Concern in Israel and US over future of PA after Abbas leaves

July 19, 2021 by  
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The visit of Hady Amr, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Israeli and Palestinian Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs within the Department of State, to Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) last week, led to a renewed discussion on the future of the PA the day after Mahmoud Abbas leaves. Read more

Hamas agrees to new mechanism for receiving Qatari money

June 30, 2021 by  
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A new agreement between Israel and Qatar will enable the entry of Qatari funds into the Gaza Strip as early as this weekend, Arab sources confirmed yesterday. 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

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

Palestinian Authority daily claims that Israel is behind Beirut blast

August 12, 2020 by  
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A writer for the official Palestinian Authority daily accused Israel of being behind the explosion in Beirut last week that cost the lives of at least 163 people and injured thousands, as well as left hundreds of thousands homeless. Read more

Palestinians reject second delivery of COVID-19 aid from UAE

June 12, 2020 by  
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The Palestinian Authority has rejected a delivery of medical supplies and other aid that arrived in Tel Aviv on Tuesday on a flight from Abu Dhabi. Read more

Palestinians outraged at secret PA leadership pay raise

June 7, 2019 by  
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Leaked documents revealing that members of the Palestinian Authority Cabinet gave themselves a retroactive 67 per cent pay raise in 2017 have sparked outrage among their constituents, who are accusing their leaders of being corrupt and self-serving. Read more

Trump administration reportedly ramping up Israeli-Palestinian peace plan

August 5, 2018 by  
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The Trump administration is reportedly ramping up preparations for the unveiling of an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, although a timetable for its release remains unclear. Read more

The ‘games’ Palestinian children play

We’re always being told that there is a significant difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

May 18, 2018 by  
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As per the pre-determined script designed for media and gullible politicians alike, Jerusalem Day and shifting the US Embassy to the Capital produced the desired results…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

PA denies report of Abbas demand that Hamas recognise Israel

November 2, 2017 by  
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) has refuted a report citing an alleged demand by PA President Mahmoud Abbas that members of the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas must recognise Israel if they want to be included in the cabinet of a unity government. Read more

Days of infamy…writes Michael Kuttner

March 11, 2016 by  
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We are in a state of war yet unfortunately there are still many who prefer to pretend that this is not so. Read more

Palestinian Authority approves Australian Initiative

November 29, 2013 by  
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Palestinian children in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank now have access to improved healthcare thanks to a unique multi-faith partnership created in Australia that has won the endorsement of the Palestinian Authority. Read more