Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas freezes contact with Israel over al-Aqsa

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the Palestinian leadership will freeze all contact with Israel, as mass protests over new Israeli security measures at the al-Aqsa compound turned deadly. In a brief televised speech on Friday, Abbas said all official contact would be suspended until Israel removed metal detectors installed there last week.[…]

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US says settlements ‘not helpful’ to peace process as Jared Kushner arrives in Israel

US President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner arrived in Israel Wednesday morning, where he met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, marking the beginning of Kushner’s so-called Middle East peace efforts. Kushner, a real estate developer with little experience in international or Middle Eastern diplomacy, was also[…]

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Gaza faced with 2 to 3 hours of power a day

Israel started to reduce electricity supplies to the besieged Gaza Strip on Monday, despite being urged by humanitarian organizations not to implement the decision, which came at the request of the Palestinian Authority (PA). Gaza’s electricity company, the Gaza Electricity Distribution Corporation, said in a statement Monday that the Israeli[…]

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The PA continues to reap humiliation from Trump’s visit

Following reports that US President Donald Trump has prioritised the normalisation of relations between Israel and Arab countries prior to restarting diplomatic negotiations for the two-state compromise, misplaced accusations of “incitement” have resurfaced, allegedly during Trump’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. According to Israeli media, Trump “yelled” at[…]

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Abbas hails Trump’s ‘wisdom’ in DC meeting

During a press conference with United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday in Washington, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he trusted the American head of state’s “courageous stewardship” and “wisdom” to achieve a peace deal between Israelis and Palestinians, while Trump hailed the security coordination between Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA)[…]

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Mahmoud Abbas set to meet Donald Trump in US visit

President Donald Trump will host Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the path forward in the long-running Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Trump’s meeting with the head of the Palestinian Authority will be another test of whether he is serious about pursuing what he has called the[…]

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Abbas addresses Arab Summit in Jordan

The 28th Arab League Summit kicked off on Wednesday at the Dead Sea in Jordan, where Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his commitment to the two-state solution and the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative without any revisions. Abbas said during the summit, held in the King Hussein Convention Center, that Israel must[…]

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