Abbas asks Putin to stop Trump from moving the embassy

PA asks Russian President to intervene in order to stop the United States from moving its embassy to Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/13/2017, 8:17 PM

Pope Francis and Abbas to meet at the Vatican

Pope Francis will grant PA chairman an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the third meeting between the two.Ben Ariel, 1/11/2017, 4:36 AM

PA attempts to mobilize Arabs against move of US embassy

PA leaders call for prayers at mosques around Middle East to protest possible transfer of US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.AFP, 1/10/2017, 6:38 PM

Paris conference to ask Israel and PA to commit to two states

Countries that attend Paris peace conference to call on Netanyahu and Abbas to publicly renew their commitment to the two-state solution.Elad Benari, 1/10/2017, 6:07 AM

Abbas writes to Trump: Don't move US embassy to Jerusalem

Abbas writes to Trump that moving US embassy to Israel's capital would be "disastrous" for peace process.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 4:59 PM

Abbas aide: Moving American embassy a 'declaration of war'

Mahmoud Al-Habbash, senior advisor to PA chairman, warns Donald Trump in a sermon not to move the American embassy to Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/9/2017, 3:03 AM

Erekat: Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu in Moscow

PLO Secretary-General says PA chairman is willing to attend a three-way peace summit in the Russian capital.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2017, 6:29 AM

This is the moment for an Israeli victory

It’s time to shake up the stagnant status quo in the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.Prof. Daniel Pipes, 1/7/2017, 11:27 PM

Kerry: Moving US Embassy could cause 'explosion' in Middle East

Outgoing Secretary of State says moving US Embassy may cause 'explosion' and cause Jordan and Egypt to withdraw support for Israel.Chana Roberts, 1/7/2017, 6:19 PM

Abbas warns Trump: Don't move the embassy

PA chairman says that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem could jeopardize peace prospects.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/6/2017, 10:30 PM

Abbas: 'Settlements' threaten the two-state solution

PA chairman says Paris peace conference is an opportunity to reach a peace agreement but criticizes Israeli presence in Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 1/6/2017, 6:07 AM

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