ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMOUD ABBAS

Israeli expansion blocks any peace deal - Abbas

2015-05-22 15:21

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is committed to a two-state solution and blames Israel for standing in the way of any peace deal.

Nzimande visa refusal insult to SA government - grouping

2015-04-27 20:29

Israel's decision to not grant Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande and three other officials visas to visit Palestine "is a diplomatic insult to the South African government and its people".

Abbas against Jewish state bill

2014-11-26 20:40

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he supports Israeli members of parliament who oppose the plan to formalise Israel's status as a Jewish state.

SA ready to help Middle East two-state solution

2014-11-26 16:28

President Jacob Zuma has met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Pretoria, where he pledged South Africa's support for a two-state solution to the situation in the Middle East.

Israel orders demolition of synagogue attackers' homes

2014-11-21 13:03

Israel has notified the families of four Palestinian attackers that their East Jerusalem homes will be demolished, despite warnings that such punitive measures may be ineffective and counterproductive.

Kerry in bid to cool Jerusalem tempers

2014-11-13 20:34

Top US diplomat John Kerry has mounted a diplomatic push to calm surging tensions in Jerusalem through meetings in Jordan with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Abbas accuses Israel of religious war

2014-11-11 18:52

The Palestinian president has accused Israel of igniting a "religious war" by allowing Jewish worshippers to visit a contested holy site in Jerusalem.

Series of blasts strike Fatah targets in Gaza

2014-11-07 11:45

A series of small explosions have targeted the homes and vehicles of officials from President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement in the Gaza Strip, witnesses say.

Hamas, ISIS share creed - Netanyahu

2014-09-30 05:53

At the UN, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Hamas and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria are 'branches of the same poisonous tree'.

Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

2014-09-27 22:53

The head of the world's largest bloc of Islamic countries says the organisation has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli leaders for war crimes.

 

Vatican recognises state of Palestine

2015-05-13 19:52

The Vatican has officially recognised the state of Palestine in a new treaty.

Israel 'satisfied' as Palestinian resolution fails

2014-12-31 11:37

Israel expressed satisfaction after the UN Security Council failed to adopt a controversial resolution on Palestinian statehood setting a 12-month deadline for reaching a final peace deal.

Zuma urges halt to Israeli settlements as Abbas visits

2014-11-26 17:54

Israel's settlements policy is "undermining" prospects for a two state solution, President Jacob Zuma says as he welcomed Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on a state visit.

Zuma to receive Palestinian president

2014-11-21 17:04

President Jacob Zuma will meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Abbas condemns attack on Jerusalem synagogue

2014-11-18 12:35

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has condemned an attack by two Palestinian men on a Jerusalem synagogue in which four worshippers were killed, the first time he has directly denounced violence.

Netanyahu vows heavy hand against violence

2014-11-11 22:35

Israel's prime minister is vowing to take a "heavy hand" against a wave of Arab violence and has accused the Palestinian president of fomenting the unrest.

Mayhem on Israel streets

2014-11-10 23:59

An Israeli soldier and a woman have been stabbed to death by Palestinians in Tel Aviv and the occupied West Bank.

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry

2014-10-23 10:57

Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7bn plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu says he will refute Gaza lies

2014-09-28 19:41

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that he will refute "all of the lies directed at us" with regard to Israel's recently concluded war with Hamas.

Palestinian leader in new UN bid to end occupation

2014-09-27 08:28

Palestinian leader, Mahmoud Abbas, has accused Israel of genocide, demanding a deadline to end Israeli occupation.

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