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A number of names have been bandied about, yet nobody in Israel can say for certain who will be the next leader of the Palestinians.
By YOSSI MELMAN
For the past few weeks, the talk about Abbas’s possible resignation has sparked a debate among Palestinians as to his true intentions.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Official says that the Palestinian diplomatic modus operandi is one of brinkmanship: refuse to negotiate, and then threaten different various “doomsday scenarios.”
By GIL HOFFMAN,HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
The 80-year-old Abbas reportedly wants to retire due to his age and out of the desire to be "an ordinary citizen."
Differences erupt among Palestinian factions ahead of PLO parliament meeting; Abed Rabbo: Session will just be about personal changes.
The decision came following international pressure on the PA leadership, Palestinian sources said.
Hamas says the move is “invalid” because it does not take into consideration efforts to achieve reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
Erekat’s denial came in response to reports that Abbas and nine other members of the Executive Committee have resigned to pave the way for the election of new officials.
“The recent terrorist attacks could lead to a third intifada, which we must prevent with all the tools we have,” opposition leader says in Ramallah.
By LAHAV HARKOV
In a letter to Abbas, Tawfik Tirawi said recent diplomatic achievements scored by the PA leadership were insufficient in the absence of large-scale reforms.
The decision to hand over the file to the ICC came in the aftermath of last week’s arson attack in the village of Douma that killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsha.
Amid an increase in tensions between Palestinians and the IDF, Abbas orders security services to prevent attacks to maintain perceived advantage.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,YAAKOV LAPPIN
Hamas, Islamic Jihad call for armed resistance against Israel
Palestinian leadership to convene over secret meetings with Israelis.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
Abbas's spokesman warns Israel of repercussions of "continuous raids on al-Aksa Mosque, daily killings of Palestinian civilians and continued settlement construction."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
Abbas says the PA still believes in a two-state solution during press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
The premier told his Palestinian counterpart that the people of Israel seek peace and that the government would continue to work toward maintaining regional stability.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
French foreign minister says that national unity government will likely not include Hamas.
Ahead of Fabius visit to region, French diplomat calls stalled peace process "deadly."
This past April, Hamas called on Abbas to “quit the political scene,” saying he remains an obstacle to achieving national unity.
PA head says Israel must "stop violating our agreements and fully commit to them."
Former PM tells Army Radio that Israel cannot continue to rule over Palestinians without risking violent uprising.
At World Economic Forum, Palestinian Authority president calls on international community to intervene on issue of settlement building.
Abbas: Secret talks are being held at a time when Hamas continues to issue “baseless accusations” against PA.
Abbas and the pope met privately for 20 minutes, according to the report by AFP.
In addition to the release of prisoners and an end to West Bank building, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wants a guarantee that talks will last for at least a year.
During Tunisia visit, PA president says France to soon present peace initiative to the UN Security Council.
Former Kerry staffer praises ex-boss, says ‘treated unjustly’ by Israeli public.
By HERB KEINON
Former US president calls for elections in Palestinian territories
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH,STEVE LINDE
PA president and Russian leader meet in Moscow, discuss current state of Israeli-Palestinian relations as well as armed conflicts in Middle East.
Senior Hamas official claims Palestinian Authority leader refuses to share power.
They two leaders will discuss the long-stalled peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians as well as other issues relating to the Middle East.
As relations with the Palestinian Authority get worse, the security and stability in the area is further undermined, defense officials believe.
By NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
Bayit Yehudi leader's comments come after two IDF soldiers stabbed by Palestinian assailant in West Bank.
PA president angry that Israel took out a third of the funds to pay for services rendered to the Palestinian population by Israel, including electricity, water, and hospital services.
In an interview with the website of the Arab-language newspaper Kul al-Arab, Abbas reaffirmed his commitment to a two-state solution.
PA will look to activate "an Arab financial security net," Abbas says.
Nabil Abu Rudeineh says that the PA will continue to work with any Israeli government that recognizes "legitimate international resolutions."
PLO leaders voted on Thursday to halt cooperation with Israel.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,HERB KEINON
The recommendation will be referred to another PLO body, the Executive Committee, to decide on the timing of its implementation.
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH,TOVAH LAZAROFF
PLO Central Council is set to convene in Ramallah this week to discuss the Palestinian response to Israel’s decision to withhold tax revenues belonging to the PA.
Army has increased operations in West Bank for the seizure of ammunition.
Abbas arrived in Brussels after a three-day visit to Sweden, where he inaugurated the Palestinian embassy in Stockholm.
The committee will have 40 members and will be headed by PLO negotiator Saeb Erekat.
Abbas determined to “end Israeli occupation in spite of pressure the Palestinian leadership is facing.”
Tensions in Fatah spilled into violence over the past week as Dahlan’s supporters attacked Abbas loyalists on a number of occasions.
Liberman says incitement of Abbas, Haniyeh, Zoabi and Tibi behind Tel Aviv terror attack; Herzog: "There is no sense of security today for the citizens of Israel."
