Mahmoud Abbas


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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Abbas Says White House in Chaos

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation from Meretz visiting Ramallah on Sunday that he’s having a hard time communicating his message of peace to the Trump administration. “Each…

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Abbas Curbs Social-Media Expression

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has clamped down on social-media and news websites — the main outlets for debate and dissent in the West Bank — with a vaguely worded…

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Israel Said to Be Concerned Over Health of PA Chief Abbas

Israeli security officials are becoming increasingly concerned over the health of Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas. The octogenarian Abbas was hospitalized Saturday for several hours in a Ramallah hospital for…

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Palestinians Suspend Security Cooperation With Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas confirmed Sunday that his announcement of a general suspension of cooperation with Israeli authorities in the wake of the Har HaBayis crisis included security cooperation,…

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Abbas Beijing Visit Elicits Promise of Peacemaking Help

Chinese President Xi Jinping pledged on Tuesday to make “unremitting” efforts towards promoting peace in the Middle East following a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as China steps…

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