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

PA adamant on unity with Hamas

Abbas spokesman says PA chairman insists on implementing the reconciliation agreement with Hamas.Dalit Halevi, 10/18/2017, 5:42 AM

PA blasts Israel's 'settlement assault'

Abbas spokesman accuses Netanyahu of "defying the world" following approval of construction in Beit El.Elad Benari, 10/18/2017, 4:14 AM

PA issues weak condemnation of Har Adar attack

Abbas spokesman says PA chairman "condemns all acts of violence", does not mention Har Adar by name.Dalit Halevi, 9/29/2017, 1:08 AM

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