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  • PA: We're committed to the 'two-state solution'

    02/15/2017 9:17:51 PM PST · by Lera · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/16/17 | Elad Benari
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) on Wednesday evening reacted to the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. A statement from PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s office said that the PA remains committed to the two-state solution and is willing to work with Trump’s administration to achieve a peace agreement. At the same time, the statement criticized Netanyahu and claimed that “Israel’s insistence on destroying the two-state solution will lead to more extremism and more instability.” “We are ready to work positively with the Trump administration in order to bring peace,” the statement continued, “but the Israeli Prime...
  • Palestinian official: ‘Gates of hell will open’ if Trump moves embassy

    01/16/2017 1:01:23 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 54 replies
    A member of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party warned on Saturday night that a major conflagration would break out all over the world if US President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his plan to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “All chances for peace and stability will be lost,” said Fatah Revolutionary Council member Osama Qawasmeh. “The gates of hell will be opened in the region and the world.” He also contended that “the free people of the world will not permit the passage of such a step.” .....
  • Pope Francis meets with Mahmoud Abbas as the Palestinian Embassy to the Holy See is inaugurated

    01/15/2017 12:24:38 PM PST · by ebb tide · 19 replies
    Asia News ^ | January 14, 2017 | unknown
    Pope Francis met this morning with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in a private audience at the Vatican. The meeting, which began at 10.12, lasted 20 minutes in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, some sources report. During the tęte-ŕ-tęte, the Palestinian president said that the "Pope loves the Palestinian people and loves peace." Mahmoud Abbas told the press afterwards that "The Holy See has recognised Palestine as an independent state, and I hope other countries will follow the Vatican’s example and recognise the Palestinian state." In a cordial atmosphere, Pope Francis embraced President Abbas and told him “It is a pleasure...
  • Pope meets Palestinian leader; Vatican calls Jerusalem holy

    01/14/2017 2:24:50 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 14, 2017 2:03 PM EST | Nicole Winfield
    The Vatican stressed the sacred nature of Jerusalem on Saturday as the Palestinian leader warned that prospects for peace could suffer if the incoming Trump administration goes ahead with plans to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The developments came as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis and inaugurated the Palestinian embassy to the Holy See. Abbas said he had only heard through news reports of the proposal by U.S. President-elect Donald Trump to move the embassy to Jerusalem. […] The Vatican has long sought an internationally guaranteed status for Jerusalem that safeguards...
  • Palestinians: A Strategy of Lies and Deception

    01/14/2017 11:47:00 AM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 3 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | January 13, 2017 | by Bassam Tawil
    Abbas here lied twice. First, it is a lie that he is prepared to return to the negotiating table with Israel. In the past few years, Abbas has repeatedly rejected Israeli offers to resume the stalled peace negotiations. Abbas's chief negotiator, Saeb Erekat, claimed this week that his boss was ready to resume the peace talks with Israel in Moscow....... This means that Abbas has not abandoned his preconditions for resuming the peace talks with Israel. The timing of Erekat's announcement in Moscow is clearly linked to the Paris peace conference. It is part of the Palestinian strategy to depict...
  • Preliminary To Armeggedon...Paris conference January 15

    An event is occurring today which portends to be one of the last preliminaries to the shattering events outlined in the book of Revelation, and the end of the world as we now it. The event is the opening of a new Embassy, the Palestinian Embassy in Vatican City. This will be the opening of the first Palestinian Embassy in the European Union. The main characters in this scenario are Pope Francis and Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian State and the Vatican. Mahmoud Abbas is the recognized President of the Palestinian State. The State has been designated by The U.N. and...
  • Pope to grant P.A. leader Abbas an audience at the Vatican

    01/12/2017 1:27:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 13 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 01/12/2017 | Christine Williams
    Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican at some point this year. Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Pope Francis has also called Abbas “an angel of peace.” Abbas is a vicious man who incites Israel was angered by the accord, which came two years after the Vatican recognized Palestine as a state. Relations with the Jewish state were also strained by Francis describing Abbas...
  • Pope Francis to host Abbas on Saturday

