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  • In U.N. speeches, Abbas, Netanyahu trade charges of ‘ethnic cleansing’

    September 23, 2011 | 2:25 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas outlined a vision for an independent Palestine that hewed to the two-state formula but also revived rhetoric that hearkened back to an era of Palestinian belligerence.

    Shortly after concluding his speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, the Palestinian Authority...

  • Abbas U.N. speech seen as inflammatory in Israel

    September 23, 2011 | 2:07 pm

    Israelis reacted coolly on Friday to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s quest for statehood recognition, and some said his impassioned speech at the United Nations had only succeeded in harming the chances of peace.

    Telling the U.N. General Assembly he wanted peaceful relations...

  • Netanyahu to U.N.: Palestinians want state without peace [VIDEO]

    September 23, 2011 | 1:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Palestinians of wanting statehood without peace.

    “The truth is so far the Palestinians have refused to negotiate,” he said. “The truth is the Palestinians want a state without peace.”

    He said he and Israel genuinely want peace...

  • In U.S. speech, Abbas commits to two states, but amps up fiery rhetoric

    September 23, 2011 | 12:42 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas outlined a vision for an independent Palestine that hewed to the two-state formula but also revived rhetoric that hearkened back to an era of Palestinian belligerence.

    “We agree to establish the state of Palestine on only 22 percent of historical Palestine on all of...

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  • In Ramallah, West Bank Palestinians divided between celebratory and cynical

    September 23, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    A larger-than-life sky-blue chair with the word “Palestine” dominates the center of Manara Square in downtown Ramallah.

    The Palestinian flag, a national symbol once banned by Israel, flies everywhere. Long banners of flags crisscross the square, huge flags decorate the sides of...

  • Opinion: We know Abbas will fail, but it'll be a Palestinian moral victory

    September 23, 2011 | 11:54 am

    A throng of young Palestinians charge the stage with what could easily be seen as malicious intent - if their vigorous stampede hadn’t been in sync with a performance of Dabke, the traditional Arabic folk dance that literally translates as “the stamping of the feet.”

    Former Israeli...

  • Palestinians rally for Abbas’s U.N. statehood bid

    September 21, 2011 | 8:57 am

    Flag-waving Palestinians filled the squares of major West Bank cities on Wednesday to rally behind President Mahmoud Abbas’s bid for statehood recognition at the United Nations despite U.S. and Israeli objections.

    “We are asking for the most simple of rights, a state like other...

  • Cash-strapped Palestinians cut pay in half for September

    September 6, 2011 | 11:01 am

    The Palestinian Authority will pay only half wages this month, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said on Tuesday, the second time in three months it has taken such a step because of a financial crisis it blames on donors failing to provide promised funds.

    Fayyad announced the half pay...

  • Abbas: PA Won’t Recognize Jewish State

    August 31, 2011 | 9:33 am

    The Palestinian Authority will not recognize Israel as a Jewish state, President Mahmoud Abbas said.

    “Don’t order us to recognize a Jewish state. We won’t accept it,” Abbas warned the international community on Saturday.

    Abbas also said Saturday in a speech to Muslim...

  • Bombing victim’s family wins appeal to sue PA

    August 15, 2011 | 1:26 pm

    The family of an American contractor killed in the Gaza Strip can sue the Palestinian Authority, a U.S. appeals court ruled.

    Saturday’s ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington overturns a ruling last year by the U.S. District Court in Washington in...

  • House committee set to pass tougher conditions for PA aid

    July 19, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    A House committee is expected to advance a bill that would and toughen conditions for funding for the Palestinians.

    The U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee is likely to approve the measure, which also mandates moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, on Wednesday....

  • Obama administration argues for PA aid

    July 14, 2011 | 10:16 am

    The Obama administration argued in Congress for continued funding for the Palestinian Authority.

    “We are helping the PA to improve public services, increase the capacity of their justice sector, put in place critical infrastructure, and meet urgent humanitarian needs,” Jacob Walles,...

  • GOP senators urge suspending aid to P.A.

    June 22, 2011 | 10:29 am

    Republican senators urged President Obama to suspend U.S. aid to the Palestinian Authority unless Hamas recognizes Israel and renounces terrorism.

    Republican Sens. John Boozman (Ark.) and Jerry Moran (Kan.), in association with the Zionist Organization of America, organized a letter...

  • Congressional initiatives target P.A.

    June 17, 2011 | 3:23 pm

    A number of initiatives are circulating in Congress targeting the Palestinians in the wake of their diplomatic tensions with Israel.

    Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) this week circulated through the Republican Study Committee, the GOP’s influential conservative caucus, a proposal to...

  • Hamas rejects Fayyad nomination for prime minister

    June 12, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    The Hamas-Fatah reconciliation appeared to be in jeopardy after Hamas rejected Fatah’s nominee for prime minister, Salam Fayyad.

    Hamas on Sunday rejected Fayyad, the Palestinian Authority’s current prime minister, to lead the transitional Palestinian government until elections...

