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Abbas praises terrorists again

Abbas, the leader of Fatah, the PLO, and the Palestinian Authority praised the Palestinian “fighters” and “heroes” over the generations.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 10:49 PM

Who poisoned Arafat?

A commission of inquiry appointed by the Palestinian Authority Chairman says that Arafat was poisoned by his rival Mohammed Dahlan.Arutz Sheva Staff, Sunday, 10:16 PM

Fatah chooses members for its ruling bodies

Abbas's Fatah party holds a vote for members of its ruling bodies that could give clues to a possible successor to Abbas.Ben Ariel, Sunday, 5:32 AM

Likud Minister: Abbas is our greatest enemy

'Mahmoud Abbas is even more of an enemy than Yasser Arafat was,' says senior Likud member.David Rosenberg, 12/1/2016, 3:51 PM

Abbas: We will never recognize Israel

PA chairman and Fatah leader declares the Palestinian Arabs will never give up on their fight to achieve an independent state.Dalit Halevi, 12/1/2016, 4:12 AM

Abbas re-elected head of Fatah

Palestinian Authority chairman's party re-elects him party head at its first congress since 2009.Elad Benari, 11/30/2016, 1:09 AM

Abbas's archrival: Barghouti is a better leader

Mohammed Dahlan, longtime rival of PA chairman, says he will not repeat the mistake of supporting Abbas's reelection as head of Fatah.Dalit Halevi, 11/29/2016, 3:43 AM

Fatah invites Hamas and Islamic Jihad to its congress

Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror groups confirm they have been invited to PA chairman faction's congress to be held in Ramallah this week.Elad Benari, 11/28/2016, 6:12 AM

Netanyahu thanks Abbas for firefighting assistance

Prime Minister Netanyahu thanks PA chairman for sending firefighters to assist in extinguishing the fires in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/27/2016, 1:53 AM

Netanyahu: Even the Arab states realize Israel isn't the problem

'More countries are getting the message that we're willing to meet anytime, anywhere - but Abbas is not'.David Rosenberg, 11/23/2016, 12:14 PM

Hamas official: Oslo is dead

Senior Hamas official tells Lebanon news channel that Hamas 'supports cancelling the Oslo Accords.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/12/2016, 6:24 PM

Abbas calls on Trump to work towards Palestinian state

PA chairman's office says president-elect should work towards a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 11/10/2016, 6:15 AM

Palestinian Authority: Israel trying to kill Abbas

PA claims Israel eliminated Arafat, is plotting to assassinate his successor, Mahmoud Abbas.Hillel Fendel, 11/6/2016, 9:58 PM

Abbas archrival won't run against him

Mohammed Dahlan, PA chairman's political rival, rules out a presidential run, supports Marwan Barghouti instead.Elad Benari, 11/1/2016, 5:12 AM

Abbas plans Fatah congress amid succession rumors

Aging Palestinian Authority leader agrees to first Fatah congress since his term expired in 2009, amid speculation of possible replacement.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/28/2016, 9:17 AM

Hamas: PA doesn't represent the Palestinian people

Senior Hamas official says Ramallah government lost legitimacy, parliament debates reinstating Hamas government.Dalit Halevi, 10/25/2016, 8:46 AM

PA officials pleased with anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

PA officials welcome UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to Jerusalem, say it sends a message to Israel to "end the occupation".Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 12:02 AM

PA officer jailed after criticizing Abbas

Officer who criticized PA chairman for attending Peres funeral sentenced to jail, only to be later pardoned by Abbas.Elad Benari, 10/13/2016, 3:10 AM

New York Times to Obama: Hit Israel hard

NY Times tells Obama to pass decision in UN spelling out borders of Israel, 'Palestine.'Chana Roberts, 10/7/2016, 1:23 PM

Mahmoud Abbas hospitalized following chest pains

Palestinian Authority president undergoes heart catheterization in Ramallah after complaining of fatigue and chest pains.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/6/2016, 5:27 PM

