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

Netanyahu: Abbas condemned Border Police, praised terrorists

PM Netanyahu demands international community condemn Palestinian Authority, says authorities are preparing to demolish terrorists' homes.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/18/2017, 12:56 PM

Fatah blasts Israel for 'executing' terrorists

PA chairman's faction won't condemn attack in Jerusalem, criticizes Israel for killing the three terrorists who carried it out.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/17/2017, 2:11 AM

Abbas blocks rivals' news sites

Ramallah government blocks at least 11 news websites, run by Abbas rivals.Elad Benari, 6/16/2017, 5:04 AM

Netanyahu: Israel does not seek Gaza escalation

PM says reduction in electricity to Gaza result of internal dispute between Hamas and PA, has nothing to do with Israel.AFP, 6/13/2017, 6:51 PM

Cabinet approves reduction of electricity supply to Gaza

Security cabinet agrees to Abbas's request to reduce the supply of electricity to Gaza.Elad Benari, 6/12/2017, 4:35 AM

Skipping Ramallah

Unlike most world leaders, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi refuses to schedule meeting with PA chairman during upcoming trip to Israel.Nitsan Keidar, 6/9/2017, 9:02 AM

Netanyahu and Abbas to meet next month

Report says Trump, Netanyahu and Abbas could hold three-way meeting in an attempt to end deadlock.Nitsan Keidar, 6/9/2017, 4:04 AM

Is there real chance to renew the peace process?

Watch the main stories from Israel and around the world on Channel 2 News.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2017, 1:15 AM

Will Abbas surrender freeze?

Advisor to PA chairman says Abbas willing to cede building freeze as precondition for opening negotiations, contrary to previous position.Mordechai Sones, 6/8/2017, 11:28 AM

PA: Israel is 'not ready' for peace

Abbas spokesman blasts Netanyahu for vowing not to cede security control of the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 6/7/2017, 6:06 AM

Abbas pleased with Trump's embassy decision

PA chairman's spokesman says Trump decision to delay embassy move to Jerusalem will advance peace.Dalit Halevi, 6/2/2017, 5:37 AM

PA officials: Trump showed Abbas videos of PA incitement

Abbas reportedly claimed that the videos were fabricated: 'Just ask the CIA.'Tal Polon, 6/1/2017, 8:46 AM

Trump changes his tune about Abbas – we think

In Trump we trust, but following the euphoria of his visit, it’s back to reality.  Jack Engelhard, 5/29/2017, 11:55 PM

Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me

President Trump reportedly outraged with Palestinian Authority leader. 'The Israelis showed me that you are involved in incitement.'David Rosenberg, 5/29/2017, 10:20 AM

Abbas rejects Trump's peace proposal

In Fatah meeing, PA Chairman Abbas says he won't support anything which doesn't end Israel's 'occupation.'Dalit Halevi, 5/28/2017, 7:51 AM

Abbas: Terrorist prisoners are 'heroes'

PA chairman praises prisoners serving time for murder and terrorism as 'heroes,' says their demands, including more TV, must be met.Gary Willig, 5/26/2017, 11:02 AM

Abbas asks Washington to help end terrorist hunger strike

PA chairman speaks with Trump envoy, asks him to ensure terrorist prisoners' rights are "protected".Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2017, 5:38 AM

Abbas blasts Netanyahu's comments on Jerusalem

PA chairman's office rejects Netanyahu's statement that Jerusalem will remain under Jewish sovereignty.Elad Benari, 5/25/2017, 6:03 AM

Abbas to Trump: Willing to begin peace talks

White House says PA chairman told Trump he's willing to begin negotiations with Israel right away.Elad Benari, 5/24/2017, 5:34 AM

'Trump must move away from Obama's ideas'

Minister Elkin says President Trump improvement over Obama on Iran and peace process, but needs to let go of old ideas.Shimon Cohen, 5/23/2017, 8:28 PM