    01/10/2017 6:18:21 PM PST · by Lera · 19 replies
    Pope Francis will grant Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas an audience at the Vatican on Saturday, the Holy See confirmed indirectly Tuesday by announcing arrangements for media coverage of the visit. It will be the third time Francis has met Abbas following an encounter during the pontiff's 2014 trip to the Holy Land and the Palestinian leader's 2015 visit to the Vatican to attend a canonization ceremony for two Palestinian nuns. Relations between the Holy See and Palestine were upgraded in 2015 with the signing of an accord expected to lead to the establishment of a Palestinian embassy in the...
  • Abbas tells Trump moving embassy to Jerusalem is ‘aggressive’, crosses ‘red line’

    01/08/2017 9:13:31 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    World Israel News ^ | 7/1/17 | Majdi Mohammed
    Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas wants President-elect Trump to abandon his “aggressive” plan to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Friday referred to US President-elect Donald Trump’s stated intention to move the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as an “aggressive statement.” “We call on you not to implement your statement because we consider it as an aggressive statement, when you say that you want to move the embassy to Jerusalem,” Abbas sad. Abbas also said, according to the Palestinian news agency Wafa, that such a move was a “red...
  • Over a million PA Arabs plan to leave Israel

    01/07/2017 3:56:58 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 59 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/1/17 | Chana Roberts
    More Arabs are leaving Judea and Samaria every year reported an Arab48 journalist, referring to Areas A and B, under Palestinian Authority control. "A guy named Ahmad told me there were 44 kids in his high school class, all of them from Kfar Ramon. Only four of them still live there, the rest moved to the United States," the journalist said. "There are no more celebrations, because there are no more young people. What will they celebrate, who will put people on their shoulders? In our village, there used to be 14,000 people, but 10,000 emigrated to the US, 2,000...
  • Abbas warns against moving U.S. embassy to Jerusalem

    01/03/2017 11:22:46 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 48 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/1/17 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday warned of “serious implications” if U.S. President-elect Donald Trump follows through with his election promise to move the American embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. "Moving the embassy will have serious consequences not only for the Palestinian people, but also for the legitimacy of the entire international struggle against the occupation," he told a visiting delegation from the leftist Meretz party, according to Army Radio. At the same time, Abbas said he does not believe that Trump would actually follow through with the move. "We are acting with patience and...
  • Palestinian President Ready to Work With Trump for Peace

    12/31/2016 12:07:46 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 12/31/16 | ap
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he is willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump to reach a two-state solution to the conflict with Israel. Abbas spoke Saturday at an event marking the anniversary of his Fatah party. He said "We want to emphasize our willingness to work with the newly-elected American administration... to achieve peace... based on a two-state solution." Abbas thanked the U.S. for its U.N. abstention vote last week, which allowed the Security Council to adopt a resolution declaring Israeli settlements in territory claimed by Palestinians illegal.
  • Police raids in Melbourne’s northern suburbs foil alleged Christmas Day terror attack

    12/22/2016 2:23:04 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 11 replies
    news.com.au ^ | 23rd December 2016
    TERRORISTS planned a Christmas Day bomb attack targeting Melbourne landmarks including Federation Square and Flinder Street Station, police claim. A major multi-agency operation between Victoria Police, the Australian Federal Police and ASIO foiled the alleged plot, with five people in custody. Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said in a press conference this morning: “We believe that there was an intention to conduct what we call a multimode attack, possibly on Christmas Day, the possible locations that we have been working on have been Federation Square, Flinders Street Station and St Paul’s Cathedral.
  • US and other Countries Drastically Cutting Aid to PA

