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  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    1 week ago

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a call with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas stressed the need to end incitement.

    “They discussed concerns about the ‎situation on the ground, including the ongoing violence,” a State Department spokeswoman told JTA, describing...

  • Responding to Kerry article, Netanyahu blames Palestinians for lack of peace progress

    December 15, 2015 | 3:12 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Palestinians for the lack of progress toward peace in an apparent response to statements by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

    “The time has come for the international community to understand that the reason there is no...

  • Poll: Two-thirds of Palestinians support stabbings, reject two-state solution

    December 14, 2015 | 1:08 pm

    A growing majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza support an armed uprising against Israel, reject a two-state solution and want Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to resign.

    According to a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey...

  • Abbas claims Israel is harming the environment

    November 30, 2015 | 3:20 pm

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of violating “international laws related to the environment.”

    “Our resources are being usurped, our trees are being uprooted, our agriculture is being destroyed,” Abbas said Monday at the United Nations climate...

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  • Abbas’ Fatah party blames Paris attacks on Israel

    November 16, 2015 | 2:54 pm

    The Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has blamed the terror attacks in Paris on Israel.

    Cartoons blaming Israel for the attacks were published on the party’s official Facebook page, Palestinian Media Watch reported Monday, one day after an Op-Ed in the...

  • Indyk: Settlement freeze will turn Abbas into partner

    November 12, 2015 | 10:45 am

    Freezing settlement construction will be a met by a partner willing to engage in a diplomatic process to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, former Middle East envoy Martin Indyk said on Thursday.

    Speaking at Haaretz’s peace conference in Tel Aviv, Indyk said, “You have the...

  • In Hebrew, Netanyahu retracts comments on unilateral withdrawal

    November 11, 2015 | 1:20 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is used to admonishing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for saying one thing in English, but another thing in Arabic.

    But it seems that for Pennsylvania-raised Netanyahu, a statement in English is non-binding in Hebrew and...

  • Obama wants to hear how Netanyahu will preserve 2-state option

    November 6, 2015 | 1:39 pm

    President Barack Obama expects Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to outline how he plans to preserve the two-state solution when they meet next week, his top aides said.

    The officials, Robert Malley, the top National Security Council official handling the Middle East; Ben...

  • Is Abbas responsible for inciting the terror in Israel?

    November 3, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of tampering with the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. He railed against Jews defiling the holy site with their “filthy feet.” He claimed, falsely, that Israeli security forces had killed a 13-year old Palestinian...

  • On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions

    November 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israeli flags.

    Like the Israeli government, the protesters, who convened outside at the urging of Dutch Jewish and...

  • Abbas: I’m not asking for ‘right of return’ for Palestinians

    October 30, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Adopting a moderate tone, Mahmoud Abbas assured Dutch Jews that he neither intends to abandon the Oslo Accords nor insist on the absorption of millions of Palestinians into Israel.

    “We never said we were going to cancel the Oslo Accords,” Abbas said Friday during a meeting...

  • House appropriators warn Abbas on funding in wake of terrorism wave

    October 22, 2015 | 9:26 am

    Two top congressional appropriators warned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that U.S. funds are contingent on tamping down incitement during the current wave of violence.

    Reps. Kay Granger, R-Texas, the chairwoman of the House Foreign Operations subcommittee of the...

  • Official misconduct: How Mahmoud Abbas lies to incite violence

    October 21, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech on Oct. 14 — and it was all based on lies. And those lies continue to fan the flames of terror. The Palestinian president hopes that Europe and the West will believe him and apply pressure on Israel. More than that, he hopes that the rest of the world,...

  • The truth about Jerusalem’s grand mufti, Hitler and the Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:36 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu went too far in recent comments that Nazi collaborator Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem before and during World War II, played a “central role in fomenting the Final Solution” by trying to convince Hitler to destroy the...

  • Israeli gov’t minister says Abbas’ incitement reaches Hitler’s level

    October 19, 2015 | 10:54 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ incitement against Israel is on the same level as Adolf Hitler’s anti-Jewish propaganda, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said.

    “The level and intensity of the incitement and the level of anti-Semitism is the same level as...

