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  • **FILE** Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks Nov. 16, 2012, during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Associated Press)

    Abbas determined to seek U.N. nod for Palestine

    After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his aides said Friday.

  • Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is gambling  on a favorable response about statehood from the U.N. (Associated Press)

    MOWBRAY: Abbas toys with terror link

    After pushing the envelope for the past few years, Palestinian Au- thority (PA) President Mah- moud Abbas finally might have pushed too far. The stalwart backing the PA has received from the U.S. government - which results in upward of $500 million in total annual funding - appears to be waning.

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas waves to supporters upon his arrival at the government compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. Mr. Abbas received a hero's welcome, triumphantly telling his people the "Palestinian Spring" has begun following his historic speech to the United Nations on Friday. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Palestinians give hero's welcome to Abbas

    Thousands of Palestinians cheering and waving flags gave President Mahmoud Abbas a hero's welcome in the West Bank on Sunday as he told them triumphantly that a "Palestinian Spring" had been born following his historic speech to the United Nations last week.

  • Illustration: Hamas by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    DICHTER: United in hatred of Israel

    News of the Fatah-Hamas unity deal last week shook Israel and the world. Officials are wondering how Palestinian Authority (PA) President MahmoudAbbas, in the midst of arrangements to renew the peace process with Israel, could negotiate a unity government with the terrorist organization Hamas.

  • Rabbi Yehuda Ben Ishai (center), father of Ruth Fogel, and other family members mourn over the bodies of Ruth, her husband, Udi, and their three children, during their funeral. Israel said Sunday it has approved building hundreds of settler homes after the Fogels were knifed to death as they slept in a West Bank settlement over the weekend. (Associated Press)

    U.S. criticizes Israeli settlement construction plan

    The U.S. Embassy said Monday it was "deeply concerned" by Israel's plans to build hundreds of new homes in the West Bank following a deadly attack on a settler family, calling Israeli settlements "illegitimate" and an obstacle to peacemaking.

  • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a religious ceremony in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Saturday, July 10, 2010. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

    Abbas seeks active U.S. mediation in Mideast talks

    The Palestinian president said Tuesday he will seek active U.S. mediation in negotiations with Israel that are resuming in Washington this week.

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