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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.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Why won’t anyone listen to Abbas?
The Palestinian leader continues to spew hate and show that he has no interest in two states or peace. So why do American Jews continue to ignore what he says?
Palestinian cold war heats up as reconciliation efforts fail
As he struggles to maintain control, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas wants to create an emergency in the region that could draw in Israel and Hamas, said an Israeli expert.
Why whoever replaces Abbas will act the same towards Israel
The Israelis and Americans should stop worrying about who will lead the Palestinians, and instead spend time thinking about how Israel and America can address the civilizational war engulfing the entire region.
Moving the Palestinian leadership from rejectionism to recognition
Jonathan S. Tobin
The Palestinians get more bad advice
Reactions to Trump’s latest Middle East comments from liberal Americans as well as Europeans illustrated a dangerous trend. Rather than focus on Abbas’s foolish decision to burn his bridges with the U.S. and his rejection of peace, those damning Trump’s comments about being “disrespected” were essentially telling the Palestinians to ignore the American demands.
Nikki Haley skewers Mahmoud Abbas at UN Security Council meeting
Palestinians ramp up feud with the US
In line with the ongoing Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas snubbed Vice President Mike Pence during the American leader’s visit to Israel this week and instead flew to Europe, where he implored the European Union to recognize a Palestinian state.
The Tragedy of Mahmoud Abbas
Abbas to urge EU to recognize Palestinian state in response to US Jerusalem recognition
Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas will request that the European Union officially recognize a Palestinian state during a meeting with European foreign ministers Monday.
Longtime Jewish supporters of peace process: Abbas disqualified as negotiating partner
Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israelis and Palestinians now claim that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s controversial speech on Jan. 14 disqualifies him as a negotiating partner, while other dovish Jewish leaders are accusing the Trump administration of provoking the Palestinian leader.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Don’t blame Trump for Abbas rejecting peace
Some in the so-called peace camp prefer to blame Palestinian misbehavior on President Donald Trump rather than own up to the truth about Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
Stephen M. Flatow
Mahmoud Abbas has a problem with women
JNS columnist Stephen M. Flatow asks: Why is it that every time a female U.S. government official says something that the PA doesn’t like, PA leaders respond by making a disparaging remark related to the fact that she is a woman?
PA’s Abbas continues anti-Trump rhetoric, says Jerusalem is the key to peace or war
Abbas continued his rhetoric against Donald Trump at a conference focused on Jerusalem at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.