Mahmoud Abbas

Trump Pursues Israel ‘Peace Plan’ to Break off Gaza, Without Input from Palestinians

June 30, 2018

While US President Trump reportedly hopes to use Gulf funding to pressure Egypt to take over Gaza, splitting it from the West Bank, expert Phyllis Bennis warns no Israel peace deal is possible when “there is no Palestinian voice” involved

Abbas Gives Up on US, but Palestinians Give Up on Him

January 17, 2018

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is publicly distancing himself from the US, but that won’t be enough to save face with a Palestinian population fed up with his failed leadership, says former PLO legal adviser Diana Buttu

Palestine

September 13, 2017
The Palestinian Authority’s arrest of prominent human rights activist Issa Amro is part of a wider crackdown on critics of Mahmoud Abbas’ rule, says Ali Abunimah of The Electronic Intifada

Netanyahu Attacks Boycott As Campaign Enters New Phase

March 22, 2014

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu’s AIPAC speech earlier this month where he announced that “we shall boycott the boycotters”, journalist and author Michel Warschawski spoke to The Real News’ Lia Tarachansky about the Israeli government’s approach to the growing boycott movement. The campaign’s growth from civil actions of individuals to major European banks…

Harper Pledges $66 Million to Palestinian Authority, But Does it Aid Palestinians?

January 26, 2014

Yves Engler: Canadian government funds go to policing Palestinians and supporting the corrupt Palestinian Authority

Israelis and Palestinians Turn to One-State Solution

November 20, 2013

On Thursday, Nov 14 the two chief negotiators of the Palestinian Authority handed their resignation from the talks with Israel, mediated by the US. Appointed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says the resignations do not affect the PA’s commitment to this round which began in July and is scheduled to complete in April. But many on…

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accepts the resignation of Prime Minister Salam Fayyad

April 17, 2013

Fayyad represented pro-western interests in Palestine, and his policies came into increasing tension with those of President Abbas

Guantanamo Bay Prison

March 22, 2013
Michael Ratner: The Obama Admin. is responsible for the continued imprisonment of men who were found not to have been involved in any crime or act of war