Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas is the head of the Palestinian Authority, a position he undertook in January 2005. He is a member of the Fatah, and has been a chairman of the PLO since November 2004, succeeding Yasser Arafat. He was born in Safed, and fled with his family to Syria in 1948 when Israel's independence day war broke out. He studied law at the University of Damascus and obtained a PhD degree at the Patrice Lumumba University in Moscow, where he wrote a dissertaion on the "secret relationship between zionism and nazism." Abbas is married to Amina Abbas and has three sons - two living, and one deceased.
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Palestinian Journalist Syndicate

Palestinian Journalists Syndicate expels member for normalizing ties with Israel

The decision to expel Mismar was taken because of her participation in the Joint Memorial Day Ceremony, which took place last month.

Rumors about Abbas’s health resurface amid talk of PA succession battle

Similar rumors concerning Abbas’s health condition have circulated in the past, prompting senior officials to hold deposed Fatah leader Mohammed Dahlan responsible.

Blinken, Abbas talk maintaining calm, de-escalating tensions

The conversation between the two comes as Israeli National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata met in Washington with Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman.

Herzog, Abbas pay UAE condolence call Sunday

During Sheikh Kalifa's tenure in office, the UAE, under the auspices of the former Trump administration, normalized ties with the Jewish state in 2020.

15/05/2022

On 'Nakba,' Abbas vows to continue payments to prisoners and 'martyrs'

Nakba day marks the anniversary of the establishment of Israel as a day of catastrophe.

PA, Jordan in bid to prevent Hamas takeover of Temple Mount

Ramallah and Amman have already taken a number of steps to prevent Hamas supporters from “commandeering” the protests of Muslim worshippers against Israeli measures.

Bennett: UN must stop serving terrorists' agenda

In meeting with US diplomats, Abbas threatens to cut ties with Israel

Blinken pushes for Temple Mount calm in calls with Israel, Jordan, PA

Israel has faced criticism across the board following recent tensions on the Temple Mount.

PA’s Abbas ‘outraged’ as Hamas takes center stage in mediation efforts

Abbas “did not hide his anger” over being sidelined during the mediation efforts with his rivals in Hamas, according to an unnamed official.

PA’s Abbas ‘outraged’ as Hamas takes center stage in mediation efforts

Abbas “did not hide his anger” over being sidelined during the mediation efforts with his rivals in Hamas, according to an unnamed official.

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