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Ramallah, Feb 17 (KUNA) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah emphasized on Saturday the Palestinian Authority would remain firm against bids to make it swap national principles "for political money." The Palestinian government is seeking to rely on its resources in shadow of dwindling ...
The clarity and integrity of the Palestinian story has been damaged and divided by Palestinian Authority (PA) tactics which remove Palestinian refugees' ... Palestine is not a story of factions - they are but a by-product of a tumultuous and multifaceted history of colonialism and resistance, foreign political and ...

The Palestinian Authority last week stepped up its rhetorical attacks on Israel - this time by calling on all parliaments and lawmakers around the world to boycott Knesset members who supported a bill that applies Israeli law to Israeli academic institutions in the West Bank, writes Khaled Abu Toameh for The ...
The Palestinian Authority government is facing allegations that it is collaborating with the CIA to spy on the phone conversations of senior Palestinian figures, including adversaries and allies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that a former ...
A Palestinian peace negotiator has told the US envoy to the United Nations to "shut up" with her criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority. Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, attacked Nikki Haley for her criticism of Mr Abbas' recent speech, ...

A former Palestinian intelligence chief and the head of the West Bank bar association are suing the Palestinian self-rule government after a purported whistleblower alleged ... 2 in his Fatah movement and members of the decision-making body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the document said.
In 1993, he founded the nonprofit Center for Palestine Research and Studies, in Nablus--which, in 2000, became the Palestinian Center for Policy and ... As if Western democratic norms could be willed into being, he began polling public opinion on the new Palestinian Authority, which was created as a ...
... the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) and Israel signed the Oslo Accords in 1993 and 1995, which meant to lead to the creation of an independent Palestinian State through the establishment of an interim Palestinian government - the Palestinian Authority. The Oslo deals also gifted Israel complete ...
Instead, government agencies appear to be trying to make life miserable for the farmers of al-Walaja. On Monday, two inspectors - one from the parks authority and one from the Jerusalem municipality - arrived to the village, looking for Yasser Khalifa, one of the residents. They told him that a hut he had ...
On Tuesday, United States Vice-President Mike Pence was in occupied Jerusalem and insisted that Washington should retain its dominant role as mediator in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In so doing, Pence sent a clear message to Palestinian negotiators that the US firmly believes it has the historical and ...
The Palestinian Authority (PA), who recently took over responsibly of the Gaza Strip - following the unity deal signed back in October, 2017, between ... The self proclaimed Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, in all of this has been attempting to make Palestine a full member of the United Nations ...
Unsurprisingly, Palestinian leaders have been swift to condemn the move. The Palestine Liberation Organisation described it as a political decision designed to undermine Palestinian rights. The Trump Administration's already shaky relationship with the Palestinian Authority seems doomed to decline ...
The Palestinian Authority boycotted Pence's visit. Abdel Rahim al-Farra, Palestinian Ambassador to the EU, said Monday that Abbas will brief EU foreign ministers on the situation since U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Speaking to Voice of Palestine radio, al-Farra ...
This week, the Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council instructed its executive committee - the PLO's government - to suspend its ... noses at the rules that have governed the authority to date and open bank accounts for G. and other Palestinian residents of Jerusalem in the same situation?
Palestinian Authority President Abbas: 'This Has Been Our Land Since. ... In his lengthy address, broadcast by the Palestinian Authority TV channel, Abbas gave a historical review, in which he claimed that conspiracies to settle ... Consequently, the U.S. government decided to send Christians to Palestine.
It is unclear if the Palestinian government would need to obtain permits for its new initiative. Palestine gets most of its electricity from Israel, which Tel Aviv could use as a blackmail or punishment tactic against the Palestinians, as is the case in Gaza as part of the more than a decade-long Israeli blockade on ...

