Abbas denies refusing talks with Israel

PA chairman denies US claims that the PA refused to enter peace talks with Israel, says he is ready for talks.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/22/2018, 12:26 AM

State Department: Why should US fund PA hospitals?

State Department spokeswoman: PA, instead of paying its debts, pays terrorists and their families.Elad Benari, 9/21/2018, 5:44 AM

US confirms additional cuts to PA

US official confirms cut in aid for programs supporting conflict resolution between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs.Ben Ariel, 9/17/2018, 4:44 AM

Trump freezes PA's bank accounts

Al-Jazeera reports that the administration has decided to immediately close all bank accounts linked to the PA and PLO across the US.Elad Benari, 9/17/2018, 12:07 AM

Erekat: The US will never introduce a peace plan

Chief PA negotiator accuses US of trying to unilaterally change the terms of reference for any future peace proposal.Elad Benari, 9/16/2018, 6:03 AM

Abbas spokesman: Kushner unaware of reality

Nabil Abu Rudeineh condemns Kushner's remarks to New York Times, accuses US of "irresponsible policy" in the region.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/14/2018, 10:26 PM

'Trump acted wisely, Europe remains anti-Semitic'

Middle East expert Dr. David Bukay welcomes closure of PLO mission in Washington.Benny Tocker, 9/14/2018, 3:38 AM

'Just as Trump pressures them, he can also pressure us'

Prof. Shmuel Sandler warns Trump could pressure Israel just as he pressures the PA.Shimon Cohen, 9/13/2018, 4:46 AM

Report: Trump offered Abbas a meeting

TV report says Abbas turned down meeting with Trump unless several conditions are met.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2018, 12:06 AM

PA intelligence delegation visits Washington

Abbas tells Israeli MKs that a PA delegation of security and intelligence officials is in Washington, D.C. for talks with CIA.Elad Benari, 9/3/2018, 5:43 AM

It's official: U.S. ends funding to UNRWA

State Department officially announces the United States will not make any additional contributions to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/1/2018, 1:11 AM

PA official: Canceling aid to UNRWA threatens peace

PA envoy to Washington warns against canceling aid to UNRWA, claims doing so threatens the prospects of peace.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/1/2018, 12:35 AM

'We support funding to PA, but not through UNRWA'

Senior officials in the Prime Minister's Office say U.S. aid cut from UNRWA should be transferred to those who will make good use of it.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/31/2018, 10:52 PM

PA: We will fight Trump's threats

Abbas spokesman rejects Jason Greenblatt's comments on others filling the void if the PA isn't part of the solution in Gaza.Dalit Halevi, 8/31/2018, 6:14 AM

State Department: Aid to PA doesn't provide value to taxpayers

State Department spokeswoman explains Washington’s decision to cut the aid it provides to the PA.Elad Benari, 8/29/2018, 6:13 AM

PA: Trump is a partner to the 'occupation'

PA cabinet chief says Trump administration cannot serve as a partner for peace between Israel and the Palestinians.Dalit Halevi, 8/28/2018, 5:14 AM

'Jews have no right to pray on Temple Mount'

PA organizations denounce U.S. decision to stop financial assistance, call it "insolent extortion."Dalit Halevi, 8/27/2018, 5:43 AM

PLO official: We will not be intimidated

Senior PLO member Hanan Ashrawi accuses U.S. of "cheap blackmail" after aid cut.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/25/2018, 12:39 AM

Trump cuts more than $200 million in aid to PA

State Department informs Congress that more than $200 million in bilateral assistance to the PA has been cut.Elad Benari, Canada, 8/24/2018, 11:09 PM

Is the U.S. releasing aid to the PA?

State Department has transferred dozens of millions of dollars to strengthen the Palestinian Authority's preventive security services.Elad Benari, 8/3/2018, 2:07 AM

PA officials scoff at Trump's economic measures

PA officials reject effort by Trump administration to sweeten peace plan with measures aimed at improving economic situation.Ben Ariel, 7/27/2018, 6:34 AM

Report: Trump administration to focus on Gaza first

Officials say U.S. administration focusing on improving conditions in Gaza in order to pressure PA to resume peace talks.Elad Benari, 7/8/2018, 6:37 AM

Greenblatt blasts both Hamas and the PA

Trump's special envoy criticizes Hamas for continued attacks on Israel, rejects PA claims that the U.S. is causing rifts among PA Arabs.Ben Ariel, 6/21/2018, 4:13 AM

Erekat and Greenblatt trade barbs

After Trump's special envoy blasts Erekat for false claims about the U.S. role in peace talks, PLO chief fires back.Ben Ariel, 6/11/2018, 4:06 AM

'PLO office in the United States exists in violation of the law'

Senator Cruz and Rep. Ros-Lehtinen urge Pompeo and Sessions to take action to close PLO office in Washington.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 6/9/2018, 12:37 AM

Report: Pompeo met with PA security chief

PA official says Secretary of State met with the PA chief of security and intelligence despite PA boycott of the Trump administration.Elad Benari, 5/29/2018, 6:05 AM

PLO chief: Trump 'fanning extremism'

PLO secretary-general Saeb Erekat accuses Trump administration of destabilizing the Middle East.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/19/2018, 1:56 AM

Greenblatt to Erekat: Roll up your sleeves and get to work

Trump envoy rejects PA negotiator's claims that he is biased in favor of Israel.Elad Benari, 4/15/2018, 5:38 AM

Senator Cruz to PA: Look in the mirror

Senator Ted Cruz blasts PA leadership over its continued insults of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/24/2018, 12:16 AM