Kissing Mahmoud Abbas

Is it the same Abbas I know who was fawned over by Israeli leaders at the Peres funeral? Jack Engelhard, 10/5/2016, 8:33 AM

Palestinians clash over Abbas attendance of Peres' funeral

PA Chairman's attendance of Peres' funeral led to violent Palestinian student clashes today.Dalit Halevy, 10/4/2016, 10:15 PM

Netanyahu stopped Peres from establishing Palestinian state

Shimon Peres and Abbas reportedly set up program to allow Jews to remain in Palestine, only to have Netanyahu pull the plug.Gary Willig, 10/2/2016, 2:11 PM

'I don't get why people lined up to shake Abbas's hand'

Jewish Home chairman surprised to see so many senior Israeli officials standing in line to shake hands with PA chairman at Peres funeral.Hezki Baruch, 10/2/2016, 3:40 AM

Abbas under fire for attending Peres funeral

PA chairman criticized by his people for attending the funeral of Shimon Peres and shaking Netanyahu's hand.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/1/2016, 12:02 AM

Watch: Netanyahu, Rivlin shake hands with PA chairman

Israeli Prime Minister and President both shake hands with PA chairman at the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/30/2016, 8:25 PM

Hamas: Abbas 'disregarding the blood of the martyrs'

Hamas blasts PA chairman for attending the funeral of former President Shimon Peres and sending condolences to his family.Ben Ariel, 9/30/2016, 1:13 AM

Mahmoud Abbas to attend Peres funeral in Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority leader pledges to attend former Israeli president's funeral in Jerusalem on Friday, despite diplomatic deadlock.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/29/2016, 3:51 PM

Abbas urged not to dismiss Netanyahu's invitation

Editorial in Saudi Arabian newspaper appeals to PA chairman not to dismiss invitation for him to address the Knesset.Elad Benari, 9/28/2016, 5:53 AM

ADL condemns Abbas 'sidestepping' UN speech

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas 'falsely cast Israel as an impediment to peace' rather than working towards a solution via direct negotiations.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2016, 8:39 AM

Danon rips Abbas' UN speech as 'ticking time bomb' of incitement

Israeli Ambassador to United Nations warns PA leader's accusations of 'Israeli aggression against holy sites' could spark attacks.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2016, 10:03 PM

Netanyahu: Change is coming to the UN

'Lay down your arms - the war against Israel at the United Nations has ended.' Prime Mininster invites Abbas to address Israeli Knesset.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/22/2016, 9:06 PM

Abbas: Israel destroying two-state solution

'Israeli settlers are just like terrorists', says PA president at UN. Abbas demands UK apologize for Balfour Declaration.Yoni Kempinski, A7 Staff, 9/22/2016, 8:08 PM

Abbas to bring up 'right of return' in UN speech

PA media hints that Chairman Mahmoud Abbas will bring up demands for all 'Palestinian rights.'Dalit Halevi, 9/22/2016, 7:05 AM

Abbas and Kerry discuss 'two-state solution'

Secretary of State meets PA chairman in New York amid renewed push for Israel and the PA to resume stalled peace talks.Elad Benari, 9/20/2016, 12:15 AM

Abbas a KGB agent - what does it mean for the region?

Arab affairs expert Yoni Ben Menachem relates to the implications the report on Abbas's KGB past holds for IsraelILTV, 9/19/2016, 11:59 AM

Abbas claims terror attacks are because Palestinians 'lost hope'

PA chairman dismisses incitement, attributes terror wave to lone wolf attackers who had "lost hope".Elad Benari, 9/19/2016, 2:16 AM

The businesses of Mahmoud Abbas and his sons

The PA chairman’s two sons own an economic empire in the territories worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Abbas’ main endeavor is to find a successor who will ensure both the continued existence of his sons’ businesses and their wellbeing. Yoni Ben Menachem, 9/16/2016, 3:43 PM

Abbas: Israel is the one that performs ethnic cleansing

PA chairman fires back at Netanyahu's video, says the remarks are “toxic wind gusts”.Orli Harari, 9/12/2016, 4:15 AM

