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Latest Mahmoud Abbas Items
Two weeks after he welcomes Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the White House, President Obama will meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the administration announced Thursday.
Secretary of State John Kerry has been everywhere geographically but nowhere diplomatically. His record in one year has comprised failures not only in the Middle East but internationally, including the Pacific theater. He is either naive or does not appreciate the dynamics of foreign policy and diplomacy.
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.
Palestinian security forces have been conducting frequent raids of refugee camps and clashing with gunmen and rioting youths, as the Palestinian Authority tries to establish security among its increasingly restless and volatile populace.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas with hypocrisy on Monday for demanding Israel recognize the nation of Palestine, but not returning the favor for Israelis.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a quiet visit to Jordan's King Abdullah II to talk peace with the Palestinians on Thursday — a brief get-together that came as the exclamation point to an earlier Israeli order to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Butt out of our pact process.
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States will support Iraq's fight against al-Qaida-linked militants who have overrun two cities, but won't send in American troops.