Erekat Named PLO Secy-Gen, May Replace Abbas

PLO chief negotiator takes top spot after Abbas, sparking speculation he may replace chairman whose termed ended in 2009.Ari Yashar, 7/14/2015, 10:04 AM

PA: Next Step is an ICC Investigation of Israel

After submitting case Erekat says PA pressing for investigation to be launched, while outlining diplomatic warfare strategy.Dalit Halevy, 6/27/2015, 11:03 PM

Erekat: PA Should Promote 'National Struggle' of Terrorism

PA's Israel negotiator Saeb Erekat strategizes in new document cooperation with Hamas and the lending of more support to terrorists.Refael Levi, 6/25/2015, 12:02 PM

Erekat Recommends PLO Retract its Recognition of Israel

PLO chief negotiator suggests the PLO retract its recognition of Israel until it recognizes a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 6/19/2015, 6:15 AM

PA Refuses to Restart Peace Talks on 'Settlement Blocs'

Chief negotiator Erekat says report on Netanyahu wanting to restart talks and define 'blocs' is attempt to steal 'state of Palestine.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/26/2015, 3:30 PM

Erekat: New Israeli Government is 'Racist'

Chief PA negotiator blasts Israeli government as "racist" and "extremist" following meeting with EU's Mogherini.Elad Benari, 5/22/2015, 6:15 AM

PA Chief Negotiator Skeptical About Peace

Saeb Erekat expresses skepticism about peace prospects with Israel, following Netanyahu's comments against a Palestinian state.Elad Benari, 4/27/2015, 5:45 AM

Erekat Calls for Forced, Full Withdrawals from Judea-Samaria

PA calls on US, EU to force Israel to withdraw from Area C, recognize 'Palestine', and release more terrorists.Dalit Halevi, 4/6/2015, 4:47 PM

First Obama Official Post-Election Israel Address - At J Street

Obama adviser first White House official at Israel event since vote - and chose radical leftist event, featuring Erekat, Labor sec.-general.Ari Yashar, 3/19/2015, 6:21 PM

PA: Negotiations 'Only on Two-State Solution' Basis

The PA officially announced Wednesday night that it was hoping to renew talks with Israel, regardless of who was Prime Minister.Yaakov Levi, 3/19/2015, 1:13 AM

Erekat Vows to Intensify Efforts Against Israel

PA chief negotiator says the results of the elections means PA will continue to pursue Israel at ICC.Elad Benari, 3/18/2015, 4:45 AM

Hamas: Leftist Government Disaster 'No Less than Netanyahu'

Hamas leader warns Israeli left victory means endless peace talks, even as 'West Bank' is being 'destroyed.'Ari Yashar, 3/16/2015, 9:00 AM

Erekat: Relations With Israel Reached the Point of No Return

Erekat threatens 'new stage' of enmity with Israel, demanding PA independence - or that Israel 'take full responsibility' for region.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 1/20/2015, 3:43 PM

Erekat: There's No Difference Between Israel and ISIS

PA chief negotiator says Israel’s construction in Judea and Samaria is like the terrorism carried out by the Islamic State.Ben Ariel, 1/8/2015, 6:15 AM

Erekat Threatens: We'll Dismantle the Palestinian Authority

PA chief negotiator says the PA will not agree to the status quo, threatens the PA will dismantle itself and “hand the keys” back to Israel.Elad Benari, 1/5/2015, 6:14 AM

Israel Freezes $127M in Funds to the PA For ICC Bid

Netanyahu orders financial penalty against the PA, which is already struggling to pay off staggering debts, in retaliation for ICC bid.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 1/3/2015, 10:01 PM

Erekat Unveils Slew of Conventions Abbas Signed

Erekat gives UN list of int'l treaties 'State of Palestine' signed onto in breach of Oslo Accords, says 'settlements' focus of ICC lawsuits.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 1/1/2015, 5:26 PM

PA Co-opts Jesus the 'Palestinian Messiah and Martyr'

PA Christmas tradition of rewriting history continues as Jesus claimed as 'first Palestinian' by senior officials and Abbas.Ari Yashar, 12/29/2014, 9:21 AM

Erekat: Vote in UN Later Today or Monday

PA chief negotiator says the Security Council would vote on unilateral resolution later Friday or on Monday at the latest.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/26/2014, 10:06 PM

