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Abbas pushes for deadlines, divided Jerusalem at peace summit

PA leader seeks to maximize impact of French peace summit, including international monitors, time caps, and division of Jerusalem.David Rosenberg, 5/29/2016, 8:50 AM

Report: Arab countries plotting to replace Abbas with archrival

UAE, Egypt and Jordan reportedly planning to have PA chairman be replaced by Mohammed Dahlan.Ben Ariel, Canada, 5/28/2016, 1:00 AM

Hamas: We can execute people without Abbas's consent

Hamas claims that the death penalty in Gaza can be carried out without the consent of PA chairman.Ben Ariel, 5/27/2016, 2:15 AM

Sisi vows to fight for Abbas - because of Liberman?

Diplomatic sources reveal Sisi asked for Abbas's positions so as to press them at UN, blame Liberman's appointment for Egyptian shift.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2016, 9:36 PM

Abbas welcomes Egypt's call for peace talks

PA chairman says he welcomes Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi’s call for a peace agreement between Israel and the PA.Elad Benari, 5/18/2016, 3:13 AM

Netanyahu’s office denies Abbas offered direct talks

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's spokesman flatly denies allegations the PM turned down Mahmoud Abbas offer to talk.JTA, 5/17/2016, 4:39 PM

Abbas in Egypt to discuss Israel-PA peace process

PA chairman to meet with a number of Egyptian officials and discuss Gaza tension as well as peace process.Ben Ariel, 5/9/2016, 3:13 AM

Abbas admits he still pays terrorists' salaries

PA chairman lets slip in meeting with Norwegian FM that he violated a 2014 pledge to stop the practice.Arutz Sheva staff, 5/4/2016, 8:22 PM

Gazan freerunner seriously hurts himself, Israel treats him

Gazan suffers major fall while showing off his parkour, Abbas orders to do 'whatever needed' - meaning Israeli aid.Ari Yashar, 5/1/2016, 3:50 PM

Abbas fires Shechem governor - over Passover sacrifice?

PA head fires Ahram Rajoub with no reason; speculation is Abbas is angry he took part in Samaritan sacrifice with MKs Smotrich and Zohar.Ido Ben-Porat, 4/27/2016, 10:47 AM

MK Zoabi calls for 'bully' Abbas to be replaced

Arab MK accuses PA leadership of 'oppressing' Palestinians who have abandoned the 'illusion' of peace with Israel.Ari Yashar, 4/25/2016, 8:52 PM

Abbas blasts Israeli 'occupation' at UN climate summit

Ambassador Danny Danon says PA chairman is spreading hatred, after Abbas claims "Israeli occupation" is ruining the environment.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/22/2016, 10:59 PM

Passover and the Palestinians

Hear oh Israel the cry of people in bondage under you. Let the Palestinians go. Let them make unto themselves a nation. Oh, eally? Steve Apfel, 4/21/2016, 11:00 PM

After bus bombing: Abbas' Fatah calls for more terror attacks

Fatah movement, aligned with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, releases propaganda video calling for murder of Jews just days after bus bombing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/20/2016, 5:06 PM

Abbas: We reject all forms of terrorist activity

Following Jerusalem bus bombing, PA chairman insists he is against violence targeting civilians.Ben Ariel, 4/20/2016, 3:14 AM

Putin tells Abbas he backs Israel-PA peace efforts

Russian President meets PA chairman in Moscow, backs efforts aimed at facilitating the Middle East peace process.Ben Ariel, 4/19/2016, 5:12 AM

'No security for Israelis till terrorists go free'

Abbas' Fatah accuses Israel of running 'Nazi detention centers,' declares 'no peace until prisoners are released.'Dalit Halevy, 4/17/2016, 6:00 PM

Liberman: Netanyahu is holding secret talks with Abbas

Former ally of PM outlines 'strange signs' indicating covert negotiations on Israeli withdrawals, says results will be revealed at UN.Ari Yashar, 4/14/2016, 2:35 PM

Abbas' brother gets treated in Tel Aviv hospital

Despite PA chair's enmity, his brother who lives in Qatar chose to get cancer treatment in Israeli hospital, in latest of surprising trend.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/13/2016, 8:16 AM