  • Linux creator cancels Israel talks

    May 31, 2011 | 3:40 pm

    The creator of the Linux computer operating system canceled three lectures at Israeli universities because of pressure from the Palestinian Authority.

    Richard Stallman, an American, said his Palestinian hosts threatened to pull their financial support for his July trip if he spoke...

  • Fayyad to Arab states: ‘Save’ the Palestinian Authority

    May 11, 2011 | 4:27 pm

    The Palestinian Authority appealed to Arab countries Wednesday to pay the salaries of 155,000 government workers after Israel decided to suspend the transfer of tax funds to the PA.

    “We say to our Arab brothers: save us. We need your help more than any time before. It is the moment...

  • Netanyahu to Abbas: You can’t have peace with both Israel and Hamas

    March 28, 2011 | 4:42 pm

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas could spell the end of the peace process, after an aide to Mahmoud Abbas said that the Palestinian president was would be willing to give up U.S. aid if needed to secure...

  • State ‘disturbed’ by reports of Mughrabi square naming

    March 16, 2011 | 4:29 pm

    The State Department called “disturbing” reports that Palestinian Authority officials attended the renaming of a square after a terrorist, saying it condemned such commemorations.

    “We are very disturbed by these reports and are seeking clarification from the Palestinian Authority,”...

  • Yesterday’s terrorist is today’s statesman: Another view of the Itamar murders

    March 14, 2011 | 1:07 pm

    Read a counter-point to this article by David Suissa here.

    Murdering people in their sleep (if that is what happened to the Fogel family in the Itamar settlement) and butchering children is horrible no matter whose children they are. But the fact remains that the jury is out. The...

  • PA settles lawsuit for Americans’ murders

    February 15, 2011 | 10:13 am

    The Palestinian Authority reportedly has settled a lawsuit over the murder of two American citizens living in Israel.

    Court papers indicating that a settlement agreement was reached were filed Monday in a Rhode Island District Court, but no details were provided, The Associated...

  • P.A’.s Fayyad shuns ban, attends Jerusalem dedication

    November 2, 2010 | 9:15 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad attended dedication ceremonies for a school in eastern Jerusalem, despite an Israeli ban.

    Fayyad on Tuesday attended the dedication of a school in the Dahiyat al-Barid neighborhood, which is located on the Palestinian side of the...

  • Israel bans PA prime minister

    November 1, 2010 | 5:24 pm

    Israel bans PA prime minister

    November 1, 2010

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—Israel has banned the Palestinian Authority prime minister from attending an official PA event in eastern Jerusalem.

    Salam Fayyad was scheduled to visit two schools in eastern Jerusalem and attend a reception on...

  • PA to U.S.: Israel violating talks terms

    May 10, 2010 | 11:30 am

    The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of violating the terms of newly started indirect peace talks.

    Two days after the start of proximity talks with Israel, the first peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians in 18 months, the Palestinian Authority on Monday reported...

  • Clinton to P.A.: talk

    April 15, 2010 | 10:13 pm

    Hillary Rodham Clinton urged the Palestinian Authority to join negotiations with Israel.

    “We strongly urge President Abbas and his government to join negotiations with Israel now,” the U.S. Secretary of State said Thursday evening, addressing a Center for Middle East Peace dinner.

    ...
  • Briefs: Peace process proceeeds, says Livni; Bush waives Palestinian aid rules

    October 10, 2008 | 12:49 am

    Livni Says Peace Process Will Move Forward

    Tzipi Livni said the peace process will move forward and that Israel will be able to face challenges better with a stable government.

    The Israeli prime minister-designate, who is working to form a new government coalition, made her first...

  • Israel terrorizes Palestinians with super rats

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 24, 2008 | 6:25 pm

    Israel’s stripper assassins must have been a treat compared to the Jewish state’s new weapon against Palestinians.

    See the Jew is much more insidious in his choice of weapon. Palestinian militants and martyrs make Qassam rockets or strap bombs to their chests or hijack bulldozers....

  • Top Ten Signs we’re making progress towards peace

    By Douglas Bloomfield

    April 10, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met on Monday for the first time since Feb. 19 at the urging of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who dropped by briefly a week earlier to declare the peace process was "moving in the right direction."
    ...
  • Israel is still fighting for independence

    By Rep. Elton Gallegly

    April 3, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    On May 14, Israel will celebrate 60 years of independence. It's never been an easy independence. Israel is surrounded by regional instability and Israelis have needed to regularly fight their neighbors to maintain their independence -- if not their very existence.

    Despite those...

  • Briefs: Rice pushes for renewed peace talks, U.N. votes new Iran sanctions

    March 7, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Rice Pushes to Resume Peace Talks

    Israeli-Palestinian peace talks must resume, Condoleezza Rice said en route to the region.

    "Negotiations ought to resume as soon as possible," the U.S. secretary of state said Tuesday before beginning a troubleshooting trip to Israel and the...

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