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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.
Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’
Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Arab League to support Palestinian bid for full UN membership
The Palestinians will seek full membership in the United Nations with the backing of the Arab League in response to the U.S. declaration on Jerusalem.
Palestinians meet with Hezbollah terror leader to spark third intifada
Fatah has downplayed a Dec. 31 meeting in Beirut between Fatah official Azzam Al-Ahmad and Hezbollah terror leader Hassan Nasrallah to plan new intifada.
Hamas ‘just waiting for Abbas to die’ as Palestinian unity deal falters
Hamas’s latest effort to join a Palestinian unity government is little more than a facade, and the terror group’s top immediate objective is to seize control of Judea and Samaria and turn it into a second Gaza, according to the assessments of defense experts.
Jonathan S. Tobin
How Balfour explains why the peace process failed
The symbolism of Mahmoud Abbas' threatened lawsuit against Great Britain over the 100-year-old Balfour Declaration tells us what is preventing peace between Israel and the Palestinians.