Mahmoud Abbas

Hypocrite Par Excellence

OPINION by Ibrahim Vawda – The Media Review Network (MRN) finds that the support given to Al Sisi by Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority (PA) is deeply concerning, irregular and condemnable. His open allegiance to Al Sisi and by extension to Israel is a vindication of the viewpoint that[…]

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Reports Abbas may step down

Questions remained on Tuesday whether Mahmoud Abbas is planning to step down as Palestinian president in the coming months, with PLO officials strongly denying the claims, while sources close to the embattled president did not deny the possibility. On Sunday, Israel’s Channel 1 cited unnamed Palestinian Authority sources as saying[…]

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Abbas denounces Sinai attacks

President Mahmoud Abbas expressed condolences to the Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as well as solidarity with the Egyptian people Wednesday after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula that left dozens of Egyptian soldiers dead. In his message, the Abbas described the groups responsible for the attack on Egyptian soldiers[…]

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Abbas calls for reviewing agreements with Israel

President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday called for reviewing political, economic, and security agreements with Israel. Abbas said in a news conference with Serbian President Tomislav Nikolić in Belgrade that “Israel must stop violating agreements and commit to them. They should stop settlement activity, ‘Judaisation’ activities in Jerusalem that bury its[…]

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Pope’s Abbas comment meant as encouragement

Pope Francis’s reference to President Mahmoud Abbas as “an angel of peace” was meant as encouragement for him to pursue peace with Israel, the Vatican said Monday, after the words whipped up controversy on social media. The pope often presents heads of states with a large bronze medallion representing an[…]

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Abbas says talks with Israel still on table

President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday talks with Israel are still on the table, despite moves at the UN and numerous failed rounds of negotiations. Abbas was addressing the Palestinian leadership at the opening of a two-day conference in the West Bank to discuss the future of the Palestinian Authority, whose[…]

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Palestine TV gets new offices

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday inaugurated the new 10-story Palestine TV and radio headquarters in Ramallah and two new Palestinian satellite channels. The new building equipped with the latest in digital broadcasting equipment will replace an older one used by Palestine TV in Ramallah since 1995, and targeted by[…]

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Abbas ‘supports’ Egypt action on Gaza tunnels

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said he supported Egypt’s crackdown on tunnels linking the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip to the Sinai Peninsula to protect itself from fighters, according to a media report. “We have supported all the precautionary measures taken by the Egyptian authorities to close the tunnels and stop the[…]

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Abbas visit to cement relationship with SA: Al-Malki

On Wednesday President Jacob Zuma capped an historic meeting with Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, which marked the first such interaction by the two leaders. During their discussions, Zuma reiterated government’s stance on wanting a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict, further condemning Israel for its continued expansion of illegal settlements,[…]

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