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

Opinion

The Palestinian leadership that doesn't represent us

The extension of Mahmoud Abbas' rule following Fatah's latest congress hinders Palestinian democracy.

Diana Buttu

by Diana Buttu

Diana Buttu

Inside Story

What's ahead for the Palestinian Fatah?

First party conference in seven years held in Ramallah and Mahmoud Abbas re-elected president.

Opinion

Fatah will give Abbas an honourable exit

Fatah's seventh congress will throw more light on who will be Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' successor.

Daoud Kuttab

by Daoud Kuttab

Daoud Kuttab

Palestine

Palestinian court excludes Gaza from municipal polls

Court allows West Bank to hold polls but says judiciary in Hamas-controlled Gaza has no "guarantees" for elections.

Palestinian court excludes Gaza from municipal polls

Palestine

Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

Palestinian leader tells UN Israel's settlement expansion in occupied West Bank destroys hopes of a two-state solution.

Abbas to UN: Declare 2017 year to end Israel occupation

War & Conflict

Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' comment

Palestinian leader admits his claims at the EU were baseless but rejects "blood libel" claim of the Israeli PM.

Abbas retracts rabbis 'water poisoning' comment

Opinion

The mistakes of Hamas and the need for recalibration

Nobody dares to claim that Hamas doesn't have the full right to pursue its political agenda.

Ahmed al-Burai

by Ahmed al-Burai

Ahmed al-Burai

Opinion

'Mabrook' to PA President Abbas' son Tareq

Youngest son of the Palestinian president is a baller, and it appears he wants you to know it.

Clayton Swisher

by Clayton Swisher

Clayton Swisher

Opinion

The delusion of a two-state solution

The one-state debate for both peoples is moot given that the two-state solution is no longer feasible.

Sharif Nashashibi

by Sharif Nashashibi

Sharif Nashashibi