Prominent Palestinian politician Hanan Ashrawi has confirmed her resignation from the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) after more than a decade of service. The 15-member committee is the highest executive body of the PLO and acts as the government of the UN-recognised State of Palestine, which differs[…]
In a meeting with foreign diplomats, Saeb Erekat, secretary-general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), today called on international companies doing business in the illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories and whose name appeared in the United Nations database, to leave the settlements. This[…]
Palestinian officials on Saturday dismissed proposals unveiled by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner for big money projects that would form the economic portion of the Trump administration’s long-awaited Middle East peace plan. Senior Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) official Hanan Ashrawi said Kushner’s plans were “all abstract promises” and added[…]
A top Palestinian body authorised the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to suspend recognition of Israel and stop security coordination with Tel Aviv. The Palestinian Central Council (PCC) – a body of the PLO – said the suspensions should be in place until Israel recognises the Palestinian state based on pre-1967[…]
Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said that the Palestinian side will not be part of any peace plan proposed by US president Donald Trump. During a meeting with Sweden’s State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Annika Söder, and the accompanying delegation in[…]
Mahmoud Abbas has sharply criticised Donald Trump, saying the Palestinian Authority (PA) will never accept the US president’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PA president made his comments on Sunday at the start of a two-day central council meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Ramallah.[…]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has summoned the US ambassador to Israel over a resolution condemning settlements on Palestinian territories. The summon on Sunday came hours after envoys of all other UN Security Council members were asked to appear before the foreign ministry following the UN vote. Dan Shapiro, who[…]
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