Hamas official: Abbas wants an Israeli operation in Gaza

Mahmoud al-Zahar accuses PA chairman of favoring an Israeli operation in Gaza for his own political interests.Elad Benari, Canada, 10/1/2018, 12:03 AM

The Jordanian Option - the only realistic solution

If Trump is hoping for a semi-agreement by both sides before starting negotiations, he must realzie that Abbas is irrelevant. Ted Belman, 9/30/2018, 12:30 PM

'Abbas is not helping the Palestinian people'

US ambassador Haley meets Netanyahu, calls on PA chairman to return to the negotiating table.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/29/2018, 11:19 PM

Regev: Abbas is a warmonger

Culture and Sport Minister blasts Abbas speech at UN, says Israel is the only sane democracy in the region.Elad Benari, 9/28/2018, 2:05 AM

Gazans burn pictures of Abbas

Hamas accuses PA chairman of causing a disaster to the Palestinian people and of betraying basic national values.Dalit Halevi, 9/28/2018, 1:08 AM

Danon slams Abbas' 'imaginary initiatives'

Israeli UN Amb. Danon slams PA Chairman Abbas for 'imaginary initiatives,' inability to negotiate directly with Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/27/2018, 10:25 PM

Abbas delivers fiery anti-Israel speech at the UN

PA chairman calls for international probe of 'settlers and soldiers', says Trump and US are not honest mediators.Tzvi Lev, 9/27/2018, 9:40 PM

'A people that sanctify murderers won't get a Palestinian state'

Education Minister Naftali Bennett blasts PA President Mahmoud Abbas following his UN speech, says there will never be a Palestinian state.Tzvi Lev, 9/27/2018, 8:54 PM

Livni to Abbas: Return to negotiating table

Opposition MK Livni pushes PA Chairman Abbas to return to negotiations 'before two-state solution disappears.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/26/2018, 9:20 AM

Netanyahu heads to US as cabinet convenes over Russia row

Prime Minister to leave for New York Tuesday, will meet with President Trump Wednesday, address UN Thursday after PA chief Mahmoud Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/25/2018, 9:10 AM

Liberman on Olmert-Abbas meeting: 'Pathetic'

"Olmert turned to him as 'Dr. Abbas' but forgot to mention that he received his doctorate for Holocaust denial."Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2018, 10:19 AM

Lessons from a forgotten war

How a nearly forgotten early 19th century war could provide some guidance in dealing with the Gaza Strip and Mahmoud Abbas. Joshua Pacht, 9/22/2018, 10:15 PM

Likud source: Olmert is now Abbas' mouthpiece

Likud source slams former PM Olmert, says he's 'still living in the previous decade.'Hezki Baruch, 9/22/2018, 9:00 PM

Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

PA chairman denies US claims that the PA refused to enter peace talks with Israel, says he is ready for talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/22/2018, 12:26 AM

Why is Mahmoud Abbas a free man?

If only Netanyahu would learn some good old-fashioned chutzpah from Trump. Jack Engelhard, 9/20/2018, 10:29 PM

Abbas plans NY meeting following closure of PLO office

Palestinian Authority leader calls on diplomats to join meeting in NY to confront 'radical shift' in US approach to Mideast under Trump.David Rosenberg, 9/19/2018, 9:46 PM

Abbas will try to bypass Trump

PA chairman plans in coming weeks to receive European sponsorship for negotiations with Israel - among other reasons, to annoy the US.Nitzan Keidar, 9/18/2018, 10:52 AM

Abbas, Jordan, to sue Israel for Jewish prayer on Temple Mount?

