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Booklet praising Abbas produced by students, supposedly meant to enter the PA curriculum, was pulled following backlash and accusations of "patriarchalism"
“A booklet that female students of a school in the West Bank produced, which includes clear words of praise for [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas, is stirring opposition and anger among the Palestinian public after it was stated that it would enter the Palestinian curriculum."
May 15, 2019
Abbas: Only hope for peace was with Olmert, but he was imprisoned and no deal was reached
"From 1993 to this day we have not gone through any stage during which we could have felt there was hope [for a peace agreement], other than the stage of [former Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Olmert."
Apr 21, 2019
Abbas congratulates North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, expresses “pride in the historical friendly relations between the two states and emphasized his efforts to make them closer”
Headline: “The [PA] president congratulates his North Korean counterpart for being recognized again as chairman of the State Affairs Commission”
Apr 18, 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