Mahmoud Abbas

Bibi At The UN: Grim But Accurate Worldview

10/01/2014

Mahmoud Abbas took a bit of the pressure off of Benjamin Netanyahu in the Israeli prime minister’s speech to the United Nation’s General Assembly on Monday. As least some of those who had hoped Netanyahu would make a bold gesture toward renewed peace negotiations understood that after the Palestinian president’s slanderous accusations against Israel in his own UN speech last Friday, Abbas was making the case for Jerusalem’s reluctance to proceed along the same old, unsuccessful path toward reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority.

Hamas More Popular Among Palestinians Than Before War, Poll Finds

09/03/2014

Hamas’ popularity has surged in the West Bank and Gaza Strip since its latest conflict with Israel, according to a new poll.

U.S. Calls On Israel To Reverse Land Appropriation

09/02/2014

Jerusalem — The United States called on Israel to cancel the government appropriation of West Bank land in the Etzion bloc, while Israeli ministers praised and panned the decision.

New Turkish Leadership Still Anti-Israel, Pro-Terrorist

They're shuffling the deck chairs on the Turkish ship of state but don't expect any changes in the government's virulent anti-Israel/anti-Semitic behavior or its support for Islamist terrorists. 

That's because President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan has picked his protégé and foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu to succeed him as prime minister.

Netanyahu Says Gaza Op Will Continue

Prime Minister says he looks forward to restarting negotiations; Abbas could play a 'constructive' role.

08/21/2014

In statements defending Israel’s conduct in its ongoing conflict in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he “will look forward to restarting peace negotiations” with the Palestinians.

Gaza Conflict Sidelines Abbas

But U.S. still betting on Palestinian leader.

07/16/2014

Washington — Mahmoud Abbas has been sitting on the sidelines of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas, with little influence over its outcome.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abba. Getty Images

Indyk Quits, Bibi Delighted

Secretary of State John Kerry may be disappointed to see his Mideast peace envoy, Martin Indyk, leaving, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is delighted.

More Than A Kidnapping

When is a kidnapping more than a kidnapping?  When politicians and others exploit a tragedy to further their agendas. It can also be an opportunity to repair damaged relations between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

All of Israel wants to see the three teenagers-- --Gilad Shaer, Eyal Yifrah and Naftali Fraenkel --  kidnapped near Hebron two weeks ago returned safely to their families, and the government and security forces are devoting enormous energy to that task.

Is Fatah-Hamas Marriage On The Rocks?

It appears the marriage between the two leading Palestinian factions may be on the rocks even before it had a chance to be consummated.

Behind the break-up is the Palestinian Authority’s condemnation of the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, believed to be the work of Hamas, and the cooperation of PA and Israeli security forces in the search for the boys.

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