PA Chairman Abbas says he plans to ask Jordan to file joint complaint over Israel's plan to allow Jewish prayer on Temple Mount.Dalit Halevi, 9/15/2018, 11:06 PM

Palestinian Authority threatens to end cooperation with US

Following shuttering of PLO office in Washington, Palestinian Authority reportedly threatened to cut ties with CIA.David Rosenberg, 9/12/2018, 8:10 AM

Hamas: Abbas wants to maintain the siege on Gaza

Senior Hamas member accuses PA chairman of torpedoing reconciliation, says he is responsible for the ongoing "siege" on Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 9/9/2018, 4:07 AM

Abbas threatens to cut contact with Israel over Hamas deal

'Be happy with Hamas,' Palestinian Authority chief reportedly says to Israel, warning against ceasefire agreement between Israel, Hamas.David Rosenberg, 9/7/2018, 10:21 AM

Report: Trump offered Abbas a meeting

TV report says Abbas turned down meeting with Trump unless several conditions are met.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2018, 12:06 AM

Report: PA demanding Trump fire Jason Greenblatt

PA chief Mahmoud Abbas reportedly demanding Trump replace special envoy Jason Greenblatt as condition for returning to negotiations.David Rosenberg, 9/4/2018, 9:09 AM

Islamic Jihad to Abbas: You should be ashamed

Senior member of Islamic Jihad says security cooperation between the PA and Israel is a "betrayal."Dalit Halevi, 9/4/2018, 5:43 AM

'I agreed to 1967 borders, divide Jerusalem'

Former PM Ehud Olmert says Abbas a true peace partner, could have reached deal based on 1949 armistice lines in 2008.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/3/2018, 4:02 PM

Zahalka bashes Abbas for saying he sees eye-to-eye with Shin Bet

Arab-Israeli MK says it's a 'mortal blow' for Abbas to say that he 'agrees with Shin Bet leader 99% of the time.'Tzvi Lev, 9/3/2018, 11:10 AM

PA intelligence delegation visits Washington

Abbas tells Israeli MKs that a PA delegation of security and intelligence officials is in Washington, D.C. for talks with CIA.Elad Benari, 9/3/2018, 5:43 AM

PA: 'Palestine' first, then 'confederation'

Abbas spokesman says idea of confederation will be examined only after the implementation of the two-state solution.Dalit Halevi, 9/3/2018, 4:12 AM

'Trump is anti-Palestinian'

Arab lawmaker who served as adviser to Yasser Arafat blasts President Trump, derides offer to form Palestinian-Jordanian confederation.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 7:45 PM

Trump offered Palestinian-Jordanian 'confederation'

PA chief US team preparing Mideast peace plan offered him 'confederation' between PA-Jordan. 'Only if Israel included', Abbas replied.David Rosenberg, 9/2/2018, 3:19 PM

Fabricating history, according to Abbas

Palestinians are the descendants of Canaanites.Walter Bingham, 8/31/2018, 6:26 PM

Fatah and Hamas: Reconciliation or divorce?

There are manifold reasons that make it so difficult to effect a compromise between the two movements and they involve every aspect of Palestinian Arab life. They do agree on Israel.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 9/1/2018, 10:08 PM

Will Hamas agree to compromise with Israel?

Hamas leader slams Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas for 'working against' Gaza residents.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/30/2018, 1:46 PM

Abbas calls for international peace conference

Abbas revives diplomatic plan he presented at UN Security Council, blasts Nationality Law as "racist".Dalit Halevi, 8/30/2018, 6:44 AM

Report: Abbas doesn't recognize those around him

PA chairman's health reportedly continues to deteriorate.Elad Benari, 8/30/2018, 4:14 AM

Abbas claims he wants a demilitarized Palestinian state

PA chairman reportedly tells Israeli academics he supports a demilitarized Palestinian state which will be secured by police.Elad Benari, 8/29/2018, 3:07 AM

Agreement between Hamas and Israel - 'over my dead body'

PA Chairman reportedly outraged at Egypt that ceasefire deal being formed without his participation, cries 'defiance of PA leadership.'Tal Polon, 8/28/2018, 1:29 PM

False friend: Remembering Uri Avnery

The recently passed Former MK and publicist Uri Avnery is the real creator of the BDS movement. He had an inexplicable and naive affection for Yassir Arafat coupled with a blind hatred of the right. David Bedein, 8/24/2018, 8:42 AM

