PA received only 1/2 of expected foreign funding in 2016

PA announces budget deficit of over $1 billion following decline in foreign funding.Gary Willig, 1/4/2017, 5:56 PM

Fatah threatens 'bloodshed' if Trump moves embassy

Fatah follows Palestinian Authority lead, threatens 'return to bloodshed' if Trump goes through with promise to move US Embassy.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/4/2017, 1:39 PM

Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

PA chairman says there will be “serious implications” if Trump moves American embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 1/4/2017, 6:07 AM

Abbas willing to work with Trump administration

PA chairman expresses willingness to work with the incoming American administration to establish a Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 1/1/2017, 3:17 AM

Abbas: Stop building and peace talks can resume

PA chairman responds to Kerry speech by again imposing preconditions on peace talks.Elad Benari, 12/29/2016, 12:06 AM

Abbas 'euphoric' over passage of anti-Israel UN resolution

PA President says anti-Israel UN resolution and Paris peace conference can end 'settlements' once and for all.Gary Willig, 12/27/2016, 9:39 PM

Speaker Ryan: Obama abstention 'absolutely shameful'

House Speaker, Senator McCain and Israeli lawmakers blast Obama administration for abstaining at the UN Security Council.Ben Ariel, Canada, 12/23/2016, 10:23 PM

Abbas's foe sentenced to three years in prison

Mohammed Dahlan sentenced in absentia to three years for allegedly embezzling $16 million.Elad Benari, 12/15/2016, 3:41 AM

Are Mahmoud Abbas' days numbered?

ILTV speaks with Lenny Ben David: Is Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas floundering? If so, who will be his successor?ILTV, 12/13/2016, 9:21 AM

Russia waiting for Israel, PA proposals for peace summit

Russian official says his country is waiting for Israeli and PA proposals on holding a direct meeting between Abbas and Netanyahu.Elad Benari, 12/9/2016, 6:16 AM

Netanyahu: I'll meet Abbas if French conference is canceled

Prime Minister Netanyahu speaks with French President, agrees to meet PA chairman - but not at France-led peace conference later this month.Elad Benari, 12/8/2016, 2:43 AM

Abbas associates elected for senior Fatah positions

Unsurprisingly, PA chairman's close associates elected as heads of the ruling bodies of his Fatah party.Elad Benari, 12/5/2016, 5:14 AM

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, 12/4/2016, 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, 12/4/2016, 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, 12/4/2016, 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