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  • Palestinian Authority to sue UK over Balfour Declaration

    11 hours ago

    With the 100th anniversary of a key Zionist declaration approaching, the Palestinian Authority said it plans to sue Britain for issuing the edict.

    The P.A.’s foreign minister, Riyad al-Malki, told Arab League leaders in Mauritania on Monday that the Palestinian Authority will sue...

  • Palestinian Authority president making laws by decree

    12 hours ago

    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...

  • Abbas says some Israeli rabbis called for poisoning Palestinian water

    June 23, 2016 | 11:32 am

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israeli rabbis on Thursday of calling for the poisoning of Palestinian water, in what appeared to be an invocation of a widely debunked media report that recalled a medieval anti-Semitic libel.

    The remarks drew strong condemnation...

  • 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,...

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  • Arab states have reportedly hand-picked Palestinian leader to succeed Abbas

    May 27, 2016 | 2:19 pm

    The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

    Citing unnamed senior Palestinian and Jordanian sources, Middle East Eye reported Friday on the joint plan to...

  • 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...

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces heat for UN resolution wavering

    April 28, 2016 | 2:02 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    A set of Palestinian initiatives aimed at advancing policy through anti-Israel measures at international organizations, or using international forums, appear to be in disarray following a series of setbacks.

    Late last week,...

  • Palestinian Authority, PLO appeal U.S. terror support verdict

    April 12, 2016 | 11:53 am

    The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization on Tuesday urged a U.S. appeals court to toss a more than $655 million award won by a group of American families who accused them of supporting terrorist attacks in Israel.

    A lawyer for the Palestinian Authority...

  • Navigating the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through Airbnb

    By  Orit Arfa

    April 6, 2016 | 12:17 pm

    The first decision an adventurous traveler faces when seeking an Airbnb property in the West Bank is what to type in the search box: “West Bank”? “Judea and Samaria”? “Israel”? “Palestine”? The blinking cursor symbolizes the confusion and controversy surrounding the...

  • Thousands run Bethlehem marathon to protest Israeli restrictions

    April 1, 2016 | 1:56 pm

    More than 4,000 people participated in a Bethlehem marathon designed to highlight travel restrictions imposed on Palestinians by Israel.

    First conceived in 2013, the fourth annual “Right to Movement” marathon set out Friday from the Church of the Nativity past Israel’s security...

  • 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...

  • Palestinian official on Brussels attacks: Europe ‘burning in their own fire’

    March 23, 2016 | 3:41 pm

    A high-ranking Palestinian Authority official said on Facebook that the bombings in Belgium that left 32 dead and dozens injured, were a result of American and European policies and that Europe’s “airports and squares are burning in their own fire.”

    According to the Times of...

  • PA rejects Israeli offer to keep IDF out of Ramallah, Jericho

    March 14, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    In recent secret Israeli-Palestinian talks first reported in Haaretz, the Palestinian Authority turned down an Israeli offer to stop military operations in the West Bank cities of Ramallah and Jericho, saying the proposal did not go far enough.

    According to the Times of Israel,...

  • Why the world turns a blind eye to the battle between Hamas and the PA

    March 2, 2016 | 2:15 pm

    Civil servants in Gaza have gone on strike. For a change, this strike has nothing to do with Israel. On the contrary, 50,000 Gazan workers are striking against Hamas.

    In Gaza, striking involves more than parading with placards and not going to work. In Gaza, strikes and protests...

  • Support for Israel grows among Democrats

    February 29, 2016 | 4:20 pm

    Support for Israel grew by four percentage points among U.S. Democrats despite the debate over the Iran nuclear deal in 2015.

    According to a new Gallup poll released on Monday, 53 percent of Democrats sympathize with Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, up from 49 percent...

  • Israel’s Rivlin to UN envoy Samantha Power: Tell Abbas direct talks are urgent

    February 16, 2016 | 12:37 pm

    Israel’s president told Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to send a message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: Direct talks are the only way to end their conflict.

    Power, making her first visit to Israel as U.N. envoy, arrived on Saturday....

  • Anger can take Israel in the wrong direction

    By Uri Dromi

    February 10, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    The recent wave of Palestinian terror attacks, which took the life of a 19-year-old policewoman Feb. 3 in Jerusalem, has generated anger among Israelis. They demand that the government do something to stop these assaults. The question is: Do what?

    Unlike the First Intifada...

  • Israel returns bodies of terrorists who killed soldier in Jerusalem

    February 5, 2016 | 11:43 am

    Israel handed over to the Palestinian Authority three bodies of terrorists who died in a Jerusalem shootout, in which they killed one soldier.

    The bodies of Ahmed Abu al-Ghub, Ahmed Zakarna and Mohammed Kamil from the Jenin area of the West Bank were given to Palestinian...

  • 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...

  • Hunger-striking Palestinian journalist reportedly near death

    January 25, 2016 | 2:22 pm

    A Palestinian journalist who has been on a hunger strike in an Israeli jail for two months is near death, his attorney said.

    Muhammad al-Qiq is unconscious, on the verge of organ failure and could die at any minute, his attorney from the Palestinian Authority told the...

  • In Palestinian city of the future, few residents and charges of collusion with Israel

    January 22, 2016 | 12:10 pm

    Bashar Masri is not your typical billionaire real estate developer.

    Born in the Palestinian city of Nablus in 1961, as a teenager Masri was apprehended and jailed by Israel eight times for throwing rocks and organizing demonstrations, the first time when he was 14 years old....

  • Abbas nixes rumors about collapse of Palestinian Authority, his resignation

    January 6, 2016 | 2:03 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said, addressing at least one report to the contrary.

    “The Palestinian Authority exists and it is here. It will be followed by a Palestinian state. The Palestinian Authority is one of our achievements...

  • Report: Israel asks PA for help in capturing Tel Aviv shooter

    January 4, 2016 | 11:43 am

    Israel reportedly has turned to the Palestinian Authority for help in capturing the Arab-Israeli gunman who allegedly shot up a bar in central Tel Aviv, killing two, and later killed a cab driver.

    Israeli officials, who suspect that Nashat Melhem, 31, of Arara, a village in Wadi...

  • 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...

  • Israel seizes shipment of plush rock-throwing dolls

    December 8, 2015 | 1:24 pm

    Officials at the Haifa port seized a shipment of thousands of plush dolls with raised hands holding toy rocks.

    The shipment, from the United Arab Emirates, was on its way to the Palestinian Authority, according to the Times of Israel. The shipment’s paperwork said it was carrying...

  • Senior Israeli officials fear PA collapse

    November 27, 2015 | 11:10 am

    Senior Israeli military and Shin Bet security service officials are warning that the Palestinian Authority could collapse, Haaretz reported.

    The diplomatic-security cabinet held lengthy discussions about the possibility of the PA collapse Wednesday and Thursday, Haaretz reported,...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 17, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Response to David Suissa’s claim about terror

    October 26, 2015 | 10:03 am

    I wish David Suissa had reached out to me before he tried guessing at the motives behind the statement UC Irvine Hillel students released on the violence in Israel.  Though he says the statement put him to sleep, it was but one small, non-contextualized piece of a larger success...

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