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Posts Tagged: abbas

May 9, 2018 8:36 am

The Battle Over Abbas’ Successor Will Entail Conflict and Instability

At present, the issue of any leadership change in the Palestinian Authority (PA) is hypothetical. Mahmoud Abbas shows no sign of either abdicating or designating a...

May 8, 2018 9:16 am

The Post-Abbas Era

The Fatah movement and the PLO leadership are experiencing a deep internal and external crisis. In retrospect, its leader Mahmoud Abbas has failed to achieve...

May 7, 2018 9:37 am

Time to Abandon the ‘Original Sin’ Theory - As welcome as the remarkably diverse condemnations of Mahmoud Abbas’ latest antisemitic speech have been over the last few days -- with UNESCO’s new director-general, The New York...

May 4, 2018 11:52 am

PLO Tells Its People to Resist Until Israel Is Destroyed by ‘Return’

The Western media has been downplaying the meaning of "return" in the weekly Gaza "Great Return March" riots. But to Palestinian Arabs, the meaning has always been...

May 1, 2018 9:42 am

The Palestinians Have Reached a Dead End - The number of Gaza residents willing to participate in Hamas' riots along the border fence is dropping, as seen at last Friday’s protest. Hamas is...

March 22, 2018 1:08 pm

Infighting, Diplomatic Struggles Leave Palestinians in Crisis - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is not having much success lately. Tensions within his own Fatah movement and with Hamas in Gaza continue to escalate, and...

March 9, 2018 2:04 pm

Fatah Prepares to Replace Mahmoud Abbas - Senior Fatah Party official Mahmoud al-Aloul has been appointed as a temporary stand-in for Mahmoud Abbas in case the head of Fatah and the...

December 26, 2017 3:54 pm

Hamas ‘Just Waiting for Abbas to Die,’ as Palestinian Unity Deal Falters - Hamas’ latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade. Instead, the terror group’s top immediate objective is to...

December 25, 2017 10:54 am

Arab States Reportedly Irate at PA Leader Abbas Over Response to Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition Move

Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt are incensed at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas over his reaction to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as...

December 12, 2017 12:24 pm

Palestinian Authority Instructs Schools Not to Meet with Pro-Peace Bahrainis

From The Times of Israel: A delegation of religious figures from the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain arrived in Israel this week “in order to send a...

November 7, 2017 12:45 pm

Why Abbas Should Endorse Balfour Declaration

“The Balfour Declaration promised Palestine -- over which Britain had no legal right -- to a people who had no claim whatsoever to the country, nor did...

November 3, 2017 11:23 am

Abbas’ Guardian Op-Ed Illustrates the Dishonesty of the ‘Palestinian Narrative’

The Guardian’s efforts to amplify the "injustice" of Israel’s continued existence in the context of the Balfour Centennial went into high gear when they published an op-ed  by Palestinian Authority President...

October 24, 2017 3:58 pm

Fatah Admits Its True Goals — but the Media Won’t Retweet

Palestinian officials and groups that are often deemed to be “moderates,” have once again been very clear about their desire to destroy Israel and forswear peace. But many...

July 14, 2017 10:01 am

Peace Is Light-Years Away

If the leaders of the Palestinian Authority (PA) had invested as much time, energy and ‎other people's money in building a flourishing society as they...


Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

German Festival Cancels Scottish Band’s Concert Due to Its BDS Support

A German arts and music festival announced on Wednesday it was cancelling a concert...


Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...


Trump Backs Down, Signs Order to End Family Separations at US Border

US President Donald Trump backed down on Wednesday on an immigration policy that sparked outrage at home and abroad, signing an executive order to end the separation of children from their parents...


Israel’s Netanyahu Warns of Cyber Risks That Can Down Fighter Jets

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on governments worldwide on Wednesday to join forces to defend against cyber threats that he said could even bring down military and civilian aircraft. Cyber...

Middle East

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening influence of Iran and its...