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

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

Abbas Sets New Preconditions for Peace Talks

PA chairman demands terrorist release and "end of occupation" by 2017 as preconditions to restart peace talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/16/2015, 1:26 AM

Abbas: Free Terrorists and We'll Resume Talks

PA Chairman says he's willing to resume peace negotiations, but once again repeats his usual preconditions.Elad Benari, 6/27/2014, 4:45 AM

Abbas: We're Willing to Resume Talks, But...

Abbas says PA ready to resume negotiations with Israel but conditions that on the release of terrorists and a construction freeze.Elad Benari, 5/9/2014, 3:16 AM

Abbas Defiant Ahead of Meeting with Obama

Abbas's spokesman says that PA Chairman will stick to the “fundamental Palestinian principles” in meeting with President Obama.Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi, 3/16/2014, 2:46 AM

Abbas: Meet Our Conditions, Then We Can Have Peace

PA Chairman tells university graduates in Jericho: Unless all our demands are met, there will not be a peace agreement with Israel.Elad Benari, 9/16/2013, 5:44 AM

Erekat: The U.S. Guaranteed All Our Preconditions Will be Met

PA negotiator claims: Before we agreed to resume peace talks, the U.S. guaranteed us in writing that all our preconditions will be met.Elad Benari, 8/21/2013, 6:12 AM

Abbas: We're Not Making Any Concessions

PA Chairman indicates that he is willing to resume negotiations with Israel - but not give up on even one of his preconditions.Dalit Halevi & Elad Benari, 7/8/2013, 4:43 AM

MK: Want Peace? Ignore Abbas’ Demands

PA’s unrealistic demands amount to peace refusal, and giving in will just make it worse, MK warns.Maayana Miskin, 6/30/2013, 8:27 AM

Abbas: We Want to Talk, But the Ball is in Israel's Court

"The Palestinian demands are clear, so Israel must now accept them in order to begin negotiations," claims PA Chairman.Elad Benari, 6/5/2013, 4:43 AM

Abbas Admits He's Under Pressure to Drop Preconditions

PA Chairman admits he is under international pressure to resume talks with Israel and drop demands for a construction freeze.Elad Benari, 5/30/2013, 4:16 AM

Erekat Backs Kerry's Efforts but Blasts Israeli 'Apartheid'

PLO negotiator says PA will hold off on applying to join UN institutions to give peace a chance, then blasts Israel's "apartheid'.Elad Benari, 5/21/2013, 6:15 AM