    12/15/2016 6:21:18 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 34 replies
    The Palestinian Authority’s (PA) actions of supporting and promoting terrorism against Israel have finally caught up with it, and the US has completely cut its direct support to the PA in 2016 over its belligerent conduct. PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah stated earlier this month that the US has completely stopped funding the PA’s general budget. “2016 is about to end, no shekel or agora, or dinar or dollar has been paid,” he said in an interview with the Voice of Palestine Radio, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Hamdallah’s remark corroborates a statement made by US Assistant Secretary of...
  • Two-thirds of Palestinians no longer believe in 2-state deal

    12/13/2016 10:30:40 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 13, 2016 9:48 AM EST | Karin Laub
    Two-thirds of Palestinians believe a two-state solution to their conflict with Israel is no longer possible, a poll said Tuesday. The share of those who lost faith in such a deal rose from 56 percent in September to 65 percent now, probably due to an acceleration of settlement activity, said the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey research. Most in the international community still back the establishment of a Palestinian state alongside Israel, even though a deal appears to be increasingly complicated, in part because of the continued growth of settlements. Gaps between Israeli and Palestinian leaders remain wide, preventing...
  • Abbas: We will never recognize Israel

    12/01/2016 5:17:27 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    INN ^ | 12/01/16 04:12 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas, who is also leader of Fatah and the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Wednesday declared that Fatah will never give up on its principles, its character and its identity in order to achieve the dream of freedom and an independent state. Abbas was speaking at the Fatah congress being held in Ramallah, a day after he was re-elected by consensus as Fatah leader. Attendees at the congress, which is being held for the first time since 2009, include representatives of the Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorist groups, who were invited directly by Fatah, despite...
  • Palestinian Authority: Israel trying to kill Abbas

    11/06/2016 2:21:48 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/11/16 | Hillel Fendel
    Israeli is planning to "eliminate Abbas politically and physically" as it did to Yasser Arafat - according to the newest Palestinian Authority libel against Israel. So reports Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors anti-Israel incitement in PA media reports and official statements. With the 12th anniversary of the death of arch-terrorists and ex-PA leader Yasser Arafat approaching, the PA has revived its old libel that Israel murdered Arafat, ignoring the fact that it has been disproven by several different medical teams. To add insult to injury, the PA is now adding warnings of an impending Israeli "assassination" of current PA...
  • During Peres's Funeral: Protesters in Gaza Strip Burn His Picture [and Bibi's and Obama's]

    09/30/2016 9:08:22 AM PDT · by JOHN ADAMS · 3 replies
    Walla! News ^ | September 30, 2016 | unsigned
    Palestinian protesters in Gaza today burned images of former President Shimon Peres while his funeral took place on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem - acording to a report by the Palestinian news agency Shams News. Also, the protestors chanted slogans against Abbas because he came to Jerusalem with his entourage to attend the funeral. In addition to photos of Peres, protesters also burned the portraits of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama who attended the funeral. The demonstrators expressed anger at Abbas, who was recorded at the funeral holding his head, and bowing his head,[and apparently] expressing sadness...
  • Egyptian official mocks Abbas ‘stupidity,’ says Fatah ‘screwed’ in leaked call

    09/27/2016 4:43:47 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 26, 2016
    Intelligence officer, allegedly speaking with PA chief’s ousted rival Dahlan, laments state of Palestinian leadership, says Abbas ‘has nothing to offer’ A top Egyptian intelligence official is heard mocking Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in a newly leaked phone call with a chief rival of the PA leader, characterizing him as old and stupid and saying the Fatah party is “screwed” under his leadership. According to the Middle East Eye, the comments were made by Major General Wael el-Safty, an officer in Egypt’s General Intelligence Directorate in charge of Palestinian affairs, during a conversation with Fatah’s Mohammad Dahlan. In excerpts...
  • Abbas seeks British apology for 1917 Jewish homeland declaration

