Abbas wants 'clear vision' on peace talks

Abbas spokesman says PA waiting for a "clear vision" from the United States on resuming peace talks with Israel.Elad Benari, 8/21/2017, 12:03 AM

PA: 'Palestine' will be free of 'settlers'

Abbas's spokesman says the PA is determined to establish a Palestinian state free of "settlers".Dalit Halevi, 6/8/2017, 6:04 AM

PA: Israel is 'not ready' for peace

Abbas spokesman blasts Netanyahu for vowing not to cede security control of the Jordan Valley.Elad Benari, 6/7/2017, 6:06 AM

Abbas pleased with Trump's embassy decision

PA chairman's spokesman says Trump decision to delay embassy move to Jerusalem will advance peace.Dalit Halevi, 6/2/2017, 5:37 AM

PA threatens 'measures' against Israeli construction

Abbas spokesman condemns Israel’s announcement of new homes in Judea and Samaria, threatens the PA will take "necessary measures".Elad Benari, 2/2/2017, 5:13 AM

PA: Israel refuses peace and builds settlements

Abbas’s spokesman welcomes France’s peace efforts, while accusing Israel of refusing peace.Dalit Halevi, 12/8/2016, 6:10 AM

PA again imposes preconditions for peace talks

Abbas's spokesman demands that Netanyahu stop "settlement construction" and accept French initiative in order to resume talks.Dalit Halevi, 11/24/2016, 6:12 AM

PA: Promote French initiative despite Israel's objection

PA leaders urge France to move forward with its peace initiative despite Israel’s rejection of it.Elad Benari, 11/8/2016, 6:14 AM

'Balfour Declaration is the crime of the century'

Nabil Abu Rudeineh, official spokesman of PA chairman, says Britain should correct the "historic mistake" of the Balfour Declaration.Dalit Halevi, 11/3/2016, 5:14 AM

PA officials pleased with anti-Israel UNESCO resolution

PA officials welcome UNESCO resolution denying Jewish connection to Jerusalem, say it sends a message to Israel to "end the occupation".Elad Benari, 10/14/2016, 12:02 AM

PA threatens to seek UN resolution condemning 'settlements'

Abbas's spokesman blasts tenders for new Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria, says the PA will seek Security Council resolution.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/3/2016, 1:08 AM

PA 'discouraged' by White House statements on peace

Abbas's spokesman says PA is dissatisfied with White House statement acknowledging that peace talks are stalled.Ben Ariel, 11/9/2015, 4:15 AM

PLO Threatens Israel for 'Executing' Terrorists

PLO unity government runs wild with whitewashing of 'youths' trying to murder Jews, threatens the situation may 'blow up completely.'Dalit Halevi, 10/21/2015, 3:16 PM

PA, Hamas Blast Netanyahu Over Comments on United Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority and Hamas condemn Israeli Prime Minister for saying Jerusalem will never be divided again.Elad Benari, 5/19/2015, 6:14 AM

Abbas's Spokesman: We Want a Palestinian State

PA Chairman's spokesman responds to Netanyahu's speech at the UN, says PA wants a state in accordance with UN resolutions.Dalit Halevi and Ben Ariel, 9/30/2014, 3:44 AM

Abbas Prepares UN Bid to 'Create a New Political Reality'

PA leader's spokesman says upcoming UN bid will be a 'crossroad' as Abbas promotes 'three year plan' for 'Palestinian state'.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/23/2014, 4:26 PM

Abbas Blames Israel for Murder of Arab Youth

Despite police suspicion of Arab criminal motives, Abbas claims 'settler terror' behind abduction and murder of Arab youth.Ari Yashar, 7/2/2014, 12:23 PM

PA Calls on US to Take 'Serious Steps' over Israeli Building

Adviser to Mahmoud Abbas threatens 'unprecedented' response to Judea-Samaria building tenders.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/5/2014, 11:04 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

Abbas Insists the PA Will Not Yield in Peace Talks

Ramallah thumbs nose at US, Israel, as it says 'threats and intimidation' will not work.Uzi Baruch and Tova Dvorin, 3/22/2014, 11:01 PM

PA: 'Settlements' Caused the Talks to Fail

A spokesman for PA Chairman Abbas claims that Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria had caused peace talks to reach an impasse.Elad Benari, 3/21/2014, 3:45 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 Spokesman: Netanyahu Speech Offered Nothing New

"Netanyahu's continued demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state is aimed at wasting time," declares Nabil Abu Rudeineh.Elad Benari, 3/5/2014, 3:15 AM

Abbas Refrains from Condemning Syrian War Crimes

Spokesman claims Abbas, PA policy is to focus ignore any conflicts irrelevant to the interests of the Palestinian Arab people.Dalit Halevy, Tova Dvorin, 2/25/2014, 3:15 AM

Fatah Insists: Interim Agreement Only On Our Terms

As Abbas meets with Kerry in Paris to 'advance talks,' his representatives in Ramallah declare otherwise.Dalit Halevi, Tova Dvorin, 2/20/2014, 10:55 PM

Abbas's Spokesman: Livni Unfit to be a Negotiator

PA spokesman takes issue with Livni's comments that Abbas will "pay the price" for his hardline positions.Elad Benari, 1/27/2014, 4:12 AM

PA Spokesman: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Efforts

PA, leftist MKs slam the announcement for tenders of over 1,800 new housing units in Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria.Elad Benari, Canada, 1/10/2014, 9:26 PM

Abbas: Israel Trying to Sabotage Peace Talks

Spokesman calls PA incitement findings 'logically unacceptable,' demands conference to respond; accuses Israel of building to scupper talks.Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar, 1/7/2014, 11:02 PM

Fatah: 'Settlements' a 'Crime Against Humanity'

Abbas’s Fatah faction warns Israel against any further "settlement construction" on "occupied Palestinian territory."Dalit Halevi and Elad Benari, 11/18/2013, 5:44 AM

PA Official: Israel Froze Construction

Senior Ramallah official reveals, in a light moment, that construction for Jews has stopped. Was he joking?Gil Ronen, 9/9/2013, 9:24 AM

PA Slams Israel Over Beit El Construction

PA outraged over Israel’s approval of Beit El construction, says there will be no negotiations so long as 'settlements' continue.Elad Benari, 2/12/2013, 5:43 AM

Abbas Links Zionists and Nazis, then Denies He Did

PA Chairman claims in a TV interview that there is a link between Zionists and Nazis. His spokesman later denies this.Elad Benari, 1/22/2013, 2:13 AM

PA Denies Abbas Statement Breaks New Ground

Abbas told Channel 2 that areas within 1949 Armistice lines are Israel's.Gil Ronen, 11/3/2012, 11:08 PM

PA Threatens 'Significant Steps' Over Israeli Sanctions

PA Spokesman: We're considering taking steps in response to Israel’s decision to accelerate construction and freeze taxes.Elad Benari, 11/4/2011, 12:16 AM

PA Unfazed by U.S. Veto, Still Going to UN

Unmoved by the planned U.S. veto of a Palestinian state at the UN, the PA announces it is still going through with its statehood bid.Elad Benari, 9/9/2011, 3:15 AM

PA: No Talks Being Held with Israel

PA spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh: Despite reports in Israeli media, no talks are taking place between Peres and Erakat.Elad Benari, Canada, 7/30/2011, 1:18 AM