Abbas cuts funding to yet another PLO faction

PA chairman cuts funds to Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a day after cutting off the PFLP.Ben Ariel, 4/13/2016, 5:14 AM

Abbas looks to UN Security Council for anti-Israel resolution

Palestinian Authority leader pushes for UN intervention against Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/12/2016, 11:28 AM

Abbas establishes constitutional court in effort to keep power

Revealed: PA chairman has quietly established a constitutional court in attempt to maintain power and allow him to sideline Hamas.Ben Ariel, 4/12/2016, 3:15 AM

PFLP slams Abbas for cutting its funds

Communist terror group, which is second-largest PLO faction after Abbas' Fatah, reports he cut its $70,000 a month.Ari Yashar, 4/11/2016, 10:41 PM

French, PA leaders to plan 'comprehensive' Israel peace deal

France, PA schedule second meeting of high-level officials in April as plans for peace summit gain momentum.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/6/2016, 10:50 PM

Abbas reiterates: All of Israel is 'occupation'

Not for the first time, Mahmoud Abbas tells PA TV that 'occupation' began in 1948 - contradicting claims in English he supports '2 states.'Ari Soffer, 4/6/2016, 3:41 PM

Abbas: I'm ready to work with Israel to stop the incitement

PA chairman tells visiting journalists he is ready to work with Israel to stop the “mutual incitement” between the sides.Ben Ariel, 4/6/2016, 6:13 AM

Netanyahu invites Abbas to talk 'any day this week'

After Abbas claims he would come if PM invites him, Netanyahu calls his bluff: 'I've cleared my schedule this week. Any day he can come.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/4/2016, 6:26 PM

Rivlin: If Abbas is serious, I am ready to meet with him

During a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister, President Rivlin discussed a possible meeting to negotiate with the Palestinians.Shoshana Miskin, 4/4/2016, 2:47 PM

Abbas: Netanyahu is still a partner for peace

In interview on Israeli TV, PA chairman says he still sees Netanyahu as partner for peace, denounces current terror wave against Israelis.Elad Benari, 4/1/2016, 6:13 AM

Japan backs France's peace initiative

Japanese envoy reportedly tells PA chairman his country backs France's initiative for a peace conference.Ben Ariel, 3/17/2016, 6:15 AM

France and PA discuss plans to force peace talks

Paris envoy meets with Abbas and other PA leaders on 'international conference' that Israel opposes, and is met with enthusiasm.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/15/2016, 6:42 PM

Abbas' condolence letter to 'martyr' terrorist's family

Letter revealed in which PA head mourns death of female terrorist who rammed car into IDF soldier, writes: 'may she rest in Paradise.'Shimon Cohen, 3/11/2016, 8:25 AM

Report: Abbas rejected new peace plan

US Vice President Joe Biden reportedly offered division of Jerusalem, total 'settlement freeze' in exchange for very little; Abbas refused.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/10/2016, 3:47 PM

Abbas to Biden: The 'occupation' is the reason for the violence

Abbas meets visiting Vice President, but fails to condemn terrorist attacks despite earlier criticism by Biden.Elad Benari, 3/10/2016, 12:13 AM

Netanyahu: Abbas praises US citizen's murderer as a 'martyr'

In meeting with Biden, PM notes Abbas 'not only refuses to condemn attacks, his Fatah party actually praised murderer of US citizen.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/9/2016, 2:28 PM

Abbas: Intifada - a peaceful popular uprising

PA Chairman expressed strong opposition to recognizing Israel as a 'Jewish State', describes intifada as a 'legitimate peaceful uprising'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2016, 9:27 AM

Abbas: Terror wave is a 'legitimate peaceful protest'

PA chairman says the current "intifada" is nothing but a "popular peaceful uprising”, refuses to recognize Israel as a Jewish state.Dalit Halevi, 3/3/2016, 6:14 AM

Abbas hopes French peace initiative succeeds like Iran deal

PA chairman hopes French initiative to hold an international peace conference could lead to a solution like talks on Iran's nuclear deal.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2016, 4:46 AM

