Does Abbas realize his speech gave Israel responsibility for Judea and Samaria?

A close reading of Abbas' latest diatribe has him turning over of the rule of Judea and Samaria to Israel. Is he aware of that gaffe? Op-ed.David Singer, Wednesday, 1:36 PM

Expert: The Palestinians need the security coordination more than Israel

Prof. Efraim Inbar explains why the PA will not go through with its threat to end security coordination with Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 5/25/2020, 5:57 AM

PA discusses cancellation of Oslo Accords

PA cabinet holds emergency meeting to discuss implementation of Abbas' decision to renounce Oslo Accords and security coordination.Dalit Halevi, 5/21/2020, 6:01 AM

'Abbas won't actually cut ties to Israel over sovereignty plan'

PA chief renounced all agreements with Israel - Israeli officials say the move is a bluff, but PA security leaders say its no joke.David Rosenberg, 5/20/2020, 9:58 AM

Abbas renounces agreements with Israel and US

PA chairman declares an end to the agreements and understandings signed with Israel and the US in response to Israel's sovereignty plans.Elad Benari, 5/19/2020, 11:21 PM

New PA campaign: The rock is the weapon

PA launches new campaign following murder of IDF soldier, calls for the use of rocks to attack Israelis.Nitsan Keidar, 5/14/2020, 5:38 AM

Abbas: We'll take the 'proper measures' in response to Israeli sovereignty

PA chairman warns that measures will be taken against Israel and the US if Israel applies sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/9/2020, 1:50 AM

Abbas: Annexation will lead to cancellation of Oslo Accords

PA chairman threatens to cancel all agreements with Israel if it declares an intention to annex territories in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 5/5/2020, 6:45 AM

Abbas extends coronavirus state of emergency

PA chairman extends the state of emergency announced to curb the spread of COVID-19 for another month.Elad Benari, 5/5/2020, 4:04 AM

Seven threats facing Israel and how Israel can fight back

There is much strength in public activism and you can help bring about change. David Bedein, 4/28/2020, 4:59 PM

Abbas: If Israel annexes any land - all agreements will be cancelled

PA chairman says agreements with Israel and the US will be "absolutely null" if Israel annexes any part of Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 4/23/2020, 6:49 AM

Abbas extends state of emergency over coronavirus

PA chairman extends state of emergency for another 30 days due to spread of COVID-19.Elad Benari, 4/3/2020, 6:01 AM

Abbas: The risk from coronavirus is at a minimum

PA chairman says that despite lack of resources, the government is doing all it can to protect the people.Elad Benari, 3/20/2020, 5:56 AM

President Rivlin to Abbas: Cooperation is vital

President speaks with PA chairman about corona crisis and its effects on the region.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/18/2020, 8:05 PM

Abbas declares state of emergency over coronavirus

PA chairman declares 30-day state of emergency after coronavirus cases reported in Bethlehem.Elad Benari, 3/6/2020, 5:11 AM

Abbas backs work of committee for maintaining contacts with Israel

PA chairman commends committee that is liaising with left-wing parties in Israel to persuade them of the Palestinians' desire for peace.Dalit Halevi, 2/25/2020, 5:44 AM

Olmert files request to have his criminal record expunged

The former Prime Minister recently expressed a desire to return to political life, meeting PA Chairman Abbas to slam Trump's peace planEitan Divinsky, 2/18/2020, 3:17 PM

Abbas speaks to Merkel, reiterates opposition to 'Deal of the Century'

PA chairman urges German Chancellor to back negotiations based on international legitimacy.Elad Benari, 2/18/2020, 6:41 AM

Abbas' adviser: We are committed to peace, but only on our terms

In a conversation with Israeli journalists, Nabil Abu Rudeineh says Palestinians want peace but cannot find a partner.Nitsan Keidar, Ramallah, 2/17/2020, 12:04 AM

Olmert, Abbas and pay-for-slay

Ehud Olmert met with Mahmoud Abbas - and said, unbelievably, that the PA leader fights terrorism. In that case, let him start by ending pay-for-slay. Moshe Phillips, 2/15/2020, 10:06 PM

Anti-Semitic Fatah tweet removed

Strategic Affairs Minister: While Abbas talks about peace at the UN his party posts nauseating hatred of Jews.Yoni Kempinski, 2/12/2020, 3:17 PM

Netanyahu: 'This is a low point in history of State of Israel'

PM: 'Gantz has no government without Ahmad Tibi, and Ahmed Tibi will do whatever Abbas tells him.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 10:16 PM

Ambassador Danny Danon on Olmert: 'Diplomatic terrorism'

'On the same day Abbas failed in his attempt to condemn US and Israel in Security Council, Olmert is endorsing Abbas.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 10:08 PM

Mahmoud Abbas, former Israeli PM Olmert brief reporters

Former PM and PA Chairman make joint statement to journalists hours after Abbas' speech in Security Council.Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 9:39 PM

PA Chairman Abbas calls Trump Mideast initiative 'full of holes like Swiss cheese'

PA Chairman to Security Council: 'Trump proposal perpetuates Israel's apartheid regime, rewards for occupation crimes.'Mordechai Sones, 2/11/2020, 6:11 PM

PA withdraws request for UN vote on US Mideast plan: diplomats

Resolution risked not having nine out of 15 votes in its favor, minimum required to adopt provided there is no veto by permanent member.AFP - Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/10/2020, 7:35 PM

Abbas planning 'diplomatic intifada' against Trump peace plan

PA chairman to present alternative peace plan in speech at the UN this week.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/9/2020, 3:55 AM

Abbas: This won't be the last campaign

PA chairman calls to "act wisely and fight the occupation through peaceful demonstrations".Dalit Halevi, 2/7/2020, 5:31 AM

