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Israeli PM slams Abbas` refusal to recognise Jewish state

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 04:57

Benjamin Netanyahu slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` unwillingness to recognise Israel as a Jewish state in an interview by New York Times.

Abbas accepts resignation of Palestinian PM

Last Updated: Sunday, June 23, 2013, 14:27

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas today formally accepted the resignation of his newly-installed prime minister Rami Hamdallah after just more than two weeks on the job.

Palestinian President appoints new PM

Last Updated: Monday, June 03, 2013, 11:04

The official Palestinian news agency says President Mahmoud Abbas has appointed a new prime minister, ending weeks of uncertainty following the resignation of the previous premier.

Fatah, Hamas trade blames over delay in reconcilia

Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 23:20

Egypt has been sponsoring the dialogue between the two since Hamas had violently seized control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007.

Hamas has already recognised Israel: Abbas

Last Updated: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 19:51

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has criticised rival Islamist Hamas` chief Khaled Meshal for saying that his organisation will never recognise Israel and for calling for the destruction of the Jewish nation.

`Palestinians to apply for UN status despite pressure`

Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 21:05

Palestinian Prez stressed that a request for being made a non-member state would be submitted to the UN General Assembly this month despite pressure to cancel the bid.

Palestinian Prez’s office head in sex scandal: Report

Last Updated: Thursday, February 11, 2010, 12:01

A leading Israeli television channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing the head of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas` office trying to receive sexual favours from a Palestinian woman.

Abbas blames stalled peace process for decision to step down

Last Updated: Thursday, December 31, 2009, 10:09

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday the stalled peace process is the reason he will not run for a second term in office.

Abbas slams Hamas for delaying reconciliation pact

Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009, 09:41

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas slammed on Sunday the Islamic Hamas movement for delaying an inter-Palestinian reconciliation pact that was due to be signed in Cairo this month and would have ended internecine tensions.