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  • Palestinian prime minister’s quick exit exposes flawed framework

    June 24, 2013 | 10:14 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah remarked when he was sworn-in to succeed Salam Fayyad at the helm of the Palestinian government earlier this month that his government’s life will by necessity be short-lived. It was intended to...

  • Two weeks in, new P.A. prime minister quits

    June 20, 2013 | 12:13 pm

    The newly appointed Palestinian Authority prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, resigned after two weeks in his post.

    Hamdallah offered his resignation to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, Reuters reported, citing a P.A. source. It was not known if Abbas accepted the...

  • State 194: A Documentary About Palestine

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    May 17, 2013 | 4:49 am

    Opening this weekend at Laemmle’s Music Hall 3 is a very hot-button new documentary called State 194, which follows the recent history of Palestine. Many will approach this film with trepidation, since it is difficult to find any piece of journalism, be it in print or on film,...

  • P.A. Prime Minister Fayyad offers resignation, sources say

    April 10, 2013 | 4:14 pm

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad offered his resignation to P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday following a rift between the two men over government policy, two sources told Reuters.

    Abbas was due to return to the West Bank from Jordan on Thursday, and it...

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  • P.A.’s Fayyad hospitalized

    April 2, 2013 | 6:17 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was hospitalized with abdominal pain.

    Fayyad, who is also acting finance minister, was taken to the hospital Monday evening from his office in Ramallah. He was kept overnight in a local hospital for observation.

    An anonymous source told the Associated Press that Fayyad has an infected pancreas.

    It is believed Fayyad wants to replace Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority.

  • Police arrest at least eight suspected rioters in Jerusalem, Hebron

    March 1, 2013 | 7:10 am

    Israeli security forces arrested at least eight Palestinians in riots in southern Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

    Near Armon Hanatsiv, a Jewish neighbourhood in eastern Jerusalem, Palestinians on Friday hurled stones at Israeli vehicles, hitting four cars. No one was hurt and...

  • P.A.’s Fayyad calls on Arab countries to honor pledges

    January 14, 2013 | 9:59 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad called on Arab countries to pay their aid pledges, in order to prevent the end of the PA.

    Fayyad made the call during a meeting Sunday with Arab League members in Cairo, The Associated Press reported.

    Arab countries pledged $100...

  • Palestinian street begins to sound like Spring

    October 4, 2012 | 9:23 am

    Since the beginning of the Arab Spring almost two years ago, the West Bank and Gaza Strip have been remarkably quiet. There have been no large demonstrations against what Palestinians call the ongoing Israeli occupation; or against President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam...

  • Palestinian PM responds to unrest with economic program

    September 11, 2012 | 9:39 am

    Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, the key target of nine days of socio-economic protests throughout the West Bank, responded on Tuesday to some of the demands that have been prominent during the course of demonstrations that have become increasingly violent in recent days....

  • Romney to visit Israel

    July 2, 2012 | 3:22 pm

    Mitt Romney will visit Israel during the presidential campaign.

    A campaign official on Monday confirmed a New York Times report that the all-but-certain Republican presidential candidate will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister...

  • PA says it’s facing ‘worst financial crisis’

    July 2, 2012 | 12:13 pm

    The Palestinian Authority is facing its “worst financial crisis” yet, according to a PA official, because of a foreign aid shortfall and the rejection of a $100 million loan by the International Monetary Fund.

    Unless the PA finds a way to close its budget gap, PA Labor Minister...

  • June 24, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 24, 2012 | 4:15 am

    Noteworthy

    Hamas entrenched in Gaza after 5 years of rule

    Ibrahim Barzak and Karin Laub of the Associated Press take a critical look at Hamas’ rule in Gaza.

    Are there lessons to be learned here about what would follow in Egypt should Islamists ultimately come to power there? The...

  • PA’s Fayyad is no-show at scheduled meeting with Netanyahu

    April 17, 2012 | 10:34 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad refused to attend a scheduled meeting with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Netanyahu met Tuesday in Jerusalem with two PA leaders—chief negotiator Saeb Erekat and security official Majed Faraj—according to reports.

    ...
  • Joint Australian, British delegation meets Netanyahu, Fayyad

    January 17, 2012 | 10:22 am

    A joint delegation of Australian and British parliamentarians met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Palestinian counterpart, Salam Fayyad.

    The delegation, organized by Australian businessman and philanthropist Albert Dadon, was in Israel for the first edition of...

  • Fayyad may quit for sake of Palestinian unity

    November 14, 2011 | 8:29 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad signaled on Monday he is ready to step aside to help reconcile the two rival factions of the Palestinian national movement and pave the way for presidential and parliamentary elections.

    The departure of the U.S.-educated former World...

  • Palestinian Authority prime minister suffers heart attack

    May 23, 2011 | 2:46 pm

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad suffered a heart attack while in Texas for his son’s college education, his spokesman told the Associated Press.

    Fayyad felt chest pains Sunday and went to an Austin hospital, where he had a heart attack, AP reported. He underwent...

  • 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...

  • Abbas yes, Hamas no

    May 4, 2011 | 10:41 am

    As someone who wants the world to pressure Israel into ending the occupation, who hopes the UN recognizes Palestine in September, and who roots for Palestinian leaders Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, I say their agreement Wednesday to form a unity government with Hamas was a blunder....

  • Report: P.A. wants $5 billion to develop state

    April 13, 2011 | 8:45 am

    The Palestinian Authority is asking Western countries for nearly $5 billion in order to develop a Palestinian state.

    P.A. Prime Minister Salam Fayyad was set to make the pitch during a meeting Wednesday in Brussels for representatives of Western countries, Reuters reported...

  • PA Cabinet dissolved, Fayyad to form new government

    February 14, 2011 | 8:27 am

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad dissolved his Cabinet and will form a new government.

    Monday’s announcement comes two days after a decision by PA President Mahmoud Abbas to hold presidential and legislative elections by September. Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb...

  • 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...

  • Israeli, Palestinian leaders pitch rare joint industrial project

    September 1, 2009 | 3:49 pm

    Even as Israeli and Palestinian leaders argue about the conditions that must be in place for a return to the negotiating table, they are striking similar tones on the need for economic development.

    Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad unveiled an economic plan last week...

  • Is Barak moving Labor to the right?

    By Leslie Susser

    August 16, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ehud Barak, the new leader of Israel's Labor Party, is proving to be something of an enigma.

    Although at the helm of a traditionally dovish party, he reportedly has made a string of hawkish comments in private conversations that place him well on the right of the Israeli political...

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