The real reason for Western support of the Palestinians

October 15, 2021 by  
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Michael Oren, Israel’s former ambassador to the United States who is now a candidate to head the Jewish Agency, has rightly said that the decline in support for Israel among American Jews has reached a crisis point. Read more

At UN, Abbas demands Israel withdraw to pre-1967 lines or face consequences

September 26, 2021 by  
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In his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders or face consequences. Read more

Bennett says he won’t sit down with Mahmoud Abbas, rules out Palestinian state

September 16, 2021 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that for now, he has ruled out a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and the creation of a Palestinian state. Read more

First time in ten years: a senior Israeli leader meets with Abbas

August 30, 2021 by  
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Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz met on Sunday night in Ramallah with Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and discussed “security-political, civilian and economic issues.” Read more

IDF seeks to fast-track revolutionary approach to lessening future rocket fire

The Israel Defence Forces are seeking to fast-track a new system designed to remove Hamas’s ability to terrorize the Israeli home front with mass rocket attacks in future conflicts. Read more

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Former Ambassador David Friedman: ‘Trump administration would have given Israel free reign to defend itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken was dispatched to Israel by U.S. President Joe Biden this week in the direct aftermath of an acute conflagration highlighted by 11 days of indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas on Israeli population centres and pinpoint Israeli airstrikes on Hamas installations in Gaza in retaliation. Read more

10 takeaways from the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas

May 25, 2021 by  
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Over this past weekend, Arabs were shooting fireworks in the sky, supposedly in celebration of holding Israeli population centres hostage for 11 days with more than 4,000 rockets. Read more

How will we know who won the war?

May 24, 2021 by  
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Maybe one day, we will discover that the impetus for Hamas’s latest onslaught against Israel wasn’t the pending Israeli Supreme Court decision about whether or not to respect the property rights of Jewish landlords in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.

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Hamas: Jerusalem Day will be turning point in fight against Israel

April 27, 2021 by  
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The 28th day of the Muslim month of Ramadan, on May 9, will be the turning point in the “great battle against the Judaization and control of Jerusalem, and the attempt to divide the use of the Al-Aqsa Mosque,” Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal threatened. Read more

Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

April 7, 2021 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. Read more

PA head Abbas flies to Germany for medical treatment

April 6, 2021 by  
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The head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas has surprisingly travelled to Germany for medical examinations, TPS has learned. Read more

Palestinian Authority, Hamas agree on election timetable

February 11, 2021 by  
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Palestinian factions agreed on Tuesday after a two-day meeting in Cairo to “respect and accept” the results of their upcoming elections, reported Reuters. Read more

Jibril Rajoub to US officials: I will work to ensure Abbas’s victory

January 18, 2021 by  
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“Marwan Barghouti, a senior Fatah prisoner imprisoned in Israel, is determined to face Abu Mazen [Mahmoud Abbas] for the Palestinian presidency and is expected to run with the full support of Muhammad Dahlan, a Fatah official ousted by Abu Mazen,” said a senior Fatah official. Read more

Palestinians sigh in relief after Biden victory: ready to resume negotiations and coordination without preconditions

November 9, 2020 by  
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A sigh of relief and satisfaction, disgust for President Donald Trump and anticipation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s weakening, along with fears of renewed tension between Fatah and Hamas – this is how the Palestinian arena reacted to Joe Biden’s victory. Read more

Abbas congratulates Biden as Palestinians celebrate Trump’s defeat

November 9, 2020 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas congratulated U.S. President-elect Joe Biden in a statement on Sunday and alluded to the possibility that the P.A. would end its boycott of the administration in Washington when he assumes office. Read more

March of Folly

October 16, 2020 by  
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Now that the Chagim (Festivals) are over most people are looking forward to a new year devoid of past follies and one which will somehow fulfil their craving for a more balanced and normal life. Read more

Report: Chinese president supports the Palestinians’ ‘just demands’

July 22, 2020 by  
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Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday expressed China’s support for the “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which he said had always been the core issue in the Middle East. Read more

Abbas declares end to agreements with Israel, US

May 20, 2020 by  
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Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas declared an end to the agreements signed with Israel and the United States and said he was turning over responsibility for the PA territories back to Israel. Read more

Olmert slammed for meeting Abbas after he rejected Deal of the Century at UN

February 13, 2020 by  
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Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert incurred harsh criticism from Israeli officials and politicians after he met with Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas just hours after he assailed the US’ Deal of the Century peace plan at the United Nations. Read more

Abbas rejects tax money from Israel, insists its funds go to terrorists and their families

February 24, 2019 by  
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Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has rejected tax revenues collected by Israel following the Jewish state’s decision on Sunday to reduce 5% of what it gives to the P.A. due to the latter’s support for paying terrorists and their families. Read more

Trump should reject PLO and UN propaganda on East Jerusalem

August 2, 2018 by  
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President Trump’s as-yet unannounced “ultimate deal”  to resolve the Arab-Jewish conflict has received a setback following Saudi Arabia’s King Salman reassuring Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that Saudi Arabia would oppose any Trump peace plan that did not accept the PLO stance on East Jerusalem becoming the capital of an independent Palestinian Arab state. Read more

‘Pay to slay’ and why the ‘occupation’ continues

To Israel’s critics, there really is only one issue to discuss with respect to the conflict with the Palestinians: the “occupation”…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  
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During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Defining ‘occupied’ and the semantic battle for peace

December 29, 2017 by  
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In a demonstration of how completely at odds his views are from those of the foreign policy establishment, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman reportedly asked the State Department to stop using the term “occupied territories” and instead refer to the “West Bank.”…writes Jonathan S.Tobin/ Read more

Fatah-Hamas reconciliation: A fusion of evils…writes Isi Leibler

October 17, 2017 by  
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World leaders – including some of our American friends – are apparently still unwilling to face reality and continue to delude themselves that Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority can be induced to making a peace settlement if Israel continues to appease them and excuse their crimes. Read more

Abbas demands Hamas dismantle its military as precondition for unity government

October 4, 2017 by  
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Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said on Monday he would not allow the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to keep its weapons and armed brigades if control of the coastal territory is transferred to the PA. Read more

Trump and Congress can Make America Great Again…writes David Singer

February 15, 2017 by  
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President Trump and Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders this week have the last opportunity to resuscitate the two-state solution laid out in President Bush’s 2003 Roadmap adopted by the Quartet – America, Russia, the European Union and the United Nations (“Bush-Quartet Roadmap”). Read more

Palestine – Israel Sheds PLO As Negotiating Partner

December 10, 2015 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has concluded that completing successful negotiations with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) on the allocation of territorial sovereignty in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), Gaza and East Jerusalem is a mission impossible to achieve. Read more

Palestine – Kerry’s Credibility Crashes As Abbas’s Intransigence Increases,,,writes David Singer

March 30, 2014 by  
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US Secretary of State John Kerry has seen his reputation and prestige shredded to tatters over the past few weeks. Read more

Giving moderation a bad name…writes Michael Kuttner

April 19, 2013 by  
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 When is someone called a moderate not really one at all? Read more

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