  • Palestinians set fire to Jewish shrine; Israeli soldier stabbed

    October 16, 2015 | 12:31 pm

    Palestinians set fire to a Jewish shrine in the West Bank, and an attacker disguised as a journalist stabbed an Israeli soldier on Friday as tensions ran high after more than two weeks of violence.

    Shortly after the arson attack on the tomb of biblical patriarch Joseph,...

  • U.S. ‘excessive force’ comment touches nerve in Israel

    October 15, 2015 | 11:05 am

    Israel bristled on Thursday at U.S. suggestions it may have used excessive force to confront Palestinian stabbings, and also published hospital images it said refuted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's allegation a teen suspect had been "executed."

    Prime Minister...

  • Viral video puts Israelis and Palestinians at sharp odds

    October 15, 2015 | 9:47 am

    To Palestinians, the video shows a 13-year-old boy being left to die in the street as Israelis shout abuse at him. To Israelis, it shows a teenage knife attacker bleeding as police keep angry locals back and wait for an ambulance.

    The two minutes of amateur footage has become one...

  • White House calls for fully restored status quo on Temple Mount

    October 8, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    The Obama administration condemned escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians and called for a full return to the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians,” White...

  • PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

    October 5, 2015 | 9:30 am

    The Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for the killing of two Palestinian attackers in Jerusalem and called on the United Nations to intervene to protect its citizens.

    In a statement published Sunday on the website of the Wafa Palestinian news and information agency, the P.A....

  • Netanyahu and Abbas agree: Blame the UN

    October 2, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas took plenty of shots at each other.

    But in their dueling dueling speeches to the United Nations General Assembly, the Israeli prime minister and Palestinian Authority president directed much of their fire at the same target: the assembled...

  • A year of danger for Israel

    By Arthur Cohn

    October 1, 2015 | 10:11 am

    The beginning of a new year is a good time to assess where Israel stands. Based on my conversations over the past year with experts, journalists and highly placed officials, it is possible to identify several trends of concern:

    1. Iran

    The nuclear deal with Iran, which will...

  • Abbas at UN: Palestinians no longer bound by accords with Israel

    September 30, 2015 | 11:06 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said the Palestinians are no longer bound by agreements with Israel, although he did not outline any plans to abrogate them.

    “We declare that as long as Israel refuses to commit to the agreements signed with us, which renders us an...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    September 24, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Inspired by Iran deal, EU seeks coalition to revive Mideast peace push

    July 20, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Inspired by Europe's role in a nuclear deal with Iran, the European Union wants to form a broader, U.N.-backed coalition to revive peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.

    Taking up a French proposal, EU foreign ministers agreed on Monday to try to create an...

  • France’s Fabius heads to Mideast to sell peace initiative

    June 19, 2015 | 11:17 am

    France's foreign minister heads to the Middle East this weekend with an initiative aimed at bringing Israel and the Palestinians back to peace talks under an international framework amid growing regional instability.

    U.S.-led efforts to broker peace for a two-state solution...

  • Vatican seeks to quiet uproar over Pope’s ‘angel of peace’ remark

    May 18, 2015 | 2:17 pm

    Every word counts in the delicate diplomacy of the Middle East, where negotiators have often resorted to creative ambiguity.

    So Pope Francis’ sotto voce greeting to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday, in which he referred to...

  • France set to propose new Palestinian state resolution at UN

    April 9, 2015 | 9:58 am

    This story originally appeared at The Media Line.

    The French government has seen a window of opportunity, after recent elections in Israel, to get the United States on board for a renewed effort toward an Israeli-Palestinian settlement, and is preparing a draft United Nations...

  • Qatar lends Palestinians $100 million to pay salaries

    April 8, 2015 | 9:14 am

    The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday it had received a $100 million loan from Qatar to help pay civil servants salaries and alleviate an economic crisis triggered by a row with Israel over taxes.

    President Mahmoud Abbas, who is visiting the Gulf state, issued a statement...

  • Let’s leave Obama out of our seders

    By David Suissa

    April 1, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Jews have big mouths. Put those big mouths in a society that reveres freedom of speech and it’s a sight to behold. On the whole, it’s a wonderful attribute. We analyze everything, we criticize endlessly, we kvetch, we yell, we do everything but shut up. It’s as if we’re taking...

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