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Abbas plans to "put Britain on trial for the Balfour Promise" 
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Apr. 26, 2017
Headline: “Britain refuses to apologize for the Balfour Promise, and the [PA] president will put it on trial”
     “Britain has refused to submit an apology for the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that was issued in 1917 and paved the way for the establishment of the State of Israel.
[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas demanded that Britain officially apologize to the Palestinian people for this promise in a speech that he gave before the UN General Assembly in September [2016], but Britain is intending to hold celebrations together with senior Israeli officials for the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise on Nov. 2 [2017].
Palestinian Ambassador to Britain Manuel Hassassian told [the official PA] radio [station] The Voice of Palestine that… ‘Steps will be taken to put Britain on trial for the Balfour Promise, and there are lawyers working on the matter in Britain. The position of the president is clear, and he will not retreat from it until Britain apologizes to the Palestinian people and recognizes the State of Palestine.’”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas on the Balfour Declaration: Britain "must apologize for this historic mistake" 
Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), Apr. 3, 2017
Headline: “Abbas in an interview with Al-Quds Al-Arabi: … We will turn to the international forums if Britain insists on marking the anniversary of the Balfour Promise and will not apologize”
Excerpt of an interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas by the London newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi

[Q:] “As we near the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) that promised the Jews a national home in Palestine (on Nov. 2, 1917), [and as] preparations [are being made] to mark this anniversary, which British Prime Minister Theresa May has invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to participate in – are there Palestinian steps that are more than just calls on London to apologize for this historic mistake against the Palestinian truth? And what Palestinian moves will there be if Britain ignores the Palestinian calls?”

[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] “We began to demand that Britain apologize to the Palestinian people at [our] speeches of the last UN General Assembly session in September 2016, and also at the Arab Summit in Mauritania. We demanded and still demand that Britain not celebrate this event, which was catastrophic from the Palestinian people’s perspective. In addition, it must apologize for this historic mistake that it committed against us, and it must recognize the State of Palestine…”

[Q:] “And if Britain does not respond to the Palestinian demands on the matter? Are there other steps, for example turning to the International Criminal Court and other international organizations?”

[Mahmoud Abbas:] “I have said that we will turn to all of the local and international forums and talk to them..."

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Abbas claims Palestinians have been under occupation for "70 years" 
Source: Al-Watan (Qatar), Mar. 16, 2017
[Q:] "We will begin with the main event, and that is the phone conversation that American President Donald Trump had with you, and your important meeting with his Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. What was said in your first conversation with the US president, and did his conversation constitute a plan to eliminate the Palestinian cause, and not to resolve it?"
[PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:] "This was the first time I spoke with Trump... I told him that we hope that he will find a solution to the Palestinian issue after 70 years of occupation that will be based on two states..."
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Fatah FB posts picture of Abbas with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Feb. 25, 2017
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text:
“#Palestine’s_Job (i.e., the Biblical figure known for his suffering and being tested by God)”

The image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, overlaid with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress).
At the bottom is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine.”

Text on right side of image over the map: “Palestine’s Job”
Text on bottom of image: “[Fatah] Mobilization and Organization Commission”
Abbas to French Senate: Britain must apologize for the Balfour Declaration, accepts Israel's right to exist 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 8, 2017
Official PA TV, excerpt from PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the French Senate on Feb. 8, 2017

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Yesterday [Feb. 7, 2017] the British government announced that it invited Israeli Prime Minister [Benjamin Netanyahu] to attend the ceremonies to mark the 100th anniversary of the issuing of the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) in 1917. This is a matter that surprises us and which we condemn. We demand that the British government apologize to the Palestinian people for the destruction and expulsion that were carried out against our people... The government of Britain did not have a connection to the Middle East and Palestine in 1917. It said ‘we will give Palestine to the Jews as a national homeland.’ Now it [Britain] comes and holds a ceremony in honor of this. We say that such a decision gives to one who has no right, from one who is not the owner. However, the State of Israel exists. We cannot deny this, it exists! It does! However, the government of Britain, which sinned against our right and wrote in the Balfour Promise [interrupts himself] - it completely denied us in the Balfour Promise and did not mention us at all – it was expected that it would apologize, no less and no more."

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Abbas threatens to cancel recognition of Israel if US embassy is transferred to Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 15, 2017
Headline: “The [PA] president [Abbas] calls on participants in the Paris Conference to take tangible steps to implement the international decisions – transferring the American embassy will hinder the peace process, and canceling our recognition of Israel will be one of our options”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Jan. 14, 2017] inaugurated the Palestinian embassy at the Vatican. He met with Pope Francis, and again warned against the plan of US President-elect Donald Trump to transfer the American embassy from Tel Aviv to occupied Jerusalem. During the inauguration of the embassy…
President Abbas emphasized that he ‘extends his hand to President-elect Trump for cooperation in order to reach peace on the basis of international law.’ He added that ‘any attempt to give legal validity to the illegal annexation of Jerusalem by Israel will eliminate the prospects of the political process, dispel the hopes of a solution based on two states, and encourage the extremism in our region and in the world.’ … President Abbas said that he wrote to Trump and warned him of the consequences of the transfer of the embassy, and noted that this ‘will not only negate any legitimacy of the US to fill a role in settling the conflict, but will also annihilate the two-state solution.’
He added that the Palestinians will discuss several options for a response, after consultations are held with Arab states, and said: ‘Cancelling our recognition of Israel will be one of them, but we hope that we will not reach that, and that instead we will be able to work with the next American administration.’”
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A similar item appeared on official PA TV News on Jan. 14, 2017.
Photo of Abbas inaugurating Arafat Museum shows map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2016


