Posts Tagged ‘abbas’

The People vs. Mahmoud Abbas: Are the Palestinian Authority’s Days Numbered?

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting of the UN Security Council at UN headquarters in New York, U.S., February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson “The Palestinian Authority’s days are numbered”. This assertion has been oft repeated recently, especially after the torture to death on June 24 of a popular Palestinian activist, Nizar Banat, 42, […]

Video: Palestinians protest Abbas, PA following killing of Nizar Banat

On June 26, 2021, Fatah loyalists from Mahmoud Abbas’s faction, some of which identified as undercover Palestinian security personnel, attacked demonstrators with sticks and stones as they made their way to Palestinian Authority headquarters in Ramallah, West Bank. Protesters marched following the extrajudicial killing of prominent opposition activist Nizar Banat by the Palestinian Authority in […]

Power at any cost: how opportunistic Mansour Abbas joined hands with avowed ‘Arab killers’ 

We are led to believe that history is being made in Israel following the formation of an ideologically diverse government coalition which, for the first time, includes an Arab party, Ra’am, or the United Arab List. If we are to accept this logic, the leader of Ra’am, Mansour Abbas, is a mover and shaker of […]

Mahmoud Abbas plunges into the unknown as Israel represses Palestinians

Mahmoud Abbas plunges into the unknown as Israel represses Palestinians – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – As Israel continues to pummel Palestinian civilians in Gaza with airstrikes and cracks down on their compatriots in the West Bank and the Green Line zone, the internationally recognized leader of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) is being caught between a […]

Biden speaks to both Netanyahu and Abbas in attempt to deescalate Gaza tensions

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Biden Makes First Call to Abbas Amid Israel-Gaza Fighting

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Arab League Secretary-General Ahmed Aboul Gheit (not pictured) in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 31, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Mohamed Abd El Ghany. US President Joe Biden on Saturday held his first phone call with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas since taking office, amid heavy fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant […]

Joe Biden holds first phone call with Palestinian President Abbas, also calls Israeli PM Netanyahu following Gaza bombings

A spokesperson for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced that US President Joe Biden reached out by phone for the first time to discuss the ongoing fighting in the Gaza Strip. Saturday’s call between Biden and Abbas is the first between the two since the US president took office in January.  The Biden administration has been […]

Blinken Calls for End to Gaza Rockets in Conversation With PA’s Abbas

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta at the State Department Washington, U.S. April 27, 2021. REUTERS/Leah Millis. i24 News – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he spoke with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday, urging an end to rocket attacks as Gaza […]

Tests Reveal True Age of Naked Cerne Abbas Giant

After a year of work, archaeologists in the United Kingdom have completed their scientific tests to determine the age of a giant figure cut into the chalk of a hill. This figure, known as the Cerne Abbas Giant, has mystified experts and local people for centuries. The giant is notorious because it is depicted naked. […]

Palestinian President Abbas says Israel responsible for West Bank, East Jerusalem violence

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Hamas slams Abbas’s decision to delay Palestinian vote as a ‘coup’

The Palestinian Hamas movement on Thursday slammed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s decision on Thursday night to delay a long-awaited Palestinian vote, calling his move “a coup.” “This represents a coup against the path of partnership and national consensus. Our popular and national consensus cannot be pawned as collateral for the agenda of a faction,” […]

Hamas denounces ‘coup’ after Abbas delays Palestinian election over East Jerusalem dispute with Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said he would delay the upcoming election, citing the Israeli ban on campaign events in East Jerusalem. The militant group Hamas, favored to make gains, called the decision a “coup.” Abbas announced the decision early on Friday local time, saying the Palestinian Authority “will take the proper decision to preserve […]

Abbas delays first Palestinian elections in 15 years, blaming Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday night announced that the first Palestinian national elections in 15 years would be indefinitely delayed. The vote would be postponed until Israel agreed to allow East Jerusalem Palestinians to participate, Abbas told a conference of senior Palestinian officials. The decision was widely interpreted to mean the elections will […]

Abbas delays Palestinian elections, citing Israel’s refusal to allow Jerusalem vote

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Amid growing Fatah rift, Abbas expected to postpone Palestinian legislative elections

The prospect of holding long awaited legislative elections in Palestine is quickly slipping away, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas is expected to announce that the elections, which have been 15 years in the making, will be delayed.  Abbas is expected to make the announcement on Thursday during a meeting of senior Palestinian political leaders in […]

