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The parliament of the Palestine Liberation Organization convenes for the first time in decades on Monday, as aging President Mahmoud Abbas seeks to strengthen his hand ahead of the US embassy move to Jerusalem. It should be a chance to revitalise the Palestinian national movement at a historic low ...
In January 2012, the rivals stroke a prisoner exchange agreement. The following month, they agreed that Abbas should lead an interim government, but the deal was disputed within Hamas and never implemented. In April 2014, the Abbas-led Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas finally agreed on ...

He will speak before the 23rd meeting of the Palestine National Council (PNC), the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) which meets sporadically, and is responsible for electing the PLO's Executive Committee. Ahead of the event, Mr Kearney said: "I will be addressing the ...
The Palestinian National Council, the highest body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, will hold a controversial meeting this week in Ramallah, which has also cast a shadow over this week's protests. Thousands are expected to turn out for the protests this week due to growing anger, particularly after ...
During Yasser Arafat's chairmanship of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the PLO underwent a transformation whereby their “goal was made clear — the complete liberation of Palestine, i.e. the destruction of Israel, through armed struggle,” Omari said. The PLO's unsuccessful attempts at achieving ...
Jordan followed in 1994, after Israel reached an interim peace deal with the Palestine Liberation Organization. Meanwhile, Netanyahu strengthened ties with countries like India, China and Russia. He often boasts of covert ties with moderate Arab countries — presumably Saudi Arabia and other Gulf ...

The Palestinian Authority and the Palestine Liberation Organization escaped a $656 million damage award as the U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal by American victims of six bombing and shooting attacks in Israel. The justices, without comment, left intact a lower court decision that said the ...
The Supreme Court declined on Monday to revive a lawsuit brought by 11 American families against the Palestinian Authority and Palestine Liberation Organization. The ruling, issued without comment from the justices, is a loss for victims and their family members who brought suit under federal law for ...
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to revive a lawsuit against the Palestine Liberation Organization that was brought by Americans who were victimized by terror attacks in Israel. Eleven American families sued the PLO, Yasser Arafat and others over seven terror incidents from ...
Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more than a decade ago. The victims are asking the high court to ...
(MENAFN) Secretary General of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) condemned the US decision to block United Nations Security Council statement on the situation in the Gaza Strip. The secretary general accused the US of being "involved in war crimes committed by Israel against Palestinians."
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite its bumpy relationship with the Palestinians, the Trump administration is siding with the Palestine Liberation Organization in urging the Supreme Court to reject an appeal from American victims of terrorist attacks in the Middle East more than a decade ago. The victims are ...
There is a strong tendency among Palestinian supporters to equate the two-state solution with the goal of the US-led so-called "peace process". This is a fundamental error with important strategic consequences in terms of achieving an end to Israel's occupation regime. Among active supporters of ...
"The Palestinian side is ready to resume negotiations on the basis of the Arab peace plan and international decisions," Ahmed Majdalani, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization Executive Committee, told Anadolu Agency. Majdalani mentioned how Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...
"Palestinian factions have responded to the president's decision to declare mourning for the victims of the Israeli massacre," Wasel Abu Yusuf, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)'s executive committee, told Anadolu Agency. "The national and Islamic forces declared a general strike in ...
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Thursday that 42 years since Palestinians in Israel demonstrated against Israeli seizure of their land and lost six of their young people shot dead by Israeli forces, the Palestinian people continue to endure destruction, displacement and humanization.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he will do “everything in his power” to ensure the passage of the Taylor Force Act. Credit: Office of Senator Schumer. Amid never-ending speculation over the release of President Donald Trump's much anticipated Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, ...

