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  • Israeli TV report: PA President Mahmoud Abbas was KGB agent

    3 weeks ago

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas served as a KGB agent during the 1980s, an Israeli news station reported.

    Israel’s Channel 1 public television station reported Wednesday night that Abbas worked with the Soviet intelligence agency using the code name “Mole” while...

  • Moscow says Abbas, Netanyahu agree ‘in principle’ to meet

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed “in principle” to meet to discuss restarting peace talks in Moscow under the auspices of Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced.


  • The Middle East prepares for US elections

    August 25, 2016 | 10:08 am

    This article origally appeared at themedialine.org.

    From Jerusalem to Beirut to Cairo, the upcoming US elections are being closely followed, partly for their entertainment appeal, but also as the US remains crucial for its role in the Middle East.

    “Partly because of the...

  • DNC video highlights Clinton’s Israel record, role in Iran deal

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    July 26, 2016 | 7:02 pm

    On Tuesday, as delegates and party leaders gathered to formally nominate Hillary Clinton for president in Philadelphia, the Democratic National Convention Committee released a five minute video highlighting Clinton’s accomplishment and leadership skills as secretary of state.


  • Palestinian Authority president making laws by decree

    July 26, 2016 | 9:04 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A new social security law in the West Bank has sparked protests against both the content of the law and the way it was legislated. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed the law with a presidential decree, as the...

  • Belgian paper demands EU action on Abbas ‘blood libel’

    July 8, 2016 | 11:31 am

    A Jewish newspaper from Belgium urged European leaders to condemn a false statement by Mahmoud Abbas, who spoke in Brussels about Jewish settlers seeking to poison water wells.

    The Joods Actueel monthly on Monday published an open letter on the matter by its editor-in-chief,...

  • Abbas walks back claim that Israeli rabbis called to poison Palestinian water

    June 27, 2016 | 8:59 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas walked back his claim that Israeli rabbis had called for the poisoning of Palestinian water and said he did not intend to offend Jewish people.

    “After it has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning...

  • Abbas declines meeting with Rivlin while both in Brussels

    June 23, 2016 | 9:21 am

    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin expressed regret that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declined to meet with him while the two leaders were in Brussels.

    Martin Schultz, the parliament’s president, had offered to arrange and mediate the meeting while both Abbas and...

  • Why are Zionists mocking Abbas for acknowledging Zionism?

    June 22, 2016 | 9:46 am

    Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, visited Saudi Arabia this month and presented King Salman with a framed 1930s-era copy of the Palestine Post.

    The gift is not exceptional, maybe a little dull. But there are folks who are calling Abbas out – mocking him,...

  • Hamas seeks to re-introduce death penalty for murder

    May 24, 2016 | 9:59 am

    Amid a surge in violent crime, leaders from the Hamas movement, which controls the Gaza Strip, have begun advocating implementation of the death penalty for convicted murderers, even though carrying out capital punishment without the authorization of Palestinian Authority President...

  • Some questions for Bernie Sanders on Israel and the Palestinians

    By Harold Brackman

    April 6, 2016 | 3:12 pm

    Bernie Sanders’ recent editorial board interview with the New York Daily News is creating quite a buzz.

    Those most immediately concerned may be the 20,000 Chase JP Morgan employees whose jobs in the greater Big Apple Sanders apparently is willing to hollow out of the core of its...

  • Abbas: PA ‘on the brink of collapse,’ Israel should share intelligence info

    March 31, 2016 | 3:19 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is “on the brink of collapse,” its president, Mahmoud Abbas, told Israeli TV.

    In an interview with Channel 2 broadcast Thursday night, Abbas also warned of “chaos” if the security cooperation between the P.A. and Israel stops.

    “There will be rifles and...

  • Abbas reportedly turned down new US peace initiative

    March 10, 2016 | 8:26 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas turned down a U.S. peace initiative presented to him during a West Bank meeting with Vice President Joe Biden, a Palestinian newspaper reported.

    The report in the Jerusalem-based Al-Quds cited a “source familiar with the details” from...

  • Biden returning to Israel 6 years after diplomatic row over building

    March 2, 2016 | 10:05 am

    Vice President Joe Biden will visit Israel for the first time since a 2010 trip set off a diplomatic row over Israeli building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Biden is scheduled to arrive for a two-day visit on March 8, and will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and...

  • John Kerry and Mahmoud Abbas meet in Jordan

    February 22, 2016 | 8:28 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan called on the United States to ensure the viability of the two-state solution.

    The two leaders met Sunday in Amman, according to Palestinian reports.

    Kerry was in Amman...

  • Kerry stresses ending incitement in call with Abbas

    February 1, 2016 | 3:05 pm

    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...

  • 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...

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