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Abbas to Putin: Israel opened the Pilgrimage Road archaeological site to erase Jerusalem's Arab characteristics
Headline: “Presidents Abbas and Putin during a strategic conversation: The political solution is preferable for a just and permanent peace” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a long and in-depth telephone conversation yesterday, Friday [July 12, 2019]… President...”
Jul 13, 2019
PLO Chief Negotiator called on all participants in Bahrain Conference to commit to releasing Palestinian prisoners
“PLO [Executive Committee] Secretary [and Fatah Central Committee member] Saeb Erekat… met with two American delegations of academics, religious clergy, and civil society institutions, and with British Consul General Philip Hall – each one separately. Erekat called on all sides that were present at...”
Jun 29, 2019
Abbas’ advisor repeats false narrative: Jews were unwanted in Europe - US and European plot created a homeland for them in Palestine; US can no longer be a mediator
"Shaath presented the plotting role that the US has played throughout history in order to erase the Palestinian identity... and the European plot to settle the Jews who were unwanted in Europe in order to get rid of them."
Jun 26, 2019
Top PA official Rajoub who forbids Palestinians to participate in sporting events with Israelis: Sports is “a bridge of love and connection with the international community"
Rajoub who forbids sports between Israelis and Palestinians: Sports is “a bridge of love and connection with the international community"
Jun 6, 2019
Abbas pretends to US students the PA is “not against the Jews,” all can practice religion at Jerusalem holy sites
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in meeting with American students from Harvard University: "We are honestly not against the Jews. No. The Jews, the Christians, the Muslims – for us they are equal... Regarding East Jerusalem, we will say that East Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine, West Jerusalem is..."
Mar 24, 2019
Abbas to Harvard students: “I rule out the possibility of violence, and we will not use it. We will not accept violence at all”
Al-Ayyam reported that Abbas in a speech to American Harvard students specifically said that he is against violence and “rules out” the use of it. However, this was not part of his televised speech nor of the official PA paper’s report on the speech. The statement against violence might have been...
Mar 24, 2019
Abbas pretends the PA is against terror when speaking to American students
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas in meeting with American students from Harvard University: "We want to achieve our right and our state peacefully... We will not choose a path other than negotiations to achieve our right. We always say that we are extending our hands to the Israelis… We believe in peace..."
Mar 24, 2019
Abbas in letter to Putin: Israeli “pay-for-slay” law is meant to prevent PA from “fulfilling its obligations to the families of the prisoners and Martyrs, who struggled for the freedom of their people… and who are worthy of all aid”
“PLO Executive Committee member and Fatah Movement Central Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad received Russian Ambassador to the State of Palestine Aydar Aganin at his office in Ramallah yesterday [Feb. 23, 2019]. Al-Ahmad gave the Russian ambassador a written letter from [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas...”
Feb 24, 2019
Abbas refuses the "Israeli measure [to cut tax transfers to the PA]" and refused to receive the remaining funds, PA foreign ministry condemns anti-Semitic violence in Franc
Headline: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the violent acts and hatred in France” “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates condemned the acts of violence, extremism, and hatred that took place in friendly France, and considered them part of the anti-Semitic expressions...”
Feb 22, 2019
PA presidential office condemns terror attack in India
Headline: “The [PA] Presidential Office condemned the terrorist bombing of an Indian police bus in Kashmir” “The [PA] Presidential Office expressed its strong condemnation of the terrorist bombing of Indian police buses in the southern Kashmir area, which led to the death of dozens of victims from...”
Feb 16, 2019
Abbas reiterates PA’s “commitment to international law and legitimacy and to a peaceful solution” at UN
"In this regard, the establishment of peace and security in the Middle East will significantly enhance the opportunities for realization of sustainable and stable development for all countries of the region. Regrettably, however, Israel's continued colonization and occupation of the State of..."
Jan 15, 2019
Abbas condemns terror: “We will not turn to violence. We fight violence and terror”
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas participated in a Christmas meal at the Franciscan monastery in Bethlehem yesterday evening [Dec. 24, 2018]… The president said in his speech during the meal that… His Honor [US] President [Donald] Trump took initiatives that completely contradict the decisions of the...”
Dec 25, 2018
Abbas welcomes Jewish-American org delegation: Abbas is “in favor of cooperation with them and with all of the peace-loving forces in American society”
Headline: “The [PA] president: We distinguish between America and its current administration, which has brought the peace process to a dead-end” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas welcomed a delegation from the [Jewish] American organization J Street, led by Jeremy Ben-Ami, yesterday evening [Oct. 17,...”
Oct 18, 2018
Abbas at UN GA: "I pay tribute to our pure Martyrs and our heroic prisoners," defends PA salaries to terrorists` policy
Headline: "Experts: Mahmoud Abbas' support for the families of the Martyrs, the prisoners, and the wounded highlights that our struggle is national and not connected to terror" "From the UN podium [on Sept. 27, 2018], [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas again emphasized the commitment to continue..."
Sep 29, 2018
President Abbas says he did not intend to offend Jews, following Antisemitic speech
"President Mahmoud Abbas stated on Friday that 'if people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as..."
May 4, 2018
Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018. "Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from..."
Feb 20, 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: “Jerusalem is the gate to peace… only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and …it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not”
Official PA TV, special broadcast for the Al-Azhar Conference in Cairo, on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After [the US] has stood unequivocally alongside the occupation and imposed a reality upon us that leaves us no choice but...”
Jan 17, 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