Abbas and Olmert to publicly oppose US peace plan

Kushner responds to report that PA chairman and former PM will publicly oppose "Deal of the Century": I find it almost pathetic.Elad Benari, 2/7/2020, 12:01 AM

Netanyahu: Abbas, these attacks will not help you

PM Netanyahu responds to recent terror attacks, blames PA chairman for violence, and vows to protect borders with or without Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2020, 6:47 PM

Abbas to push for UN resolution condemning 'Deal of the Century'

PA chairman will travel to the United Nations next week to push for Security Council resolution condemning Trump's peace proposals.Elad Benari, 2/6/2020, 4:13 AM

Zarif to Abbas: We reject the 'Deal of the Century'

Iran’s Foreign Minister speaks to PA chairman, reiterates Iran's firm position which supports Palestinians' rights to a state.Elad Benari, 2/5/2020, 5:15 AM

Abbas: We will not accept only 11% of the land

PA chairman says US peace plan is unacceptable as it gives Palestinians very little territory of their "state".Dalit Halevi, 2/4/2020, 5:01 AM

Greenblatt criticizes Abbas: Time for the truth!

Former US Middle East Envoy rips Abbas for criticizing Trump peace plan meant to create better future for Palestinian Arabs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/2/2020, 3:29 AM

UN Security Council to convene to discuss 'Deal of the Century'

UN Security Council to discuss Trump's peace plan the week of February 10. PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will attend.Nitsan Keidar, 2/2/2020, 2:58 AM

Abbas: Trump told me he agrees with a two-state solution, pre-1967 borders

PA Chairman Abbas says he rejects 'deal of the century' 'outright,' refused to speak with Pres. Trump, and has cut ties with Israel and US.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/1/2020, 7:31 PM

Abbas to complain to UN about Trump peace plan

PA chairman to submit resolution to UN Security Council against 'Deal of the Century.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 10:45 PM

Abbas threatens: We will cancel security cooperation

PA chairman warns Netanyahu PA will not tolerate Israeli acceptance of Trump's 'Deal of the Century,' will not feel bound by Oslo Accords.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/29/2020, 8:44 PM

Abbas: Trump's 'conspiracy deal' will not pass

PA leader rejects outright US peace plan, says 'Jerusalem is not for sale.'Gary Willig, 1/28/2020, 9:53 PM

PA President calls Trump 'Dog, son of a B**ch'

Orders PA security forces not to interfere with 'clashes' nor to arrive to conflict zones.Mordechai Sones, 1/27/2020, 7:16 PM

Prince Charles sad over Palestinian Arab suffering

Prince Charles visits Bethlehem, meets PA chairman, and calls for "just and lasting peace" in the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/24/2020, 10:37 PM

Abbas meets Putin: A friend of the Palestinian people

PA chairman hosts Russian President, praises the positive and effective role Russia has played in the region.Elad Benari, 1/24/2020, 6:45 AM

PA furious at Trump peace plan

Palestinian Authority warns Israel, US not to cross 'red lines' after Netanyahu, Gantz invited to White House.Dalit Halevy, 1/23/2020, 10:48 PM

Abbas asks France to recognize 'Palestine'

PA chairman meets French President Macron, expresses hope that France and other European countries will recognize a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 1/23/2020, 5:20 AM

Abbas sends angry message to Israel over deduction of funds

PA chairman sends envoy to convey anger to Netanyahu after cabinet decides to deduct 149 million shekels from PA tax revenues.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/2/2020, 6:37 AM

Abbas supporters celebrate in Gaza City

Thousands of supporters of Abbas' Fatah movement hold rare gathering in Gaza to mark the group’s 55th anniversary.Elad Benari, 1/2/2020, 5:03 AM

PLO flag hung on walls of Jerusalem's Old City

Flag bearing photos of Mahmoud Abbas, Yasser Arafat, hung outside Old City of Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/1/2020, 2:56 PM

Fatah celebrates 55th anniversary with march in Ramallah

Members of PA chairman's movement wear explosive belts as they celebrate Fatah's 55th anniversary.Elad Benari, 1/1/2020, 6:08 AM

Abbas reiterates: No elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman responds to reports that Israel will ignore his request to permit elections in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/30/2019, 2:03 AM

Hamas: Abbas should issue elections decree soon

Hamas leader says PA chairman should issue decree for holding elections and thus force Israel to permit them in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/26/2019, 6:15 AM

Abbas: Elections in eastern Jerusalem - or no elections at all

PA chairman says issuing a presidential decree for holding elections is dependent on whether they could be held also in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/25/2019, 5:44 AM

Abbas urges EU to pressure Israel on PA elections

PA chairman says that the PA has urged the EU to pressure Israel to allow Palestinian elections to be held in eastern Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 12/18/2019, 6:19 AM

Abbas: We'll cancel agreements if Israel annexes Jordan Valley

PA chairman says elections will be held in PA, but only if Israel allows eastern Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 12/9/2019, 11:54 PM

Abbas: 'Relationship with Israel has hit dead end'

PA chairman demands international community ignore Pres. Trump's announcement, recognize 'Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/30/2019, 7:07 PM

Abbas: US policy change emboldens Israel

PA chairman blasts Trump administration’s announcement on legality of Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/28/2019, 6:15 AM

Turkey announces reward for info on Abbas rival

Turkey offers $700,000 for information leading to capture of former senior Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan.Elad Benari, Canada, 11/22/2019, 10:13 PM

Abbas: Trump's "Deal of the Century" is dead

Palestinian Authority chief declares Trump administration's peace plan dead, expresses hope for Israeli 'peace government'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/20/2019, 10:21 AM