    09/23/2016 3:27:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    France 24 ^ | 9/23/16 | Staff
    Britain should apologize for its 1917 declaration endorsing the founding of a Jewish homeland in Palestine, and should recognize Palestine as a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday. Abbas said that the Palestinian people had suffered greatly because of the Balfour Declaration, in which Britain said it favoured the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Palestine but that this should not undermine the rights of others living there. “We ask Great Britain, as we approach 100 years since this infamous declaration, to draw the necessary lessons and to bear...
  • Abbas and Kerry discuss 'two-state solution'

    09/19/2016 2:48:34 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 26 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/9/16 | Elad Benari
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday met Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas in New York, where the two discussed the “two-state solution”. “The Secretary and President Abbas discussed regional challenges and constructive ideas for the way forward to support our shared goal of a two-state solution,” said State Department spokesman John Kirby. “Kerry stressed the United States’ commitment to this issue and his concern over trends on the ground, including the recent surge in violence and ‎settlement activity,” added Kirby, who said the two “agreed on the importance of continuing to work with key partners to advance...
  • Soviet documents ‘show Abbas was KGB agent’; Fatah decries ‘smear campaign’

    09/07/2016 10:41:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | September 7, 2016, 10:43 pm | Tamar Pileggi
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a Soviet spy in Damascus in the 1980s, Israel’s Channel 1 television reported Wednesday, citing information it said was included in an archive smuggled out of the USSR. According to Channel 1’s foreign news editor Oren Nahari, the famed Mitrokhin archive, kept by KGB defector Vasily Mitrokhin, revealed that Abbas was a Soviet mole in Damascus in 1983. The documents — obtained by Israeli researchers Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez — purportedly show that Abbas, code-named Krotov (mole), was involved with the Soviets while Mikhail Bogdanov, today Vladimir Putin’s envoy to the Middle East....
  • Soviet docs show Mahmoud Abbas was KGB agent, report says

    09/07/2016 7:12:56 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 1 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/7/2016
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was a KGB agent in 1983, according to Soviet-era documents examined by Israel’s Channel 1. The Abbas revelation stems from documents in the archive of Vasili Mitrokhin, Channel 1’s Oren Nahari tweeted. Mitrokhin, a former Soviet intelligence archivist, defected to Britain after the fall of the Soviet Union. He brought with him a treasure trove of valuable info. Mitrokhin’s edited notes were released in 2014, but the unedited material remains classified by MI5, The Times of Israel, reported. Mitrokhin died in 2004. The Abbas news comes just a month before the first Palestinian elections in...
  • Our world: The end of Mahmoud Abbas

    09/01/2016 8:05:52 AM PDT · by Lera · 3 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/29/16 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    16 years after the failed Camp David summit, the fiction of the two-state solution is about to be shattered once and for all. The only relevant question today, is what does Israel intend to do next? Like it or not, the day is fast approaching when the Palestinian Authority we have known for the past 22 years will cease to exist. PA leader Mahmoud Abbas's US-trained Palestinian security forces have lost control over the Palestinians cities in Judea and Samaria. His EU- and US-funded bureaucracies are about to lose control over the local governments to Hamas. And his Fatah militias...
  • The End of Mahmoud Abbas-The end of an era in Palestinian-Israeli relations approaches

    08/30/2016 5:22:19 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | August 30, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Like it or not, the day is fast approaching when the Palestinian Authority we have known for the past 22 years will cease to exist. PA leader Mahmoud Abbas’s US-trained Palestinian security forces have lost control over the Palestinians cities in Judea and Samaria. His EU- and US-funded bureaucracies are about to lose control over the local governments to Hamas. And his Fatah militias have turned against him. . Palestinian affairs experts Pinchas Inbari of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs and Khaled Abu Toameh of the Gatestone Institute have in recent weeks reported in detail about the insurrection of...
  • ABBAS FIDDLES WHILE 'PALESTINE' BURNS

