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Palestinian Prez Abbas calls US envoy to Israel ‘son of a dog’

Relations between Abbas's government and Trump's administration have broken down since the recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

20 Mar 2018 2:06 PM

Palestinian leaders vote for suspension of recognition of Israel

While withdrawing the PLO's recognition of Israel could spark international backlash, it was unclear whether the vote was binding.

16 Jan 2018 10:12 AM

Palestinian president denounces Trump’s peace efforts as ‘slap of the century’

'We said ‘no’ to Trump, ‘we will not accept your project’,' Abbas said in a meeting of Palestinian leaders on how to face Trump’s decision.

15 Jan 2018 11:08 AM

Arab nations to lobby for East Jerusalem as Palestine's capital

Palestinians claim East Jerusalem as the capital of a future state. Israel regards Jerusalem as its eternal and indivisible capital.

07 Jan 2018 1:47 PM

Palestinian Prez responds to Trumps threats, says ‘Jerusalem not for sale’

The December 6 declaration led Abbas to say the United States could no longer play any role in the Middle East peace process.

03 Jan 2018 6:11 PM


Christmas lights dimmed by tensions in Bethlehem after Trump’s Jerusalem move

‘Dozens of groups have pulled out of planned visits to Bethlehem after being scared off by the announcement and subsequent violence.

24 Dec 2017 2:04 PM

‘No peace or stability’ unless Jerusalem recognised as capital: Palestinian Prez

‘Jerusalem is and will forever be the capital of the Palestinian state,’ Mahmud Abbas said.

13 Dec 2017 4:20 PM

Jerusalem row: Palestinians 'walking away' from peace, says US

The comments come after the Palestinian Authority said that its president Mahmud Abbas would refuse to meet Pence.

11 Dec 2017 12:50 PM

Palestinian president will not meet Pence: diplomatic adviser

‘The United States has crossed all the red lines with the Jerusalem decision,’ diplomatic adviser Majdi al-Khaldi said.

09 Dec 2017 6:55 PM

Hamas, Fatah sign deal to end long Palestinian tussle

In Israel’s first reaction, a government official said Hamas must disarm and recognise Israel under the deal.

13 Oct 2017 4:55 AM


Palestinian Prez Mahmud Abbas congratulates N Korea on its independence day

In a separate message also carried by Wafa, Abbas congratulated South Korean President Moon Jae-In on the anniversary.

16 Aug 2017 10:50 AM

50 yrs after 1967 war, Israeli-Palestinian divide widens

A recent survey said 78 per cent of Israelis think there is no chance of a peace agreement in the foreseeable future.

01 Jun 2017 4:19 AM

World leaders including Trump, macron condemn Manchester terror attack

At least 22 people, including children, were killed and 59 others injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up at Grande's concert.

23 May 2017 5:48 PM

Donald Trump condemns 'evil losers' behind Manchester terror attack

'I won't call them monsters because they would like that term. They would think that's a great name', Trump said.

23 May 2017 5:24 PM

Donald Trump to revive frozen peace talks on first visit to Israel

At US President Donald Trump's request, Israel decides to improve Palestine's economy and facilitate crossings.

22 May 2017 9:17 PM


Palestinian president says ready to meet Israel PM as part of Trump peace efforts

Abbas met Trump in Washington last week for their first face-to-face talks.

09 May 2017 9:11 PM

Trump invites Palestinian leader to visit White House 'soon'

The White House said Trump ‘emphasised his personal belief that peace is possible and that the time has come to make a deal.’

11 Mar 2017 8:50 AM