PA releases journalists who 'leaked sensitive information'

PA releases five journalists arrested under new electronic crimes law.Elad Benari, Tuesday, 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, Sunday, 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, Saturday, 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, Friday, 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, Thursday, 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

Jordanian King, Abbas discuss Al-Aqsa

Jordan's King Abdullah II speaks with PA chairman, stresses the importance of calming tensions.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2017, 3:14 AM

Abbas: Freeze in contacts with Israel to continue

PA chairman refuses to accept deal with Jordan, demands all security measures on Temple Mount be cancelled.Gary Willig, 7/25/2017, 8:06 PM

Abbas suspends security coordination with Israel

PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas cancels security meetings between Israeli and Arab officials following Hamas terror attack in Halamish.JTA, 7/23/2017, 3:59 PM

Abbas freezes contacts with Israel

PA chairman freezes contacts with Israel over its new security measures at the Temple Mount.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/21/2017, 11:41 PM

Muslims to flock to Al-Aqsa

Al-Aqsa imams say prayers won't be held in mosque, call on Muslims to come 'as close as possible' to Temple Mount and hold 'day of rage.'Dalit Halevi, 7/21/2017, 12:46 PM

PA terror payments skyrocketed in 2017

A new reports alleges that Palestinian Authority funding for terrorists and their families increased dramatically in 2017.Harold Leff, 7/19/2017, 6:32 PM

China reiterates commitment to Israel-PA peace

China announces it will host a symposium between Israel and Palestinian Arabs later this year as President Xi and Abbas meet.Elad Benari, 7/19/2017, 2:15 AM

Abbas: China can make contribution to peace process

Ahead of visit to China, PA chairman praises President Xi's proposal for peace with Israel.Elad Benari, 7/17/2017, 6:14 AM

Fatah calls for violence and 'rage' following terror attack

Fatah rebroadcasts video in which Abbas calls for violence to prevent Jews from ascending Temple Mount following deadly terror attack.Gary Willig, 7/16/2017, 7:28 PM

Abbas to visit China

PA chairman to visit China next week at the invitation of Chinese President Xi Jinping. China supports a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 7/14/2017, 3:45 AM

'Gush Etzion land endangered'

Head of Gush Etzion Regional Council warns PA is encouraging Arabs to encroach on Jewish towns to establish facts on the ground.Benny Tocker, 7/13/2017, 9:01 PM

Hamas: Abbas is trying to choke Gaza

Hamas publicizes new video presenting Palestinian Authority as Israel's 'partner in harming Gazan residents.'Dalit Halevi, 7/13/2017, 12:59 PM

Gabbay to Abbas: Trust must come before peace

PA chairman congratulates new Labor party leader, who tells him only face to face meetings and trust-building measures can bring peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/12/2017, 8:48 PM

Despite Abbas' objections, Friedman to join peace talks

President Trump instructs Ambassador David Friedman to join envoy Greenblatt for talks with PA officials - despite objections from Abbas.David Rosenberg, 7/11/2017, 8:17 PM

US envoy, ambassador meet PA officials

PA refuses to host Ambassador Friedman in Ramallah. Meeting takes place in Jerusalem.Gary Willig, 7/11/2017, 5:55 PM

Abbas halts payments to Hamas lawmakers

Pressure tactic? Hamas-affiliated lawmakers say the PA failed to pay their salaries.Elad Benari, 7/10/2017, 5:37 AM

PA satisfied with Abbas-Sisi meeting

Despite reports of tensions, PA chairman meets in Cairo with Egyptian President.Dalit Halevi, 7/10/2017, 3:07 AM

Trump envoy Jason Greenblatt heads to Israel

President Trump's special envoy to land in Israel Monday for new round of talks with Netanyahu, Abbas. Is peace summit in the offing?David Rosenberg, 7/9/2017, 9:29 PM

