“Everyone has to compromise,” the Secretary of State said. “So he was putting a lot of pressure on them that it was time to get to the table.”
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will soon meet with President Trump at the White House for the first time. After strongly proclaiming support for Israel throughout his presidential campaign, Trump now has an opportunity to reach out to Benjamin Netanyahu’s counterpart. Here’s what top Middle East hands say about the critical summit.
Leaders of the U.S. Reform movement met with Palestinian Authority President President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah. “I was impressed with the president’s clear and unequivocal commitment to the two-state solution,” Jacobs said in a statement. “He clearly is frustrated with the lack of progress, or even the existence of ongoing negotiations. I share that frustration.”
The status quo is not the ideal solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But it’s better than any of the alternatives.
For decades, the Palestinian authorities have sent payments to prisoners and the families of those killed in the conflict with Israel. The U.S. and Israel say those funds subsidize terror. Palestinians see it differently. The Forward unpacks this complicated history.
The Palestinian Authority is “on the brink of collapse,” its president, Mahmoud Abbas, told Israeli TV.
A left-wing Jewish-Israeli activist who was recorded saying he helps Palestinian authorities find and kill Palestinians who sell land to Jews was released from jail.
As Israel frets about the lifting of sanctions on Iran and its troubled relations with the European Union, on the other side of the Middle East conflict - the Palestinians - an uneasy quiet has fallen that speaks of ideas running out.
The Palestinian Authority’s Minister of Information, Mahmoud Khalifa, was awarded the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland, one of the highest honors that can be given to a foreigner.
The Palestinian Authority is not going to collapse, despite reports to the contrary, PA President Mahmoud Abbas said.