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  • Abbas holds rare meeting with Hamas officials

    08/01/2017 8:58:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 08/02/17 06:16 | Elad Benari
    Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday met with a delegation of Hamas officials in his offices in Ramallah, Yediot Aharonot reported. Heading the Hamas delegation was former minister Nasser al-Din al-Shaer, the report said. The rare meeting dealt with inter-Palestinian reconciliation efforts. Hamas officials also congratulated Abbas on his handling of the Temple Mount crisis. The meeting is surprising given the longstanding feud between Hamas and Abbas’s Fatah, which began in 2007, when Hamas violently took control of Gaza in a bloody coup. …
  • Trump furious with Abbas: You lied to me

    05/28/2017 11:23:50 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 99 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/5/17 | David Rosenberg
    President Donald Trump lambasted Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, after the president claims the PA leader deceived him regarding his party’s involvement in anti-Israel incitement. Trump met with Abbas in the PA-controlled city of Bethlehem last week during his two-day visit to Israel. The two held a joint press conference, at which time the president praised Abbas’ commitment to restarting negotiations with Israel for a final status agreement. But according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening, the closed-door meeting between the president and the PA chairman was anything but cordial. A US official present during the meeting claims...
  • German president: Israeli-Palestinian peace 'truly urgent'

    05/09/2017 9:42:26 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2017 11:53 AM EDT
    Germany’s president said Tuesday that it is “truly urgent” to start moving toward a two-state solution for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Much time has already been spent on efforts to set up a state of Palestine alongside Israel, Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank. “In the international community, there were many attempts and much time has passed, and those who know the region know that it has become truly urgent to implement proposals for a two-state solution,” Steinmeier said, standing next to Abbas. Steinmeier said he believes there is no alternative to a...
  • FUBAR: What the U.S. is funding now violates EVERY single aspect of common sense

    04/05/2017 9:37:18 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 7 replies
    Alan B. West ^ | Alan West
    One of my favorite movies is “Dave” starring Kevin Kline and Sigourney Weaver. You might remember the plot…the sitting president needed a body double, well, for some nefarious reason, but Kline’s character bore an exact resemblance. When the actual president suffered a massive stroke, the powers that be decided to keep the common man, Dave, in the position to avoid causing a national stir. Actually, it was all about a power hungry chief of staff who saw an opening for himself. But what was engaging about the film was that an everyday fella, who worked at a job placement firm,...
  • Trump Invites Palestinian President to White House in First Phone Call, Abbas Spokesman Says

    03/10/2017 11:31:27 AM PST · by Jyotishi · 33 replies
    Haaretz.com ^ | Friday, March 10, 2017 | Jack Khoury and Amir Tibon
    U.S. president stresses his commitment to bring about real peace between Israel and Palestinians, Palestinian spokesman says. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on the phone in the Oval Office. Alex Brandon/AP U.S. State Department confirms Obama's last-minute aid to the Palestinians Defense Minister Lieberman tells Pence: I expect to see U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem soon President Donald Trump spoke on the phone with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the first time on Friday, and invited him to the White House, a Palestinian spokesman said. The call was the first contact between the two leaders, coming after complaints by Palestinian officials...
  • Fatah planning terror campaign to block US embassy move

    01/30/2017 4:06:24 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/17
    The Fatah movement of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has already held meetings in preparation for a terror campaign against Israel should the United States decide to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to a recent report by Palestinian Media Watch. PMW cited Shadi Mattour, Deputy Secretary of Fatah's Jerusalem branch, who told official PA TV that Fatah is holding meetings with "all the field leaders in the branches and the Shabiba (Fatah's youth movement)... in preparation for a fierce popular intifada." He declared that Fatah "won't hesitate to take to the streets and return to...
  • Hamas, Fatah Announce Deal to Form Palestinian Unity Government

    01/17/2017 6:34:18 PM PST · by Lera · 15 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 1/17/17 | Jack Khoury
    Paris peace summit, UN anti-settlements resolution and Trump entering the White House said to be behind agreement. 'A unity government is of strategic importance,' Palestinian official says. Hamas and Fatah have agreed to establish a Palestinian unity government, the two factions said in a statement from Moscow, where they were holding unity talks since Sunday. According to the deal reached in Moscow, the Palestinian factions - including the Islamic Jihad - will join the PLO institutions and form a new Palestinian National Council. The new council will select the PLO Executive Committee, the top political and diplomatic Palestinian body.
  • US government agency to investigate UNRWA terror ties [GAO]