Headline:
“[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] inaugurates the Yasser Arafat Museum on the eve of the anniversary of his [Arafat’s] death”

The article includes a photo showing PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the museum with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The word “Palestine” in English appears on the map.
Abbas photographed in museum with map of “Palestine” that erases Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 10, 2016
Headline: “[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas] inaugurates the Yasser Arafat Museum on the eve of the anniversary of his [Arafat’s] death”


The article includes a photo showing PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in the museum with the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. The word “Palestine” in English appears on the map.
Abbas’ spokesman: Balfour Declaration” was “crime of the century,” a “historic mistake” that should be reevaluated and corrected  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 3, 2016
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: The Balfour Promise is the crime of the century”
       “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeina described the Balfour Promise (i.e., Declaration) as the crime of the century, and emphasized that it will not pass in silence.
Abu Rudeina added in a press release on the [99th] anniversary of the ominous Balfour Promise [Nov. 2, 2016] that this crime led to tragedies, uprooting, and refugees , whose price has been paid by the Palestinian people and the Arab nation, and [led] to consequences that still have an effect on everyone. Abu Rudeina called on those who issued this ominous promise to reevaluate it and correct the historic mistake, which will remain a mark of shame on the forehead of humanity.”

The Balfour Declaration of Nov. 2, 1917 was a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Baron Rothschild stating that “His Majesty's government views with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people” and is seen as the basis for later international commitments to establish the State of Israel.
Abbas receives plaque with Fatah logo of map erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Aug. 22, 2016

Picture and text posted on the official Facebook page of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas

The picture shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas receiving a plaque from a conference of the Fatah branch in Damascus, Syria, presented to him by Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen. The Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) plaque shows the Fatah logo with two hands in the colors of the Palestinian flag holding assault rifles, and a PA map of “Palestine” that presents Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Posted English text , which is a translation of the preceding Arabic:
“[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas receives the shield (i.e., plaque) of the conference of [the] Fatah Movement in Syria”
Fatah awards plaque to Abbas that displays Fatah logo, which includes rifles and the PA map of Palestine erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 22, 2016


Headline
: “The president receives the plaque of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria”
     “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas received the plaque of the conference of Fatah’s branch in Syria, which was held recently in Damascus, the capital of Syria.
Fatah Central Committee member [and Commissioner for Diaspora Branches] Jamal Muhaisen gave the plaque to President Abbas yesterday evening [Aug. 21, 2016] at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah on behalf of the elected members of the Fatah Movement branch in Syria.
He said: ‘This Al-Asifa (i.e., Fatah military unit) plaque is given to the president by the Fatah Movement conference, which was held in Damascus on the 13th of the current month [August].’
Muhaisen added: ‘The conference took place after 37 years of absence. It was a type of demonstration of Fatah, which was hosted by the city of Damascus in the shadow of these difficult circumstances (i.e., the Syrian war). Only 11 members were absent from the conference due to [various] constraints, five of them from the Al-Yarmouk refugee camp, and six from the city of Aleppo.”

