ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMUD ABBAS

Israelis, Palestinians try to salvage talks

2014-04-07 13:17

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are set to meet again in a fresh effort to salvage the teetering, US-brokered peace process.

Peace will require risk, Obama tells Abbas

2014-03-18 10:44

President Barack Obama has told Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas that both he and Israel’s politicians must be prepared to make tough decisions and take "risks" for peace.

Israel PM: Palestinians must 'abandon fantasy'

2014-03-05 10:15
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Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has directly urged Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas to recognise Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Kerry holds new Paris talks with Abbas

2014-02-20 19:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in Paris for their second round of talks in two days.

Kerry pledges 'fair' Mideast plan as he woos Arab allies

2014-01-05 20:28

Secretary of State John Kerry has rejected claims the US was biased as he made a whistlestop tour of Jordan and Saudi Arabia to woo support for his peace plan.

Israel frees another 26 Palestinian prisoners

2013-10-30 08:17

Israel has freed another 26 veteran Palestinian prisoners, alongside US-brokered peace talks.

Obama hails Netanyahu over talks

2013-09-30 21:25

US President Barack Obama has thanked Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his "courage" in "good faith" negotiations with the Palestinians on final status issues.

Israel, Palestine 'steadfast' on peace talks: Kerry

2013-09-09 08:01

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London, having earlier insisted that Israelis and Palestinians were determined to pursue direct peace talks.

Give peace a chance: Sceptical Israelis

2013-06-28 14:06

A majority of Israelis support resuming peace talks with the Palestinians, says a poll, as US Secretary of State John Kerry presses leaders from both sides to return to negotiations.

Amnesty calls for campaign on executions

2013-06-27 21:59

Amnesty International has called on the public to mail the Gaza Strip's Hamas rulers in protest at the hanging of two local men.

Kerry postpones Mideast visit

2013-06-10 19:47

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who had planned to return to the region this week for talks with Israelis and Palestinians, has postponed his visit, a top official says.

Hamdallah asked to form new govt

2013-06-02 21:51

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has asked a university chief, Rami Hamdallah to form a new government.

Palestinians cool on Kerry's $4bn plan

2013-05-27 22:20

A $4bn US plan to boost the Palestinian economy has been met with a cool response as Palestinian leaders insisted on a political dimension to the stimulus.

Kerry seeks 'quiet' Mideast peace plan

2013-04-08 22:17

Top US diplomat John Kerry says he was pursuing a "quiet strategy" for breaking the years-long impasse in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, warning the process could not be rushed.

Palestine invokes apartheid on Obama tour

2013-03-22 07:41

Palestinians sour at Barack Obama's perceived failure to honour their historical struggle have invoked the US civil rights movement and South Africa's apartheid.

New West Bank 'city' is approved

2012-12-20 22:02

Israel has approved plans to build 523 homes in the West Bank, Jewish settlers have said in the first step towards a new settlement "city" that drew furious condemnation from the Palestinians.

UN chief to meet Netanyahu, Abbas

2012-11-19 20:15

UN chief Ban Ki-moon will meet Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas as part of a growing push for a Gaza war ceasefire.

Gaza divorcing from territories

2012-08-07 21:48

Gaza is becoming more and more cut off from the rest of the Palestinian territories as hopes of sealing a Fatah-Hamas unity deal fade.

Israel hands over 91 militants' bodies

2012-05-31 18:50

Israel has handed over the remains of 91 Palestinians killed during anti-Israeli attacks, some of whom died more than 40 years ago.

 

Negotiator: Obama, Abbas talks difficult

2014-03-18 21:14

US President Barack Obama and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas held "long" and "difficult" talks on the Middle East peace process, the chief Palestinian negotiator has said.

Thousands rally to support Abbas

2014-03-17 18:44

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of West Bank in support of president Mahmud Abbas's visit to Washington for talks with Barack Obama.

Netanyahu: Palestinians must recognise Jewish state

2014-03-04 21:14

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu has appealed to Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state and to "abandon the fantasy" of flooding Israel with refugees.

Kerry ends Mideast trip without framework deal

2014-01-07 07:39

US Secretary of State John Kerry has headed home from the Middle East insisting progress had been made, despite failing to reach a framework for talks.

Kerry, Netanyahu meet for third time in 24 hours

2013-12-06 16:06

US Secretary of State John Kerry has met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the third time in 24 hours, for talks understood to be focused on security.

Abbas condemns attack on Israeli girl

2013-10-07 23:30

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has condemned an attack on a 9-year-old Israeli girl in the West Bank.

Israel-Palestine talks to be intensified

2013-09-09 11:02

US Secretary of State John Kerry met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London, where they discussed how to intensify ongoing negotiations to ensure the success of peace talks.

UN chief urges for peace in Mideast

2013-08-16 19:45

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has called on Israelis and Palestinians to overcome "deep scepticism" that he says risked thwarting efforts to reach a peace agreement.

Jordanians suspicious about US deployment

2013-06-28 09:05

Jordanians are suspicious about US weapons and troops being deployed to the kingdom, even if Washington seeks to help its ally protect itself from Syria violence, experts say.

Abbas: Palestinians support US peace moves

2013-06-20 09:01

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated his support for US Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to revive peace talks with Israel.

New PM strives for reconciliation

2013-06-03 20:33

The newly appointed Palestinian prime minister says he is ready to stand aside for a Fatah-Hamas unity government.

Israel to build 1 000 settler houses

2013-05-30 12:02

Israel is preparing to build more than 1 000 new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem as the United States strives to revive dormant Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, an NGO says.

Palestinian PM Fayyad resigns

2013-04-14 08:42

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad has resigned after a weeks-long falling out with president Mahmud Abbas, despite US efforts for him to stay on.

Abbas 'to suspend action against Israel'

2013-04-04 22:46

President Mahmud Abbas will temporarily refrain from unilateral action against Israel to give US-brokered peace talks a chance to resume, a Palestinian official says.

Kerry pledges backing for Syria rebels

2013-03-04 16:53

US Secretary of State John Kerry says that Washington will work to "empower" Syria's opposition, while warning arch-foe Iran that time for talk on Tehran's nuclear ambitions could run out.

Abbas: Now we have a state

2012-12-02 16:46

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has returned to the West Bank after winning upgraded UN status for the Palestinians, telling cheering crowds: "Yes, now we have a state".

Abbas: Right to return, visit

2012-11-04 17:20

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas has denied giving up on the refugees' right of return, saying remarks about not returning to his home town, which is now in Israel, was a "personal position".

Morsi, Hamas's Haniya discuss Gaza

2012-07-27 07:43

Egypt's president Mohammed Morsi and Hamas' leader in the Gaza Strip, Ismail Haniya, has examined easing restrictions on residents of the Palestinian enclave, Morsi's spokesperson says.

 
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