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Foreign minister of Norway: World won't finance Palestinian state forever
“The Norwegian Foreign Minister Espen Barth Eide, said the world wouldn’t continue financing the building of a Palestinian state forever, and that unless progress was made [in the peace talks], the aid would stop. In an interview with the Israeli newspaper, The Jerusalem Post, he added that ‘in the...”
Aug 30, 2013
PA TV host: Terrorist prisoners are "a crown on our heads;" their release is a "national victory"
Special live broadcast on PA TV about the release of 26 Palestinian prisoners. PA TV host: “Today [Aug. 13, 2013] is the day when 26 prisoners are to be released - 26 of our heroes, who spent the days of their youth and the best [years] of their lives in the occupation’s prison… These prisoners, of...”
Aug 13, 2013
Fatah official: I "oppose negotiations"
Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Al-Tirawi: "The other point I would like to say is that the Israelis say that Beit El and Ma'ale Adumim are Israeli areas, but we also haven't forgotten that Haifa, Jaffa, Acre and Nazareth are Palestinian and will remain Palestinian forever." Click to view...
Aug 13, 2013
Netanyahu’s call for referendum is a “ploy” to “expropriate lands, Judaize them and annex them”
Article by columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman: “The referendum suggested by [Israeli Prime Minister] Netanyahu is no more than a new excuse and ploy to sidestep the peace process’ achievements, and to insist on barricading inside the settlements, expropriating lands, Judaizing them...”
Jul 27, 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
Palestinians will fight “for liberation using methods of struggle they deem suitable”
Columnist for official PA daily Adel Abd Al-Rahman: “If there is no other option – let the Israeli occupation stay and let the national resistance flags be raised, capable of blocking the Israeli apartheid state’s plans and plots. This is because the Palestinian leadership won’t continue waiting...”
Mar 13, 2013
Op-ed in PA daily: Negoitations with Israel have failed, only solution is resistance
Headline: “Israel has chosen occupation and rejected peace” Excerpt from an article by Fadwa Barghouti, imprisoned terrorist Marwan Barghouti’s wife (See below) "The Palestinians tried negotiations for two decades and achieved nothing but more occupation, settlement, Judaization, assassinations,..."
Feb 18, 2013
PLO official: UN resolutions affirm the Palestinian right of return
Headline: "Al-Agha: [UN] Resolution 194 guarantees the right of return, which will not be harmed or influenced by the establishment of the Palestinian state" "Member of the PLO Executive Committee and head of its department for refugee affairs, Zakariya Al-Agha, emphasized that the right of..."
Aug 8, 2011
PA daily cartoon presents Oslo Accords as tragedy
A man prepares a headstone for a grave, and sits and wonders which date to inscribe to complete the text. The headstone reads: "The deceased: 'Arab History' [Date of] death..." The man considers which year to add to the inscription as the year Arab history died. The dates he thinks possible are...
Jun 7, 2011
Oslo Accords portrayed as a tragedy on PA TV for kids
This visual appeared in a music video of a song encouraging Palestinians to overcome their tragedies. Children are seen sitting around a table drawing. One drawing included in the video shows the dates "1948, 1967, 1993." Click to view bulletin
Jun 3, 2011
Abbas: The PA can ignore US demands even though US gives PA $460 million annually
“The President [Abbas] emphasized that in September the Palestinian leadership will pass a resolution which no-one will have dreamed of, if the available options concerning the peace process fail… President Abbas made it clear that the Arab Peace Initiative is the ideal solution to the Arab-Israeli...”
Jan 24, 2011
PA chief negotiator to US: Israel made peace talks fail; now is not time for peace process
“Head of the PLO negotiations department, Saeb Erekat… in an exclusive statement to WAFA, while he accompanied President Mahmoud Abbas to Egypt, said: ‘We informed the American administration that it would not obtain a cessation of settlement from Netanyahu, and therefore the Israeli government...”
Dec 9, 2010
PA official: US failed in peace talks so PA must turn to the "international framework"
Headline: ”President: The crisis in the peace process is severe, and Greece and Europe have a central role in moving it forward” “Palestinians have cast doubt on Washington’s ability to influence Israel, whose opposition to the settlement freeze led to the failure of the American efforts to renew...”
Dec 9, 2010
Abbas hints that violence is an option if negotiations with Israel fail
“During a joint press conference with the Egyptian Foreign Minister... the President [Abbas] said: ‘We spoke about the Palestinians’ options, and we said that these options will proceed one after the other, but the first of them is the renewal of direct negotiations, if Israel will cease all its...”
Oct 29, 2010
Secretary General of the Palestinian Initiative: Israel is a "racist discrimination regime"
Headline: “Before 50,000 participants, Barghouti in London calls for recognition of Palestinian state and its borders” “Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative, Mustafa Barghouti, called upon the world to recognize a Palestinian state within the June 4th, 1967 borders, with...”
Oct 25, 2010
Fatah spokesman: Hamas leader Mashaal speaks "with two tongues," one for foreign media and one for Arab audience
On October 23, 2010, PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal's statements about peace to Newsweek magazine: Headline: "Mashaal: Hamas prepared to accept agreement with Israel which receives approval of most Palestinians" "Khaled Mashaal, head of the Hamas Political..."
Oct 24, 2010
Abbas advisor: If Washington won’t recognize the Palestinian State, then we will go to the Security Council
“Political advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas, Nimer Hammad, told the France Press Agency (Agence France-Presse): ‘We shall officially ask Washington to recognize the Palestinian State… If this option is not possible, we will go to the Security Council to obtain official recognition of the...”
Oct 22, 2010
Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative asks foreign ambassadors to recognize Palestinian state
"Secretary General of the Palestinian National Initiative movement, MP Mustafa Barghouti, met with Canadian ambassador Chris Greenshields and Swedish ambassador Axel Wernhoff. MP Mustafa Barghouti said that he suggested that the ambassadors recognize an independent Palestinian state within the June..."
Oct 14, 2010
PLO representative: Negotiations just another stage in the Palestinian struggle
Headline: “PLO representative in Lebanon: We shall not relinquish our rights; the negotiations are another stage in our struggle” “PLO representative in Lebanon, Ambassador Abdallah Abdallah, emphasized yesterday that the Palestinian-Israeli negotiations, which have commenced in Washington, are not...”
Sep 9, 2010
PA Minister: Goal of Oslo to destroy Israel
PA Minister of Supplies, Abd El Aziz Shahian: “The Palestinian people accepted the Oslo agreements to gain a foothold and not as a permanent settlement, since war and struggle on the land is more efficient than a struggle from a distant land... The Palestinian people will continue the revolution...”
May 30, 2000