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Abbas declares state of emergency

Abbas declares state of emergency

It is unclear whether the move is related to the postponement of the Palestinian parliamentary elections.Elad Benari, 04/05/2021 04:08
Hamas threatens confrontation with PA

Hamas threatens confrontation with PA

Senior Hamas official threatens to take to the streets and clash with PA after Abbas decides to postpone parliamentary elections.Dalit Halevi, 30/04/2021 05:14
Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

Official: Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman officially announces that the PA elections will be postponed, cites Israel refusal to permit Jerusalem Arabs to vote.Elad Benari, 30/04/2021 00:47
J Street and Abbas deserve each other

J Street and Abbas deserve each other

The group completely misunderstands the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, ignoring its psychological, historical and religious roots. Op-ed.Mitchell Bard, 29/04/2021 23:59
Abbas postpones PA elections

Abbas postpones PA elections

PA chairman blames Israel's refusal to allow vote to be held in Jerusalem for decision to delay first legislative election in 15 years.Gary Willig, 29/04/2021 21:54
Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

Abbas: There will be no elections without eastern Jerusalem

PA chairman clarifies the PA is adamant on having Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem vote in next month's elections.Elad Benari, 26/04/2021 05:35
Mansour Abbas, Mahmoud Abbas and the ‘Abraham Effect’

Mansour Abbas, Mahmoud Abbas and the ‘Abraham Effect’

Israel’s Ra’am Party head Mansour Abbas’s responsiveness to his Arab constituency opens a Pandora’s box for the leadership in Ramallah.Dan Diker & Khaled Abu Toameh, 23/04/2021 12:06
Abbas recorded cursing China, Russia and the United States

Abbas recorded cursing China, Russia and the United States

In leaked recording, PA chairman uses slew of curse words against China, Russia, the US and "all the Arabs".Dalit Halevi, 23/04/2021 04:01
Mahmoud Abbas, PA chief, claims willingness to renew ties with US

Mahmoud Abbas, PA chief, claims willingness to renew ties with US

At J Street conference, Mahmoud Abbas claims he’s ready to ‘remove obstacles’ to relations with US.Ron Kampeas, JTA, & Arutz 7, 22/04/2021 09:27
JStreet pushes for US to condition aid to Israel, PA chief Abbas makes virtual appearance

JStreet pushes for US to condition aid to Israel, PA chief Abbas makes virtual appearance

PA head Mahmoud Abbas appealed to Democratic Party leaders to pressure Israel, revoke PLO's status as terrorist organization.i24NEWS, 21/04/2021 21:28
Abbas: Biden must rescind recognition of PLO as terror organization

Abbas: Biden must rescind recognition of PLO as terror organization

PA chairman tells J Street Conference that Biden administration must rescind 1987 determination that the PLO is a terror group.Elad Benari, 19/04/2021 04:11
Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference

Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference

J Street, which claims to be pro-Israel, will feature a talk by Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas at its annual conference.Ron Kampeas, JTA, & Arutz 7, 17/04/2021 20:58
'Abbas is a partner, he has proven that he is against violence'

'Abbas is a partner, he has proven that he is against violence'

Outgoing Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories: PA chairman should be treated differently.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/04/2021 01:07
PA: Israel is provoking Biden

PA: Israel is provoking Biden

Abbas spokesman: Jerusalem's decision to build in Har Homa neighborhood is a provocation.Dalit Halevi, 08/04/2021 03:30
Mahmoud Abbas flies to Germany for medical exams

Mahmoud Abbas flies to Germany for medical exams

Jordanian helicopters arrive in Ramallah to transport Palestinian Authority chief for medical exams abroad.Arutz Sheva Staff, 05/04/2021 14:36
Mahmoud Abbas turned down call from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Mahmoud Abbas turned down call from US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

Palestinian Authority chairman turned down phone call from US Secretary of State six weeks ago, report says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 14:14
Mahmoud Abbas to Nadav Argaman: 'We can sit together in the same jail cell'

Mahmoud Abbas to Nadav Argaman: 'We can sit together in the same jail cell'

Palestinian Authority chair Abbas refused to cancel joint elections with Hamas, told Shabak chief 'I don't work for you,' new report shows.Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/04/2021 12:09
Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Archterrorist Barghouti to challenge Abbas in PA election

Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences in Israel, to submit independent list for upcoming PA parliamentary election.Elad Benari, 31/03/2021 05:21
Abbas receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Abbas receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine

PA chairman urges Palestinian Arabs to continue to adhere to the public safety protocols and the vaccination instructions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/03/2021 03:44
Abbas rival: He is a failed leader

Abbas rival: He is a failed leader

PA chairman's rival Mohammed Dahlan: All Abbas cares about is staying in power and tormenting his opponents.Elad Benari, 18/03/2021 06:15
PA cabinet leader: Biden will speak to Abbas in the near future

