Trump adviser questions Abbas desire for peace with Israel

2018-06-24 20:26

US President Donald Trump's adviser Jared Kushner questioned the ability and willingness of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to make concessions for a peace agreement with Israel.

Palestinians withdraw envoy to US over Israel embassy move

2018-05-15 22:01

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas has withdrawn his top representative to the United States, a day after the US moved its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem.

Abbas calls Trump's peace efforts 'slap of the century'

2018-01-15 18:26

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denounced US President Donald Trump's peace efforts as the "slap of the century", at a key meeting on the White House's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Netanyahu vows to build to thousands of houses in West Bank settlement

2017-10-03 20:15

Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu has pledged to build thousands of new housing units in Maaleh Adumim and annex it to Israel.

Palestinian leader in hospital for 'routine' tests - spokesperson

2017-07-29 12:48

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' spokesperson has said the 82-year-old leader has been hospitalised for a routine checkup and will be discharged in a matter of hours.

Egypt sends fuel to power-starved Gaza, undercuts Abbas

2017-06-21 13:19

Egypt is trucking 1 million litres of cheap fuel to Gaza's power plant, easing a crippling electricity crisis but also undercutting efforts to pressure territory's Hamas rulers

Israel's Netanyahu says Palestinians don't educate to peace

2017-05-07 16:26

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinians are not educating their children toward peace.

Abbas seeks 'unprecedented' steps to end Palestinian split

2017-04-13 11:07

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the political division between his West Bank-based autonomy government and the Hamas-run Gaza Strip.

Egyptian, Palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks

2017-03-20 16:28

Egyptian and Palestinian leaders have held talks in Cairo in what Egyptian media reports have called a "reconciliation" meeting

With eye on Trump, French summit tries to try revive Mideast peace

2017-01-15 16:37

Diplomats from 70 countries have gathered in Paris to try to revive Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts amid fears of a new escalation if Donald Trump implements a pledge to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas admitted to hospital

2018-05-20 19:14

President Mahmoud Abbas is in hospital for a third time this week, according to Palestinian media.

Abbas says won't return to Gaza unless Hamas cedes control

2018-04-09 09:14

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that unless he gets full control over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, including the group's weapons, he will "not be responsible for what goes on" there.

New Israeli law would make it harder to divide Jerusalem

2018-01-03 06:17

Israel's parliament has passed a law requiring a super-majority to relinquish control over any part of Jerusalem, a move that could hamstring the city's division in any future peace deal

Palestinian president leaves hospital after 'routine checkup'

2017-07-29 13:38

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been discharged from hospital in the Israel-occupied West Bank after a brief 'routine checkup', the official Wafa news agency has reported.

Abbas forces Gaza workers to retire

2017-07-04 18:42

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has dismissed more than 6 000 of his employees in the Gaza Strip, in a new move aimed at pressuring the territory's Hamas rulers.

Palestinian leader hails Trump's Mideast peace efforts

2017-05-11 22:56

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas welcomes US President Donald Trump's efforts to negotiate a Middle East settlement

Abbas says talks with Trump positive, if short on specifics

2017-05-05 05:39

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says his first meeting with US President Donald Trump left him hopeful.

Trump wants to work with Palestinians - official

2017-03-20 21:50

Donald Trump sees Mahmud Abbas as a "strategic partner" and the Palestinian leader wants to work with the US president towards a two-state solution with Israel, says an official.

Palestinian president urges protection of two-state solution

2017-02-27 20:05

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has urged the international community to protect the two-state solution, in a message aimed at Israel and the new US administration.

Palestinian leader accuses Israel of 'ethnic cleansing'

2016-09-12 10:05

The Palestinian president is accusing Israel of "ethnic cleansing," days after Israel's leader lobbed that same allegation at the Palestinians.

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