    08/26/2016 9:19:01 AM PDT · by Lera · 4 replies
    Jerusalem Journal ^ | Khaled Abu Toameh
    Hours after his security officers lynched a detainee, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged Palestinian businessmen living abroad to support the Palestinian economy by investing in the Palestinian territories. The Palestinian Authority (PA), he asserted, was "working to provide security and safety to encourage investment." According to Abbas, "The Palestinian territories are living in a state of security stability, which we are working to provide for residents and investors alike by enforcing the rule of law and enhancing transparency and accountability." *snip* The Palestinian Authority is now paying the price for harboring, funding and inciting gang members and militiamen who...
  • Peace Now leader wants Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority

    08/07/2016 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Aruts Sheva ^ | 7/8/16 | Stephen Flatow
    A veteran leader of the Peace Now movement is apparently calling on Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority. It may seem hard to believe, but that's the plain meaning of an op-ed in the July 29 edition of the New York Jewish Week by Martin I. Bresler, a former Chairman--and current board member--of Americans for Peace Now. ..... Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority- Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority--vigorously demanding Israeli concessions to the PA, while refraining from criticizing the PA's sponsorship of...
  • Abbas' Speech at Arab Summit: We Are Preparing to Sue British Government for Balfour Declaration

    07/27/2016 12:37:41 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 30 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 7/25/16 | Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar)
    PA President Mahmoud Abbas' speech, delivered at the Arab League Summit in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on June 25, called for the Arab League's help in preparing a lawsuit against the British government for issuing and implementing the 1917 Balfour Declaration. The speech was read at the summit by PA Foreign Minister Riyad Al-Malki, following the death of Abbas' brother. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera network.
  • Abbas urged to abandon negotiations with Israel

    07/07/2016 4:30:15 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Taysir Kubaa, deputy head of the Palestinian National Council, on Thursday called on the Palestinian Authority (PA) to abandon the path of negotiations with Israel which, he said, does not lead to success for the Palestinians. Speaking in an interview with Hamas's Palestine newspaper, Kubaa said that the Palestinian reliance on false negotiations is wrong, since negotiations are “worthless”, as he put it, and “the only option we face is a return to national unity and enlisting our people to the forces of the struggle.” Referring to the French peace initiative which calls for an international conference to renew peace...
  • MORAL EQUIVALENCE HAS BECOME A MORAL ATROCITY

    07/05/2016 5:04:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | July 5, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    The international community's failure to distinguish good from evil -- and the victims it produces. We have reached the point where moral equivalence has become a moral atrocity. The smart set in the West has insisted for over a generation that Israel and the Palestinians are morally equal. There are extremists, on both sides, they say. Both sides are responsible for the absence of peace. The first serious outcry against this lie came immediately after the Palestinians began their terrorist war against Israel in September 2000. That war, incited, directed, funded, commanded and celebrated by Yassir Arafat and his henchmen,...
  • PA President Mahmoud Abbas at EU Parliament: Israeli Rabbis Urged to Poison Palestinian Water

    06/27/2016 9:46:27 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 7 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 6/23/16 | Palestinian Authority TV
    Speaking at the European Parliament on June 23, PA President Mahmoud Abbas alleged that only a week before, some Israeli rabbis had demanded "that their government poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians," saying that this was incitement to mass murder. The address aired on the Palestinian Authority's official TV channel. Two days later, his office issued a retraction, which, according to The New York Times, read in part: "After it has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning Palestinian wells, which were reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Mahmoud Abbas has...
  • Abbas admits anti-Israel blood libel 'baseless'

    06/25/2016 2:08:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 25/6/16
    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attempted to walk back controversial statements made during a recent address to the European Union parliament in Brussels, claiming on Saturday that he opposed "any attack on any religion", after having accused Israel of “poisoning Palestinian wells”. "Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion," Abbas said in a statement. The tacit acknowledgement of Judaism's roots in the Land of Israel, comes in stark contrast to Palestinian Authority propaganda which has for decades attempted to diminish the Jewish people's ancient history in Israel. In apparently...
  • Palestine - European Union Must End PLO Subjugation And Exploitation

