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Topic - Mahmoud Abbas
The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the traditional Passover meal that starts the weeklong Jewish holiday.
Blessed are the peacemakers, but don't confuse peacemakers with peace processors.
Thank you for Daniel Mandel's op-ed "A fatal flaw in the Palestinian peace process" (Web, March 27), lamenting that "American pressure on the Palestinian Authority has never been tried."
Israel will not free an expected fourth batch of Palestinian prisoners because of the Palestinians' push for recognition at the United Nations, Israel's chief negotiator said Thursday.
Secretary of State John Kerry's canceling of a meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is sign of the Obama administration's growing impatience with its inability to forge a peace plan between Israel and the Palestinians, a senior U.S. aide said.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry's full-court press to revive the Middle East peace process appeared to be floundering on Tuesday with the cancellation of a meeting between the secretary and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who applied to join 15 international agencies in a move strenuously opposed by the U.S. and Israel.
Every president since Ronald Reagan has refused to release Jonathan Pollard from prison. A CIA director once threatened to resign when Bill Clinton briefly considered freeing the convicted spy as part of Mideast peace talks. But now, in a gamble to extend negotiations that appear on the brink of collapse, the Obama administration is bringing the U.S. closer than it has been in years to granting Pollard an early release.
Palestinian recognition of Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state has assumed center stage in recent days.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Jordan Wednesday in hopes of jump-starting foundering Mideast peace talks just as Arab leaders released a communique saying they will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.
A deadline fast approaching, President Barack Obama is seeking to ease the logjam in elusive Mideast peace talks and keep Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas from walking away, despite few signs that either Palestinians or Israelis are prepared to budge on key sticking points.
President Obama will sit down with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at the White House on Monday morning, a key meeting that comes just weeks before a U.S.-imposed April deadline to complete a framework for peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians.
President Obama pushed Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday for a breakthrough in the peace process, saying all sides know what sacrifices need to be made as they hurtle toward a U.S.-imposed April deadline for concrete progress.
The United States is poised to demand Israel freeze part of its disputed settlement activity as part of the framework peace deal being forged by Secretary of State John Kerry, an Army Radio report said on Wednesday.
The Palestinian president on Sunday reassured a group of young Israeli activists visiting his West Bank compound that he has no intention of flooding Israel with Palestinian refugees - his most ambitious attempt yet to directly influence Israeli public opinion over the heads of a largely hard-line Israeli leadership.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent out a list of "red line" requirements for a peace deal with Israel, preempting an American-forged agreement that was supposed to take shape in the next few weeks.
Here's the real stunner: Mr. Abbas still refuses to acknowledge Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people — a people with a history, culture, language and religion dating back three millennia in this corner of the Middle East.
"We don't want to clash with the U.S. administration, but we are left with no choice," Mr. Abbas said, according to a report in the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.