chief negotiator and adversary at every peace table, Saeb Erekat now looks to Israel over every Arab or Muslim country for his life-saving treatment.



Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat is suffering from a serious respiratory disease and is on the waiting list for a lung transplant in Israel or the United States, according to Ynet.

Erekat, who is also secretary-general of the Palestinian Liberation Organization and one of the most recognizable Palestinian public figures, is reported to be suffering from pulmonary fibrosis and has been informed that a transplant will markedly increase his chances of survival. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem denies Arabic report that ‘Israel committed to limiting WB construction’

Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office categorically denies a London-based Arabic newspaper report that U.S. Mid. East Envoy Jason Greenblatt informed Palestinian delegation of an Israeli pledge to curb construction during ongoing peace talks.

By Elior Levy


US President Donald Trump’s special advisor and Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt told a Palestinian delegation in Jerusalem Tuesday that Israel had committed to slowing down the pace of construction in the West Bank during peace negotiations, according to a report published in the London-based Arabic language newspaper Al-Hayat.

After the report was published on Wednesday morning however, the Prime Minister’s Office issued a statement flatly denying the claim: “There is no such commitment,” the statement read. Continue Reading »

PLO ‘Deception Master’ tells UN, “Hamas & PFLP are not terrorist organizations”


Pointing out the obvious deception, Danny Danon, Israel’s Ambassador to the UN articulated, “These are lies and incitement from those who are paying terrorists to kill innocent Israelis.”



NEW YORK – “Hamas and the PFLP are not terrorist organizations,” Saeb Erekat, secretary- general of the PLO, said on Thursday at the “UN Forum Marking 50 Years of Occupation.”

Erekat made the comment in response to a question from The Jerusalem Post regarding recent Israeli allegations that some of the organizations participating in the event were linked to the two groups.

Earlier during the forum, he called Hamas a “Palestinian political party.” Continue Reading »

PLO chief Erekat ‘Shocked’ at Trump’s inaction on Israeli construction

PLO Secretary-General Erekat said he was “shocked” that the Trump administration did not immediately issue condemnations on Jewish construction as Obama’s administration repeatedly did.

By Elad Benari


Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary-General Saeb Erekat on Wednesday said he was “shocked” by the White House’s silence on Israel’s construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem, and called on President Donald Trump’s administration to clarify its policy.

Liberman and Netanyahu at Likud Beytenu faction meeting, Feb 5 2013 – Photo: Marc Israel Sellem/The Jerusalem Post


On Tuesday, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman announced the approval of 2,500 housing units in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, in order to accommodate the housing needs of the residents and to return their daily routine to normal. Continue Reading »

Leading PLO official threatens US with harsh consequences if embassy moves to Jerusalem


Saeb Erekat continues to do what he does best – bully & threaten the world with “chaos, lawlessness & extremism.” This time, he says PLO will revoke its recognition of Israel, along with other harsh consequences, should Trump move the US embassy to Jerusalem.

By i24news


Chief Palestinian Negotiator Saeb Erekat warned on Monday that if the US embassy will be moved to Jerusalem by the incoming Trump administration PLO will revoke its recognition of Israel and that other harsh consequences may follow.

According to The Times of Israel Erekat spoke at a conference call organized by the Wilson Center policy forum in Washington, DC regarding expectations from the Trump administration, and warned of the many consequences of President-elect Donald Trump’ honoring his campaign pledge and relocating the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

PLO chief livid as Europe fails to back BDS, gives empty support for Palestinian cause


#BDSfail: Erekat sends op-ed to Newsweek expressing his ‘astonishment’ at European officials now opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement, demanding that the EU issue fresh statements reversing such positions.

By Ryan Jones


Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief “peace” negotiator and current secretary-general of the PLO terrorist organization, lashed out this week over Europe’s failure to more substantially support efforts to boycott Israel.

Erekat penned an op-ed for Newsweek in which he asserted that the Palestinians were “astonished” by recent statements by European officials opposing the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The Palestinian official was shocked that European leaders had recently praised Israel’s human rights record, tacitly approved the import of Jewish “settler” products, and, at least in the UK, taken steps to criminalize boycotts against Israel.

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PLO ‘Throwing a Fit’ Demanding Apology Over Eurovision Flag Policy


PLO representatives have denounced the ‘shameful, totally biased & unacceptable decision’ from the Eurovision song contest organizers after a document was leaked banning the flags of all non-UN member state, including the Palestinian Authority flag.



The Palestinians demanded an apology on Saturday from the organizers of Eurovision, who are already under fierce criticism after a document leaked forbidding certain flags, such as the Basque and Palestinian ones.

In a letter addressed to Jean-Paul Philippot, the president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and obtained by AFP, Saeb Erekat, the number two of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), denounced a “shameful, totally biased and unacceptable decision” and demanded “its immediate cancellation.” Continue Reading »

Report: PM Netanyahu sends apology after standoff between Abbas’ bodyguards & the IDF




Prime Minister Benjamin Nanyahu offered a personal apology to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas earlier this week after IDF troops engaged in a tense standoff with the rais’ personal security detail just outside his home in Ramallah during a nighttime arrest raid, according to an Internet report.

Netanyahu and Abbas

Netanyahu and Abbas. – Photo: REUTERS

The story, which was first reported by journalist Barbara Opall-Rome of the Defense News web site, claims that the Palestinians were enraged by what they viewed as Israel’s “utter disregard” of their sovereignty over Area A, the sections of West Bank land which Jerusalem recognized as the domain of the Palestinian Authority by dint of the 1993 Oslo Accords. Continue Reading »

REPORT: New head of PLO threatened to end recognition of Israel


Saeb Erekat, the latest PLO secretary-general, is reported by Al-Quds al-Arabi as saying a decision to end recognition of Israel is upcoming. Erekat, along with being the Palestinian’s leading negotiator, is a ‘Grandmaster’ in Taqiyya, deception, & media spin.



The Palestinian Liberation Organization is threatening to withdraw recognition of Israel, its most senior peace negotiator told an Arab newspaper on Thursday.

Then-PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat (R) shakes hands with then-prime minister Yitzhak Rabin (L), as U.S. President Bill Clinton stands between them. – Photo: REUTERS

Saeb Erekat, who recently took over as secretary-general of the PLO, is quoted by Al-Quds al-Arabi as saying that a decision on reversing recognition of Israel – which was enshrined in a 1993 exchange of letters between the respective Israeli and Palestinian leaders at the time, Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat – will be made after PA President Mahmoud Abbas completes a round of consultations with Arab leaders this month. Continue Reading »