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Strife inside Netanyahu Cabinet over PA-Hamas Reconciliation

Sooner or later, this shiny package of a reconciliation is bound to fall apart, since it makes no sense.

Israeli Pols Slam Arab List Chief for Congratulations Call to Hamas’ Ismail Haniyeh

"Ayman Odeh is a terrorist in a suit. What he has managed to conceal for two years of smiling – he revealed in one phone call with Haniyeh."

White House Senior Official: Hamas Won’t Be in Government without Recognizing Israel

'For too long, Hamas has exploited the people of Gaza as hostages and shields, bullying them into submission.'

Al-Hamdallah Government Meets in Gaza for Reconciliation Talks with Hamas

Both the Hamas in Gaza and the PLO in Judea and Samaria have not held parliamentary elections in more than a decade, and it remains to be seen who would win such an election – should the PA government call one.

Report: Abbas Conditioned Reconciliation Government on Dismantling Hamas’ Military Wing

Abbas will not agree to a model similar to that of Hezbollah in Lebanon, and will demand barring external forces (i.e. Qatar) from involvement in the administration of the Gaza Strip.

Retaliation for Interpol Stunt: Israel, Trump, Weighing Closure of DC PLO Office

A source in Ramallah noted that Abbas' internal political rivals, headed by Muhammad Dahlan, are much more likely to find themselves under an Interpol extradition order than Israeli officials.

US Condemns Attack in ‘Strongest Possible Terms,’ Danon Blames PA ‘Pay to Slay’ Policy

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms today’s horrific attack in Har Adar. “We also condemn statements glorifying terrorism."

Survey: 67% of PA, Gaza Arabs Want Abbas to Resign, Replaced by Barghouti or...

The level of satisfaction with the performance of Abbas stands at 31% and dissatisfaction at 65%.

Saeb Erekat to Undergo Surgery in US after Outrage over Inclusion in Israel’s Transplant...

"In recent months there has been a major deterioration in my situation," Erekat said. "I need oxygen and have difficulty walking, and every day I expect two lungs to be implanted."

‘Alarmed’ Russian FM Urging Direct Israel-PA Talks

The Russian top diplomat reminded his audience of the PLO's failure to embrace Israeli generous offers in Camp David and Annapolis in the US.

White House Practicing Bigotry of Low Expectations Regarding PA’s Commitment to Peace

A senior White House official performed a familiar juggling act saying the administration was optimistic about the peace process in general, but no one expects a breakthrough or even tangible progress this week.

Abbas Aide Says UN Speech Will Be ‘Important’

“In his speech, Abu Mazen (the PA leader’s nom de guerre) will detail all the planned steps of the next stage ahead of the UN bid.”

Israel to Grant Benefits to the PA in Area C under US Pressure

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.

Hamas Capitulates under PA Repression, Dissolves Government, Announces Elections

The move also represents Hamas' aspiration to get a seat at the table should President Donald Trump's efforts at restoring the "peace process" with Israel succeed.

Religious Zionist Political Conference Unanimously Adopts Aggressive Sovereignty Policy Paper

Referring to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Smotrich said: 'Never will there be an Arab state between the sea and the Jordan.'

Shaked: Instead of Failed Peace Process, Superpowers Should Boost Israel-PA Economic Cooperation

"Mahmoud Abbas will be 92 a decade from now. Israel will not intervene in his replacement, but we will certainly expect changes."

ICRC Director to Share Observations at Briefing in Jerusalem

Yahyah told Maurer that any swap deal between Hamas and Israel should “guarantee the release of Palestinian prisoners.”

New Poll: Arabs Pessimistic about Trump’s Help But Believe in Negotiations

Even though almost 55% of respondents believe the peace process should be resumed, some 80% believe it is dead.

Palestinian Authority’s ‘Presidential Palace’ Morphing to National Library

Mahmoud Abbas "believes the palace should be used for public benefit by turning it into a huge national library."

Greenblatt: PA Must Take Control of Gaza from Hamas, Also Bring Down More Rain

Seeing as Abbas' Fatah is simply unable to carry out those eloquent suggestions of Trump's envoy, perhaps the US would be willing to send ground forces to forcibly reinstate the PA as the legitimate government of the Strip.

Guterres, Trump Envoys, Split on Settlements’ Future

The Americans asked the PA leadership to "keep a low profile" and not initiate new moves at the UN, so that the Administration could advance President Trump's peace plan.

White House Denies Kushner Said Settlement Freeze Could Bring Down Netanyahu

US sources also denied a report on Israel's Channel 10 Saturday night that Abbas told his American guests he had no intention to stop payments to terrorists sitting in Israeli jails, nor to released terrorists or the families of dead terrorists.

US Calls Kushner-Abbas Meeting ‘Fruitful’ But Doesn’t Specify ‘Fruits’

The US Consulate—rather than the US embassy in Tel Aviv—said the US-run talks are the best way to reach a comprehensive peace agreement.

US State Department Refuses to Endorse Two-State Solution

State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert slaughtered some sacred cows on Wednesday.

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