UN: Eastern Jerusalem must be capital of 'Palestine'

UN Secretary General calls for Jerusalem to be capital of Palestinian state, Abbas accuses Israel of Apartheid at UN pro-Palestinian event.Gary Willig, 11/28/2018, 8:00 PM

Abbas continues diplomatic war

PA chairman signs accession papers to international organizations and conventions as he continues to attempt to bypass peace talks.Elad Benari, 11/16/2018, 6:16 AM

Abbas: Hamas plotting to thwart establishment of a state

PA chairman accuses Israel, US and Hamas of conspiring to thwart the establishment of an independent Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 11/12/2018, 5:03 AM

Abbas: Trump's peace plan will not pass, the occupation must end

PA chairman blasts US peace initiative, says Palestinian people are facing a "provocation" that has been ongoing since Balfour Declaration.Elad Benari, 11/11/2018, 3:55 AM

Israel concerned Qatari cash will pay for rocket terror

$15 million in cash delivered through Jordan and Israel could wind up financing more Hamas terror against Israel.Arutz Sheva, 11/9/2018, 3:17 PM

Report: Abbas okays Gaza truce

Under Egyptian mediation, Abbas agrees to implementation of agreements including transfer of millions to Gaza and increased Gaza exports.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/8/2018, 10:13 AM

A rude awakening for the Palestinian dream

The invented national ethos of the Palestinian Authority is about to collapse, now that the PA has cancelled the two agreements that allow its tottering government to survive.Dr. Mordechai Kedar, 11/3/2018, 7:17 PM

Abbas and al-Sisi meet

PA leader meets with Egyptian counterpart as a deal between Israel and Hamas becomes increasingly likely.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/3/2018, 5:56 PM

Report: Netanyahu tried to renew ties with Abbas

TV report says Netanyahu dispatched Shin Bet to convince PA chairman to renew cooperation. Abbas refused.Elad Benari, 11/2/2018, 6:14 AM

Oman's foreign minister meets Abbas

Oman’s foreign affairs minister visits Ramallah, gives PA chairman letter about Netanyahu's visit to the sultanate.Elad Benari, 11/1/2018, 6:38 AM

PA passes motion suspending Israel cooperation

PA body passes motion suspending all agreements with Israel until it recognizes Palestinian state built on 1967 borders.Mordechai Sones - JTA, 10/30/2018, 6:56 PM

Abbas: Paying terrorists is our 'red line'

PA chairman curses Trump, vows to continue to pay terrorists under any circumstances.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2018, 9:57 PM

Abbas spokesman: There will be no peace without 'Palestine'

PA chairman's spokesman livid after Netanyahu says a Palestinian entity in Judea and Samaria wouldn't be a state.Elad Benari, 10/25/2018, 6:16 AM

PA leader asks China to support Abbas' peace initiative

PA cabinet leader hosts Chinese Vice President, urges him to support Abbas initiative which calls for international peace conference.Elad Benari, 10/24/2018, 6:05 AM

Abbas' guest: The head of the Shin Bet

ISA Director Nadav Argaman meets PA chief, who threatens security cooperation over payments to terrorists.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2018, 5:48 PM

White House denies Lauder sent by Trump to meet Abbas

White House denies Israeli TV report that Trump had sent WJC President to convince Abbas to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, 10/19/2018, 2:37 AM

Danon slams leftist NGO: 'You're Collaborators - Shame on you!'

Israel’s Ambassador to the UN fires back after B'Tselem head declares Palestinian Arabs 'heroes'.Tzvi Lev, 10/18/2018, 6:50 PM

'Close Abbas in his Ramallah headquarters'

Islam expert Prof. Moshe Sharon calls on Israel to take a firm hand not only against the PA chairman, but also against Hamas.Eliran Aharon, 10/15/2018, 3:05 AM

Merkel and Abbas express support for 'two-state solution'

German Chancellor speaks with PA chairman days after her visit to Israel.Elad Benari, 10/10/2018, 5:58 AM

Report: Angry Abbas to cut financial aid for Gaza

PA chairman reportedly planning on cutting aid for Gaza due to anger over Qatar’s willingness to support the Hamas-run coastal enclave.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2018, 6:08 AM

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

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

Fabricating history, according to Abbas

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