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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.
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.
State Department Spokeswoman Heather Nauert slaughtered some sacred cows on Wednesday.
Needless to say, Gal-On and the Meretz gang did not condemn the Chairman for using more than a million Arabs as hostages in his conflict with his political foes in Gaza.
The PA government which should transfer 40% of its donated medicine in Ramallah to the Gaza Strip, while 60% should remains. Alas, "only around 5% to 7% actually reaches the strip.”
YES program was established by Congress in October 2002, in response to the events of September 11, 2001 (when 19 Arab terrorists attacked two major commercial skyscrapers in downtown New York City, killing upwards of 3,000 innocent American civilians).
The American delegation is scheduled to arrive in the region at the end of August, and will include US peace envoy Jared Kushner, US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt, and deputy national security adviser Dina Powell.
"The [PLO] Executive Committee condemned the legislators of the American Congress and their positions towards the Palestinian people."
The Palestinian Authority leadership has been reluctant to join a peace process at this point in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's political crisis, while he is under investigations and could face indictments in the coming months.
Hamas said in response to Abbas' Saturday speech that the Chairman's threats against the Gaza Strip were "an explosive charge placed on the reconciliation efforts," blaming Abbas of acting to further deepen Gaza's isolation.
The Jordanian king's visit is expected to last several hours. Abdullah last traveled to Ramallah five years ago.
Dalal Mughrabi led the deadliest terror attack in Israel's history, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding more than 70 others.
Erekat suffers from pulmonary fibrosis, diagnosed over a year ago.
'We arrested a hard core of rioters who took an active part in the violent riots directed against the security forces,' Police said.
It was a night of outrageous celebration the likes of which the Arabs of the territories had not experienced maybe since the toppling of the twin towers.
Ze'ev Elkin, 46, is one of the natural candidates to replace the PM one of these days.
In the fall of 1996, after then Prime Minister Netanyahu had ordered the opening to the public of the Kotel Tunnel, PA Chairman Yasser Arafat called for a violent response--on grounds very similar to the case being made today by the Arabs, namely Israeli sovereignty.
"The international community must intensify their efforts to pressure the Palestinian Authority to call for a stop to the violence instead of demanding that Israel removes security measures."
Warning the Netanyahu cabinet against reaching decisions based on strictly electoral reasons, Blum said that Israel now has 'another two-day window of opportunity to get off the metal detector issue which are important on the tactical level but stupid on the strategic level.'
Meanwhile, Minister of Transport Yisrael Katz announced he intends to demand that the death penalty for the terrorist who carried out the attack in Halamish that resulted in the murder of a Jewish father and his two children.
Mahmoud Abbas has suspended all Palestinian Authority contacts "at all levels" with Israel over the Temple Mount crisis, meanwhile.
Jerusalem District Police Commander HaLevy says he's "determined to create a secure environment after the murder of two police officers."
Fatah likewise called on Palestinian Authority Arabs not to "enter into confrontations" with Israel "that cost us much blood without a result worth the price being paid."