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News and updates about Mansour Abbas

Mansour Abbas retracts:

'There are no wars without crimes against civilians'

After refusing to say in an interview whether he believes Israel commits crimes in the Gaza Strip, Ra'am chairman Mansour Abbas issued a clarification of his remarks

'There are no wars without crimes against civilians'

MK Mansour Abbas:

‘Hamas is part of the Palestinian people’

Chairman of The United Arab List (Ra'am) was asked about attitudes to the terrorist organization and if it is considered part of the Palestinian people.

‘Hamas is part of the Palestinian people’

Huge victory for Ad Kan:

Igatha 48 to be shut down due to suspicion of financing terror

Igatha 48 was notified and given an opportunity to respond to concern of its collaboration with terrorist organizations. Minister Bezalel Smotrich: We warned of UAL’s connection to the nonprofit.

Igatha 48 to be shut down due to suspicion of financing terror

Bedouin fallen soldier's family:

'Not one Arab MK has visited'

The family of a Bedouin soldier killed in the Gaza building collapse noticed one group in particular missing from the many who came to console them.

'Not one Arab MK has visited'

Mansour Abbas calls for an end to the war

Ra'am chairman calls for end to the war in the Gaza Strip and for appropriate diplomatic path to end the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Mansour Abbas calls for an end to the war

Ra'am chairman's interview and the party's clarification

Ra'am chairman gives interview to CNN and claims the terrorist organizations should unload their weapons.

Ra'am chairman's interview and the party's clarification

Mansour Abbas:

'Hamas' actions do not reflect the Palestinian people'

Ra'am chairman says his demand that an MK from his party resign from the Knesset was intended to block a move by the right to oust her.

'Hamas' actions do not reflect the Palestinian people'

Mansour Abbas:

'Release hostages who are not combatants'

Ra'am chairman urges Israeli Arabs not to heed Hamas' calls to join the fight against Israel.

'Release hostages who are not combatants'

Arab leaders denounce Hamas conduct

The leaders of Israel's Arab parties have spoken out against the Hamas invasion of southern Israel.

Arab leaders denounce Hamas conduct

Chief of Staff:

'It started badly for us, it will end badly for them'

The Chief of Staff visited the battlefields in southern Israel to assess the situation and encourage the soldiers fighting there.

'It started badly for us, it will end badly for them'

Mansour Abbas:

'We're working to prevent evacuation of Bedouin near Dimona'

Ra'am MKs visit three Bedouin villages designated for evacuation.

'We're working to prevent evacuation of Bedouin near Dimona'

Islamist MK states condition for joining Netanyahu government

United Arab List leader MK Mansour Abbas says he would join government if granted power to handle crime in Arab sector.

Islamist MK states condition for joining Netanyahu government

Mansour Abbas to INN:

'Ben Gvir doesn't want to meet with us'

Ra'am chairman blasts National Security Minister, tells INN: Ben Gvir paralyzed the system and withdrew police forces from Arab communities.

'Ben Gvir doesn't want to meet with us'

'Not suited to serve'

Arab MKs demand: Fire Ben-Gvir

Ahead of their meeting with Netanyahu, Arab MKs are demanding he fire Ben-Gvir for not being 'suited' to serve.

Arab MKs demand: Fire Ben-Gvir

Mansour Abbas:

'I spoke to Levin, but we didn't discuss the judicial reform'

Ra'am chairman claims he discussed the rising violence in Arab society, not the judicial reform, in his meetings with Justice Minister.

'I spoke to Levin, but we didn't discuss the judicial reform'

Levin courting Ra'am?

Abbas' demands in exchange for supporting judicial reform

Ra'am chairman hints he would be willing to support Levin's reform but demands his party have an influence on the judicial system.

Abbas' demands in exchange for supporting judicial reform

MK Mansour Abbas:

'Violence should be condemned in all its manifestations'

Ra'am chairman to i24NEWS: Netanyahu's true face is already exposed.

'Violence should be condemned in all its manifestations'

Police chief:

'The Arabs murder one another, that is their mentality'

Channel 12 News publishes recordings of Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai making harsh statements against Israel's Arabs.

'The Arabs murder one another, that is their mentality'

Edelstein on Gallant dismissal:

'It's the wrong move at this time'

Edelstein comments on talks to reach compromise on judicial reform: I think there's a way.

'It's the wrong move at this time'

MK Mansour Abbas calls for negotiations on judicial reform

Ra'am chairman says that the leaders of the coalition and the opposition should hold negotiations on the judicial reform.