Abbas welcomes UNESCO resolution on Hevron

PA chairman praises UNESCO for passing resolution claiming that Hevron is an “endangered Palestinian heritage site”.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/8/2017, 12:59 AM

French President condemns 'settlement construction'

During meeting with PA chairman in Paris, Macron says Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria has reached "unprecedented levels".Elad Benari, 7/6/2017, 6:13 AM

'PA's morally bankrupt policy of paying terrorists must stop'

Conference of Presidents blasts PA chairman who said he has no intention of stopping PA's payments to jailed terrorists.Ben Ariel, 7/6/2017, 5:14 AM

Sisi cancels Abbas visit to Egypt

A visit by PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas to Egypt scheduled for later this week has been abruptly canceled, say sources in Ramallah.Elad Benari, 7/5/2017, 5:15 AM

'We have to prepare for the day after Abbas'

Chaos is expected in the PA after the Abbas era ends. Elkin says Israel must be prepared.Shimon Cohen, 7/5/2017, 4:05 AM

PA to force 6,000 Gaza employees to retire

Move seen as attempt to squeeze Hamas rulers of Gaza Strip as reconciliation efforts continue to failAFP, 7/4/2017, 8:16 PM

Abbas: I'll never stop paying terrorists' salaries

PA chairman says he will continue to pay terrorists even if doing so costs him his position as head of the PA.Gary Willig, 7/4/2017, 6:03 PM

Abbas seeks to turn Africa against Israel

PA chairman urges African nations to condition relations with Israel on end of "occupation".Dalit Halevi, 7/4/2017, 3:05 AM

Hamas blasts 'child murderer' Abbas

Hamas journalist blames Abbas for the death of children in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 6/29/2017, 4:35 AM

Mahmoud Abbas - 'A terrorist in a suit'

Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee considers bill to cut funding to PA over terrorist stipends. 'Time for words to become action.'Hezki Baruch, 6/28/2017, 12:46 PM

Will Trump decide to pull out of peace talks?

Arabic newspaper says Trump may pull out of peace talks. Senior US official: Report claiming Trump will pull out of negotiations 'nonsense.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2017, 10:54 PM

Abbas' new bureaucratic trick

Will PA Chairman give in to US pressure and stop terror payments? Report indicates he will simply transfer funds in a more roundabout way.Tal Polon, 6/23/2017, 8:35 AM

Abbas's advisor defends payment to terrorists

Nabil Shaath, special advisor to PA chairman, claims that paying jailed terrorists is a "social responsibility".Elad Benari, 6/23/2017, 6:03 AM

Is Abbas trying to drag Israel into a war against Hamas?

Watch the main stories from Israel and around the world on Channel 2 News.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/23/2017, 1:13 AM

Israel cuts electricity supply to Gaza for 3rd day

Israel cut the electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip for the third day, honoring a request by PA leader Abbas.JTA, 6/22/2017, 7:39 AM

Kushner and Abbas hold 'productive' meeting

Trump's son-in-law, PA chairman and others discuss Trump's efforts to achieve peace with Israel.Elad Benari, 6/22/2017, 6:07 AM

Fatah boasts: Terrorist who killed Israeli cop was one of us

Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party boasts that one of three terrorists who murdered Hadas Malka was Fatah member.David Rosenberg, 6/21/2017, 9:59 AM

Netanyahu to Abbas: Stop poisoning Palestinian youth

Netanyahu blasts PA chairman for his continued incitement and for educating young Palestinian Arabs to murder Israelis.Elad Benari, 6/20/2017, 2:04 AM

Greenblatt to pitch Mideast peace summit to Netanyahu, Abbas

White House special envoy to join Jared Kushner during Israel trip, to pitch Mideast peace summit to Israel, PA.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2017, 9:19 AM

Jared Kushner plans Israel trip, meeting with Netanyahu

President Trump's son-in-law and Senior Advisor Jared Kushner to travel to Middle East, meet with Binyamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas.David Rosenberg, 6/19/2017, 8:10 AM