The plaintiffs in the case are American families who were the victims of terrorist attacks in and near Jerusalem. They won a $655.5 million court judgment in federal court in Manhattan against the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority. But an appeals court threw out the judgment, ...
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) also referred to the scientist as an “exceptionally courageous person” and said all Palestinians had reacted to the news of his death with sadness. “We remember his principled position in challenging the Israeli occupation of Palestine and his refusal to appear at ...
The Trump administration sided with the Palestine Liberation Organization in a terrorism lawsuit the Supreme Court may soon consider, drawing an angry rebuke from conservatives, including one of its most steadfast Jewish community defenders, the Zionist Organization of America. In 2015, a federal jury ...
Even for an administration that produces a surprise a day, this one is a shocker. The U.S. Solicitor General, the Justice Department official who represents the government before the Supreme Court, came down on the side of the PLO on Feb. 22 in a lawsuit filed by American families and victims of terrorist ...
Secretary-General of the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee Saeb Erekat was reported in al-Ayyam stating that Friedman represents Israel and defends settlers and settlements. Presidential spokesperson Nabil Abu Rudeineh described Friedman's statements as “blatant and ...
The dailies said that the Palestine Liberation Organization's (PLO) Executive Committee was scheduled to convene today in preparation for the upcoming Palestinian National Council's session. Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh was reported in the dailies stating all conspiracies and dubious ...
... the Palestinian people renewed their commitment to what they have achieved during the long period of their heroic struggle, especially their unity and political representation through their legitimate and sole representative, the Palestine Liberation Organization, and to bring down all conspiracies aimed ...
RAMALLAH, March 29, 2018 (WAFA) – The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) strongly denounced on Thursday statements by the US ambassador in Israel, David Friedman, and Israeli Minister of Defense Avigdor Lieberman who attacked President Mahmoud Abbas, considering their statements as ...
RAMALLAH, April 3, 2018 (WAFA) – The issue of the Czech Republic's record of voting against Palestine in the United Nations and the possibility of relocating the Czech embassy in Israel to Jerusalem were the topics discussed between Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee ...
The actress was already in public hot water, for producing a documentary sympathetic to the Palestine Liberation Organization, when she won the Best Supporting Actress statuette for Julia. Things got worse when she accepted the award and referred to protesters outside the theater as "a bunch of Zionist ...
The PNC functions as the legislative body of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), which has represented the Palestinian people in the international arena since 1974, and for which Zomlot serves as its chief envoy in the United States. The PLO itself formed as a militant faction in the 1960s, as Palestinian Arabs and ...
Malcolm X consistently cast Zionism as an imperialist project and was the first black American leader to meet with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO). In 1964, Malcolm visited the Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, where he witnessed the deteriorating living conditions and pledged himself to the ...
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has called for the dispatch of 3,000 policemen from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip, a senior PLO leader has told Anadolu Agency. "The move is aimed at establishing control over Gaza's [Hamas-run] police stations," Wasil Abu Yousef, a senior member of the ...
Meanwhile, Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), said the move “should be a reminder of the need to end the Israeli occupation.” About 600,000 Israelis live in over 230 illegal settlements built since the 1967 Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories of the ...
When the Seanad debated a motion on January 30th to ban goods produced in Israeli settlements located on occupied territory, many saw this as Ireland fulfilling its commitment to international law. The question is not whether Ireland, or any other country, should discuss banning Israeli “settlement ...
But the move was derided by Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, who said that it showed the determination of the Trump administration to “destroy the two-state solution.” This latest timeline suggests the effort to settle officials into the temporary facility are being ...
Abbas exited the meeting shortly after he addressed the Security Council -- calling out the US for failing to clarify its stance on a two-state solution and keeping the Palestine Liberation Organization on the terror watch list. "We met with the President of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump, four times in 2017, ...
RAMALLAH, Feb. 18 (Xinhua) -- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) on Sunday slammed Israel for attempting to deduct from the Palestinian tax revenues the financial allocations for the families of Palestinian "victims of Israeli occupation." Eassa Qaraqe, head of PLO Detainees Affairs Commission ...
The development comes after the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)—the umbrella body recognized by the international community as the official voice of the Palestinian people—decided on a series of steps to downgrade—if not altogether cut-off—relations with Israel, ...
The Palestinian Authority faces other potential blows in Washington, like a congressional cutoff of American economic aid because of its funding of terrorism and the closing of the Palestine Liberation Organization's office in the capital. The United States is working with Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries ...
That is ironic, because three decades ago, the United States made accepting a two-state solution a pivotal condition for opening official talks with the Palestine Liberation Organization. When the P.L.O. recognized the 1967 border with Israel, this created a consensus in Palestine, Israel, the United States ...
“Netanyahu's latest statement… confirms US complicity with Israeli colonial plans,” said Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization, condemning the Israeli moves as “land theft”. Netanyahu told lawmakers earlier Monday that he has been discussing legislation with the United ...
“Netanyahu's latest statement ... confirms US complicity with Israeli colonial plans,” said Saeb Erekat, the secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), on Monday, denouncing the Israeli moves as “land theft.” Earlier in the day, Netanyahu told Israel's 120-seat parliament (Knesset) that ...
But the relationship between India and Palestine stems from deep-rooted ties, which date back to the 1970s, when India established relations with the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) - now an umbrella of major Palestinian political parties. India had voted along with other Arab nations against the ...
Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee at the Palestinian Authority headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah on February 3, 2018, discussing recommendations to suspend the PLO's recognition of Israel in ...
2 in his Fatah movement and members of the decision-making body of the Palestine Liberation Organization, the document said. Abbas rivals are also on the list, including the family of imprisoned uprising leader Marwan Barghouti and supporters of Abbas' former top aide-turned-nemesis, the exiled ...
The Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) called on the Palestinian authorities to severe ties with Israel at all levels, including security and politics, a committee said in a statement, APA reports quoting Sputnik. The committee urged the Palestinian authorities to "immediately ...
... support with food supplies. Since the 1993 Oslo Accords — a series of agreements between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization — Japan has been supporting the activities of the agency mainly in the health and food sectors with a goal of building a peaceful environment in the Middle East.
Last Sunday, the 82-year-old Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority, gave a speech in front of the Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council. Over two rambling hours, he deployed anti-Semitic tropes, undercut the Jewish connection to Israel, and blamed everyone from Oliver Cromwell ...
This week, the Palestine Liberation Organization's Central Council instructed its executive committee – the PLO's government – to suspend its recognition of Israel. But in practice, suspension is still a long ways away. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas controls the executive committee, and he's the one ...
"The Executive Committee of the PLO urges the international community to seriously work in order to convene a full international conference under UN auspices. [PLO EC expects that the conference would guarantee] the creation of an independent Palestinian state with its capital in East Jerusalem [within ...
The soldiers also abducted Abdul-Latif Gheith, and Hani al-Isawi, members of the Revolutionary Council of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), in addition to Ahmad Safadi, the head of Elia Association, after they and other participants headed to the “American House” in Nablus Street, to hold their ...
RAMALLAH, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) -- The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) said on Tuesday that the Palestinians will not resume negotiations with Israel unless the U.S. revokes its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, official Palestinian radio Voice of Palestine reported. "The Palestinian ...


 

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