PA cabinet leader: Biden will speak to Abbas in the near future

The Biden administration has renewed ties with the PA that have been frozen since 2017, after Trump recognized Jerusalem.Elad Benari, 17/03/2021 06:32
Abbas hails ICC decision to probe Israel

Abbas hails ICC decision to probe Israel

PA chairman welcomes International Criminal Court’s decision to launch a war crimes probe against Israel.Elad Benari, 05/03/2021 05:43
PA opposes vaccine compound on the Temple Mount

PA opposes vaccine compound on the Temple Mount

PA chairman opposes initiative proposed in Israel, claims it would give Israel a foothold in the Al-Aqsa Mosque.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 06:20
EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

EU warns Abbas against cancelling elections

European officials reportedly warned PA chairman that cancelling the May elections could affect European aid for the PA.Elad Benari, 22/02/2021 06:41
Abbas sends greetings to a convicted terrorist

Abbas sends greetings to a convicted terrorist

Senior member of Fatah meets Marwan Barghouti, who is serving several life sentences in Israel for planning terrorist attacks.Dalit Halevi, 12/02/2021 03:36
Biden urges democracy abroad, but will it apply to the Palestinian Authority?

Biden urges democracy abroad, but will it apply to the Palestinian Authority?

His strong words about human rights were welcome. Now we’ll see if he means them when it comes to one of the main offenders. Op-ed.Stephen M. Flatow, 09/02/2021 11:30
Abbas extends COVID state of emergency

Abbas extends COVID state of emergency

PA chairman extends state of emergency which was imposed in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic by 30 days.Elad Benari, 02/02/2021 06:42
Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

Abbas archrival denied opportunity to run with Fatah

Fatah movement turns down proposal made by Mohammed Dahlan to run on a joint list in the upcoming elections.Elad Benari, 27/01/2021 06:34
PA cabinet leader: Abbas will be our candidate in the elections

PA cabinet leader: Abbas will be our candidate in the elections

Mohammad Shtayyeh confirms that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will be Fatah’s candidate in the elections expected to be held in July.Elad Benari, 21/01/2021 06:41
French MP: Rescind award of honorary Paris citizen to Abbas over killing of Esther Horgan

French MP: Rescind award of honorary Paris citizen to Abbas over killing of Esther Horgan

French-Jewish MP Meyer Habib calls on Paris mayor to take back award to PA chairman following killing of French-Israel woman.Gary Willig, 18/01/2021 20:26
PA to hold first election in 15 years?

PA to hold first election in 15 years?

In order for general elections to take place, PA has to come to terms with Hamas & Israel must allow J'lem Arabs to participate in vote.i24NEWS, 17/01/2021 20:19
Abbas issues decree for PA elections

Abbas issues decree for PA elections

PA chairman orders legislative elections for May 22, followed by a “presidential” election on July 31.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/01/2021 20:21
PA official: Elections could take place in May

PA official: Elections could take place in May

Member of Fatah central committee says Abbas will meet with members of Elections Commission to set dates for elections.Ben Ariel, 15/01/2021 06:46
Hamas credits Abbas rival for aid to Gaza

Hamas credits Abbas rival for aid to Gaza

Hamas thanks Mahmoud Dahlan, longtime rival of PA chairman, for his help in securing assistance to Gaza from the UAE.Elad Benari, 13/01/2021 06:26
Israelis suing PA: 'Murderers paid thousands for their crimes'

Israelis suing PA: 'Murderers paid thousands for their crimes'

A team of Israeli lawyers is suing the PA for $370 million on behalf of 61 victims of Arab terror attacks.i24NEWS, 10/01/2021 19:41
Abbas: We're committed to a just and comprehensive peace

Abbas: We're committed to a just and comprehensive peace

PA chairman reiterates call for an international peace conference, says Quartet is the only body authorized to sponsor negotiations.Elad Benari, 01/01/2021 06:27
What will happen in the sure to be chaotic post-Abbas period?

What will happen in the sure to be chaotic post-Abbas period?

