Tagged: Abbas

Palestine threatens to cut security ties with Israel
Al Jazeera

Palestine threatens to cut security ties with Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to stop security coordination with Israel if the country continues to withhold millions of dollars of Palestinian tax revenue. Nabil Shaath, a senior Palestinian official, said on Sunday that Abbas warned European leaders that Palestinian officials would discuss the matter in a council meeting next week.

on February 22, 2015
The end of the status quo for Israel and Palestine?
The Hill

The end of the status quo for Israel and Palestine?

2015 is shaping up as the year in which the status quo on Israel and Palestine may finally be broken. Just in the last month, a serious attempt was made to pass a resolution for Palestinian statehood in the U.N. Security Council. After its failure, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed over 20 international treaties and conventions, including the Rome Statute, which will enable Palestine to become a member of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by April 1.

on January 21, 2015
Expert Q&A: Palestine Accedes to the ICC Q&As
IMEU

Expert Q&A: Palestine Accedes to the ICC

In light of the 10-year anniversary of President Mahmoud Abbas’s inauguration falling on January 15 and the unexpected coinciding decision this month to accede to the International Criminal Court, the IMEU offers the following Q&A with George Bisharat, Mouin Rabbani, Diana Buttu, Ali Abunimah, Raji Sourani, and Issam Younis.

on January 14, 2015
The Palestinians’ decision to join the ICC deserves support
The LA Times

The Palestinians’ decision to join the ICC deserves support

The Israel exception to Western governments' human rights principles has been starkly on display in the reaction to the Palestinian Authority's decision to join the International Criminal Court. In Washington, Ottawa, Paris and London, as well as Tel Aviv, the response has ranged from discouraging to condemnatory.

on January 14, 2015
Senator introduces bill to cut aid to Palestinians
The New York Times

Senator introduces bill to cut aid to Palestinians

Republican Sen. Rand Paul introduced a bill on Wednesday that would immediately halt U.S. aid to the Palestinians until they halt their effort to join the International Criminal Court to pursue war-crimes charges against Israel. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' recent turn to the international court at The Hague marked a major policy shift and transformed his relations with Israel from strained to openly hostile.

on January 7, 2015
ICC only option left for Palestine
Huffington Post

ICC only option left for Palestine

Palestinians rang in New Year's Eve by deploying what Israel has called their legal and diplomatic "nuclear option." Mahmoud Abbas, chair of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), signed the Rome Statute on behalf of the State of Palestine, which has been recognized by the UN as non-member observer state since 2012.

on January 6, 2015
Abbas to renew bid for Palestinian statehood
Al Jazeera

Abbas to renew bid for Palestinian statehood

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said that he was discussing with Jordan plans to resubmit to the United Nations Security Council a resolution calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state that failed to win enough votes last week. Palestinian officials hope the UN will be more sympathetic to their resolution, demanding an Israeli withdrawal from occupied territories and independence by 2017, although the veto-wielding United States would be all but certain to vote "No" again, as it did on December 30.

on January 5, 2015
Will the Palestinian Authority end security coordination with Israel?
Ehab Zahriyeh & Tony Karon, Al Jazeera America

Will the Palestinian Authority end security coordination with Israel?

The death of Palestine Liberation Organization official Ziad Abu Ein, who was struck by Israeli soldiers during a peaceful protest in the West Bank, has renewed calls for a halt to Palestinian Authority (PA) security cooperation with Israel. Such cooperation — which has been deemed vital by PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli top officials — is deeply unpopular among Palestinians.

on December 12, 2014
Palestinians prepare push for UN resolution on statehood
Daoud Kuttab, Al-Monitor

Palestinians prepare push for UN resolution on statehood

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' own people often have some unflattering words for him. He has been called a "traitor" and a “quisling,” accused of selling out Palestine in peace negotiations. While Israelis also attack him as a “diplomatic terrorist” and “Arafat in a suit,” one important Israeli sector has been praising him. The Israeli security establishment has nothing but positive words for the embattled Palestinian leader for his consistent support of security cooperation with Israel.

on December 1, 2014
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