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Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs
Yoni Ben Menachem
Abbas refuses to ease sanctions on Gaza
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas does not trust Hamas, and is concerned that its true intention is to bring down his rule in the West Bank and take control of it, as it did in Gaza in 2007.
PA leader Abbas recovering in a Ramallah hospital
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas was hospitalized for the third time in a week on Sunday, but may be released as early as Tuesday.
Situation in Chile getting colder for its small Jewish community
Anti-Semitism is becoming more pervasive in a country with a sizable Palestinian population, with the government slow to react to growing social concerns.
Analysis: Trapped in its own paradox, Hamas is buying time with Gaza protests
The escalating tensions along the Israel-Gaza border, which have led to the largest number of Palestinian deaths since the 2014 “Operation Protective Edge,” is not a show of strength by Hamas, but a desperate move by a terror organization with dwindling options.
It’s time to crack down on Mahmoud Abbas
The Palestinian leader has supported anti-Semitism and the murder of Jews his entire adult life, but much of the world pretends he wants peace.
Abbas thanks Venezuela, encourages Latin American nations not to move embassies
The statement came as Paraguay said it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem later this month on the heels of a similar move by Guatemala.
US asks UN Security Council to censure ‘deeply disturbing’ remarks by Abbas
The U.S.-drafted statement would have the council express “serious concern” about Abbas’s remarks, which “included vile anti-Semitic slurs and baseless conspiracy theories, and do not serve the interests of the Palestinian people or peace in the Middle East,” AFP reported.
Time to abandon the ‘original sin’ theory
It is not possible to separate Abbas’s grotesque views about supposed Jewish culpability for the Holocaust from his equally grotesque views about the origins of the State of Israel.
Abbas attempts to walk back anti-Semitic remarks after international outrage
In his apology, Abbas both condemned anti-Semitism and called the Holocaust “most heinous crime in history.”
Iran’s and Abbas’s ‘truths,’ revealed
Only Israel was able to read reality correctly and try, subsequently, not to jeopardize its national security. Now the United States is realizing this, too.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Abbas isn’t the real problem
Just like when Arafat died, finding a new Palestinian Authority leader isn’t the issue. It’s a sea change in their political culture that’s needed for peace to become possible.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Meet the real obstacles to peace
Abbas spews anti-Semitism, while Hamas seeks a violent “return.” So why do so many American Jews still blame the lack of peace on Israel?
In speech, Abbas advances blood libels, says Israel ‘has nothing to do with Judaism’
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas said he might “take tough steps in the near future in our relationship with our neighbors [Israel] and the Americans,” though he did not elaborate.
US considering postponing peace proposal due to Palestinian rejection
A senior Palestinian official told London’s “Al Hayat” newspaper that the United States may delay the announcement of the peace proposal indefinitely, as upfront rejection by the Palestinian Authority may prevent additional Arab countries from backing the proposal.
Infighting and broken relations with America leave Palestinians in crisis
Ariel Ben Solomon
The Palestinians are debating who will succeed after Mahmoud Abbas, what kind of pressure they can put on Israel and the United States, and where the different factions are headed.