Their guns for the most part will be aimed at each other, but there will be enough bullets for us. Opinion.Dr. Aaron Lerner, 27/12/2020 08:14
Abbas working to thwart normalization

Abbas working to thwart normalization

PA chairman praises Indonesian President for his refusal to normalize ties with Israel before peace with Palestinian Arabs.Dalit Halevi, 17/12/2020 06:32
Abbas arrives for official visit in Qatar

Abbas arrives for official visit in Qatar

The PA chairman has in the past been angered by Qatar's assistance to Gaza, which is ruled by his Hamas rivals.Elad Benari, 14/12/2020 06:37
Abbas and Jordan's King express hope Biden will revive peace talks

Abbas and Jordan's King express hope Biden will revive peace talks

Jordan’s King Abdullah meets PA chairman, expresses support for Palestinian statehood.Elad Benari, 30/11/2020 06:34
Watch: UN, PA slam Israel's building in 'Occupied Jerusalem'

Watch: UN, PA slam Israel's building in 'Occupied Jerusalem'

Israel confirms plans to build new communities in areas liberated in Six-Day War, UN special council, Abbas decry 'illegal actions.'ILTV, 16/11/2020 21:15
Fatah: We will continue the fight against Israel

Fatah: We will continue the fight against Israel

The Fatah movement, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, vows to continue fighting Israel until a Palestinian state is established.Dalit Halevi, 15/11/2020 06:07
Erekat's death a 'huge loss' for the Palestinians, says Abbas

Erekat's death a 'huge loss' for the Palestinians, says Abbas

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas laments the death of PA's top negotiator, Saeb Erekat, as a result of coronavirus infection.Arutz Sheva Staff, AFP, 10/11/2020 13:32
Two news articles, seven big Palestinian lies

Two news articles, seven big Palestinian lies

Two foaming-at-the-mouth essays appeared on November 3 in the Palestinian Arab newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. All lies. Op-ed.Stephen M. Flatow, 08/11/2020 19:33
Abbas urges Biden to 'enhance' Palestinian-US ties

Abbas urges Biden to 'enhance' Palestinian-US ties

PA chairman hopes new administration will reverse pro-Israel policy of Trump Administration.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/11/2020 11:53
Macron: I did not intend to offend Muslims

Macron: I did not intend to offend Muslims

In conversation with PA chairman, French President says he did not intend to offend Islam and Muslims.Dalit Halevi, 03/11/2020 05:58
Abbas to UN: Convene an international peace conference

Abbas to UN: Convene an international peace conference

Abbas again calls for international peace conference to "end the Israeli occupation".Elad Benari, 29/10/2020 05:19
Israel must look beyond the coronavirus crisis

Israel must look beyond the coronavirus crisis

We must buld an economic axis in Judea and Samaria that will encourage PA Arabs to realize that Abbas and Hamas are not their saviors.Op-ed.Oded Revivi, 25/10/2020 19:00
Abbas blasts Sudan-Israel agreement

Abbas blasts Sudan-Israel agreement

Hamas, meanwhile, says Sudan-Israel agreement is it a "political sin" that harms both Palestinians and Sudanese.Elad Benari, Canada, 23/10/2020 20:53
Abbas advisor on Arabs who normalize: 'Hypocrites and enemies of Islamic society'

Abbas advisor on Arabs who normalize: 'Hypocrites and enemies of Islamic society'

'Hypocrites … and enemies of Islamic society': Abbas advisor on Arabs normalizing with Israel.Palestinian Media Watch, 14/10/2020 12:34
The door is open for Jordan and Egypt to negotiate with Israel, bypassing the PA and Hamas

The door is open for Jordan and Egypt to negotiate with Israel, bypassing the PA and Hamas

How many people remember that in 1964 Egypt controlled Gaza and Jordan controlled Judea and Samaria? Israel should be talking to them. Op-edDavid Singer, 02/10/2020 16:00
Abbas calls for international peace conference next year

Abbas calls for international peace conference next year

In address to UN, PA chairman asks UN Secretary-General to convene a conference which will have authority to launch a peace process.Elad Benari, Canada, 25/09/2020 20:22
PA security forces arrest supporters of Abbas rival

PA security forces arrest supporters of Abbas rival

Seven supporters of Mohammed Dahlan, longtime rival of PA chairman, arrested by PA security forces.Elad Benari, 22/09/2020 06:10
Abbas: No peace without 'end to occupation'

Abbas: No peace without 'end to occupation'

PA leader continues to condemn peace agreement between Israel, UAE, and Bahrain.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/09/2020 22:37
Hamas and Fatah underline rejection of Israel-UAE deal

Hamas and Fatah underline rejection of Israel-UAE deal

Abbas at virtual conference attended by Hamas leader: We will never accept the United States as the sole mediator for negotiations.Ben Ariel, 04/09/2020 06:35
Abbas: Peace can't be achieved by bypassing Palestinians

Abbas: Peace can't be achieved by bypassing Palestinians

PA chairman meets British Foreign Secretary, says Israeli normalization with Arab states will not result in peace.Elad Benari, 26/08/2020 03:06
Abbas: Israel-UAE agreement 'a stab in the back'

Abbas: Israel-UAE agreement 'a stab in the back'

PA chairman: Emiratis are denying the rights of the Palestinian people.Elad Benari, 19/08/2020 06:06