Vatican tells Israel that characterization didn’t happen as reported by the media.
By HERB KEINON,REUTERS
There is an elephant in the room, which Blair pointedly ignores.
By NEVILLE TELLER
By the end of September, the status of the Iran deal will become clear. Then the UN General Assembly will convene, and the Israel-Palestinian issue will return to the world’s agenda.
Despite horrific arson attack in Duma, Abbas said his security forces will continue to coordinate their activities with Israel while working to prevent any acts of revenge.
By ARIK BENDER
Although security coordination remains good, PA leadership unhappy about Israeli steps to ease conditions for Palestinians, which remove motivation to participate in demonstrations.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Sr. Israeli diplomat: Israel-Indo relationship now ‘without hangups’
Nicholson says Canada will continue its strong stance in support of Israel.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
EU ambassador to Israel says that there is a growing desperation about the lack of progress between Israel and the Palestinians.
By ABU KHALED TOAMEH
"Israel is withholding our money and this means that the ‘State of Palestine’ will face a crisis.”
Netanyahu: “It’s absurd for the ICC to ignore international law and agreements, under which the Palestinians don't have a state and can only get one through direct negotiations with Israel.”
By HERB KEINON,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Great uncertainty looms over who will take over from aging PA President Mahmoud Abbas.
By JIHAN ABDALLA
Mahmoud Abbas seems reconciled that he will not see Palestinian independence in his day.
By MENACHEM KLEIN
"There will be a visit to Iran, but no date has been set."
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA,KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Re-examining the political landscape in light of the Iran deal, the PA must play a double game in order to keep all options on the table.
By GIDEON GOREN
Palestinian Authority confiscating assets of coalition headed by ex-PLO secretary-general, Arab media say.
Ch. 1 report cited PA officials as saying 80-year-old's surprising announcement of retirement is due to fatigue; Abbas advisor labels report "Israeli rumors."
Ourdouni, leader of Fatah's branch in the largest refugee camp in Lebanon, survived previous attempts on his life, but it is unclear if his death is linked to past conflicts or violence from Syria.
Former senior Fatah official, who lives in exile in Dubai is now seen as a strong candidate for president if Abbas ever steps down or decides to call elections
The move can be seen as an indication of Abbas’s full confidence in Erekat and that he even considers him fit to serve as the next PA president.
Abed Rabbo is one of several officials who see themselves as potential successors to the 80-year-old Palestinian Authority president.
Azzam al-Ahmed, senior Fatah official in charge of talks, cancels trip to Gaza
Fatah officials have denied the report, Israel Radio reports, saying that talks between the two sides have not concluded.
The announcement was first reported by the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.
The Jordanians claim that the head of the Palestinian Football Association did not vote for their candidate; Many are calling on government to revoke Rajoub’s Jordanian citizenship.
Joint List members to visit Qatar.
The Palestinian leader also welcomed the Joint Arab List’s performance in the recent parliamentary elections.
Abbas releases statement of backing for Saudi-led alliance poised to fight against Shi'ite Houthi rebels in Yemen.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Joint List: PA has no partner for peace on the Israeli side; Danon: They should be helping the people who voted for them.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON,LAHAV HARKOV
PA president points to PM's remarks as "proof" that the next Israeli government will not seriously attempt to resolve the Mideast conflict.
At PLO Central Council meeting in Ramallah, PA president calls on Israel to cease settlement construction, release prisoners for return to peace talks.
Them suspects are being interrogated in connection with recent attacks targeting top Fatah and PA security officials in Ramallah.
Abbas claims Hitler and Ben-Gurion were "good friends" in his 1984 work which has, to this day, received little exposure outside of the Arabic-speaking world.
Israel Radio quotes unnamed diplomat well-versed in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Artist Mohammed Sabanneh, a Muslim, said he meant no harm.
Abbas' most positive legacy, from the viewpoint of peace, was his defiance of violence.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Israel should worry less about Mahmoud Abbas’s shenanigans, and focus more on buttressing and broadcasting its own myriad successes.
By DAVID M. WEINBERG
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will visit Tehran in the coming months in a bid to boost ties with Iran, a PLO official told the Ma’an news agency this week.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
By BASSEM EID
Mark Twain quipped that "if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything." That means that Abbas has to remember everything, all the time.
By SARAH HONIG
Abbas’ Fatah organization grew out of secular ideologies. Its largest threat now comes from the growing fundamentalist revivalism sweeping the Islamic world.
By ABRAHAM H. MILLER
To say the Middle East is experiencing trying times would be an understatement.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Pope Francis - like Pope Benedict - has joined the evil-doers to the chagrin of the Jewish people.
By DAVID SINGER
Abbas’s career as a merchant of death rather than an angel of peace stretches all the way back to the early 1970s
By SHMULEY BOTEACH
"Our aim should be incremental steps of increased political, economic and security cooperation between Israel and the Palestinians; This is in both parties’ interest – and ours."
By DOUG LAMBORN
This week: Some of my writings, and the predictions/prescriptions made in them.
By MARTIN SHERMAN