ARTICLES RELATING TO MAHMUD ABBAS

Abbas says may end unity with Hamas

2014-09-07 14:32

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas has threatened to break off a unity agreement with Hamas if the Islamist movement does not allow the government to operate properly in the Gaza Strip.

UN Security Council holds urgent talks on Gaza

2014-07-21 15:39

The UN Security Council opened urgent talks on the escalating violence in Gaza, stepping up ceasefire efforts after more than 100 Palestinians died in a single day.

Abbas to meet Egypt's Sisi over Gaza crisis

2014-07-17 10:57

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas is set to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi amid intensifying efforts to end the deadly Israel military offensive on Gaza.

Abbas to UN: Put Palestine under international protection

2014-07-13 19:21

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas is to ask the UN to put the state of Palestine under "international protection" due to the worsening violence in Gaza.

Israel, Hamas slide towards major Gaza conflict

2014-07-08 14:18

Israeli warplanes have pounded Gaza with more than 50 strikes at the start of a new military campaign to stamp out rocket fire by Hamas militants on southern Israel.

Teen kidnappings in Israel barbaric - SAZF

2014-06-17 14:33

The kidnapping of three teenage boys in Israel, reportedly by Hamas, is a barbaric and savage act, the SA Zionist Federation says.

Kerry voices concern about Hamas

2014-06-02 10:23

Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken with Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas about forming a new unity government, and voiced renewed concern about Hamas.

Kerry: Fate of talks lies with Israelis, Palestinians

2014-05-15 13:26

Only Palestinians and Israelis can decide whether to resume talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned.

No peace with Israel: Abbas

2014-04-30 07:00

There can be no peace with Israel without first defining the borders of a future Palestinian state, president Mahmud Abbas says.

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.

 

Sisi: stalled Mideast peace process fuels jihadists

2014-09-04 10:28

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has blamed the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process for fuelling regional militancy, as US tries to shore up support to combat ISIS jihadists.

Abbas: Israel must stop Gaza ground operation

2014-07-18 08:58

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas has called on Israel to stop its ground operation in the Gaza Strip, saying it would cause more bloodshed and complicate efforts to end the conflict, a report says.

Israel keeps up air strikes on Gaza Strip

2014-07-14 07:56
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Israel has kept up air strikes and artillery fire on Gaza Strip despite diplomatic efforts to halt the bloodshed, as its offensive enters the seventh day.

Israel, Hamas face off in fresh Gaza conflict

2014-07-09 08:13

Israel warplanes have pounded targets in the Gaza as a major campaign to stop volleys of Palestinian rocket entered its second day, leaving 28 people dead.

Israel arrests 37 in West Bank as manhunt drags on

2014-06-23 19:13

Israeli troops have detained 37 Palestinians in the West Bank, with no sign of the three teenagers thought kidnapped by Hamas.

Abbas, Peres plant olive tree

2014-06-06 22:30

The Israeli and Palestinian presidents will plant an olive tree as a symbol of peace after an unprecedented prayer meeting with Pope Francis in the Vatican Gardens.

All eyes on Pope's Israel visit

2014-05-19 09:25

When Pope Francis arrives in the Holy Land he will step into a political powder keg, with Israelis and Palestinians seeking to chalk up political points from his visit.

First meeting for Kerry, Abbas after collapsed talks

2014-05-13 09:32

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas in London for the first time since peace talks collapsed last month, officials say.

Mideast talks in tatters as peace deadline expires

2014-04-29 17:54

Washington's deadline for a peace deal has expired with the sides bitterly divided and warnings that Israel risked becoming an "apartheid state".

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".

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