Articles Tagged 'Palestinian Authority'

Jerusalem embassy: Abbas says Trump plan ‘slap of the century’

by BBC
January 15, 2018

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace efforts as the “slap of the century”. At a meeting of Palestinian… READ MORE

Trump signs waiver delaying move of US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

President Trump signed a waiver Thursday that delays his campaign promise to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the White House said Thursday.… READ MORE

Trump signs waiver delaying move of US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

President Trump signed a waiver Thursday that delays his campaign promise to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the White House said Thursday.… READ MORE

Report: Obama Gave $221 Million to Palestinians in Last Hours

The Associated Press reported Monday that former President Barack Obama released $221 million in U.S. funding for the Palestinian Authority on the morning of Friday,… READ MORE

What Sequester? US unblocks $500M for Palestinians

March 25, 2013
The United States has quietly unblocked almost $500 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority which had been frozen by Congress for months, a top US official said Friday. The news that the funds had finally been freed up came after US President Barack Obama met top Israeli and Palestinian leaders in a landmark visit to Israel and the West… READ MORE

PA to hold first local West Bank vote since 2005

October 19, 2012 Palestinians are scheduled to cast their ballots on Saturday in the first local election in the West Bank since 2005. This will be the second time that local elections are held in the West Bank since the establishment of the Palestinian Authority in 1994. The elections, which Hamas is boycotting, will take place in 92 municipalities and local councils.… READ MORE

‘Palestinians officially begin UN state bid plans’

September 8, 2011

More than 100 Palestinian officials submit official statehood plans to Ban Ki-moon in Ramallah ceremony, report says; announcement comes day after US urges PA to abandon UN move.

The Palestinian Authority officially launched its bid to making Palestine the 194th state to join the UN Thursday, announcing a series of “peaceful events” before the opening of the UN General

PA says it’ll drop UN bid if Israel accepts 67 lines

July 6, 2011
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH AND HERB KEINON, The Jerusalem Post The Palestinian Authority will abandon its plan to ask the UN in September to recognize a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 lines if the Quartet members – the US, EU, UN and Russia – recognize the two-state principle as the basis for a settlement and call on Israel to withdraw… READ MORE

PA, Hamas warn Israel against response to rocket fire

December 23, 2010
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH, The Jerusalem Post Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday warned Israel against launching a strike on the Gaza Strip in response to the recent spat of rocket attacks. “Any new Israeli aggression would put the entire peace process in real danger,” Abbas said during a meeting in his office with the EU representative to the… READ MORE

US, Israel, PA fail to reach agreement on settlement freeze

December 8, 2010
By HERB KEINON, The Jerusalem Post
Washington looks for new direction in peace process after concluding 90 day freeze won’t lead to breakthrough in talks; Israeli and Palestinian officials to visit Washington in the coming days for discussions.
The US-lead diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority is going back to the drawing board, with a senior US official …

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