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  • Palestinian protesters demand Abbas resign over security coordination with Israel

    03/14/2017 12:01:27 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Several hundred Palestinians marched in an anti-government protest Monday, calling for the resignation of Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas and criticizing his security coordination with Israel. Abbas administers parts of Judea and Samaria and his policy of cooperation between Israeli troops and PA forces against Islamic militants is unpopular among Palestinians. Despite the tense relationship between Israel and the PA, the two benefit from limited coordination on security issues. .....
  • Trump tells Abbas ‘time has come’ for peace deal with Israel

    03/12/2017 12:05:27 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 23 replies
    washingtontimes..com ^ | 3/10/17 | Dave Boyer
    President Trump told Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas Friday that it’s time for a comprehensive agreement to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The president emphasized his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal,” the White House said in a readout of the phone conversation between the two leaders. “The president noted that such a deal would not only give Israelis and Palestinians the peace and security they deserve, but that it would reverberate positively throughout the region and the world.” Mr. Trump invited Mr. Abbas to a meeting at the White House...
  • 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...
  • Congressional Computer Admins In Criminal Probe Owed Money To Hezbollah-Connected Fugitive

    02/22/2017 12:06:27 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 21, 2017 | By Luke Rosiak
    Congressional aides suspected of criminally misusing their access to House computer systems owed $100,000 to an Iraqi politician who is wanted by U.S. authorities and has been linked to Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Middle Eastern terrorist outfit. Imran Awan and four of his relatives were employed as information technology (IT) aides by dozens of House Democrats, including members of the intelligence, foreign affairs and homeland security committees. The aides’ administrator-level IT access was terminated earlier this month amid a criminal probe by U.S. Capitol Police of a suspected security breach, including an off-site server housing congressional data. The Daily Caller News...
  • 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 tête-à-tête, 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...