    06/02/2016 6:41:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/02/16 | David Singer
    How long is the EU going to keep shelling out large sums of money -- only to see the implementation of its noble objectives being continually subverted? The European Union (EU) possesses the financial levers to end 10 years of exploitative rule by the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) in not holding any elections in the West Bank during that period. 95% of the West Bank Arab population live in Areas “A” and “B” under the total administrative control of the PLO. That population has been subjugated into silence by the PLO and given no opportunity to freely express their support...
  • Palestinian Authority upset about Liberman entering government

    05/19/2016 9:38:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/5/16 | Ari Yashar
    israel Beytenu chairperson Avigdor Liberman's imminent entry to the coalition government has been evoking numerous responses in Israel, but the Palestinian Authority (PA) also saw fit to comment on the developments Thursday morning. ..... That initiative is based on the 2002 Saudi initiative, by which Israel would make massive concessions in return for paper agreements from its Arab neighbors not to attack - Israel has flatly rejected the French push. According to the PA, Yisrael Beytenu's entry "sends a strong message to the world that Israel prefers radicalism..." .....
  • Saudi Official Shakes Hands with Israelis in Rare Meeting

    12/16/2013 6:40:12 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 33 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/12/13 | Elad Benari
    A rare meeting took place on Sunday between a member of the Saudi royal family and Israeli officials, reports NRG/Maariv. The meeting took place at the World Policy Conference in Monaco, where Prince Turki Al-Faisal, former head of the Saudi secret services and formerly his country’s ambassador to the United States, met MK Meir Sheetrit (Hatnua) and Itamar Rabinovich, formerly Israel’s ambassador to the U.S. According to NRG/Maariv, the Saudi prince publicly shook hands with Rabinovich and held a discussion with MK Sheetrit. The report said that Sheetrit invited the Saudi prince to address the Knesset, to which the prince...
  • Where UNESCO and ISIS Converge

    04/23/2016 5:57:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Caroline Glick
    Last month, UNESCO’s director general Irina Bokova issued a statement congratulating Russian- backed Syrian forces for liberating the ancient city of Palmyra from Islamic State (ISIS). Bokova said Palmyra “carries the memory of the Syrian people, and the values of cultural diversity, tolerance and openness that have made this region a cradle of civilization.” Bokova added, “The deliberate destruction of heritage is a war crime, and UNESCO will do everything in its power to document the damage so that these crimes do not go unpunished. I wish to remind all parties present of the absolute necessity to preserve this unique...
  • Abbas' brother gets treated in Tel Aviv hospital

    04/13/2016 2:54:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 4/13/2016, 8:16 AM | (Arutz Sheva Staff)
    Even as Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to attack Israel and incite terrorism, his brother Abu Luay chose to receive treatment at none other than an Israeli hospital. Abbas’ brother was hospitalized at Assuta Medical Center in northern Tel Aviv, as Yedioth Aharonoth exposed on Wednesday morning. Abu Luay, who lives in Qatar, came down with cancer. He decided specifically to come to the Tel Aviv hospital for treatment, where other family members of Abbas have been treated in the past. …
  • Abbas: Netanyahu is still a partner for peace

    03/31/2016 10:14:50 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 1/4/16 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday that he still sees Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a partner for peace. Speaking to journalist Ilana Dayan on Channel 2’s “Uvda” program, Abbas also claimed that the PA’s security forces fight terrorism and go as far as to search backpacks of Palestinian children for knives that can be used for stabbing attacks. “I would have to be crazy to tell my son that [carrying a knife] is the right thing. Or that these knife attacks are the right thing to do,” he said, adding, “You know, we, our security services, go...
  • Abbas's Fatah full of praise for US citizen's killer