Erekat: UN to Vote on Resolution 'Very Soon'

Chief PA negotiator claims the Security Council will vote on the PA's unilateral resolution before the end of 2014.Elad Benari, 12/24/2014, 6:16 AM

Kerry Reportedly Vows UN Veto, PA Pushes UN Bid Anyway

Kerry vows veto on demand for Israeli withdrawals citing Knesset elections in Erekat meeting; PA bid on Wednesday.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/16/2014, 10:00 PM

Erekat: Hope Israelis Will Elect a Peace Partner

PA chief negotiator says that in the upcoming elections, Israelis will choose between being a "peace partner" and an "occupier".Elad Benari, 12/10/2014, 3:15 AM

Erekat: Jewish Homes in Jerusalem a 'Slap in the Face' to US

PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat livid over more construction announcements, claims move insults US, international community, peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2014, 11:40 AM

Kerry Will Not Unveil New Peace Plan

State Department spokeswoman says Kerry will meet PA negotiator Erekat but will not unveil an American peace plan.Ben Ariel, 11/4/2014, 2:12 AM

Kerry to Meet Chief PA Negotiator

Secretary of State John Kerry to meet Saeb Erekat to discuss how to advance the frozen peace process.Ben Ariel, Canada, 10/31/2014, 10:54 PM

Erekat: Construction Punishable Under International Law

Palestinian Authority officials condemn Israel's decision to build in Jerusalem, call on international community to take action.Elad Benari, 10/28/2014, 6:13 AM

PA's Erekat Justifies Terrorist Murder of Israeli Baby

'Chief negotiator' accuses Israel for 'provoking' terror attack from PA 'unity partner' Hamas terrorist in Jerusalem.Ari Yashar, 10/24/2014, 2:59 PM

PA Threatens 'This Will Not Last Beyond November'

Erekat says despite US pressure, PA will unilaterally try to push UN Security Council plan forcing Israeli withdrawals.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2014, 9:58 PM

Erekat: If Our UN Bid Fails, We'll Join Int'l Organizations

PA chief negotiator threatens to apply for membership to 522 international organizations and statutes.Elad Benari, 10/22/2014, 6:15 AM

Arab MK Calls for Establishment of 'United Islamic States'

Sarsour says Israel and US are 'crueler than ISIS' while Hamas is 'moderate,' calls for global Islamic caliphate system.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 10/3/2014, 10:51 AM

PA's Erekat Equates 'Islamic State' and Jewish State

Abbas's confidante accuses Netanyahu of supporting 'terrorist settlers who kill like ISIS,' and 'shutting door' on two-state solution.Ari Yashar, 9/30/2014, 7:08 PM

Saeb Erekat Claims '96% of Gaza Deaths Were Civilians'

Bizarre claim the latest by top PA negotiator, follows Abbas's UN attack on 'Israeli genocide'. Minister Erdan slams 'Palestinian lies.'Ari Yashar, 9/29/2014, 1:08 PM

PA Rejects U.S. Criticism of Abbas's Speech

Senior PLO member Saeb Erekat says State Department reaction to Abbas's UN speech was "irresponsible, indecent and rejected".Ben Ariel, 9/29/2014, 4:45 AM

Erekat to Present US with 'Timetable' for Judea-Samaria Pullout

Reports from Palestinian sources claim PA to approach Kerry with schedule for withdrawal to 1949 Armistice lines.Tova Dvorin, 9/2/2014, 9:56 PM

Hamas Signs Application for ICC Membership

Islamic Jihad still refusing to join ICC membership application; move opens up possibility for PA, Hamas to be tried as well.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/23/2014, 8:26 PM

Erekat: Abbas a 'Coward' for Not Standing Up for 'Palestine'

Saeb Erekat and Mahmoud Abbas are at it again, with the former slamming the latter over his 'cowardice' in the face of Israel and the US.Yaakov Levi, 6/12/2014, 9:45 AM

Erekat 'Furious' After Abbas Won't Accuse Israel of 'War Crimes'

Former PA negotiator lashes out at Abbas after PA Chairman rejects vote to take Israel to the Hague, says PA is Abbas's 'personal property.'Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 6/11/2014, 9:38 PM

PA: 'Immediate Action Against Israel' Over Hunger Strikes

Saeb Erekat writes to EU, UN over hunger strikes, claims terrorists are being wrongfully held without trial.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/11/2014, 3:52 PM

