It would be a real eye opener for the 83-year-old Abbas should Trump keep his word and come over in May to inaugurate the new American embassy in Jerusalem.
"But out of this curse comes a blessing ... Because of the growing danger of Iran ... virtually all the Arab countries, no longer see Israel as their enemy, but as their vital ally in countering the threat of militant Islam."
"We must all work for that, toward that future, two states for two peoples: one Jewish with secure and defensible borders and one Palestinian with its own flag and its own future."
Before this article went to press, Congressmen Tipton and McKinley were detained by Israeli police for daring to pick up an olive branch which...
Monday saw an awkward turn in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and President Donald Trump's "friends for ever" relationship, and a turn on a dime by Trump in his relationship with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Two scenarios – even more violent Arabs in the territories and a PLO that's shopping around world capitals for an independent state – represent the essence of media criticism of President Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.
Clearly, this is not about US foreign policy, it's all personal.
"The US decided to support Israel’s claims and rhetoric of an exclusive 'Jewish capital,' over the inclusion and respect that a city important to the three monotheistic religions should have," Abbas claimed, ignoring the fact that when the holy city had been under Arab rule, from 1949 to 1967, Jews were completely banned from their holy sites.
"Erdogan should not preach to us; he bombs Kurdish villages in Turkey, imprisons journalists, helps Iran evade international sanctions and helps terrorists attack innocents in Gaza and other places."
The group wants to reverse 50 years of liberation and bring back to holy city its reality of the 1950s and '60s, when foreign tourists used the Mandelbaum Gate crossing to walk through the barbwire fence that divided Jerusalem.
A new, spacious highway connecting Jerusalem and the Israeli city smack at the center of the "west bank" will spell the end of the PA's hopes for a contiguous Palestinian State.
With the longevity of Arab leaders who pay official visits to the Knesset in Jerusalem set at about four years, one could read Kara's tweet to be on the morbid side.
Israeli officials are saying that Trump and his administration have not yet decided who is the obstacle to the negotiations – Israel or the PA.
'Never has there been a national independence movement that has refused an independence offer on the grounds that it does not include all the territory the movement seeks.'
Erekat was condemned in the past for praising the assassin of Israeli Minister Rehavam Zeevi and for paying a condolence visit to the family of a PA Arab who opened fire at an IDF check post.
The Americans have known about the law for several months.
In recent days, the Regavim movement discovered heavy machinery belonging to the PA paving a highway along the old Turkish railway tracks, as well as constructing new buildings near the old Turkish railroad station.
"On the existing map, we can preserve our interests, so that there will not be a bi-national state."
The military arm's spokesman said that "the weapon of resistance is the legitimacy guaranteed by all international laws, to defend the right of the Palestinian people in the occupied territory."
Corker was one of the key supporters of the Taylor Force Act that cuts US economic aid to the Palestinian Authority until they cease payments to terrorists
The level of satisfaction with the performance of Abbas stands at 31% and dissatisfaction at 65%.
The Israeli plan, formulated under American pressure, is to help the Trump administration put pressure on Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to moderate his speech at the UN General Assembly.
Referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Smotrich said: 'Never will there be an Arab state between the sea and the Jordan.'
"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."
Even though almost 55% of respondents believe the peace process should be resumed, some 80% believe it is dead.