Mahmoud Abbas

Profile: Mahmoud Abbas

Moderate Palestinian Authority president and leader of the PLO and Fatah.

Profile: Mahmoud Abbas

Inside Story

Will the US move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem?

US president Donald Trump is reported to be considering moving the US embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Opinion

Three issues that could derail the Fatah-Hamas deal

What will happen to Hamas' arms stockpiles, administration and employees still remains unclear.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

Politics

Will Hamas give up arms for Palestinian reconciliation?

Future of reconciliation unclear as Hamas says disarming is not up for discussion, despite President Abbas' demands.

Will Hamas give up arms for Palestinian reconciliation?

Middle East

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks

Palestinian Authority's Rami Hamdallah to follow up on Hamas concessions to end decade-long rift with Fatah.

Palestinian PM to visit Gaza for reconciliation talks

Opinion

A step towards Palestinian unity?

Hamas says it's finally ready for a reconciliation deal, but questions remain as to whether it will follow through.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Middle East

Kushner meets Abbas, Netanyahu to try to restart talks

Meetings between Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser and Palestinian and Israeli leaders met with scepticism.

Kushner meets Abbas, Netanyahu to try to restart talks

Palestine

What comes after Abbas and Netanyahu?

A leadership vacuum is looming, and its effect on the peace process and everyday life has alarmed many observers.

What comes after Abbas and Netanyahu?

Middle East

Egypt and Palestine discuss Hamas-Cairo rapprochement

Abbas-El-Sisi meeting comes after signs of a rapprochement between Cairo, Hamas and ex-Fatah strongman Mohammed Dahlan.

Egypt and Palestine discuss Hamas-Cairo rapprochement

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Abbas 'ready' to meet Netanyahu as part of Trump effort

Palestinian leader says he's ready to 'collaborate' with Trump, who's expected to visit the occupied territories 'soon'.

Abbas 'ready' to meet Netanyahu as part of Trump effort

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

No details as Trump tells Abbas 'we'll get deal done'

US President Donald Trump meets Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the first time in the White House.

United States

Trump set to host Abbas at White House

Palestinian Authority president to meet Donald Trump for the first time on Wednesday in Washington, DC.

Mahmoud Abbas set to meet Donald Trump in US visit

Middle East

PA threatens to withdraw recognition of Israel

Senior official threatens to withdraw Palestinian Authority's recognition of Israel if US embassy is moved to Jerusalem.

PA threatens to withdraw recognition of Israel

Middle East

Abbas warns Trump not to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Palestinian leader tells US president-elect that a relocation would have a "disastrous impact on the peace process".

Abbas warns Trump not to move US embassy to Jerusalem

Opinion

What should Palestinians expect from 2017?

While Palestine will be busy with various internal changes, very little is expected to end the occupation.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab