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Mahmoud Abbas slams US for 'depriving peace process of credibility'

September 27, 2019 7:12 am

Israel considers Iran to be its greatest enemy and has been a leading opponent to the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran.

Palestine: Mahmoud Abbas picks loyalist Mohammed Shtayyeh as prime minister

March 10, 2019 9:31 pm

Speaking to Palestine Television, Mohammed Shtayyeh said he would immediately begin consultations with factions belonging to the Palestine Liberation Organization, which Abbas heads, on forming a new cabinet.

Israel enacts law to freeze Palestinian funds equal to prisoners' stipends

July 03, 2018 8:59 am

The 120-seat parliament voted 87-15 in favour of the legislation that orders holding back part of the roughly $130 million in tax revenues that Israel collects on behalf of the Palestinians each month under interim peace agreements.

Palestinian President Abbas confirms medical checks, says results 'positive'

February 23, 2018 9:11 am

Abbas, 82, flew to the United States to address the UN Security Council in New York on February 20.

Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018

February 21, 2018 9:22 am

Mahmoud Abbas outlined the Palestinian vision for peace, insisting "we are ready to begin negotiations immediately," but stressing that it has become "impossible for one country alone to solve a regional or international conflict."

Mahmoud Abbas to visit Gaza within a month for Palestinian unity bid: official

October 12, 2017 8:21 pm

Abbas has not visited the enclave since his forces were pushed out in 2007 by Islamists Hamas, who have controlled it ever since.

Hamas dissolves Gaza administration, agrees to hold elections in Palestinian unity bid

September 17, 2017 6:10 pm

In Sunday's statement, Hamas spoke of the "dissolution" of the administrative committee, which was seen as a rival government to Abbas's administration.

Palestinian lawmakers from Hamas say President Abbas halted salaries

June 05, 2017 4:36 pm

Lawmakers from the Hamas militant group say they have not received their monthly salaries, in a move they suspect is orchestrated by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, while Abbas' Palestinian Authority had no comment on the same.

Why India seeks friendships with both Palestine, Israel: Strong, but not hyphenated

May 18, 2017 12:29 am

The brand new state had been carved out of Palestine, and India was a friend of its fellow underdog.

Abbas slams Netanyahu's link of Palestinians to Holocaust

October 28, 2015 6:25 pm

Abbas deplored Netanyahu's comments a week earlier referring to Nazi sympathizer Haj Amin al-Husseini, a former grand mufti of Jerusalem.


Sushma Swaraj meets Palestinian Foreign Minister

January 17, 2016 11:50 am

Ramallah (Palestine), Jan 17 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met Palestinian Foreign Minister Dr. Riyad al-Maliki in Ramallah. Swaraj will also meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah later in the evening. Swaraj is on a two-day visit to Palestine and Israel to review bilateral relations. She is being accompanied by Secretary (East) and other officials of the External Affairs Ministry. This is her first visit to West Asia as an External Affairs Minister.