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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

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Palestinian Authority Wants Avigdor Lieberman Arrested For Endorsing Murder Of Arabs | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the latest display of crumbling Israeli-Palestinian relations, the Palestinian Authority’s Foreign Ministry called for Avigdor Lieb...

Palestinian President Orders Investigation Into Newspaper's Muhammad Cartoon

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2015 | Media

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb 3 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has ordered an investigation into a carto...

Protesting Mahmoud Abbas in New York

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 11.24.2014 | New York
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

Recently my children made me a very proud father. Mahmoud Abbas was coming to speak at New York University where my son Mendy is an undergraduate.


Reuters | Posted 07.11.2014 | Media

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 10 (Reuters) - A pro-Islamist newspaper was sold in the West Bank on Saturday for the first time in seven years, another si...

Palestinian Leader Says Still Committed To Talks With Israel

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2014 | World

By Noah Browning RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 26 (Reuters) - Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas signalled on Saturday that he remains ...

Abbas: Signing Peace Agreement Will End The Conflict With Israel

Posted 08.23.2013 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he wants a negotiated peace agreement with Israel to include a clause stating that the conflict is officially...

Mahmoud Abbas and the UN General Assembly

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Arsen Ostrovsky

In going to the UN, Abbas risks damaging the entire peace process beyond repair, and in the process crushing the hopes of millions of his own people.

Abbas Needs An Exit Ramp From the UN

Steven L. Spiegel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics
Steven L. Spiegel

Although saying yes at the UN -- or even turning a blind eye -- is not a viable option, we need to give Abbas a feasible exit ramp. And it needs to be compelling enough to remind the Palestinian street that his path, the path of non-violence, pays greater dividends than Hamas's.

Can Netanyahu and Abbas Reveal The 'Hidden Country'?

Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney | Posted 11.27.2011 | World
Dr. Jeffrey H. Toney

How can our next generation understand or process these cross dialogues, with leaders talking at each other and often avoiding genuine communication?

Dramatic Bid For Palestinian Statehood On Hold At U.N.; Major Powers Buy Time

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.24.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The speeches from Mahmoud Abbas and Benjamin Netanyahu illustrated the gulf between Israelis and Palestinians -- a fear their existence is at stake and widely disparate accounts of a painful shared history.

Palestine at the UN: A Movable Feast Behind the Rhetoric

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.21.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The question is whether the onus would be put on the U.S. to cast a veto and why the Palestinians would want to put Washington on the spot when there is nothing to gain and much to lose.

Palestine at the UN: What Will Fail, What May Pass and What It Means

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.19.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

What may eventually succeed at the United Nations is upgrading the Palestinian Authority's status from "observer" to a "non-voting observer state," in the General Assembly, a category that now includes the Vatican only.

Misreading the White House on the Middle East

Peter A. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter A. Joseph

The persistent blaming of the United States for the current malaise of the peace process reflects a kind of Israeli and Palestinian denial of their respective responsibilities.

US Gives Abbas Private Assurances Over Israeli Settlements

The Guardian | Rory McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Exclusive: Americans consider withholding veto protecting Israel at UN if building goes ahead at Ramat Shlomo...

Palestine is Open for Business

Ziad J. Asali, M.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ziad J. Asali, M.D.

The impressive economic development work done at the Palestine Investment Conference offers Palestinians, the international community, and Israel another important vehicle for moving in the right direction.

In Addressing US-Israel Tension, a Chance to Advance Peace Process

Peter A. Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Peter A. Joseph

The American proposal for Israel-Palestinian relations offers Israel an opportunity to show that it too is committed to a strong U.S.-Israel relationship and to advancing peace and security in the region.

Fatahgate: Between Fact and Fiction

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Corruption has always been the Achilles heel of the Palestinian leadership.

Mahmoud Abbas: Would He Quit This Time

Peace Process | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM -- Sometimes a quitter really does quit for good. The Palestinian Authority president, Mahmoud Abbas, announced last week that he wouldn't...

Mahmoud Abbas Resists U.S. Pressure To Resume Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - The Palestinian president on Wednesday resisted U.S. pressure for a resumption of peace talks with Israel, repeating h...

Palestinian Nationalism Revisited

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The 21st century has seen a major deterioration in Arab nationalism. Major pan-Arab movements have either been disgraced or have proven ineffective.

Obama Expected To Moderate Meeting Between Netanyahu, Abbas | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

President Obama is expected to moderate a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in late Se...

President Mahmoud Abbas: No Peace Talks Until Israel Freezes Settlement Construction

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Thursday that peace talks with Israel will not resume until Israel completely freezes construction in the ...

Fatah Moves Closer To Becoming A Political Party

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The Fatah movement, the key Palestinian guerrilla movement within the Palestine Liberation Organization moved one step closer to becoming a political party.

Fatah, Hamas Meet In Cairo Amid Hopes For Agreement On National Unity Government

Los Angeles Times | By Noha El-Hennawy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reconciliation talks between Hamas, Fatah and smaller Palestinian factions began Thursday in Cairo amid hopes for an agreement on a national unity gov...