A picture with the article shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas receiving the plaque from Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen. The plaque bears the image of two hands in the colors of the Palestinian flag holding assault rifles, and a PA map of “Palestine” that presents Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Abbas: I will never recognize Israel as a Jewish State 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 27, 2016
Official PA TV aired an interview of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas originally broadcast on Sudanese TV during his visit to Sudan in July 2016
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “It is possible to sit around the negotiation table after we ask them what the meaning of a Jewish state is. I will recognize the State of Israel, I recognize the State of Israel, and that is it. However a Jewish state is not my affair. I will not recognize it at all and I will not accept it. In the past, in 1993, in mutual recognition between the late [Yasser] Arafat and [the late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak] Rabin, the one recognized the PLO and the other recognized the State of Israel, finished! When Israel made the peace agreement with Egypt it did not request of [Egypt] to recognize it as a Jewish state. When it made the Arava Agreement with Jordan (i.e., the Jordan peace agreement) it did not ask this of [Jordan]. Why is it asking us to recognize it as a Jewish state? Go to the [UN] General Assembly and change your name. If you wanted to change it, change your name. However, [if] you ask me, I will not accept and it is impossible that I will accept [the demand to recognize Israel as a Jewish state]. Let [Israel] continue to talk about a Jewish state and we will soundly reject it.”
Abbas' advisor: Jews “are thieves who stole the land… we have been here for 5,000 years” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 3, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas' advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, Mahmoud Al-Habbash: "They [the Jews] claim that there was a Temple here. Those are unfounded claims, myths, and rumors. However, the problem between us and them is not a problem of religious or historical narrative. The problem is that they are thieves. The problem is that they are thieves who stole the land, and who want to steal the history, but history cannot change and cannot be falsified. The facts bear witness to it. We have been here for the last 5,000 years, and have not left this land. We have not left this land. Our forefathers are the monotheist Canaanites and Jebusites. They are the ones who built Jerusalem, before Abraham was even here."
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There never was an ancient Palestinian-Arab nation. Arabs first arrived in the land of Israel/Judea with the Muslim invasion in 637 CE. Arabs first identified themselves as "Palestinians" in the 20th century, after the creation of the State of Israel. Claiming a 5,000 year old Palestinian nation is a historical lie.
Abbas: "Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 19, 2016
Headline: “We will build the government institutions, and you will be able to declare independence soon”
     “President Mahmoud Abbas inaugurated the Palestinian Museum which is on the grounds of Birzeit University in an opening ceremony in the presence of top officials, leaders, academics, and cultural figures…
[Abbas] said: ‘We are inaugurating one of the most magnificent Palestinian buildings, which will guard and tell the memories of our people, while it lets future generations know that Palestine and its people have been here since the Canaanites, and are planted in this ground throughout time and long decades, and they have not left this land, not even for one moment.’…
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam said…‘The inauguration of this building that stirs pride shows that Palestine is a state that is only missing being rid of the occupation, which is trying to create history for itself at the expense of our history, but it is our history. We were here and will remain in our land, and the occupation will not last long.’”

Abbas fabricates history: "The Bible says the Palestinians existed before Abraham..." "We have been planted in [this land since]... the invention of the Canaanite-Palestinian alphabet... more than 6,000 years ago" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 14, 2016

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "Our narrative says that we have been have been in this land since before Abraham. I am not saying it. The Bible says it. The Bible says, in these words, that the Palestinians existed before Abraham. So why don't you recognize my right?
[Official PA TV, March 21, 2016]

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "This land was never without a people, as we have been planted in its rocks and dust and hills since the beginning of civilization and writing and the invention of the Canaanite-Palestinian alphabet more than 6,000 years ago."
[Official PA TV, May 14, 2016]
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PA Presidential Guards Facebook posts image of Abbas with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel  
Source: Official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards, Apr. 3, 2016

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the PA Presidential Guards

Posted text: “Good morning O homeland, soaring to the top with all its glory
O land of beloved sand, foothills, seashores and plains.”

Image shows Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The outline of the PA map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, and a Palestinian flag is seen behind him. At the bottom appear the logos of the “State of Palestine” (right) and the PA Presidential Guards (left.)
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Abbas: All of Israel is occupation: "We have been under occupation for 67 or 68 years" since 1948  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2016

Official PA TV program Flower of Hope, interview with PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas about the establishment of a center for cancer treatment.
Abbas explains the importance of establishing a center for cancer treatment and thanks donors who have already given money for its establishment.

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas
: "As we are building up man and his health, we are building an economy, agriculture, industry, and laws. All this exists, praise Allah, and is moving ahead naturally. There are many obstacles. I do not deny that countless obstacles and difficulties stand before us, but all of these are no match against our will. We have been under occupation for 67 or 68 years (i.e., since Israel’s establishment in 1948). Others would have sunk into despair and frustration. However, we are determined to reach our goal because our people stands behind us."
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Abbas rejects Israel’s legitimacy in any borders: All of Israel is an ‎‎“occupation” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 28, 2015

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas addressing the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva: "Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, haven't you wondered: For how long will this protracted Israeli occupation of our land last? After 67 years (i.e., Israel's creation), how long? Do you think it can last, and that it benefits the Palestinian people?"
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Fatah Tweet shows Abbas next to a map portraying Israel as “Palestine” 
Source: Fatah Twitter account, Aug. 14, 2015

Image shows PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas next to a map that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel, with the word “Palestine” adjacent to the map”.
Text in image:  “A right that has claimants is not lost”
Abbas: “We will not agree to… a Jewish state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 17, 2015
Headline: “President [Abbas] at the Revolutionary Council: ‘If the French proposal ripens to include what we want, we will accept it; In any other case – we will reject it.’”
      “President Mahmoud Abbas stated: ‘If the French proposal to the [UN] Security Council ripens to include what we want – we will welcome it and accept it. If it does not include what we want – we will not want it. If it includes something we do not want, we will not accept it. The matter is clear.’
In his speech at a meeting of Fatah Revolutionary Council’s 15th regular session held at the Presidential Headquarters in Ramallah, his honor added: ‘We want the French proposal to include an Independent Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, with Jerusalem as its capital, a timeframe for negotiations, and a timeframe for implementation. What we will not agree to is a Jewish state. In principle, if [the proposal] specifies this [a Jewish state], we will not accept it.’”
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