Abbas expected to delay election, but could pay heavy price – diplomatic source

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will likely postpone the upcoming Palestinian elections, a diplomatic source told The Times of Israel. “Our expectation is the elections are going to be postponed, but it will come at a very heavy price for Abbas,” said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized […]

Israel took steps to quell Jerusalem violence. Now it’s up to Abbas

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Abbas Statements are Complicit with Israeli Settler-Colonialism

April 22, 2021 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons) By Ramona Wadi Known for belatedly spouting known truths, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was true to form in his address to the J Street conference recently, which revealed the extent of his collaboration with the international community over Palestine’s loss, and his complicity with […]

Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference in bid to keep Palestinians on Biden’s agenda

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Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas to address J Street conference

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will deliver a prerecorded address to J Street’s annual conference, a signal of the determination among progressives to place the Palestinian issue at the forefront of US policy, Abbas will thank President Joe Biden for resuming assistance to the Palestinians cut off by President Donald Trump, according to The Times […]

Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

April 7, 2021 by Ruthie Blum – JNS Read on for article Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. Ruthie Blum/JNS After four years of being called to task by the administration of former President Donald Trump, […]

PA President Abbas heads to Germany for ‘routine’ medical treatment

Aging Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was set to head to Germany for medical treatment on Monday afternoon, in what officials reportedly described as a “routine” checkpoint. According to Kan news, officials close to Abbas described the trip as “routine.” In videos circulating on Palestinian media, two helicopters could be seen landing at Abbas’s office […]

Report: Israel Asked Abbas to Call off Palestine Elections

Posted on March 21, 2021 by uprootedpalestinians March 20, 2021 Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (Photo: Mahmoud Abbas Facebook Page) Head of Israel’s Shin Bet Security Agency Nadav Argaman has secretly met with Palestinian Authority (PA), Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Fatah President Mahmoud Abbas and asked him to call off Palestinian elections, Israeli media […]

Abbas Moves to Stamp out Constructive, Strategic Change within Fatah

Left: Dr. Nasser al-Qidwa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Yasser Arafat Foundation; Right: Hani Almasri, General Manager of Masarat Center — مركز مسارات At long last, there is a credible challenge from within to the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA), an increasingly autocratic and unpopular body that has a limited administrative function over enclaves in the […]

The Conditions Abbas Must Meet

Biden administration officials have indicated that in the near future, they intend to restore some aspects of the U.S. relationship with the Palestinian Authority (PA) that the previous administration suspended. The PA is anxious for a resumption of American financial and diplomatic support. But what should Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas be required to do in […]

In blow to Abbas, senior Fatah official to form separate bloc to run in election

Fatah Central Committee member Nasser al-Qidwa on Wednesday declared his support for a separate bloc to run in the scheduled Palestinian elections, in the latest blow to the unity of the West Bank’s ruling faction. “I am in favor of forming an electoral slate within the framework of a broad democratic forum that includes various […]

Palestinian Elections: Barghouti and Qidwa Give Abbas Ultimatum for Accepting Electoral List

March 2, 2021 Imprisoned Palestinian leader Marwan Barghouti. (Photo: Tamar Fleishman, The Palestine Chronicle) Senior Fatah leaders Marwan Barghouti and Nasser Al-Qidwa have given Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas until March 5 to accept their electoral list, Lebanon’s Al-Akbar reported on Monday. Barghouti has been in an Israeli prison since 2002, while Al-Qidwa is a […]

“Israel” is worried about the Palestinian elections. It believes Abbas is too

The Israeli security services have no wish to rock the boat, but they have few measures to influence the upcoming polls An electoral worker leaves the Palestinian Central Elections Commission’s office in Gaza City (Reuters) By Yossi Melman in Tel Aviv, Israel Published date: 24 February 2021 15:34 UTC  From the perspective of the Israeli security establishment, it would […]

Bandar Abbas-Latakia direct shipping line to be launched by early Mar.

TEHRAN – Iran is going to establish a direct shipping line between its southern port of Bandar Abbas and Syria’s Mediterranean port of Latakia on March 10, Head of Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce Keyvan Kashefi announced. According to Kashefi, necessary coordination has been done between the Iran-Syria Joint Chamber and the Islamic Republic of […]

Possible Abbas Successor Unleashes Antisemitic Rant Equating Israel to the Nazis

Palestinian Football Association head Jibril Rajoub speaks during a press conference regarding the cancellation of the soccer match between Argentina and Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, June 6, 2018. Photo: Flash90. One of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ possible successors went on an antisemitic rant on his Facebook page, equating Israel […]

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