Russia to Palestinians: Preserve national unity

December 16, 2006 18:27


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Russia wants Palestinians to avoid sliding into further political turmoil and work to preserve national unity and seek compromise in the standoff between the president and the government, the Foreign Ministry said Saturday. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced Saturday that he would call new presidential and parliament elections at the earliest possible date, in a bold challenge to ruling Hamas militants that risked sparking a full-scale civil war. The Hamas government, which has drawn crushing international sanctions over its anti-Israel stand, denounced Abbas' decision as a "coup" against the Palestinian people, who voted the Islamic group into power just 11 months ago. Hamas leaders called on Abbas to resign. "Moscow is convinced that preserving the national unity is a foundation for fulfilling the rightful aspirations of the Palestinian people, above all the creation of an independent and viable state through talks with Israel," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

April 23, 2019
Rescuers race to find survivors after Philippine quake kills 15