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Full Transcript: Abbas Urges UN Security Council to Recognize ‘State of Palestine,’ Hand Over...

Mahmoud Abbas outlined in his speech the necessary "outcomes" of any peace conference the Palestinian Authority is willing to attend.

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Prepares for Speech at UN Security Council

Abbas spokesman Rudeina said the speech will send a message that "justice, peace and land are the only way to a secure, stable and prosperous Middle East, free from all forms of terrorism.”

Putin to Abbas: Trump Says Hi

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.

Netanyahu Claims He Discussed Annexing Settlements with US

But Netanyahu “did not present the United States with specific annexation proposals, and in any case the United States did not give its consent to the proposals.”

Trump Says Israel Has to be ‘Very Careful’ With Settlements,’Watch and See’ on Iran

“I don't know frankly if we are going to even have talks, we will see what happens, but I think it is very foolish for the Palestinians and I also think it would be very foolish for the Israelis if they don't make a deal."

Netanyahu Corrects German Foreign Minister: Israel Will Control Security West of the Jordan, Two-State...

"We will control security west of the Jordan. Whether or not it’s defined as a state when we have the military control, is another matter. But I’d rather not discuss labels but substance.”

New Scanner at Allenby Crossing Due to Increase in Palestinian Authority Commercial Traffic

"The project that we are dedicating today is an example of small things leading to a big change. We have many plans for continued economic cooperation with the Palestinian Authority."

Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas Says ‘Oslo is Dead’

"Even though Israel has not kept its promises we have not stopped security cooperation."

Report: Jordanian King told Lebanese PM Arabs Must Surrender to Trump’s Minimalist Peace Plan

The king warned that Trump will not give an early warning, but will simply impose a "huge deal" and the Arab countries and the Palestinian Authority will simply be told to put up or shut up, this is the plan and you have to implement it.

Ramallah: If Jerusalem Is Off the Table, Peace Is Off the Table

Saeb Erekat: “Jerusalem is not off the negotiations table; rather the US is outside the international consensus."

Netanyahu Says Israel is ‘Keeping the Holy Sites, Status Quo in Jerusalem’ (video)

“We’re keeping the holy sites and the status quo, and I want to stress that under any arrangement we have, we will always keep the status quo at the Temple Mount and all of the holy sites."

Trump Warns Palestinian Authority No More Money Without Peace Talks (video)

"They're going to have to want to make peace too, or we're going to have nothing to do with them any longer."

Extensive Survey: No Majority to Support Two-State Solution on Either Side

When asked to comment on the current chances of the 2-state solution, a majority of respondents is realistic about its declining chances. But when fantasy is added to the question, most grab for it.

Report: Kerry Urged Abbas to ‘Hang On and Not Give In to Trump’

According to the report, Kerry used derogatory terms when referring to the president, and hinted he was seriously considering running in 2020.

Netanyahu to Abbas: No Diplomacy, No Peace Without America

 “Whoever is not ready to talk with the Americans about peace – does not want peace.”

Pence in Amman After Talks in Cairo, Soon to Arrive in Israel

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with you in Egypt in the fight against terrorism,” Pence said.

Trump Makes Good on Threat, Cuts Payment to UNRWA

More than 50 percent of the U.S. initial payment to UNRWA was withheld "for future consideration."

Report: US Closer to Decision on Cutting Payment to UNRWA

Officials said the administration is considering the idea of making contributions dependent upon the Palestinian Authority's return to the negotiation table with Israel.

Abbas: Oslo Is Finished, Peace Deal Only with International Brokers

Israel is a "colonial project that has nothing to do with the Jews...We will not accept what the U.S. is going to propose to us and will not accept its mediation."

PLO Threatens (Again) to Rescind ‘Recognition’ of Israel

Next week the PLO leadership plans to present a proposal to change the status of the Palestinian Authority from a “transitional authority” to a “state under occupation.”

Report: Abbas to Meet Putin in February

Back in early December, following Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Abbas announced that the US is no longer qualified to serve as an honest broker for the peace negotiations with Israel, and said he is seeking an alternative.

Hamas Names Head of Operations and Terror Divisions in Judea, Samaria

Maher Obaid is coordinating operations for the Hamas “Judea & Samaria Desk,” which operates out of Gaza.

Ambassador Friedman on Havat Gilad Murder: ‘Look No Further to Why There Is No...

Hamas is not likely to claim responsibility for the murder, having learned the lesson of the summer of 2014, when Hamas agents murdered three Israeli teens and brought a torrent of devastation on the Gaza Strip.

Peace Now: IDF Civil Government Set to Approve 1,300 Housing Units in the Settlements

We don't know for sure, but if Peace Now says so, it could be true, so like, Hallelujah?

World Media Ignoring Possibility of Trump Aid Cut Getting Palestinian Authority to Cooperate

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.

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