Mahmud Abbas

Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any US peace plan

Abbas says Palestinians won't accept any US peace plan

"The United States has proven to be a dishonest mediator," Abbas said.

Dec 22, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Recep Tayyip Erdogan seeks to galvanise Muslim leaders over Jerusalem

Turkey President will on Wednesday seek to marshal Muslim leaders towards a coordinated response to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel`s capital.

Dec 13, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Palestinian official says US vice president 'not welcome'

Palestinian official says US vice president 'not welcome'

A senior Palestinian official said on Friday that US Vice President Mike Pence was "not welcome in Palestine" during his upcoming regional visit after a White House decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Dec 08, 2017, 06:42 AM IST
Donald Trump shuns warnings, vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

Donald Trump shuns warnings, vows to move embassy to Jerusalem

US President told Palestinian leader in a phone call Tuesday that he intended to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Dec 05, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
Mahmud Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

Mahmud Abbas at UN calls for end to 'apartheid' for Palestinians

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday urged the United Nations to end what he described as an "apartheid" regime imposed by Israel in the Palestinian territories.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:49 PM IST
Mahmud Abbas pledges to ramp up Gaza sanctions

Mahmud Abbas pledges to ramp up Gaza sanctions

The Palestinian Authority had been paying for some electricity to be delivered to Gaza since 2007, but in recent months has reduced the amount.

Aug 06, 2017, 21:49 PM IST

Protests after Israel restricts Jerusalem Old City prayers

The rare ban came after Israeli ministers decided not to order the removal of metal detectors erected at entrances to the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, following an attack nearby a week ago that killed two policemen.

Jul 21, 2017, 17:12 PM IST

Donald Trump aide Kushner has 'productive' talks with Netanyahu, Abbas

US President Donald Trump`s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner held "productive" meetings with Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on Wednesday, the White House said.

Jun 22, 2017, 09:47 AM IST

Egypt delivers fuel to ease Gaza electricity crisis

Egypt began on Wednesday to deliver a million litres of fuel to Gaza, a Palestinian official said, in an attempt to ease the Palestinian enclave`s desperate electricity crisis.

Jun 21, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

Over the years, Gaza`s Hamas rulers have built a labyrinth of tunnels, some passing under the border into Israel which they used to launch attacks during their last conflict in 2014.
 

Jun 10, 2017, 19:41 PM IST
Donald Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Donald Trump meets Palestinian leader in Bethlehem

Donald Trump made the short trip from Jerusalem to Bethlehem Tuesday to meet Mahmud Abbas, who was hoping to convince the unpredictable US president to remain committed to an independent Palestinian state.

May 23, 2017, 13:38 PM IST

Donald Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican City along with Brussels and Italy for NATO and G7 meetings.

May 23, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Trump to host Palestinian President Abbas on May 3: White House

US President Donald Trump will host Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas at the White House May 3 for talks on efforts to revive the Middle East peace process, the White House said Wednesday.

Apr 20, 2017, 00:05 AM IST

Donald Trump 'serious' about Israel-Palestine peace: Mahmud Abbas

President Donald Trump is "serious" about solving the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas said ahead of a meeting with the US leader.

Mar 31, 2017, 00:08 AM IST
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warns over Donald Trump's plan to move US embassy to Israel

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warns over Donald Trump's plan to move US embassy to Israel

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas warned Saturday that moving the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem would deal a huge blow to hopes for Middle East peace.

Jan 14, 2017, 21:44 PM IST
Palestinians can talk peace if settlements halt: Mahmud Abbas

Palestinians can talk peace if settlements halt: Mahmud Abbas

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said today he was ready to resume peace efforts with Israel if it stopped settlement building, reacting to a major speech by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Dec 29, 2016, 02:12 AM IST

UN vote on Israeli settlements - why is it significant

The UN Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution urging Israel to cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory.

Dec 24, 2016, 08:00 AM IST

Palestinian president says he knows who killed Arafat

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas said Thursday he knew who killed Yasser Arafat as he marked the 12th anniversary of the former leader`s death but stopped short from giving a name.

Nov 10, 2016, 21:38 PM IST
Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Palestinians urge Trump to work towards their state

Peace efforts have been at a standstill since a US-led initiative collapsed in April 2014.

Nov 09, 2016, 15:24 PM IST

Palestinian president meets Hamas chief

Abbas's secular party Fatah and the Islamist Hamas have been at loggerheads since the latter seized Gaza in a near civil war in 2007.

Oct 29, 2016, 01:23 AM IST