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PA TV host: Israel\Jews created hatred between Muslims and Christians to strengthen its presence; Lebanese Mufti: Israel cause of Arab terror, but Mufti advocates co-existence
"Perhaps they – the Jews or global Zionism – are the ones doing something such as causing disagreement between the Muslims and Christians... this issue demands a solution based on the thinking and culture of coexistence [in Palestine], and on neither side being able to negate the other"
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..."
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...
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..."
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..."
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 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 favors peaceful path to reach agreement with Israel, says to PLO Council that he has no weapons, suggests sarcastically that those who favor war leave him alone and go do as they wish
Official PA TV, live broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the 28th meeting of the PLO Central Council PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “We also always say that we adhere to negotiations as a way to reach a political arrangement with the Israelis. In other words, we do not want war. We will...”
Jan 14, 2018
Abbas emphasizes he seeks peace with Israel through continued conversation with Israelis, but PLO can make its own decisons
Official PA TV, excerpt of a speech given by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Jan. 14, 2018, at the PLO Central Council in Ramallah PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We have an additional matter and it is important, and I think it needs to continue. I don't impose my decisions on the [PLO Central] Council..."
Jan 14, 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
PA Police official: Israel and the PA cooperate in enforcing laws against drugs
Official PA TV program As It Is, on drugs, with PA Police War on Drugs Unit Deputy Commander Abd Allah Aliwi PA Police War on Drugs Unit Deputy Commander Abd Allah Aliwi: “Regarding people [ drug dealers] who hold Jerusalem identity cards (i.e., permanent residency) and Israeli identity cards, yes,...”
Sep 29, 2017
Man from Gaza hopes for all-encompassing peace: “Israelis have a right to live and Palestinians have a right to live”
Official PA TV program I Call You, on Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip, hosting the father of prisoner Ammar Al-Daghmeh, who is serving a 16-year prison sentence; PMW was unable to verify the nature of Al-Daghmeh’s crimes Father of Ammar Al-Daghmeh: “I am full of hope that the moment will come when...”
Sep 11, 2017
Abbas to Israelis: "Our hand is extended in peace that is created between those who are brave"
Abbas sent a message to Israelis demonstrating on May 27, 2017 for "Two states - One hope" at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv: "There isn't a voice stronger than the voice of just and inclusive peace, just like there isn't a voice stronger than the right of people for self-determination and freedom from..."
May 27, 2017
Abbas to foreign audience: We want the two-state solution with a Palestinian state living in peace beside Israel
Speech by Abbas at the India Islamic Cultural Center in New Delhi, India PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We are working to implement the two-state solution within the June 4, 1967 borders. In other words, an independent and sovereign Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, which will live in..."
May 16, 2017
Abbas to Russian TV: option of peace is the only option for the future
Official PA TV, broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ interview in Arabic with Russian channel RT Arabic on May 9, 2017 Interviewing for Russian media, Abbas stated that the PA’s only option is peace. However, as PMW has documented, this is rarely the message PA leaders present to Palestinians...
May 9, 2017
Abbas: We want a "Palestinian state that will live in security and peace alongside the State of Israel"
[Q:] "We will begin with the main event, and that is the phone conversation that American President Donald Trump had with you, and your important meeting with his Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. What was said in your first conversation with the US president,..."
Mar 16, 2017
Olive tree planted in Abbas’ name in Israeli village to promote peace
Headline: "On behalf of the [PA] president – an olive tree was planted in the village of Neve Shalom" "A delegation from the PLO Committee for Contact [with Israeli Society], led by Fatah Central Committee member Rawhi Fattouh, planted an olive tree on behalf of [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas in the..."
Feb 9, 2017
Abbas claims to Israeli delegation that he wants “peace through negotiations,” in contrast to messages to Palestinians
Headline: “The [PA] president: [UN] Security Council Resolution 2334 is a clear message that settlement will not lead to peace” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Paris peace conference (i.e., part of the French Peace Initiative) that will be held this month [January 2017] constitutes an...”
Jan 6, 2017
7th Fatah Conference calls: Fight Israels "terror" and the spreading of "a culture of tolerance and peace", Fatah - Hamas unity, and to become a full member state
Headline: “The Seventh Fatah Movement Conference emphasizes that it is important to complete the national building plan *The [Palestinian] National Council (i.e., the legislative body of the PLO) must convene within three months *It is necessary to act against the rift [between Fatah and Hamas] and...”
Dec 5, 2016