ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMOUD ABBAS

Abbas heats up Palestinian politics

2015-08-27 17:32

President Mahmoud Abbas is shaking up Palestinian politics by trying to pump new blood into the PLO and some say, cementing his grip.

Israeli opposition fears new Palestinian uprising

2015-08-18 19:35

The Israeli opposition leader has called for a joint effort to prevent a possible third Palestinian uprising.

Leaked Palestinian documents raise anger

2015-08-12 18:42

Leaked Palestinian government documents have sparked anger online over corruption among its leaders.

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.

 

Abbas to resign, briefly, from PLO post

2015-08-23 20:55

The official Palestinian news agency is quoting President Mahmoud Abbas as saying he is resigning from the Palestine Liberation Organisation's top leadership body - a move seen as an attempt to tighten his grip on power.

Palestinian stabs Israeli trooper, shot

2015-08-15 22:18

A Palestinian has been shot dead after stabbing an Israeli paramilitary policeman patrolling a road in the occupied West Bank.

In phone call, Netanyahu, Abbas express peace wishes

2015-07-18 14:00

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have spoken by phone, a rare exchange amid years of paralysed peace efforts.

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.

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