PA Condemns Australia Over Stance on Eastern Jerusalem

PA chief negotiator blasts Australia's decision to drop the term "occupied" when referring to eastern Jerusalem.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/8/2014, 6:16 AM

PA Negotiator Tells UN Israeli 'Terror' Stopped Talks

Saeb Erekat tells UN envoy, British and Finnish officials that Israel 'destroyed two-state solution' through 'settlements' and 'terror.'Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 5/29/2014, 6:58 PM

Deputy Minister Slams IDF Radio for Promoting Palestinian 'Lies'

Deputy Minister lashes out at the great Palestinian Arab myth - that they preceded a Jewish presence in the Land of Israel.Ido Ben-Porat and Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 8:52 AM

Erekat: Hamas Isn't a Terrorist Group

PA's chief negotiator claims Hamas is a "legitimate political organization" and not a terrorist group.Nir Har Zahav and Elad Benari, 5/9/2014, 1:16 AM

PA Planned to Torpedo Talks Weeks in Advance

Document reveals Erekat told Abbas to apply to international conventions well before fourth prisoner batch.Ari Yashar, 5/7/2014, 8:08 AM

Erekat: Israel Chose Settlements Over Peace

Chief PA negotiator blames Israel for the failure of the peace talks.Benny Moshe, 4/30/2014, 3:45 AM

Bethlehem Christian Slams PA's Use of Children as Human Shields

Christy fled to the UK after persecution for sympathizing with Israel, tells how terrorists used child soldiers to attack Rachel's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 4/28/2014, 10:04 AM

Erekat: Israeli Occupation the 'True Terror,' Not Hamas

PA Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said in an interview that Hamas is not a terror group; the real "terror" is "Israel's occupation."Moshe Cohen, 4/27/2014, 5:44 PM

Abbas: Unity Deal No Contradiction to Peace Deal

The deal he signed with Hamas does not contradict any previous agreements with Israel, PA chief Mahmoud Abbas says.Yaakov Levi, 4/25/2014, 12:15 AM

PA Threatens 'All Options' In Response to Talks Suspension

PA Chief Negotiator Erekat warns all responses being considered to suspension of talks, notes Hamas deal is 'the priority now.'Ari Yashar, 4/24/2014, 6:56 PM

Fatah Delegation to Visit Gaza in New 'Unification' Bid

Sa'eb Erekat and other top Fatah terror group officials are practically begging Hamas to 'return' to the leadership of the PADalit Halevy, 4/13/2014, 5:17 PM

Erekat Brands Israeli Sanctions as 'Piracy'

The PA's chief negotiator continues to blast Israel's decision to stop tax money transfers to the PA.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/11/2014, 11:02 PM

PA Denies Progress in Peace Talks

Responding to reports of breakthrough deal, PA chief negotiator Erekat remarks gaps are still 'deep.'Ari Yashar, 4/11/2014, 10:07 AM

Erekat Slams Israeli Sanctions as 'Theft'

Chief PA negotiator lashes out at Israel’s decision to freeze the transfer of taxes it collects for the PA.Elad Benari, 4/11/2014, 4:15 AM

Livni, Erekat Meet to Try and Make Up

Israeli, Palestinian Authority negotiators hold nighttime meeting in an effort to save 'peace talks.'Shimon Cohen, Gil Ronen, 4/8/2014, 9:37 AM

Ramallah Insists Israel Torpedoed Talks

Spokesman claims that Israel used talks to stall for time, brought end to talks by 'building settlements.'Dalit Halevi and Tova Dvorin, 4/6/2014, 8:29 AM

Erekat: We Have Nothing to Lose

Chief PA negotiator declares that there are dozens of other institutions the PA could join if Israel fails to live up to its commitments.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/4/2014, 9:31 PM

'This is Our Country - Period'

Deputy Minister calls on Israel to stop capitulating to unreasonable demands from PA, in light of newest demands from Erekat.Hezki Baruch, 4/4/2014, 12:22 PM

Bennett: 'Here's a Commitment – You'll Never Get Jerusalem'

Jewish Home leader Naftali Bennett keeps it snappy in a reply to Palestinian Authority's list of 7 demands.Hezki Baruch, 4/3/2014, 9:00 PM