Palestinian Arabs: Remove the Americans from Ramallah

Palestinian Arabs demonstrate in Ramallah, demand that American presence be removed from "Palestine".Dalit Halevi, 3/23/2018, 6:15 AM

PA blasts American policy of 'dictates'

PA bureau in charge of foreign affairs says Washington is biased in favor of Israel and thwarts the efforts to achieve peace.Dalit Halevi, 3/18/2018, 4:32 AM

Arabs planning 'day of rage' on Friday

Palestinian organizations preparing for large-scale demonstrations against U.S. and Israeli policy.Dalit Halevi, 3/13/2018, 6:12 AM

PA government rejects American peace plan

PA government stands by Abbas in rejecting Trump administration's peace plan.Dalit Halevi, 3/6/2018, 6:03 AM

Haley to Abbas: We will not chase after you

U.S. Ambassador responds to PA chairman's Security Council speech, says he has a choice between achieving peace and “hateful rhetoric”.Elad Benari, 2/21/2018, 4:12 AM

Abbas to respond to Trump at the Security Council

PA chairman to deliver address to UN Security Council on February 20. Danon: Abbas seeking to put an end to negotiations.Elad Benari, 2/2/2018, 1:06 AM

Erekat: We'll complain to ICC against Trump

PLO official blasts Trump peace plan and recognition of Jerusalem, says "State of Palestine" will complain in The Hague.Dalit Halevi, 1/31/2018, 6:05 AM

PA issues weak condemnation of Bethlehem incident

Abbas's bureau condemns attack on American vehicle in Bethlehem but does not promise to find the perpetrators.Dalit Halevi, 1/31/2018, 12:07 AM

State Department could cut PA aid even further

Ambassador Haley reportedly pushing for further cuts to U.S. aid to PA, following the cut in funding to UNRWA.Elad Benari, 1/25/2018, 3:37 AM

Macron trying to convince Abbas not to reject Trump initiative

French President sends senior adviser to Ramallah to convince PA chairman to tone down his rhetoric vis-a-vis Trump's peace plan.Elad Benari, 1/19/2018, 6:06 AM

PLO: U.S. following Netanyahu's instructions

Palestine Liberation Organization blames Israel for the American decision to cut funding to UNRWA.Elad Benari, 1/17/2018, 6:09 AM

PA condemns Trump's envoy

PA blasts Jason Greenblatt for saying it supported terrorism following the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach.Elad Benari, 1/12/2018, 6:03 AM

White House reviewing assistance to PA

Senior administration official says White House actively looking at cutting aid to PA following Trump's tweets on the issue.Elad Benari, 1/5/2018, 1:34 AM

'PA doesn't want to talk with Israel - why should we pay them?'

U.S. President says the PA receives hundreds of millions of dollars from the U.S. but shows it no respect and won't negotiate with Israel.Elad Benari, 1/3/2018, 12:52 AM

One day later: PA envoy returns to Washington

PA envoy to the United States returns to Washington after just one day of "consultations" over Jerusalem recognition.Elad Benari, 1/2/2018, 6:15 AM

'PA's rhetoric is ugly and anti-Semitic'

U.S. Ambassador to Israel criticizes PA response to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Elad Benari, 12/28/2017, 11:09 PM

White House: Pence still plans to meet Abbas

White House says canceling meeting between PA chairman and VP Pence would be "counterproductive."Elad Benari, 12/8/2017, 2:05 AM

House approves bill cutting funding to PA

House of Representatives overwhelmingly approves Taylor Force Act that could end funding to PA over its financial support to terrorists.Elad Benari, 12/5/2017, 11:38 PM

Trump to keep PLO mission open - for now

Sources say the Trump administration will keep PLO mission in Washington open for at least 90 days, but limit its activity.Ben Ariel, 11/26/2017, 2:28 AM

Erekat: Abbas respects Kushner

Senior PA official changes tune on U.S., denies Abbas refused call from Trump's son-in-lawElad Benari, Canada, 11/24/2017, 9:27 PM

PLO threatens to cut ties with Washington

PLO leader Saeb Erekat says the organization would cut off contacts with the U.S. if its mission in Washington is closed.Elad Benari, 11/19/2017, 5:52 AM

Trump puts PA on notice, PA 'surprised'

PA surprised over threats by the United States to shut down the PLO office in Washington unless it starts serious talks with Israel.Elad Benari and Dalit Halevi, 11/19/2017, 1:16 AM

Taylor Force Act to be enforced starting in 2018

Taylor Force Act, which cuts U.S. aid to PA until it stops paying terrorists, attached to the 2018 Foreign Operations budget in the Senate.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/9/2017, 12:25 AM

Trump invites Abbas to the White House

PA chairman invited to visit White House during first phone call with President Donald Trump.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/10/2017, 8:24 PM

Fatah official: Trump 'declared war on Islam'

Fatah Central Committee member Nabil Shaath blasts Trump over his support for Israel.Dalit Halevi, 2/12/2017, 5:54 AM

State Department reviewing Obama's last minute aid to the PA

State Department says it is reviewing the last-minute decision by Obama administration to send $221 million to the PA.Elad Benari, 1/25/2017, 5:08 AM

Obama released millions to PA hours before leaving office

Officials tell AP: Obama defied Republican opposition and quietly released $221 million to the PA in the final hours of his administration.Elad Benari, 1/23/2017, 11:37 PM

United States cutting PA's economic aid

United States cutting economic aid for the Palestinian Authority because of 'unhelpful actions' by the Palestinians, says American diplomat.Ben Ariel, 10/25/2015, 1:51 AM