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Saudi Arabia to Abbas: Take Trump’s Peace Plan or Resign

Saudi Arabia has issued an ultimatum to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas: take up the Trump administration’s Israel-Palestine peace plan or step down...

With America’s blessing, Abbas signals a reconciliation with Hamas

The Trump administration is encouraging the Palestinian Authority to assume control of the Gaza Strip and leaving the door open for a role by...

Palestinian Authority seeks membership in UN tourism body

A request filed by the Palestinian Authority last year to join the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is slated to come to a...

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, Part 3: On Israel and the Palestinian leadership struggle

Amir Tibon is an Israeli journalist who covers Washington, D.C. for Haaretz newspaper. Prior to Haaretz, Tibon was the diplomatic correspondent for Walla News, a...

Palestinian power struggle over future of Gaza

Ousted Palestinian strongman Mohammed Dahlan has a plan to work with the Islamist Hamas movement in the Gaza Strip and with Egypt to take...

The Mahmoud Abbas exchange, part 2: On peace agreements with Arab autocrats

Amir Tibon is an Israeli journalist who covers Washington, D.C. for Haaretz newspaper. Prior to Haaretz, Tibon was the diplomatic correspondent for Walla News, a...

Abbas says security coordination with Israel remains frozen despite removal of metal detectors

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said security coordination with Israel will remain frozen despite Israel removing the metal detectors it placed at the entrances for...

Abbas’ Fatah party calls for ‘day of rage’ following Temple Mount clashes

The party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas called for a “day of rage” in eastern Jerusalem and the West Bank to protest new...

How to save Gaza: A Palestinian American argues it’s time to bring in the UN and stop blaming Israel

Ten years ago, terrible events were unfolding in my native Gaza Strip. The Fatah-Hamas conflict was escalating, and all signs were pointing to an...

Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt after Netanyahu meeting: Making peace will ‘take time’

Arriving at an Israeli-Palestinian peace will “take time,” President Donald Trump’s top two negotiators said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The United...

Abbas reportedly confirms to PLO that Trump shouted at him during meeting

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has appeared to confirm an Israeli report that U.S. President Donald Trump shouted at him during their meeting last...

Trump’s trip: experts react

“If President Trump wanted to demonstrate his stunningly pro-Israeli credentials to pave the way for pressing Netanyahu for concessions down the road, this...

Meeting with Abbas, Trump calls Manchester attackers ‘evil losers’

Meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, Donald Trump condemned those behind the deadly bombing in Manchester, England, the night before as “evil...

Trump Israel visit team member reportedly says Western Wall is ‘part of the West Bank’

A senior member of the U.S. delegation for President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week reportedly angered Israeli officials when he said the Western Wall was...

Peace process: Here we die again

It’s a good thing I’m not a diplomat working on the non-existent Israeli-Palestinian “peace process,” a 25-year pipe dream that left the Emergency Room...

Toward a renewed Middle East peace process

Momentum is building toward resumption of the dormant Middle East peace process. The efforts by presidential envoy Jason Greenblatt, the successful visit of Palestinian...

Trump removes tweet saying it was an ‘honor’ to host Abbas

President Donald Trump deleted a tweet in which he said it was an “an honor” to host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the...

White House: Trump will reinforce strong alliance, talk peace on Israel trip

President Donald Trump will visit Israel later this month after visiting Saudi Arabia, his first foreign trip since taking office in January. “Tolerance is the...

House members divided about Trump’s optimism on Middle East peace

Similar to almost every appearance by President Donald Trump, his meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday afternoon was met with great anticipation...

The new messiah and the old cynic: Notes on the Trump-Abbas meeting

1. President Donald Trump believes that bringing about peace between Israel and the Palestinians “is frankly maybe not as difficult as people have thought over...

Trump, Abbas link renewed peace talks to countering Islamic State

President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks would help bring about the defeat of the Islamic State...

Abbas’ meeting with Trump may be his chance to shine. Does he have what it takes?

President Donald Trump wants a deal with Israel and the Palestinians. The Israeli and Palestinian leaders say they want Trump to make the deal. What...

Daily Kickoff: Experts downplay expectations for Trump’s Abbas meeting | Ivanka’s West Wing agenda | Wilbur Ross calls Syria strikes ‘entertainment’

Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends HAPPENING TODAY -- In public debut, F-35 jets streak over Israel for Independence Day: "Israeli...

What to expect from the Trump-Abbas meeting

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s high-profile visit to the White House in February, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will have his turn to...

Daily Kickoff: Billionaires regroup at Milken | Previewing Abbas’ visit | Pence to host Jewish leaders | Ray Allen’s other passion | Abe Foxman...

Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends HAPPENING TODAY: The 20th Annual Milken Institute Global Conference kicks off in Los Angeles. With...

Hamas reportedly will remove goal of destroying Israel from new policy document

Hamas will remove its goal of destroying Israel from a new policy document. The Palestinian terrorist organization’s document is expected to be released Monday, Reuters...

What will the 101-Day President Trump ask of the 12-year President Abbas?

The first 100 days were a disappointment. President Trump’s scorecard is mediocre at best. This is a good time to remember that presidents have...

Daily Kickoff: Kissinger on Kushner | Yael Lempert leaving WH for State Dept | James Packer quits Brett Ratner’s RatPac venture | ‘Shultz hour’

Have our people email your people. Share this sign up link with your friends FIRST LOOK: Henry Kissinger writes Jared Kushner's profile for TIME 100 List... "Transitioning the...

White House denies report it postponed Abbas visit

A White House official denied a Palestinian media report that the Trump administration postponed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ upcoming visit to Washington. The claim,...

Hamas hangs 3 accused of collaborating with Israel in killing of commander

Hamas hanged three men in Gaza accused of “collaborating” with Israel. The death sentence was carried out Thursday by the terror organization that controls the...

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