Minister Elkin: PA collapse not a matter of 'if', but 'when'

Minister Ze'ev Elkin gives speech at Bar Ilan University: Wave of terror is preview for collapse of Palestinian Authority.Hezki Baruch, 2/29/2016, 11:17 AM

Arch-terrorist Barghouti to seek PA presidency - from jail

Could the terrorist mastermind succeed Mahmoud Abbas?David Rosenberg, 2/25/2016, 12:48 PM

Terror-supporting PA official to speak at Hebrew U

Advisor to Mahmoud Abbas who openly supports terrorists invited to speak at Hebrew University debate with MK.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/23/2016, 3:12 PM

Kerry urges return to peace talks, easing of tensions

Secretary of State meets PA chairman, calls for "calm and a decrease in violence".Ben Ariel, 2/22/2016, 4:16 AM

Abbas condemns terrorism...in Turkey

While he refuses to condemn attacks against Israelis, PA chairman is quick to condemn terror attack in Ankara.Dalit Halevi, 2/19/2016, 3:44 AM

Abbas asserts terror wave 'revenge' for Duma

PA chairman justifies meeting with families of terrorists and excuses the involvement of children in Palestinian terrorism.Shoshana Miskin, 2/8/2016, 9:04 PM

Abbas 'firmly' backs Russian airstrikes for Assad

Russian Federation Council head meets with Abbas, says he finally showed hand in supporting Assad's regime in civil war.Ari Yashar, 2/7/2016, 7:57 PM

Poll: Palestinian support for 'intifada' is falling

Recent poll shows that Palestinian support for violent conflict against Israel is diminishing, both in Gaza and the PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2016, 12:09 PM

Outrageous: Abbas hosts family members of terrorists

Just hours after deadly attack in Jerusalem, PA chairman hosts families of terrorists who murdered Israelis.Ido Ben Porat, 2/4/2016, 3:14 AM

Netanyahu blasts Abbas for not condemning attack by PA officer

Netanyahu: Abbas has failed to condemn Beit El attack even though it was carried out by one of his own men. The world must act.Ben Ariel, 2/1/2016, 4:43 AM

Obama is heading for another mideast train wreck

Obama is trying to squeeze Israel...he has departed from long-standing U.S. policy on Israel’s policies in the so-called 'West Bank'. Yochanan Visser, 1/31/2016, 10:41 PM

Abbas welcomes France's peace proposal

PA chairman supports French initiative to jumpstart the peace process through international peace conference.Elad Benari, 1/31/2016, 1:56 AM

Abbas's adviser promises escalation to gun attacks

Senior adviser and Fatah Central Committee member promises knife terrorists 'will seek rifles tomorrow,' raising Oslo War fears.Ari Yashar, 1/28/2016, 6:57 PM

Abbas's aide visits mourners' tent for terrorist

One of Abbas's aides pays condolence call for slain terrorist in Hevron.Ido Ben Porat, 1/26/2016, 10:07 AM

Report: France trying to get Netanyahu and Abbas to meet

Channel 2 News reports that France is trying to organize a regional conference on security that will force Netanyahu and Abbas to meet.Elad Benari, 1/26/2016, 6:13 AM

Watch: Daily Israel afternoon news brief

Two attacks foiled over weekend, Abbas condemns incitement against Israel, Israel evicts Jews in Hebron and fans outraged over Blatt firing.ILTV/Arutz Sheva, 1/24/2016, 2:15 PM

Abbas: We will not back down from our demands

PA chairman dismisses the idea of "negotiations for the sake of negotiations" with Israel.Dalit Halevi, 1/24/2016, 6:33 AM

US indicates Abbas lied about peace talks

State Department shoots down Abbas's claims his negotiation attempts were snubbed by Netanyahu, saying it isn't aware of the attempts.Nitsan Keidar, 1/22/2016, 8:18 AM

Abbas claims Netanyahu snubbed him

Hours after PM reiterates invite to negotiate, PA head claims Netanyahu's people dropped efforts to set a meeting 2 months ago.Ari Yashar, 1/21/2016, 8:40 PM