The United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Jordan are reportedly planning to have former Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan replace Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Senior Palestinian officials, including some from Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, are criticizing the Palestinian Authority president’s decision to postpone consideration of a UN Security Council resolution condemning settlement construction.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has quietly established a constitutional court that analysts say concentrates more power in his hands and may allow him to sideline the Islamist group Hamas in the event of a succession struggle.
The Palestinian Authority is “on the brink of collapse,” its president, Mahmoud Abbas, told Israeli TV.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called on the United States to ensure the viability of the two-state solution during a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Mahmoud Abbas’s behavior is becoming more and more outrageous, Ken Jacobson writes. Although the Palestinian leader is needed, we must convey that he doesn’t get to set the Mideast on fire.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for a more “sober” approach towards the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in dismissing a French peace initiative as only encouraging Palestinians to shun compromise.
Israel would consider a French invitation to peace talks with the Palestinians, but believes France has made a mistake by saying it will recognize a Palestinian state if the talks fail, an Israeli government official said on Saturday.
The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, despite reports to the contrary, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands at the United Nations climate change conference near Paris.