'Trump is pushing the PA into a corner'

Former ambassador to US Danny Ayalon assesses Trump spoke of price Israel will have to pay in order to present Abbas as a refuser of peace.Benny Tocker, 8/23/2018, 2:16 PM

Power struggle for PA chairmanship intensifies

Senior Fatah officials reportedly accumulating weapons, recruiting armed men to their side to prepare for eventual post-Abbas struggle.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2018, 9:24 AM

Abbas expresses sorrow over leftist activist's death

PA chairman expressed sorrow over death of Israeli leftist activist Uri Avnery, who had met Yasser Arafat in the 1980s.Ben Ariel, 8/21/2018, 5:44 AM

Liberman: Abbas trying to torpedo Gaza agreement

Defense Minister says PA chairman deliberately trying to drag Israel into a confrontation with Hamas.Elad Benari, 8/21/2018, 4:14 AM

Abbas' son: No chance for 2 states

Tarek Abbas, son of PA leader tells US envoy Jason Greenblatt only option is One State because of 'settlement expansion.'Gary Willig, 8/20/2018, 10:15 PM

Report: Tension between Palestinian Authority and Egypt

Tension mounts between Egypt and Palestinian Authority after PA Chairman Abbas refuses to accept proposed Hamas-Israel peace agreement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 10:11 AM

PA Chairman: Deal between Hamas, Israel, must include us

Palestinian Authority chairman says any deal between Hamas and Israel must include PA, all funds to Gaza must go through him.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/19/2018, 12:01 AM

Abbas to Erdogan: 'Palestine' supports you

PA chairman expresses support for Turkey in its crisis with the United States.Elad Benari, 8/17/2018, 5:43 AM

Abbas blasts Trump: The slap of the century

PA chairman calls for unity against Nationality Law, vows to continue to pay salaries to terrorists.Elad Benari, 8/16/2018, 5:42 AM

PA source: Abbas is disrupting Gaza peace agreement

Egypt no longer focusing on achieving long-term peace between Hamas, Palestinian Authority, source says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/15/2018, 8:43 AM

Abbas backs Saudi Arabia

Despite Canada's support for PA, Abbas backs Saudi Arabia in its diplomatic dispute with Canada.Dalit Halevi, 8/7/2018, 6:48 AM

Palestinian Authority: We'll foil the plan to close UNRWA

Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas' office promises to foil 'subversive' US 'plot' to limit UNRWA activities.Dalit Halevi, 8/5/2018, 12:27 AM

Abbas spokesman named deputy PA Prime Minister

PA chairman's spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina to serve as deputy PM, information minister, while maintaining current duties.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/2/2018, 6:21 PM

His name was Yotam Ovadia

Every dead terror victim means the devastation of two families. Giulio Meotti, 7/31/2018, 10:35 PM

Abbas meets PA teen who slapped soldiers

After her release from prison, Ahed Tamimi meets PA chairman, who praises her struggle against Israel.Dalit Halevi, 7/30/2018, 3:08 AM

Elkin: Attack stems from Palestinian Authority incitement

Minister Zeev Elkin refers to Adam stabbing attack, blames Palestinian Authority of supporting and inciting terror.Hezki Baruch, 7/29/2018, 2:06 PM

'Abbas is directly responsible for attack'

Economy Minister: 'Anyone who talks of political settlement and desire to live in peace cannot finance murderers and martyrs.'Hezki Baruch, 7/29/2018, 11:46 AM

'Close to war, no policy for Gaza'

Minister Yisrael Katz harshly criticizes the defense minister's conduct against terrorism: tLiberman's policy is impossible and incorrect,'Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2018, 12:18 PM

Abbas advisor: Jewish Israeli MPs 'defile' Muslim holy sites

Allowing Israeli MPs to visit Temple Mount 'Zionist ISISism'.Mordechai Sones, 7/25/2018, 6:59 PM