Posts Tagged ‘abbas’

China to open consulate office in Iran’s Bandar Abbas

TEHRAN – The Iranian cabinet of ministers voted on Wednesday to allow China the permission to open a consulate general in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, Tasnim reported. The cabinet approved the move upon by a proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Bandar Abbas is the capital of Iran’s coastal province of Hormozgan. […]

Palestinian factions decry Abbas-Gantz meeting

Palestinian factions have condemned Tuesday’s meeting between President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, near Tel Aviv, Anadolu News Agency reports. Palestinian officials said the meeting dwelt on the importance of “creating a political horizon that leads to a political solution” in accordance with international legitimacy resolutions. In a statement on Wednesday, Hamas […]

Abbas discusses ‘deepening security coordination’ with Gantz in rare meeting in Israel

In his first meeting in Israel since 2010, Palestinian Authority (PA) President, Mahmoud Abbas, held talks with Israeli Defence Minister, Benny Gantz, where the two leaders discussed the importance of “deepening security coordination,” and combating terrorism. Gantz hosted Abbas on Tuesday night at his home on Rosh Ha’ayin. The city was founded in 1949 on […]

Abbas heading to Russia soon to revive International Quartet

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is heading to Moscow soon in an attempt to revive the International Quartet for the peace process, spokesperson Nabeel Abu Rudeineh said yesterday. According to the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Abbas hopes that Russia will work on reviving the International Quartet. Sama news agency reported Abu Rudeineh saying that […]

Abbas presides over symbolic gestures

From this year onwards, Palestine’s national flag will be flown at half-mast on 2 November, as a reminder of the 1917 Balfour Declaration. This is according to a presidential decree signed by Palestinian Authority leader, Mahmoud Abbas, and affects local government departments, as well as diplomatic offices abroad. According to Wafa news agency, “The decree […]

Abbas and Palestinian Authority increase campaign to silence dissent

Late last month, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Council of Ministers announced a new decision to limit freedom of expression for Palestinians already living under Israel’s occupation. The PA eliminated Article 22 of the “Code of Conduct and Ethics for Public Service,” which stated that public employees have the right to express their opinion verbally or […]

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 […]

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