MK Mansour Abbas calls for negotiations on judicial reform

US Ambassador visits United Arab List Chairman Abbas

"Just celebrated my friend Mansour Abbas' son's birthday for a second year in a row!! Love this family." the Ambassador wrote.

US Ambassador visits United Arab List Chairman Abbas

Mansour Abbas:

'Election results would have been different if Bennett ran'

Ra'am chairman says previous coalition in last elections was missing the right-wing element Naftali Bennett brought .

'Election results would have been different if Bennett ran'

Ra'am:

'Setting conditions for visiting Al-Aqsa is illegal'

Mansour Abbas calls on Israeli government to respect Jordanian guardianship of the Temple Mount and the exclusive Islamic right to the site.

'Setting conditions for visiting Al-Aqsa is illegal'

Mansour Abbas:

'Ben Gvir thinks he is a superman'

Ra'am on the judicial reform: We know what the judicial system looks like in non-democratic countries.

'Ben Gvir thinks he is a superman'

Mansour Abbas:

'I will probably participate in demonstration on Saturday night'

Ra'am chairman urges Arab public to protest against the new government's policies.

'I will probably participate in demonstration on Saturday night'

Attendance mandatory:

Haifa University hosts launch of terrorist's book

As part of a conference, with mandatory attendance, the Hebrew translation of a book by Nimar Darwish will be launched.

Haifa University hosts launch of terrorist's book

Heads of opposition parties:

'We will fight together against the government'

Heads of opposition parties announce fight against the new government, which they define as "dark and anti-democratic."

'We will fight together against the government'

MK Tibi:

'Netanyahu legitimized Mansour Abbas'

MK Ahmed Tibi claims that Netanyahu abandoned Ra'am chairman "because of a clear political interest and in the ugliest way".

'Netanyahu legitimized Mansour Abbas'

Netanyahu to haredim:

'In reality, Mansour Abbas only received two billion shekels'

Sources say Netanyahu told UTJ that Ra'am chairman only received a small portion of what he was promised. Likud denies.

'In reality, Mansour Abbas only received two billion shekels'

Mansour Abbas:

'Netanyahu, Ben Gvir and Smotrich government is a disaster'

Ra'am chairman completely rules out the possibility of joining a coalition with the Likud.

'Netanyahu, Ben Gvir and Smotrich government is a disaster'

Mansour Abbas not ruling out joining Netanyahu gov't

Ra'am chairman says in TV interview he wants to have an influence for benefit of Arab society.

Mansour Abbas not ruling out joining Netanyahu gov't

Arab MK: Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount will lead to war

'People's brains stop working when you speak about the holy sites,' MK Mansour Abbas says.

Arab MK: Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount will lead to war

Mansour Abbas:

'Netanyahu and Smotrich won't break us'

Ra'am chairman blames Hadash and Ta'al for failure in the elections, rules out possible cooperation with it.

'Netanyahu and Smotrich won't break us'

Mansour Abbas:

'Arabs should vote for Arab parties, Jews should vote for Ra'am'

MK Mansour Abbas calls on the Arab public not to vote for the "Zionist parties".

'Arabs should vote for Arab parties, Jews should vote for Ra'am'

Mansour Abbas:

'Vote for us so the extreme right remains in the opposition'

In a message to the Arab public, Ra'am chairman urges Arabs to vote for his party so the Arabs will be in a position to be making decisions.

'Vote for us so the extreme right remains in the opposition'

Government under pressure:

Mansour Abbas prevented priority housing for IDF soldiers

Recording reveals that the United Arab List chair pressured the government to cancel housing that was designated for Bedouin IDF soldiers.

Mansour Abbas prevented priority housing for IDF soldiers

Mansour Abbas:

'We will not support Netanyahu, he is history'

Ra'am chairman blasts Benjamin Netanyahu: He is the one who returned the fascist Ben Gvir to the Israeli parliament.

'We will not support Netanyahu, he is history'

Ra'am submits Knesset slate

Mansour Abbas: We might want to be ministers

Ra'am chairman: We want to continue the political partnership at the highest level.

Mansour Abbas: We might want to be ministers

Minister Tamano-Shata: Mansour Abbas is a special person

Aliyah and Absorption Minister says Ra'am chairman 'brought a unique and special spirit' to the government.

Minister Tamano-Shata: Mansour Abbas is a special person

Mansour Abbas:

'I am an Arab and a Palestinian'

Ra'am party head insists Netanyahu negotiated with him re: govt that would rely on his party's support.

