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State Dept Denies Freezing Aid to UNRWA

"Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu supports a gradual cut to UNRWA," said a senior Israeli official.

Japan Invites Israel, US & Palestinian Authority to Tokyo Peace Summit

It's not known how the Palestinian Authority responded to the Japanese peace summit proposal.

Deputy Minister Oren Urges Netanyahu, ‘Evict UN from Jerusalem’

Oren also suggested the United States close the PLO mission in Washington DC in response to the vicious anti-American campaign waged by the Palestinian Authority's leading Fatah faction.

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Visits Riyadh Over Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

Abbas is in a fury due to the failure of the UN Security Council to pass a resolution forcing the US to rescind its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Anti-Israel Draft Resolution on Jerusalem Under Consideration at UN Security Council

The draft resolution “affirms that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect..."

Kremlin Does Not Share Turkey’s Stance on Israel

“We are aware of it but it is not in line with our position. Russia’s position on Jerusalem and the Middle Eastern settlement is well known,"

Abbas Promises Jerusalem Real Estate to Lebanon Government

The Palestinian Authority leader is already making promises about a city he has yet to enter freely.

Erdogan Says US Finished as Peacemaker for Israel, Palestinian Authority

Erdogan called on world powers to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of “Palestine” and said President Trump should reverse his decision.

Arab World Calls Historic Trump Move ‘Dangerous, Declaration of War’

"He is declaring war in the Middle East, he is declaring war against 1.5 billion Muslims; hundreds of millions of Christians . . ."

Abbas Frantic Over Trump Decision to Transfer US Embassy to Jerusalem, Arab League to...

Abbas urged every world leader to intervene and do everything possible to prevent the United States from moving its embassy to Israel's capital city.

Palestinian Authority Television Broadcasts Song Vowing to ‘Break the Jews’

"I'm coming towards you, my enemy, We're going down from every house with cleavers and knives, With grenades we announced a popular war."

Egypt Opens Rafah After Palestinian Authority Security Forces Replace Hamas at Rafah Crossing

"One people, one weapon" may apply to the Palestinian Authority under Mahmoud Abbas but not yet Gaza.

Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas Freezes Contacts with Washington

"In practice, by closing the [PLO mission in Washington] they are freezing all meetings and we are making that official."

Trump’s New Peace Plan: Palestinian State and Settlements

Israeli officials are saying that Trump and his administration have not yet decided who is the obstacle to the negotiations – Israel or the PA.

As Trump Blames Son-in-Law for Mueller Probe, Israelis Blame Kushner for PA-Hamas Reconciliation

Senior Palestinian Authority officials say Kushner deserves the credit for the PA-Hamas reconciliation

Greenblatt: Palestinian Authority Unity Government Must Recognize Israel

Hamas responded that "Greenblatt's statement and the demand for a Palestinian unity government to recognize Israel and renounce violence came under pressure from the right-wing government in Israel."

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."

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