    03/09/2016 11:48:18 PM PST · by Lera · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/2016
    Fatah joins official PA TV and Hamas in celebrating recent deadly terror attacks, while encouraging further murders. Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction has heaped praise upon the Arab terrorists behind the string of attacks over the past 24 hours in Israel, which have claimed the life of an American tourist and injured scores of Israeli and foreign citizens. Unusually, given the reticence by many world leaders to condemn Palestinian incitement outright, the degree to which official PA factions have celebrated the attacks even drew condemnation earlier Wednesday from visiting US Vice President Joe Biden. As Arutz Sheva reported,...
  • PA boasts of the 'achievements' of the 'intifada'

    03/03/2016 5:03:57 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) is boasting over the “achievements” of the current terror wave, which Palestinian Arab terrorist groups have named the “Al-Quds Intifada”. The Gaza-based Al-Quds Center on Thursday published statistics regarding the wave of terrorism against Israel for the month of February 2016. According to the Arab organization, during the month of February there were 30 stabbing attacks (and attempted attacks), 13 shooting attacks, five car attacks (and attempted attacks), over 11 firebomb attacks and 10 attacks involving explosives. The Center further listed the following “achievements” of the “intifada”: The torching of a synagogue in Gush Etzion, the...
  • Abbas: Terror wave is a 'legitimate peaceful protest'

    03/03/2016 12:49:44 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/3/16 | Dalit Halevi
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday reiterated his opposition to recognizing Israel as a Jewish state, and also referred to the current terror wave as a “legitimate peaceful protest”. He made the comments at the start of a meeting of the Revolutionary Council of his Fatah organization, attended by members of the Fatah Central Committee. In his speech at the meeting, Abbas once again expressed his support for the French political initiative which seeks to convene an international peace conference. France, which announced the peace conference initiative in January, has threatened to unilaterally recognize the “State of Palestine”...
  • Abbas admits: 'I rejected Israeli offer of PA state'

    11/21/2015 3:44:38 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 22/11/15 | Hillel Fendel
    For the first time, Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas has admitted that he rejected "out of hand" an Israeli offer for a PA state on nearly 95% of Judea and Samaria. In 2008, then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert offered to agree to the creation of an independent PA state including all of Gaza, nearly all of Judea/Samaria, and parts of Israel – a total area equal to 99.5% of the size of Judea and Samaria. In addition, a tunnel would connect Judea/Samaria to Gaza, and the PA state would have its capital in eastern Jerusalem. Not only that: Olmert...
  • Kerry in Israel Next Week to Squeeze Bibi for 'Good Will' for Abbas [Zechariah 12]

    11/19/2015 11:15:46 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 17 replies
    Jewish Press ^ | 11/19/2015 | Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be back in town on Tuesday for another round of pressing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to give Mahmoud Abbas another boost in confidence by surrendering more sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Kerry also will meet with the Palestinian Authority chairman, but there has been no mention of a joint meeting. Whenever the Secretary of State comes, he wants something in return for having taken his precious time to talk with the Prime Minister, who is his biggest obstacle to giving him at least one supposed achievement before he leaves Foggy Bottom when President...
  • Abbas's Fatah posts anti-Semitic Nazi children's book

    10/29/2015 8:34:52 AM PDT · by Nachum · 1 replies
    inn ^ | 10/29/15 | Ari Yashar
    Fatah anti-Semitism from Nazi Germany: "Trust no Jew" Palestinian Media Watch Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction saw fit on Thursday to hearken back to Nazi German anti-Semitism, and pay tribute to the genocidal Jew hatred that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu last week highlighted had Palestinian influences. Fatah posted the cover of an anti-Semitic Nazi children's book from 1936 to its official Facebook page, as exposed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). Together with the cover, replete with an anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew, was written in Arabic: "the cover of one of the children's books in Germany in 1936 whose...
  • Israel's delightful partners for peace

