Erekat: Annexation makes peace impossible

Senior PLO official warns that Israeli plan to apply sovereignty over parts of Judea and Samaria makes achieving peace impossible.Elad Benari, 5/18/2020, 5:32 AM

PA welcomes ICC chief prosecutor's report

PA says it will assist the International Criminal Court in The Hague in prosecuting "Israeli war criminals".Dalit Halevi, 5/1/2020, 5:57 AM

PLO official blasts new Israeli government

Saeb Erekat says Netanyahu-Gantz government is a threat to peace, security and stability in the Middle East.Elad Benari, 4/21/2020, 2:13 AM

Top PLO official: Annexation will undermine security

PLO's Saeb Erekat warns that regional stability will be undermined if Israel applies sovereignty over Judea and Samaria.Dalit Halevi, 4/12/2020, 6:23 AM

PA slams Israeli election results

PA negotiator Saeb Erekat calls election results a victory for 'Apartheid, annexation.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/2/2020, 11:09 PM

PA complains to ICC over Israeli construction in E1

PA official Saeb Erekat says Israeli plans to build in E1 area have been referred to the International Criminal Court.Elad Benari, 3/2/2020, 6:41 AM

Erekat: Jordan Valley annexation would open door for other countries to do the same

PLO official says "Deal of the Century" is not a peace plan, but rather a plan for annexation, colonization, and apartheid.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/1/2020, 5:43 AM

Erekat to companies operating in Judea and Samaria: Leave the 'settlements'

Senior PLO official calls on companies named in UN blacklist to cease doing business in "settlements".Elad Benari, 2/19/2020, 3:37 AM

PLO welcomes UN blacklist of companies doing business in Judea and Samaria

PLO's Saeb Erekat calls companies operating in Judea and Samaria to "end their complicity in the denial of our right to self-determination."Elad Benari, 2/13/2020, 3:47 AM

Erekat denies PA dropped request for UN vote on Trump peace plan

PLO official says reports that PA withdrew request to vote to condemn US peace plan are unfounded.Elad Benari, 2/11/2020, 6:06 AM

Erekat: US peace plan, not PA incitement, led to violence

Senior PA official responds to Jared Kushner who said that PA chairman's call for "day of rage" played a part in spate of terrorist attacks.Elad Benari, Canada, 2/7/2020, 10:19 PM

Erekat blasts Sudanese leader's meeting with Netanyahu

Chief PA negotiator says meeting between Netanyahu and Abdel Fattah al-Burhan is a "stab in the back".Elad Benari, 2/4/2020, 3:05 AM

Erekat blasts 'arrogant' Kushner

PA negotiator fires back after Trump's senior adviser said Erekat has "perfect track record at failing at making peace deals".Elad Benari, 2/3/2020, 5:41 AM

Erekat: The plan of the Netanyahu and the settlers

Senior PA official blasts “Deal of the Century”: The US team did not write a single word in this plan.Elad Benari, 1/30/2020, 4:06 AM

Palestinian Authority threatens to quit Oslo Accords over Trump peace plan

Ahead of Trump's meetings with Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Palestinian Authority threatens to leave Oslo Accords over peace plan.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 1/26/2020, 4:36 PM

PA: 'Deal of the Century is the 'Fraud of the Century'

PLO's Saeb Erekat says Trump administration's peace deal is against international law.Dalit Halevi, 1/26/2020, 2:42 AM

Erekat: We'll 'drown' ICC with names of victims

PLO official says PA will hand ICC a detailed list of Arab victims of Israeli "war crimes".Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/22/2019, 6:12 AM

Erekat welcomes ICC probe of Israeli 'war crimes'

"Israel’s hysterical reaction is that of a state that has put itself above international law," charges PLO secretary general.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/20/2019, 9:51 PM

Erekat: Trump and Israel destroying 'two-state solution'

PLO official welcomes resolution passed by House in support of "two-state solution".Dalit Halevi, 12/8/2019, 5:17 AM

Erekat blames US for Israeli construction in Hevron

Senior PLO official: Israel’s decision to build new Jewish neighborhood in Hevron a direct result of US policy shift on Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 12/2/2019, 4:03 AM

PA making effort to renew aid to UNRWA

PLO secretary general sends letters to Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland protesting the cessation of aid to UNRWA.Dalit Halevi, 8/18/2019, 6:40 AM

Erekat: The 'occupation' has destroyed all agreements

PLO leader says Israel has effectively destroyed and ended all signed agreements.Elad Benari, 7/29/2019, 5:53 AM

PA: US killed peace process

PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Trump Administration of bias in favor of Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/14/2019, 9:26 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

Erekat: US officials inaugurated 'fake' archaeology project

Senior PA official says 2,000-year-old Pilgrims’ Road unveiled by Israel is a "settlement project that has nothing to do with history".Elad Benari, 7/2/2019, 4:38 AM

PA calls US ambassador 'an extremist Israeli settler'

PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat launches into unprecedented personal attack on US diplomats, calling them 'settlers'.David Rosenberg, 6/30/2019, 9:52 PM

Erekat blasts Greenblatt for remarks on Judea and Samaria

PLO Secretary General condemns US envoy for calling Judea and Samaria communities "neighborhoods and cities" and not “settlements”.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2019, 2:18 AM

Who's afraid of Naela Ayesh of “Naela and the Intifada”?

