Abbas admits: No Palestinian state in the near future

PA chairman acknowledges Palestinian statehood not in the offing, says Netanyahu government has blocked establishment of Palestinian state.David Rosenberg, 10/3/2017, 10:24 AM

PA sets conditions for Hamas

Ahead of reconciliation talks between PA and Hamas, Abbas asserts: There will be no Palestinian state until Hamas gives up its weapons.Nitzan Keidar, 10/3/2017, 10:04 AM

Abbas: I will continue terrorist payments

PA chairman reiterates his supports for Arabs who committed terrorist attacks against Israelis.Gary Willig, 10/1/2017, 6:03 PM

PA issues weak condemnation of Har Adar attack

Abbas spokesman says PA chairman "condemns all acts of violence", does not mention Har Adar by name.Dalit Halevi, 9/29/2017, 1:08 AM

“Completely normal” terrorist murders three Israelis

What concerns the people of Har Adar, of all Israel, of America and the entire world, is namely – who’s next? Jack Engelhard, 9/27/2017, 11:20 AM

Danon: Deadly attack result of Abbas' payments to terrorists

Israel's Ambassador to the UN slams PA policy to pay salaries to terrorists as motivating deadly attack in which 3 Israelis were murdered.Gary Willig, 9/26/2017, 7:17 PM

Abbas: Israeli 'occupation' can't continue

PA chairman urges UN to take steps to impose peace on Israel, accept the PA as a full member.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/20/2017, 8:37 PM

Abbas praises Trump's seriousness about peace

PA chairman praises Trump for his efforts to achieve a peace deal with Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/20/2017, 7:07 PM

Abbas and Haniyeh speak amid reconciliation efforts

PA chairman and Hamas leader speak for the first time in nearly a year.Ben Ariel, 9/19/2017, 5:06 AM

PA: Ridiculous if Trump doesn't commit to 2 states

PA official says meeting between Trump and Abbas meaningless if US president doesn't commit to 2 state solution.AFP, 9/18/2017, 7:46 PM

Abbas to give 'important' speech at UN

Abbas spokesman says his UN speech will "define the characteristics of the next stage".Dalit Halevi, 9/18/2017, 6:44 AM

Abbas welcomes Hamas overtures

PA chairman welcomes Hamas’s announcement that it agrees to talks with Fatah as well as to dismantle the Gaza administrative committee.Dalit Halevi, 9/18/2017, 4:04 AM

Abbas: We won't agree to expanded autonomy

PLO rejects any agreement with Israel that doesn't involve the establishment of a Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 9/14/2017, 4:05 AM

'Abbas begat Oslo - and he'll bury it'

'Not many remember, but Abbas was the one who whispered in Arafat's ear and motivated him to go ahead,' Minister says.Mordechai Sones, 9/13/2017, 1:17 PM

Abbas: We won't leave our land

PA chairman vows to remain in Judea and Samaria, calls for 'peaceful popular uprising.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/11/2017, 11:05 PM

Palestinian Authority honors terrorists

Fatah leaders award prize to mother of three notorious terrorists from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad who were killed by Israel.Tzvi Lev, 9/11/2017, 9:58 AM

Detention of PA activist who criticized Abbas extended

PA court extends for four days the detention of Issa Amro, who was arrested after criticizing PA chairman.Elad Benari, 9/8/2017, 2:07 AM

Trump to meet both Netanyahu and Abbas

Officials say Trump will meet both Netanyahu and Abbas on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss peace initiative.Elad Benari, 9/6/2017, 6:08 AM

PA activist detained after calling for Abbas to resign

Hevron activist Issa Amro arrested after Facebook post calling on PA chairman to resign.Elad Benari, 9/5/2017, 4:04 AM

Abbas to Trump: I'll never stop funding terrorists

Report: PA chief tells Jared Kushner he would rather lose position than halt payments to jailed terrorists and their families.David Rosenberg, 8/29/2017, 8:21 AM

Erdogan: Israel 'undermining' peace efforts

Turkish President meets Abbas, calls on Israel to end actions that undermine efforts to reach a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 8/29/2017, 5:06 AM

White House: Report on 'settlements' is false

White House official calls report in Al-Hayat false and adds, 'This is complete nonsense, the words were never said.'Mordechai Sones, 8/27/2017, 10:21 AM

Report: Kushner promised plan within four months

Plan for Israel and the PA ready in 3-4 months - on the condition that the PA refrains from attacking Israel on the international front.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/27/2017, 8:12 AM

US: No reason to freeze building in Judea, Samaria

Jared Kushner tells PA Chairman Abbas there's 'no reason' to freeze building, Israel has compromised enough.Nitsan Keidar, 8/26/2017, 9:22 PM

PA officials 'frustrated' Trump won't commit to two states

Palestinian Arab officials continue to insist on clarity to Trump administration's approach to peace process with Israel.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/25/2017, 11:49 PM

PA Chairman: I'll pay terrorists' salaries until my dying day

Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas tells the US that he won't stop paying terrorists' families 'even if it costs him his position.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/25/2017, 9:43 AM

Abbas welcomes Trump's peace efforts

Amid reports of pessimism among PA leaders, Abbas meets Kushner and says he appreciates his peace efforts.Elad Benari, 8/25/2017, 1:09 AM

Abbas parleys with Jordanian King on Israel

Abbas speaks with Abdullah II about Israel peace process ahead of Abbas senior White House official Ramallah meeting.Mordechai Sones, 8/24/2017, 10:55 AM

Dismantle the PA? Abbas and his idle threats

Orientalist Dror Manor believes PA chairman's threats to be attempt to pressure US. 'He knows that Palestinian issue doesn't interest Trump'Mordechai Sones, 8/23/2017, 4:36 PM