Dichter: Preconditions for peace talks are unacceptable

MK Avi Dichter welcomes Netanyahu-Abbas meeting, but says that if the PA is imposing preconditions, it means it's not serious about talking.Hezki Baruch, 9/9/2016, 6:15 AM

Russia: Netanyahu, Abbas agree to meet

Israeli Prime Minister prepared to meet with Palestinian Authority President with no preconditions.Nitsan Keidar, 9/8/2016, 1:53 PM

PA rejects report that Abbas was KGB agent

Senior PA official says Channel 1 report that Mahmoud Abbas was a KGB agent is part of an "Israeli campaign".Ben Ariel, 9/8/2016, 3:14 AM

Report: Abbas was a K.G.B. agent

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas was a K.G.B. agent, according to an exclusive report from Israel's Channel 1.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/7/2016, 8:15 PM

Netanyahu and Abbas willing to meet, but blame each other

Both Prime Minister Netanyahu and PA chairman say they are willing to meet to relaunch peace talks, while trading blame for stalled talks.Elad Benari, 9/7/2016, 2:12 AM

Report: Abbas accepts Russia plan to meet Netanyahu

PA ambassador to Russia says chairman Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a Russian proposal for him to meet Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 9/6/2016, 4:12 AM

PA willing to participate in any peace initiative

Abbas's spokesman says the PA is prepared to participate in any initiative aimed at a "comprehensive and fair solution".Elad Benari, 8/30/2016, 4:14 AM

Poll: Hamas will win the Palestinian elections

Hamas stands neck-and-neck in Judea-Samaria, and wins by a massive margin, in a recent poll conducted ahead of PA elections.Dalit Halevi, 8/28/2016, 9:13 AM

Abbas warned: Don't let Hamas win local elections

Report: Members of PA chairman's Fatah movement warned him that Hamas will win Judea and Samaria elections and asked him to cancel the vote.Ben Ariel, Canada, 8/27/2016, 12:35 AM

Abbas calls for release of all terrorist prisoners

PA chairman's Fatah movement expresses solidarity with terrorist prisoners serving in Israel, calls on PA Arabs to work to free them.Dalit Halevi, 8/23/2016, 5:45 AM

Egyptian president: Putin willing to host Netanyahu and Abbas

Egyptian President tells journalists he was told by Putin that he is ready to host direct talks between Netanyahu and PA.Elad Benari, 8/22/2016, 6:12 AM

Report: Erdogan and Abbas to meet in Turkey

Turkish President and PA chairman will reportedly meet at the end of the month to discuss key issues.Elad Benari, 8/15/2016, 6:53 AM

Report: PA Chairman Abbas refused to meet Netanyahu

A US proposal to organize a meeting between PM Netanyahu and Abbas falls through due to PA Chairman's refusal to meet without preconditions.Yedidya Ben-Or, 8/11/2016, 9:24 AM

The Middle East: Where words speak louder than actions

Pushing a false and deceptive narrative, words count. Actions do not matter. Meir Jolovitz, 8/10/2016, 4:22 PM

Did the Arabs actually go out to vote in droves on election day?

New interview provides evidence that Arab citizens were indeed going out to vote "in droves" as PM Netanyahu was criticized for saying.Hezki Baruch, 8/2/2016, 9:48 PM

PA insists on timeframe for any peace talks with Israel

PA chairman meets Kerry and French counterpart in Paris, says any reboot of peace talks with Israel should happen within a clear timeframe.Elad Benari, 7/31/2016, 5:07 AM

Kerry and Abbas to discuss 'two-state solution'

Secretary of State to meet PA chairman Abbas in Paris to discuss stalled peace process.Elad Benari, 7/29/2016, 5:46 AM

Foreign Ministry chief blasts PA initiative to sue Britain

Dr. Dore Gold: PA initiative to sue UK over Balfour Declaration shows its refusal to accept the Jewish people's connection to Israel.Ben Ariel, 7/29/2016, 4:15 AM