PA: Trump trying to antagonize the Palestinian people

PA “foreign ministry” blasts US intention to allow US citizens born in Jerusalem to list “Jerusalem, Israel” on their US passports.Elad Benari, 9/5/2019, 6:36 AM

Abbas: Palestinians are spreading peace

PA chairman claims that he wants to promote peace but the US is getting in the way.Dalit Halevi, 8/30/2019, 6:35 AM

State Department plays down removal of PA from website

State Department official responds to website's removal of the Palestinian Authority: There has been no change to our policy.Elad Benari, 8/28/2019, 5:13 AM

PA blasts State Department for removing it from its website

Abbas spokesman says US move shows it is "fully aligned with the extremist Israeli right-wing."Elad Benari, 8/26/2019, 6:12 AM

Abbas snubs visiting Republican delegation

PA chairman fails to show up at meeting with visiting Republican congressional delegation, sends other officials to meet the group.Ben Ariel, 8/14/2019, 6:12 AM

Greenblatt: Trump hasn't yet decided when to unveil peace plan

US envoy says it is unclear whether the political component of the peace plan will be unveiled before or after Israeli elections.Elad Benari, 8/13/2019, 1:07 AM

Abbas: We will not renew ties with Trump

PA chairman says relations with the current US administration would not be renewed until Trump recognizes the two-state solution.Dalit Halevi, 7/15/2019, 3:04 AM

PA spokesman: We'll talk to US if it accepts two-state solution

Official spokesman for PA chairman: PA leadership ready to resume talks with US if it agrees to abide by “international peace references”.Elad Benari, 7/12/2019, 6:38 AM

Report: PA reconsidering boycott of US

Israel Hayom newspaper reports that the Palestinian Authority is trying to straighten things out with Trump administration.Elad Benari, 7/9/2019, 12:34 AM

PLO sets conditions for renewal of ties with US

Senior PLO official Saeb Erekat says Washington must commit itself to the peace process in order for PA to agree to resume contacts.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/6/2019, 2:22 AM

Greenblatt: I haven't found anything to criticize Israel over

US envoy says he sees nothing to criticize in the decisions taken by PM Binyamin Netanyahu concerning relations with PA.Elad Benari, 6/27/2019, 4:06 AM

Kushner: We do not have to help the Palestinians

President Trump's adviser and son-in-law: If the PA continues to criticize us, the aid will be stopped.Nitsan Keidar, 6/25/2019, 12:31 AM

PA cabinet head: US waging war against us

Mohammad Shtayyeh accuses United States of waging a financial and political war against the PA, reiterates rejection of peace plan.Elad Benari, 6/17/2019, 6:42 AM

Abbas again hopes US peace plan 'goes to hell'

For the second time in a week, PA chairman blasts US peace plan.Elad Benari, 6/6/2019, 6:08 AM

Pompeo clarifies comments on peace plan

Secretary of State: I can see how someone might be concerned that peace plan is one-sided, but that's simply not true.Elad Benari, 6/4/2019, 2:06 AM

PA spokesman: Kushner showing contempt for Palestinians

PA spokesman blasts Trump's senior adviser for suggesting the Palestinians can't maintain independent rule.Dalit Halevi, 6/4/2019, 1:03 AM

PA: US trying to renew contacts

PA “foreign minister” Riyad al-Malki: Washington hoping to renew ties, but no Palestinian will accept its peace proposal.Elad Benari, Canada, 5/11/2019, 12:15 AM

Democratic senators call to restore aid to PA

Six Democratic senators introduce resolution to restore US humanitarian aid to Arabs in Judea, Samaria and Gaza.Elad Benari, 4/19/2019, 3:08 AM

Greenblatt to PA cabinet head: Try working with us

US envoy rips PA cabinet leader Mohammad Shtayyeh, who said the Trump administration’s peace plan will be “born dead”.Elad Benari, 4/18/2019, 6:06 AM

Iran tells Arabs to resist Trump's pro-Israel moves

Iran calls on Palestinian Arabs to be “steadfast in their resistance” against Trump’s moves.Elad Benari, Canada, 3/30/2019, 1:06 AM

Erekat calls for boycott of US Embassy in Jerusalem

Top PA leader urges international community to boycott US Embassy unit that will handle relations with Palestinian Arabs.Elad Benari, 3/8/2019, 6:07 AM

Fatah: Conflict with US is inevitable

Deputy Fatah leader says US leaves PA with no other choice but a confrontation in order to thwart the "Deal of the Century".Dalit Halevi, 3/3/2019, 6:10 AM

US downgrade of PA Jerusalem mission to take effect Monday

US official says that on Monday, the US consulate in Jerusalem, which served Palestinian Arabs, will close and merge with US embassy.Ben Ariel, 3/3/2019, 3:26 AM

Abbas adviser: Warsaw conference aims to normalize 'occupation'

Senior adviser to PA chairman says Warsaw conference lacks credibility, denies Palestinian right to self-determination.Elad Benari, 2/15/2019, 5:52 AM

Greenblatt: PA declined invitation to Warsaw conference

US special envoy rejects claims PA officials weren't invited to attend Middle East conference in Warsaw.Elad Benari, 2/13/2019, 5:09 AM

PA accuses US of pressuring Arab states to stop financial aid

PA “foreign minister” says PA is looking for legal ways to stop US pressure on Arab states to stop their financial aid to the PA.Ben Ariel, 2/12/2019, 5:20 AM

Erekat: No one is authorized to negotiate on our behalf

Senior PLO official accuses US of trying to eliminate the "Palestinian issue" by adopting Israeli positions.Dalit Halevi, 2/11/2019, 6:04 AM

Erekat: We won't participate in Warsaw conference

PLO Secretary-General blasts US-led conference in Warsaw, says it is an attempt to "destroy the Palestinian National project".Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2019, 10:27 PM

US: PA officials invited to Warsaw conference

Senior US official says PA officials have been invited to next week's conference in which Jared Kushner will provide update on peace plan.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/8/2019, 9:16 PM

PA says Warsaw Middle East conference is 'US conspiracy'

Palestinian Authority rejects US-led conference on Middle East peace and security due to take place next week in Warsaw.Ben Ariel, 2/8/2019, 5:06 AM

Greenblatt to PA spokesman: Time to get serious

US envoy tells Mahmoud Abbas' spokesman: Either work on peace and/or work on helping Palestinians.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/1/2019, 11:18 PM

USAID ceases assistance to PA

US Agency for International Development confirms it has ceased aid to the PA at its request.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/1/2019, 9:02 PM

'We don't want the US money'

PLO's Erekat confirms US aid to PA security forces will end in attempt to avoid lawsuits under new US anti-terror law.Dalit Halevi, 2/1/2019, 4:38 AM

US aid to PA security forces to end this week

PLO official confirms PA asked US to end funding for security services due to fear of lawsuits over support for terror.Elad Benari, 1/31/2019, 1:08 AM

Abbas: Trump's peace plan will not pass, the occupation must end

PA chairman blasts US peace initiative, says Palestinian people are facing a "provocation" that has been ongoing since Balfour Declaration.Elad Benari, 11/11/2018, 3:55 AM

PA accuses US of 'blind support' for Israel

PA blasts US decision to withdraw from optional protocol of UN's Vienna Convention, says it shows "disdain" for international law.Elad Benari, 10/5/2018, 2:35 AM

PA sues US over embassy relocation

PA files case with International Court of Justice, asking that it order Washington to remove relocated embassy from Jerusalem.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/28/2018, 11:26 PM

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