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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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Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation: Abbas

President Mahmoud Abbas has called on the UN to declare 2017 the year “to end the Israeli occupation” of Palestinian land and people, saying that Israel’s settlement expansion in the occupied West Bank is destroying any hope of a two-state solution. During a speech before the UN General Assembly on Thursday,[…]

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Abbas visit a “PR exercise”: MRN

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas visit to South Africa has been met with scepticism from some Palestinian activists, with one lobby group calling it nothing more than a “PR exercise”. Abbas is holding bilateral discussions with President Jacob Zuma and the counterparts are expected to discuss initiatives aimed at resolving the[…]

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Rainbow Nation can be a lesson for Palestinians

OPINION by Peter Fabricius. What is the real purpose of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to South Africa this week to meet President Jacob Zuma in Cape Town on Tuesday? Both Pretoria and Ramallah have indicated it’s about the French initiative to try to achieve a peace settlement between Israel[…]

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