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Abbas in rare statement: “We adhere to the culture of peace, despite the pressures to which we are subjected, such as the matter of Jerusalem and the matter of UNRWA funding”
Headline: “In joint press statements with the German foreign minister – the [PA] president: We rely on the role of Europe to reach a permanent and just peace in the region” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said: ‘We rely on the German and French role, through the European Union, and together with the...”
Feb 1, 2018
Abbas includes Judaism among Jerusalem’s three religions and envisions that everyone would practice “religious rituals and prayers” there, in contrast to his previous anti-Jewish statements
Official PA TV, speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 28, 2018 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The continuation of the peace efforts requires the establishment of a bilateral international body under the umbrella of the UN, and we call for the...”
Jan 28, 2018
Abbas in France: “The US is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process… We are the ones who are disseminating the culture of peace instead of war… Israel is our neighbor and we want to make peace with it”
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ statement at a joint press conference together with French President Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 22, 2017, in France "[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] 'As a result of [US] President [Donald] Trump's determination that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel..."
Dec 23, 2017
Abbas: Jews\Israelis are skilled “in falsifying history and religion”, the Torah says the Canaanites were in Jerusalem since before Abraham until today, but the city should be "open city for all religions"
Official PA TV, broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 13, 2017 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Indeed [we], women and men, believe in our right and Allah’s promise to us that this sanctified...”
Dec 13, 2017
Abbas: UNESCO resolution ignoring Jewish connection to holy sites is meant to “prevent harm,” and to condemn “Israeli violations” against East Jerusalem’s “identity”
Headline: “The [PA] president: Peace is our strategic goal, and the key to it is the end of the Israeli occupation” “[PA] President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas said that peace is our strategic goal, that it is an interest of all of us, and that the key to peace is to end the Israeli...”
Nov 1, 2016
Abbas' Christmas speech: Jesus was “a Palestinian messenger”
Ma’an, an independent Palestinian news agency and Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, both reported on Abbas’ Christmas speech 2013. Wafa in English and Ma’an in Arabic. Both referred to Jesus as “a Palestinian messenger." “President Mahmoud Abbas Monday said in his Christmas...”"
Dec 23, 2013
Abbas claims PA is committed to peace and has fulfilled all signed treaties
Excerpt from Abbas’ speech at the World Economic Forum in Jordan: “Palestine has spiritual and religious prominence and also an extraordinary geographic location. This is the land of the three monotheistic religions, the land of peace, to which hundreds of millions of people turn… In a few days, 46...”
May 26, 2013
Piece written by Palestinian girl in PLO youth mag acknowledges that Jerusalem is holy to Judaism
“Jerusalem is a city that is holy to the three monotheistic religions: Islam, Christianity and Judaism. It is the largest of the cities in historical Palestine, which is currently under Israeli rule. In this district there are two refugee camps: Shuafat and Qalandiya.” Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO...
Jul 1, 2010