Bannon: Mahmoud Abbas is a terrorist, I'd never meet with him

Ousted WH strategist Steve Bannon reportedly lobbied hard for Jerusalem embassy move, tougher line against PA - but was opposed by Kushner.David Rosenberg, 8/21/2017, 11:23 AM

Abbas wants 'clear vision' on peace talks

Abbas spokesman says PA waiting for a "clear vision" from the United States on resuming peace talks with Israel.Elad Benari, 8/21/2017, 12:03 AM

Meretz meets with Abbas in Ramallah

PA chairman on resumption of negotiations: 'I met with Trump's emissaries to Middle East about 20 times since beginning of his term.'Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2017, 6:24 PM

Master's degree for one of Minister Ze'evi's assassins

Degree awarded to one of late Minister's assassins in presence of senior PA officials and under auspices of PA Chairman Abbas.Mordechai Sones, 8/20/2017, 10:59 AM

Netanyahu to meet with Putin, Kushner

PM Netanyahu to meet Russia's President Putin and US envoys to discuss Iran, Syria, and renewing talks with the Palestinian Authority.Nitsan Keidar, 8/20/2017, 12:07 AM

Abbas condemns Barcelona attack

PA chairman sends condolences to Barcelona victims, says he condemns all forms of terror.Elad Benari, 8/18/2017, 5:34 AM

PA allegation: 'Kushner to offer Abbas commitment from Trump'

PA source leaks Trump offer of economic benefits as confidence-building measures, then responds, 'Money won't restore lost trust.'Mordechai Sones, 8/17/2017, 12:21 PM

Abbas outlines conditions for peace talks

PA chairman ready to resume negotiations on the basis of two-state principle and determination that "settlements" are illegal.Dalit Halevi, 8/16/2017, 3:07 AM

Abbas congratulates North Korean dictator on 'Liberation Day'

PA chairman congratulates Kim Jong-Un, fails to mention standoff with US or threats to attack Guam.Gary Willig, 8/15/2017, 6:38 PM

PA releases journalists who 'leaked sensitive information'

PA releases five journalists arrested under new electronic crimes law.Elad Benari, 8/15/2017, 4:44 AM

Abbas okays order imprisoning critics of Palestinian Authority

Order provides for sentences from 1 year to life imprisonment for violators; 30 sites blocked, 5 journalists arrested under law so far.Mordechai Sones, 8/13/2017, 3:09 PM

Abbas cracks down on social media and news sites

PA chairman issues decree allowing his government to jail anyone on charges of harming "national unity".Elad Benari, Canada, 8/12/2017, 1:53 AM

Abbas welcomes youth role in fight for Al-Aqsa

PA chairman vows to continue struggle until the young generation can raise the flag of the State of Palestine on the walls of Al-Quds.Dalit Halevi, 8/11/2017, 4:14 AM

PA fears Israel will build 'imaginary Temple'

Senior Abbas aide warns against Israeli plans to Judaize Al-Aqsa in order to replace it with a Temple.Dalit Halevi, 8/10/2017, 5:12 AM

PA slashes permits for sick Gazans

World Health Organization says PA not letting sick people leave Gaza for treatment in order to pressure Hamas.AFP, 8/9/2017, 6:29 PM

Abbas sets conditions for security coordination with Israel

PA chairman sets six conditions for renewal of security coordination with Israel.Dalit Halevi, 8/9/2017, 3:15 AM

Jordan and PA want clear U.S. position on Palestinian state

Following meeting between Jordan's King and PA chairman, the sides call on Washington to clarify its position on a two-state solution.Elad Benari, 8/8/2017, 5:16 AM

Abbas: Gaza cuts will continue

PA chairman pledges to keep cutting support payments for Hamas-ruled Gaza.Elad Benari, 8/6/2017, 6:35 AM

Jordan's King to visit Ramallah

King Abdullah to make rare official visit to Ramallah, meet Abbas.Elad Benari, 8/4/2017, 6:12 AM

'Abbas has no legitimacy'

Senior Hamas member notes PA chairman's term expired years ago and he would be replaced by a Hamas member should he be unable to rule.Dalit Halevi, 8/4/2017, 4:37 AM

'Hamas won't allow a desalination facility'

Palestinian Authority, Hamas, blame each other for Gaza's humanitarian crisis.Dalit Halevi, 8/3/2017, 10:53 AM

US Senate toughens the 'Taylor Force Act'

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee toughened the 'Taylor Force Act' Tuesday, which could cut off all financial aid to the PATzvi Lev, 8/2/2017, 11:27 AM

Abbas holds rare meeting with Hamas officials

PA chairman meets delegation of Hamas officials amid ongoing Hamas-Fatah feud.Elad Benari, 8/2/2017, 6:16 AM

Report: Mahmoud Abbas funding Jerusalem riots

PA chairman reportedly paying rioters in bid to keep tensions high in Israeli capital, provoke clashes with Israeli security forces.David Rosenberg, 7/30/2017, 9:55 PM

Abbas' health taking a turn for the worse?

Israeli and PA sources indicate that PA Chairman's health has deteriorated in recent months.Yedidya Ben Or, 7/30/2017, 9:28 AM

Let justice be served. Sue the murderer for his assets. 

Part of the motivation for killing Jews is an assured income from the PA. We can do something about it. David Bedein, 7/30/2017, 8:36 AM

Abbas archrival meets Hamas parliamentarians

Mohammed Dahlan, PA chairman's exiled rival, takes part in public meeting with Hamas members of parliament.Elad Benari, 7/28/2017, 5:16 AM

'Abbas wants to fan the flames'

Despite removal of security measures on Temple Mount, wave of riots expected on Friday -directly encouraged by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/27/2017, 9:21 AM