'I am an Arab and a Palestinian'

Mansour Abbas threatens Netanyahu

Ra'am chairman livid over Likud campaign, claims it is "incitement against Ra'am and the Arab members of the Knesset."

Mansour Abbas threatens Netanyahu

Mansour Abbas:

'The Arabs should vote for the Arab parties'

Ra'am chairman says the Arab parties complement each other because they place the interests of Arab society at the top of their priorities.

'The Arabs should vote for the Arab parties'

Mansour Abbas criticizes Israeli 'aggression' in Gaza

Ra'am chairman: Ours is the only party that works in a practical way in support of the Palestinian people.

Mansour Abbas criticizes Israeli 'aggression' in Gaza

Mansour Abbas to Arab public:

'Vote only for the Arab parties'

Ra'am chairman calls on Arab voters to vote for the Arab parties in order to ensure pure Arab representation in the Knesset.

'Vote only for the Arab parties'

Mansour Abbas:

'Thanks to us, tens of thousands of Gazans work in Israel'

MK Mansour Abbas says Ra'am works to strengthen the power of Arab society, and this will be to the benefit of the Palestinian issue.

'Thanks to us, tens of thousands of Gazans work in Israel'

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Ra'am chairman says in interview that direct flights from Israel to Saudi Arabia would harm relations with Jordan: Ra'am: He was misquoted.

Mansour Abbas: I am against direct flights to Saudi Arabia

Mansour Abbas:

'Great danger if Netanyahu, Smotrich return to power'

Ra'am chairman calls on Arab voters to turn out for his party to ensure Netanyahu cannot obtain 61 Knesset seats.

'Great danger if Netanyahu, Smotrich return to power'

These are Ra'am's conditions for joining the next govt.

Ra'am chairman Mansour Abbas says Shaked must drop her opposition for 'family reunification' for him to join a govt. with her.

These are Ra'am's conditions for joining the next govt.

Netanhayu:

We'll never form a coalition with Ra'am

After fellow Likud MK suggests Abbas could join a 'nationalist coalition of 61 MKs,' Bibi vetoes the idea.

We'll never form a coalition with Ra'am

Mansour Abbas:

'Ahmed Tibi and Yisrael Katz are lying'

Ra'am chairman accuses MKs Yisrael Katz and Ahmed Tibi of spreading lies against his party.

'Ahmed Tibi and Yisrael Katz are lying'

Ra'am facing growing criticism

'Abbas, you are a traitor'

Unknown man approaches Mansour Abbas in the Knesset, accuses him of betraying Islam.

'Abbas, you are a traitor'

Former MK Zahalka:

'The Arabs will not forgive Mansour Abbas'

Balad chairman claims Mansour Abbas and Ra'am support the "occupation government" in "killing Palestinians."

'The Arabs will not forgive Mansour Abbas'

Mansour Abbas:

'I'm not ruling out coalition with Smotrich and Ben Gvir'

Ra'am chairman says he does not rule out being in the same government with Netanyahu, Smotrich and Ben Gvir.

'I'm not ruling out coalition with Smotrich and Ben Gvir'

Will Ra'am be punished for its insubordination?

Govt weighs sanctions, hundreds of thousands of shekels in funding to be frozen.

Will Ra'am be punished for its insubordination?

Yesh Atid MK:

'This govt was worth it just to help Arab society'

"Mansour Abbas is a true partner," says Ram Ben-Barak. "This is the way to heal our society."

'This govt was worth it just to help Arab society'

Mansour Abbas:

'Ra'am working to expedite five-year plan for Arab society'

MK Abbas says Ra'am continues to be part of the coalition.

'Ra'am working to expedite five-year plan for Arab society'

Coalition crisis:

Judea and Samaria law in danger of falling short

The law's failure to pass would likely mean the end for the Bennett-Lapid government.

Judea and Samaria law in danger of falling short

Mansour Abbas:

'Ayelet Shaked is slow in implementing plans and is cheap'

Ra'am chairman says he is staying in the government in order to take care of the needs of Arab society.

'Ayelet Shaked is slow in implementing plans and is cheap'

Is Mansour Abbas prepared to bring the government down?

Coalition lacks votes to pass Regulations Law "without which, Israeli life in Judea & Samaria will become impossible."

Is Mansour Abbas prepared to bring the government down?

Bring Our Boys Home:

Ministers set condition for return of terrorist's body

Also expressing support: MK Mansour Abbas. "We have to bring this chapter to a close."

Ministers set condition for return of terrorist's body