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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

President: Palestinian Unity Govt To Be Announced Monday

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 07.31.2014 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The formation of a Palestinian unity government backed by rivals Hamas and Fatah will be announced Monday, Palestinian Pr...

IT'S BACK!

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.

Palestinians Hold First Election In 6 Years

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.20.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinians voted for mayors and local councils in 93 communities across the West Bank on Saturday, their first chance to cas...

Palestinians To Renew UN Statehood Bid

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 10.04.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will take a first procedural step toward seeking U.N. recognition of a state of Palest...

Palestinian Leader Approves Exhumation Of Arafat

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has given final approval to dig up Yasser Arafat's remains and is also pressing for a...

Palestinian President: Peace Talks End Without Results

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A low-level dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians about a future border has ended without any breakthrough, the Pales...

Israel Releases 550 Palestinian Prisoners

AP | By DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 02.17.2012 | World

BEITUNIA, West Bank -- Israel released hundreds of Palestinian prisoners late Sunday, the second and final phase of a swap with Gaza Hamas militants t...

Remarkable Revelations From Mahmoud Abbas

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 12.28.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — The Palestinian president, in a remarkable assessment delivered on Israeli TV, said Friday the Arab world erred in rejecting the Uni...

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.

Palestinian President Visits Bosnia On Campaign For U.N. Recognition

AP | Posted 10.15.2011 | World

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is meeting leaders of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a non-permanent member of the UN Securit...

Palestinian Police Target Home Of President's Rival In Raid

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.27.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian police raided the West Bank home of a rival of President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday, deepening a feud that has ...

Palestinian President: No New Uprising Coming

AP | BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TUNIS, Tunisia — The Palestinian president said Wednesday he is opposed to another armed uprising against Israel, even if faltering peace effort...

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.

Thousands Protest In Gaza Over Leaked Papers

AP | IBRAHIM BARZAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Thousands of cheering Hamas supporters in Gaza burned effigies of President Mahmoud Abbas and his aides Wednesday, as Al...

Abbas Speaks Out On Israeli Settlements

AP | DALIA NAMMARI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian president on Thursday appealed to Israelis to choose peace over settlements, saying that opportunities for...

Palestinian President: I'll Ask Israel To Take Over West Bank

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has warned he may dissolve his self-rule government and ask Israel to resume full cont...

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.