Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday he could be forced to suspend security cooperation with Israel if the ramp-up of Israeli settlements continued.
Palestinian officials were told that the Trump administration is in no rush to move the U.S. embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, according to reports.
ROME (JTA) – Pope Francis and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for renewed direct talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority during a meeting at the Vatican. Abbas warned against moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, telling reporters: “If this is the decision, to transfer the embassy to Jerusalem, it will not help peace and…
Israeli and Palestinian reactions to John Kerry’s anti-settlement speech fell on political lines.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas responded to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Middle East speech in Washington on Wednesday by saying he was convinced peace with Israel was achievable, but continuing to demand that Israel halt settlement building before talks restarted.
In a brief encounter before today’s funeral of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu exchanged greetings with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas.
The presence of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the funeral of Shimon Peres on Friday — the only Arab head of state to attend — has highlighted internal divisions within the Palestinian camp, evoking ambivalence from supporters and indignation from political foes.
Why do my readers keep insisting, despite the facts, that ‘Palestinians are totally opposed to any solution which allows Israel to continue’?
There are various tests to determine whether a statement amounts to incitement. Donald Trump just failed all of them — especially the Talmud’s version.