Tagged: Abbas

Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Reuters

Commentary: Abbas Misses a Chance To Help Palestinians

On September 27, Palestinian Authority President and Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressed the U.N. General Assembly for the 14th time.

about 1 week ago
Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A re Latest Palestinian National Unity Efforts

Political analyst Diana Buttu weighs in on the national unity talks between the Fatah party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas.

on October 9, 2017
Could Trump Be Palestinians’ Best Hope? News Roundup
Dalia Hatuqa, The Atlantic

Could Trump Be Palestinians’ Best Hope?

Recent events have left Palestinians in an odd position: The absence of a clear strategy by a U.S. administration to resolve the conflict with Israel may have become the best bet for statehood they’ve had in years. This, at least, seems to be the thinking of Mahmoud Abbas...

on May 23, 2017
Donald Trump Ends Middle East Tour News Roundup
Al Jazeera

Donald Trump Ends Middle East Tour

US President Donald Trump has wrapped up a two-day visit to Israel and the Occupied Territories where he met Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

on May 23, 2017
Warm Start With Israel Cools as Trump Prepares Visit. What Happened? News Roundup
Ian Fisher, The New York Times

Warm Start With Israel Cools as Trump Prepares Visit. What Happened?

President Trump’s visit to Jerusalem next week has spun into a difficult diplomatic test with Israel, one of the United States’ firmest allies. Not only has Mr. Trump given Russian diplomats intelligence that officials say came from Israel, but some of his aides...

on May 17, 2017
Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader News Roundup
Julian Borger, The Guardian

Meeting with Trump Comes at Time of Crisis for Palestine Leader

Expectations have been set low for meetings between US presidents and Palestinian leaders for many years now, but never as low as the hopes for Donald Trump’s first meeting with Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday, Middle East observers argue.

on May 2, 2017
Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine Op-Eds & Analysis
Nadia Hijab and Zaha Hassan, The Hill

Trump Should Seek to Be the First to Broker Peace Between Israel and Palestine

President Trump says he wants “to see peace” between Israel and the Palestinians. No one would disagree. But how is a peace agreement to be reached after decades of failed negotiations? And will it meet the...

on May 1, 2017
BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger… News Roundup
Democracy Now!

BDS Leader Omar Barghouti Dedicates His Gandhi Peace Award to Palestinian Prisoners on Hunger…

As more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners have entered their ninth day on a massive hunger strike inside Israeli jails, we are joined by the Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, who has come to the United States to receive the 2017 Gandhi Peace Award...

on April 25, 2017
The Palestinian Leadership That Doesn’t Represent Us Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, Al Jazeera English

The Palestinian Leadership That Doesn’t Represent Us

Last week's Palestinian Fatah conference ended with disappointingly predictable results. Of the 18 members of the Executive Committee, the governing body of Fatah, once again 17 are men, and only one person is in his 40s - he is considered to be part of the "youth" of the movement.

on December 12, 2016
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