Following the U.N. vote on Trump's announcement, the Palestinian leadership is promoting the recognition of an independent State of Palestine with .... army with a pretext to engage in the ongoing and systematic destruction of the PA itself and its logistical headquarters, namely its government centers, ...
The Palestinian Authority said on Wednesday that it had ordered the restrictions lifted. It didn't give an explanation for its decision. Last April, the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority (which is closely affiliated with the Palestinian government) stopped paying for electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, which ...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acknowledging his push to broker peace in the Middle East has stalled, President Donald Trump on Tuesday appeared to threaten to cut off U.S. aid money to the Palestinian Authority, saying they were no longer willing to negotiate. Trump, in a pair of tweets, said the U.S. pays "the ...
"We hope that this vote serves as a reminder for the international community that the Israeli government, with the full support of the U.S. administration, is not interested in a just and lasting peace," Mahmoud Abbas, president of the Palestinian Authority, said on Monday, adding that he would respond by ...
(JTA) -- The Palestinian envoy to the United States has been called back to Ramallah for consultations. The Palestinian Authority's Minister of Foreign Affairs Riyad al-Maliki on Sunday recalled the head of the Palestine Liberation Organization's delegation to the U.S., Hussam Zomlot, in a move believed to ...
In an escalation of tension with the Trump Administration, the Palestinian Authority has temporarily recalled its envoy to Washington. The move Sunday came three weeks after President Trump angered Palestinians by declaring that the U.S. recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and would move its ...
In Israel's view, the main risk of escalation is not the rocket fire, but Gaza's worsening humanitarian situation and the impasse in the reconciliation talks between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. In recent weeks, the number of trucks carrying merchandise into Gaza has fallen to around 530 per day from ...
Though still officially suspended, some coordination with Israel has resumed, according to Shaath, a senior Fatah official in the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. "Very selectively," he said about the Palestinian Authority's resumption of direct coordination. "We are doing what's ...
Yet, despite every sign of non-cooperation, stubbornness, and continued violation of international law by the Israeli government, the myth of the "peace process" survived, thanks to the Palestinian Authority. It is, after all, the main reason it exists. When the peace process fails, the Palestinian Authority loses ...
Yoav Mordechai, the head of Coordination of government Activity in the Territories. The Brussels meeting is one of the most important in the history of the AHLC, formed in 1993 following the signing of the Israeli-Palestinian Oslo Accords and the ensuing establishment of the PA. The committee is critical to ...
Sources: Arab countries withhold aid to Palestinian Authority ... Informed Palestinian sources revealed Thursday that a number of Arab countries, including gulf states, have refused to transfer aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA) following the latter's rejection of the US peace plan .... Palestine is their country.
ESTRIN: Palestinian leaders want to establish a capital in East Jerusalem, but Israel captured that part of the city 50 years ago. Under an agreement between the two sides in the '90s, the Palestinian government doesn't have jurisdiction in Jerusalem. Israel says it allows Palestinian social, educational and ...
In an interview this week with "Voice of Palestine" radio, Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said that Trump's announcement "removed Jerusalem from negotiations" and that the Palestinian Authority would reject any and all proposals for peace negotiations with Israel until the U.S. "decision on ...
Furthermore, the report states that the PLO would actively change the status of the Palestinian Authority, the current government of the West Bank area of Palestine, from "transitional government" to that of "state under occupation", which would constitute a clear call for support as well as a thinly veiled ...
The Palestinian Authority has recalled its envoy to the US following Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The move will allow for "consultations" over leaders' future relationship with the US. Days of protests followed Mr Trump's announcement, leading to arrests and a number ...
Jerusalem/WASHINGTON --The Palestinian Authority froze links with the US Consulate in Jerusalem in protest at the State Department's refusal to renew the certification for the Palestine Liberation Organisation's (PLO) office in Washington DC. Majdi al-Khalidi, a senior adviser to PA President ...
Jerusalem--Hamas will forfeit control of the Rafah border crossing to the Palestinian Authority on November 15th, Israel Broadcast corporation (Kan) reported. The move is part of a tripartite agreement between Hamas, the Palestinian Authority and Egypt for Hamas to hand the crossing between Gaza ...
As part of Palestinian efforts to find an international alternative to American mediation efforts on the Israeli-Palestinian issue, the Palestinian Authority is aiming to get Russia more actively involved. Haaretz has learned that Nabil Sha'ath, the Fatah official responsible for foreign relations and adviser to ...
Human Rights Watch (HRW), Amnesty International, Avaaz and 7amleh: The Arab Centre for the Advancement of social media have urged the Palestinian Authority (PA) to amend its controversial cybercrime law so as "to bring it in line with their international legal obligations". While the PA has proposed ...
Though still officially suspended, some coordination with Israel has resumed, according to Shaath, a senior Fatah official in the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. "Very selectively," he said about the Palestinian Authority's resumption of direct coordination. "We are doing what's ...
The claim that domestic considerations lie behind the US President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as a capital of Israel is almost certainly accurate. A decision of such magnitude would not have been made without taking into consideration its impact on the president's electoral base, ...
If there is any remaining interest for a two-state solution in Palestine, a global - especially European - firm recognition of a 1967-border Palestinian State with East Jerusalem as capital - could be that lifeline for the Palestinian Authority. If that does not happen, then the remaining two paths are both equally ...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has anchored his hopes to US mediation since he assumed power over a decade ago. But he immediately rejected Trump's speech--Trump's lip service to "peace" and promise to hold off on final status issues were apparently cold comfort--and declared ...
The House of Representatives on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that could end all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority in response to a program under which officials give financial support to the families of terrorists who are killed or imprisoned. The Taylor Force Act, named for a former army ...
By all accounts, Taylor Force was an all-American kid. He loved skiing, guitar and horses. He was an Eagle Scout and a West Point graduate who served honorably in Iraq and Afghanistan before enrolling in Vanderbilt's MBA program. Taylor was a young man with big dreams and loads of potential.
Fifteen Palestinians were arrested in an overnight raid in East Jerusalem on Tuesday for allegedly conducting polls on behalf of the Palestinian Authority. Their arrests are part of the Israeli police's policy of preventing any activities linked to the Palestinian Authority from taking place in the Palestinian side of ...
On August 25, 2001, at the height of the second intifada, Palestinian terrorists ambushed a car carrying members of an Israeli family, spraying bullets into the vehicle. Sharon and Yaniv Ben-Shalom, ages 26 and 27, respectively, died in the attack. Sharon's brother, Doron Sueri, 20, died of his wounds the ...
Abbas is expected to return to Ramallah, the Palestinian Authority's political ... told Voice of Palestine radio on Tuesday, that the Crown Prince and Abbas ... The Israeli government rejects any discussion of a peace deal based ...
The Palestinian Authority announced Wednesday that they have resumed security cooperation with Israel, ending a four month split in security ...
Palestinian Authority resumes full security cooperation with Israel ... of recent meetings between Palestinian and U.S. government officials, i24 ...
The Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank has ... Sawt Palestine radio that another 7,000 security officers in the West Bank ... The current move, according to the government, is an effort to reform and ...
Israel already has a contentious relationship with the Palestinian Authority. There is no reason it could not cope with a contentious relationship ...


 

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