    10/26/2015 3:48:38 PM PDT · by DanMiller
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | October 26, 2015 | Dan Miller
    Mahmoud Abbas is the longest serving President of "Palestine," having been elected to a four year term in 2005. Due to "internal Palestinian conflict," there have been no elections since then. Abbas has been praised by Pope Francis and Imam Obama as a true partner for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.According to The Catholic Herald, Pope Francis did not refer to Abbas as an "angel of peace" in May of this year; He merely said that he could be one. [A]ccording to La Stampa, after giving Abbas a medallion with the figure of the angel of peace, the Pope told him:...
  • Official Palestinian Paper Promotes Gruesome Blood Worship

    10/20/2015 11:13:33 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 10/20/2015, 4:50 PM | Ari Yashar
    The official paper of the Palestinian Authority (PA) has given voice to a strange new fetish among Palestinian Arabs, describing how they cherish “inhaling the scent” of the blood of murderous Arab terrorists. An article published in PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s Al-Hayat Al-Jadida last Thursday and translated Tuesday by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) describes the reaction of Arabs to the death of a terrorist, who was shot while attempting a stabbing at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate last Wednesday. “(Palestinian Arabs) insisted on inhaling the scent of the martyr’s blood. …The residents of Jerusalem, who waited to inhale the scent of the...
  • Child Terrorist Abbas Claims was 'Executed' in Stable Condition

    10/15/2015 3:58:05 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/10/15 | Ido Ben Porat
    Deputy Director of Hadassah Medical Center, Dr. Asher Salmon, reported Thursday on the medical condition of the 13-year-old Arab who critically injured two Israelis in the Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack on Monday. "He is hospitalized in moderate to light condition in one of our departments and is being well cared for medically. I believe we will be able to release him in the coming days," Dr. Salmon said. Photos The update on the young terrorist's condition comes after Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas claimed on Wednesday night that Israel had "executed" him. Israel "executed the child Ahmed Mansara in cold...
  • ‘Worst media headline in history’: Slate’s spin on stabbing attacks against Jews is unreal

    10/12/2015 2:49:39 PM PDT · by Torcert · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | October 12, 2015 | Twitchy Staff
    Stabbings attacks against Jews continue in and around Israel: A series of stabbing attacks have resulted in the deaths of three alleged Palestinian attackers and resulted in several more Israelis and Palestinians being injured as violence intensifies in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. Writing on Twitter, Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that four apparent stabbing incidents took place in Jerusalem on Monday. The spokesman said a Palestinian assailant was shot dead on Monday night after stabbing an Israeli soldier on a bus entering Jerusalem. The soldier was lightly injured. Here’s how Slate reported it:There have been at least...
  • Kerry Treats Bibi, Abbas as Equally Responsible for Attacks

    10/10/2015 5:20:50 PM PDT · by Lera · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/10/2015 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    US Secretary of State gives same message of condemning violence and need for calm to both Israelis and Palestinians. US Secretary of State John Kerry shared his "deep concern" Saturday over the recent wave of terror in Israel, though he made efforts to treat the two sides as equally culpable, AFP reports. Kerry called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and PA President Abbas separately "to express his deep concern over the recent wave of violence and offer his support for efforts to restore calm as soon as possible," a State Department statement said.
  • The U.S. and International Community Must Hold Palestinians Accountable for Terror

    10/10/2015 7:01:31 AM PDT · by Isara · 7 replies
    Cruz.Senate.gov ^ | October 8, 2015
    Sen. Cruz issues statement on recent attacks against IsraelisWASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) submitted the following statement into the Congressional Record concerning the recent Palestinian attacks on Israeli civilians:“My thoughts and prayers are with the Israeli people who are enduring a new escalation of Palestinian terrorism.“Last Thursday evening, a mother and father were murdered in front of their four children ages 9, 7, 4 and 4 months when Hamas terrorists opened fire on their car. A few days later, another Jewish family was walking in the Old City of Jerusalem after praying at the Western Wall...