    01/12/2017 11:02:13 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 01/12/17 16:24 | Gary Willig
    The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) announced that it would begin its official investigation by the into the ties between UNRWA and terrorist organizations and incitement in official Palestinian Authority textbooks after President-elect Donald Trump takes office on January 20. The GAO is the supreme audit institution of the US government and provides auditing, evaluation, and investigative services for Congress. The investigation was requested by Senator James Risch (R-Idaho), the Chairman of the Senate Near East Subcommittee, following briefings on UNRWA’s indiscretions to Congress by the Center for Near East Policy Research over the past few years. Sen. Risch requested...
  • Report: Russia to host Fatah-Hamas reconciliation talks

    01/03/2017 3:10:01 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/1/17
    oscow will host a meeting of the Palestinian Authority's Fatah and Hamas factions on January 15th, according to Russia's TASS news agency. .....
  • Sabotage: The US-Israel Alliance Under Assault from Within

    12/29/2016 1:50:08 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 11 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 29, 2016 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On December 28, 2016, the outgoing Secretary of State of the outgoing Obama administration held a press conference. He spoke to the cameras for almost an hour and a half, hoping to wear down his opposition on one of the great political miscalculations of modern times. The prior week, the Obama administration’s representative at the United Nations – Ambassador Samantha Power – engineered the passage of a remarkably anti-Israel resolution at the UN. The resolution condemns Israel for building housing units on its own land, and grants legal status (to the extent that the United Nations has such power, which...
  • 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...
  • 2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election

    2006 Audio Emerges of Hillary Clinton Proposing Rigging Palestine Election
  • Hamas Celebrates, Calls Peres a Criminal as Palestinian Authority Remains Silent

    09/28/2016 8:21:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Breitbart Jerusalem ^ | Septemberr 28, 2016 | Breitbart Jerusalem
    (AFP) – Hamas welcomed the death of former Israeli president Shimon Peres Wednesday, calling him a “criminal”, while the Palestinian Authority made no official comment after the death of the Nobel Peace Prize winner. In the Gaza Strip, a spokesman for the Islamist Hamas movement which runs the enclave said: “The Palestinian people are happy at the death of this criminal. “Shimon Peres was one of the last Israeli founders of occupation. His death marks the end of an era in the history of the Israeli occupation,” spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri told AFP. Tributes to the 93-year-old poured in from...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Watch: Jordanian analyst loses it on live TV

    08/23/2016 3:49:37 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 32 replies
    MEMRI ^ | 22/8/16
    Warning: Head explodes during course of video.
  • Ahead of elections, Fatah brags of killing 11,000 Israelis

    08/04/2016 12:12:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | August 4, 2016, 1:16 am | Times of Israel Staff
    In a Facebook post Tuesday, the Palestinian Fatah group listed a number of its achievements. At the top: the killing of 11,000 Israelis. The post was carried by Fatah’s official page. It was translated by the watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch. In its boast, Fatah also notes other achievements, such as losing 170,000 “martyrs,” being the first to carry out attacks in the First Intifada, which began in 1987, as well as in the second that launched in the fall of 2000. It also takes credit for leading the Palestinian campaign against Israel in the UN. …
  • On rare Israel visit, Egyptian FM calls for 2-state solution

    07/10/2016 1:03:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 10, 2016 2:41 PM EDT | Daniella Cheslow and Mohammed Daraghmeh
    Egypt’s foreign minister paid a rare visit to Israel on Sunday, saying that his country remains a “steadfast and unwavering” supporter of a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians but warning that conditions for achieving that are deteriorating. Sameh Shoukry’s trip was the first official visit to Israel since 2007 and reflected the strong but low-profile ties that have developed between the two countries in recent years. The Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Shoukry’s visit was aimed at reviving the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. …
  • Clinton backers nix Israel 'occupation' add to Democratic platform

    07/10/2016 1:26:50 AM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 10 replies
    Supporters of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday rejected a proposal to include a statement in the party's platform calling for Israel's "end to occupations and illegal settlements," CNN reported. ... While the committee voted against the addition 95-73, CNN reported that the move garnered the loudest negative response of the day from the audience. ... One crowd member was escorted out of the meeting after he stood up and yelled that the party had "sold out" to AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee).