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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
PLO decides to cut economic and security ties and freeze recognition of Israel, reiterates "our right to resist the occupation in all manners," opposes Taylor Force Act
“The Palestinian [PLO] Central Committee decided to end all of the commitments of the PLO and the PA to the agreements with the occupation authority ‘Israel,’ and primarily the freezing of the recognition of the State of Israel until [Israel] recognizes the State of Palestine in the borders of June...”
Oct 30, 2018
Abbas’ advisor: Palestinians demand from the US delegation that the refugees be returned
Headline: “Shaath: The American delegation has requested an extension of three to four months to consolidate a peace plan” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said that the American delegation has requested that the [PA] leadership...”
Aug 29, 2017
PA Security Forces Spokesman: Goal is Palestinian state, right of return for all refugees, and release of all the prisoners
Headline: “Al-Damiri: No negotiations with the Israelis without sources of authority and a timeframe for ending the occupation” “General Political Commissioner [of the PLO Political and National Guidance Authority] and Official Spokesman of the Palestinian [PA] Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri...”
Aug 23, 2017
Official PA daily edits statement from U.S. President Trump by removing call to cease terror and incitement
Headline : “Trump: I expect to work with [PA] President Abbas to establish peace; the [PA] president during a press conference with his American counterpart: The freedom of our people is the key to peace, the demands of the prisoners are just” “US President Donald Trump said that the US expects to...”
May 24, 2017
PLO chief negotiator Erekat threatens ending peace process if US embassy moved to Jerusalem
“PLO Executive Committee Secretary, [Fatah Central Committee member, and PLO Chief Negotiator] Saeb Erekat yesterday, Saturday [May 20, 2017], said that transferring the American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem means ‘the end of the peace process.’ During a meeting on peace at the World Economic...”
May 21, 2017
Israeli-Egyptian Peace Agreement remembered as ‘difficult day’ by Palestinians
Official PA TV program Buy Time in Jerusalem, on former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat’s visit to Jerusalem in 1977 Official PA TV reporter: “[Arab ] residents of Jerusalem sat in the cafes and their homes and saw the leader of the largest Arab state land at the airport in Lod (i.e., Israel’s Ben...”
May 20, 2017
PA chief negotiator Erekat: No difference between ISIS terrorism and ‘Israeli occupation terrorism’
Headline: “Erekat: The PLO’s plan will remain in place until the establishment of the State of Palestine” “[PLO] Executive Committee Secretary [and PLO Chief Negotiator and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat in a press statement discussed the general political situation and the changes...”
Mar 5, 2017
Abbas’ advisor: US embassy transfer to “occupied” Jerusalem would end Palestinian preparedness for negotiation
Headline: “Shaath: Trump is still limiting our relations to the security aspect alone” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Foreign Affairs [and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said today, Wednesday [March 1, 2017], that American President Donald Trump’s administration is still limiting...”
Mar 1, 2017
PLO official: We will never recognize a Jewish State
Headline: "Rafat: We will not agree to any Israeli soldier remaining on our land" "PLO Executive Committee member Saleh Rafat emphasized that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu, the pillars of his government, and all those who stand by its side or support it know well that there will never..."
Jan 25, 2017
PLO official: If US transfers embassy, PLO will revoke all agreements and ties with Israel
Official PA TV News, telephone interview with Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee and Fatah Central Committee member Saeb Erekat: "Transferring the embassy means only one thing: recognition..."
Jan 23, 2017
Fatah official: "Transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem means the end of the two-state solution and the end of any future negotiations"
Headline: “Shtayyeh: We, Jordan, and all of the Arabs constitute a united front against the Judaization of Jerusalem” “Fatah Central Committee member Muhammad Shtayyeh said… as he received Jordanian Ambassador to Palestine Khaled Al-Shawabkeh in his office on Wednesday [Jan. 18, 2017]… ‘The...”
Jan 18, 2017
Official threatens PLO will revoke recognition of Israel in response to US embassy move
Headline: “Khaled: We must remind Trump about international law” “PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled warned against the dangers of any uncalculated adventure that American President-elect Donald Trump might set off on at the US Presidential Inauguration Ceremony this Friday [Jan. 20,...”
Jan 18, 2017
Fatah spokesman claims Jerusalem as the "eternal capital of the State of Palestine, and not as the capital of two states"
Headline: "Alayan: Kerry's speech is important, but its principles are not sources of authority for the resolution of the Palestinian issue" "[Official Fatah Spokesman in Jerusalem and] Fatah Movement leadership member Raafat Alayan described the speech of American Secretary of State John Kerry (on..."
Dec 29, 2016
Official PA daily expects Trump to revise US policy in Israel’s favor, warns of “unprecedented responses in the Palestinian arena”
Excerpt of an op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist of the official PA daily The columnist notes the Israeli right's satisfaction with US President-elect Donald Trump's victory, but adds: Headline: “Israel and Trump” “However, there is a trend in Israel that is not optimistic and is not...”
Nov 13, 2016
Contrary to message in Arabic to Palestinians, Abbas states to Russian PM that the PA wants the two-state solution
Headline: “[PA] President: Our recognition of Israel cannot be for free, and it must implement the agreements that have been signed” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized that ‘Our recognition of the State of Israel cannot be for free, for at the same time there needs to be Israeli recognition...”
Nov 12, 2016
PLO official blames US for failed peace talks; accuses US of bias in favor of Israel, covering Israeli “crimes”
Headline: " Abu Yusuf: Trump's victory will not add anything new to the complicity between the US and Israel" "Secretary-General of the Palestinian Liberation Front and PLO Executive Committee member Dr. Wasel Abu Yusuf said that the bias of the American Administration in favor of the Israeli..."
Nov 10, 2016
Abbas spokesman on Trump election: "We will work with any president the American people elect"
Headline: “Abu Rudeina: We will work with any president the American people elect on the basis of achieving peace” “Official [PA] Presidential Spokesman [and Fatah Central Committee member] Nabil Abu Rudeina said that: ‘We will work with any president the American people elect on the basis of...”
Nov 9, 2016
PLO official: "We hope that the next American administration will implement the two-state solution"
Headline: “Erekat: We hope that the next American administration will implement the two-state solution...” “Chief Palestinian negotiator [and Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee] Dr. Saeb Erekat said that the Palestinian side hopes that the next American administration will implement...”
Nov 9, 2016
PLO Chief Negotiator threatens US: If embassy moved to Jerusalem, US interests harmed in Islamic world, blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East
Erekat assumes US administration could never Israeli capital and settlement -building; blames Israel for all “evil” in the Middle East; hopes peace process will cause “drying up of the quagmire of the Israeli occupation” Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program The Day’s Events...
Nov 9, 2016
Senior PLO official: Releasing terrorists is a precondition for peace
“Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee [and Fatah Central Committee member] Dr. Saeb Erekat… said in a speech he gave at the Palestinian National Security Summit held in Gaza that … in regard to everything related to the peace process, ‘We are striving for peace and interested in peace,...”
Nov 3, 2016