Mahmoud Abbas


Abbas Recalls Palestinian Representative in Washington

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas recalled the Palestinian envoy to Washington on Tuesday, chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said. Husam Zomlot, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s chief representative in Washington, was already on…

Read more »

Abbas Offers Apology for Remarks on Jews and Holocaust

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday offered an apology after he was accused of anti-Semitism for suggesting that historic persecution of European Jews had been caused by their conduct,…

Read more »

PLO Convention Affirms Abbas as Unchallenged Leader

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was re-elected as chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization’s (PLO) Executive Committee on Friday, as the veteran leader sought to renew his legitimacy while installing loyalists…

Read more »

EU, Germany Join Condemnation of Abbas

The European Union’s foreign service condemned remarks on the Holocaust by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas as “unacceptable,” echoing criticism earlier on Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. In…

Read more »

Rivals Accuse Abbas of Power Grab

GAZA (Reuters) – Political rivals accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare and disputed national decision-making meeting to tighten his grip on power…

Read more »

Abbas Refuses to Consider U.S. Peace Plan

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas again slammed the door on peace talks, declaring that the Palestinians will not accept any U.S. plan to resolve the conflict with Israel, The Jerusalem…

Read more »

Abbas Shaky Health Sparks Succession Talk

A series of recent health scares have raised new concerns about octogenarian President Mahmoud Abbas, reviving anxiety about a potentially chaotic, and even bloody, succession battle. In the latest sign…

Read more »

White House Responds to Abbas Curses

The White House has responded to offensive remarks made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas targeting ambassador to Israel David Friedman. “The time has come for President Abbas to choose…

Read more »

Abbas Lashes Out, Curses Friedman

In an extraordinary personal attack that exceeded even the vitriol and viciousness of normal Palestinian rhetoric, Mahmoud Abbas attacked U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday, cursing him and…

Read more »

Fatah Designates Abbas Successor

Amid speculation about the health of 82-year-old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the Fatah Central Committee has designated a successor, according to Yisrael Hayom. In the event that Pres. Abbas…

Read more »

Abbas at John Hopkins Hospital for ‘Checks’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has gone to a hospital in the United States for a routine check, a senior Palestinian official told Reuters on Thursday. “He is in the…

Read more »