While the Israeli "occupation" is the reason given for Arab Palestinian misery and lack of freedom, that is not what I came away with from the film. Sheri Oz, 6/18/2019, 6:59 PM

Palestinian Authority fumes over Friedman's statements

PA officials, left-wing leaders, say US should not help 'extremists,' Pres. Trump should tell Amb. Friedman to 'pack his bags.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2019, 10:08 PM

PA: Kushner 'indifferent' about Palestinians

PA spokesman condemns Jared Kushner for questioning PA's ability to govern itself, says peace plan meant to bring 'prosperity for settlers.'Gary Willig, 6/3/2019, 11:26 AM

Erekat: 'Deal of the Century' is doomed to fail

Senior PLO official stresses that the PLO is the only representative of the Palestinian people.Dalit Halevi, 5/29/2019, 6:09 AM

China and Russia to boycott Bahrain conference

Senior PLO official says China and Russia informed him they will not participate in US-led economic workshop in Manama.Elad Benari, 5/28/2019, 12:04 AM

Erekat reiterates: PA won't participate in Bahrain conference

PLO secretary general: Palestine’s full economic potential can only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation.Elad Benari, 5/23/2019, 4:44 AM

'Don't negotiate on our behalf'

Senior Palestinian Authority official blasts plans to launch US Mideast peace plan at Bahrain event, says PA was never consulted.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 5/20/2019, 2:02 PM

Erekat: Policy of 'occupation' will not bring peace and security

Senior PA official says that only the establishment of the state of "Palestine" will bring about peace.Dalit Halevi, 5/15/2019, 6:08 AM

Erekat: 'Deal of the century won't be implemented'

PLO secretary says diplomatic solutions 'bypassing' international law and UN resolutions are 'illusions.'Dalit Halevi, Chana Roberts, 5/3/2019, 5:42 PM

PA to examine its relations with Israel

PA official Saeb Erekat: Abbas will redefine nature of relations with Israel in light of election results.Dalit Halevi, 4/11/2019, 6:07 AM

PA: Israel voted 'no to peace'

PA spokesman Saeb Erekat condemns results of Israeli election, calls poll a 'vote against peace, for the occupation.'David Rosenberg, 4/9/2019, 11:50 PM

Erekat: Israel continues to brazenly violate international law

PLO Secretary General condemns Netanyahu’s promise to apply sovereignty to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Ben Ariel, 4/7/2019, 6:09 AM

Erekat: US, Israel planning to annex Judea and Samaria

PLO Secretary General: US recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights paves the way for "annexation of the West Bank."Elad Benari, 3/28/2019, 6:36 AM

Erekat blasts Romania over embassy relocation

PLO Secretary General: Romania plan to relocate embassy to Jerusalem a blatant violation of Palestinian rights.Elad Benari, 3/25/2019, 6:06 AM

Erekat: Trump's move will cause bloodshed

PLO Secretary General blasts Trump over his call for the US to officially recognize Israel's sovereignty over the Golan Heights.Elad Benari, 3/22/2019, 6:11 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

Erekat: It's two states or one state

Senior PLO official claims that abandoning the two-state solution will lead to one-state solution and an apartheid regime.Dalit Halevi, 3/1/2019, 3:40 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

'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

'Do you think Arabs wear a neon sign with the word stupid?'

PLO leader Saeb Erekat lashes out at Secretary of State following his speech in Cairo.Elad Benari, 1/11/2019, 5:59 AM

Erekat: Dissolving 'parliament' in line with transition to state

PLO official: Court decision that dissolved Palestinian “parliament” goes hand in hand with the transition into the “State of Palestine”.Elad Benari, 12/24/2018, 5:34 AM

PA negotiator: We haven't given up on West Jerusalem

Following Australia's recognition of West J'lem as Israel's capital, PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat says all of city still up for negotiation.David Rosenberg, 12/18/2018, 9:25 AM

The moment PA realized Trump was moving US embassy to Jerusalem

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator claims Jared Kushner shouted at him during final, contentious meeting.David Rosenberg, 12/17/2018, 2:34 PM

Erekat criticizes Australia over Jerusalem recognition

Head of PLO Executive Committee says Australia isn't committed to two-state solution and refuses to recognize "Palestine".Elad Benari, 12/16/2018, 5:24 AM

'You're the ones committing crimes against humanity'

Senior Palestinian Authority official interviewed on Bloomberg network had to deal with particularly difficult questions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/3/2018, 7:41 PM

PA negotiator: Abbas willing to meet Netanyahu 'anywhere'

Saeb Erekat challenges Israeli PM to meet PA chairman anywhere in the world.Elad Benari, 12/3/2018, 12:05 AM

PA welcomes Airbnb boycott of Judea and Samaria

PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat welcomes online rental website's decision to stop listing homes in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, 11/20/2018, 6:08 AM

Palestinian Authority blasts US consulate closure

Senior PA officials say US decision to close eastern Jerusalem consulate which had served as de facto mission to PA is slap in the face.David Rosenberg, 10/18/2018, 10:45 PM