Mahmoud Abbas

Mahmoud Abbas and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has voiced support for Palestinians after reports that Riyadh had given its green light to a contentious US “deal of the century” on the future of the occupied territories.

“We will not abandon you … We accept what you accept and we reject what you reject,” King Salman told Palestinian Authority chairman President Abbas in a recent meeting.Read More →

Jared Kushner - Donald Trump

Senior Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accused Kushner and Greenblatt of trying to topple the Abbas-led West Bank autonomy government and dismantle the U.N. aid agency for Palestinian refugees. On Sunday, Erekat doubled down on his criticism, telling Israel’s Channel 10 that the American negotiators are “not neutral” and predicting their peace plan would fail.Read More →

Federica Mogherini and Mahmoud Abbas - Palestinian - Palestines - Palestine

“I want to reassure President Abbas of the firm commitment of the European Union to the two-state solution with Jerusalem as the shared capital of the two states,” Mogherini said. “We are keen on continuing the way of negotiations,” Abbas said. “We are determined to reunite our people and our land.”Read More →

Mahmoud Abbas - Palestine

Palestinians have taken to the streets of the West Bank city of Bethlehem to protest US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, burning his photos over Washington’s decision to recognize Jerusalem al-Quds as the Israeli “capital.” The protesters gathered in Bethlehem’s Manger Square outside the Church of the Nativity on Sunday night after Pence arrived in Israel earlier in the day for a two-day visit. They carried signs that read “Pence you are desecrating our land” and “Pence go home.”Read More →