Mahmoud Abbas


Abbas in Cairo, Istanbul to Rally Region Over Yerushalayim

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday intensified efforts to rally Middle Eastern countries against U.S. recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital, setting up talks with Arab leaders, beginning in…

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Sisi Invites Abbas to Cairo

Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Cairo on Monday to discuss U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Yerushalayim as Israel’s capital, in a statement…

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Palestinians to Snub VP Pence During Mideast Visit

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence’s visit to the region this month, in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Yerushalayim as…

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Abbas Flies to Riyadh at Unexpected Saudi Call

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas went to Saudi Arabia unexpectedly on Monday to answer a summons from King Salman& and Crown Prince Muhammed Bin Salman. Abbas was in Egypt, where…

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Abbas Rejects ‘Hezbollah Model’ for Gaza

In an interview Monday, Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas quashed rumors that he had agreed to implement the “Hezbollah model” in Gaza, in which official government matters would be handled…

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Report: White House Readying New Peace Plan

U.S. President Donald Trump told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly last week, that the White House is working on a new Palestinian-Israeli peace…

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Trump: Mideast Peace May Be ‘Toughest Deal of All’

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that achieving peace between the Israelis and Palestinians may be the “toughest deal of all” that he’s tried to negotiate, adding that his administration nonetheless…

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Report: Palestinians Go Along With Trump Peace Initiative

Despite recent reports of Palestinian complaints about a pro-Israel bias among Trump administration envoys, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a White House peace initiative, to be unveiled…

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