Salam Fayyad’s state-building is unmatched in the Arab world. The Palestinian premier was doomed by Israel’s policies and the poisonous climate in Ramallah.
Palestinian officials voiced optimism on Sunday the resignation of U.S.-backed Prime Minister Salam Fayyad would not hinder Washington’s planned development initiative for the West Bank.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on Saturday, the official Palestinian news agency said.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas faced pressure from Western allies on Thursday not to let Prime Minister Salam Fayyad quit at a time when Washington is seeking to resurrect Middle East peace talks.
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad urged his compatriots in the occupied West Bank on Sunday to boycott all Israeli products, upping the ante in a standoff with the Jewish state.
Gains by rebels and a low turnout have dealt a blow to Fatah, the dominant party in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which had hoped to paper over internal squabbles and a lack of cash with a strong election showing.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayad announced measures to ease economic hardship following stepped up Palestinian protests in the West Bank.
Mitt Romney held a brief meeting with Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad this afternoon, but in Ramallah it is being viewed as a small gesture in an Israel-dominated trip.
Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is intent on building a Palestinian state in the most boring ways: paying bills and closing budget gaps, Forward editor Jane Eisner writes.