Middle East

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Moves believed to be part of efforts to cut costs and recuperate funds after Israel stopped delivering tax revenues.

Palestinian president fires advisers, orders return of bonuses

Opinion

Israel, the US, and the PA succession conundrum

The US and Israel want to remove President Mahmoud Abbas from power, but that might not be in their best interests.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

Middle East

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

Palestinian president says committee will be formed to end agreements with Israel but does not provide further details.

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

Mahmoud Abbas

Kushner: Trump 'very fond' of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Following Bahrain workshop, Jared Kushner also accuses Palestinian leadership of being 'hysterical and erratic'.

Kushner: Trump 'very fond' of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

AJ Impact

With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Trump administration is promoting $50bn plan to invest in infrastructure of West Bank, Gaza, and neighbouring states.

With no political deal, is Palestine economic peace just a dream?

Palestine

Mahmoud Abbas swears in new Palestinian government

Abbas accepts oath from 22 ministers in new cabinet led by Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh.

Palestine

Palestinian President Abbas accepts PM Hamdallah's resignation

New government is expected to be made up only of parties that are members of PLO, excluding Hamas and the Islamic Jihad.

Palestinian President Abbas accepts PM Hamdallah's resignation

Palestine

Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

The Palestinians presented a request for UN membership in 2011, but that application never came to a vote.

Palestine launches bid for full UN membership despite US veto

Hamas

Hamas rejects Abbas's plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Gaza-based movement warns that the move called for by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will bring chaos.

Hamas rejects Abbas's plan to dissolve Palestinian parliament

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

West Bank: Settler posters call for Palestinian president killing

Notices posted by Jewish settlers feature Mahmoud Abbas in the crosshairs and labelled a 'supporter of terrorists'.

West Bank: Settler posters call for Palestinian president killing

Egypt

Abbas in Egypt 'to discuss Palestinian reconciliation'

Abbas and President el-Sisi expected to hold talks on the Palestinian reconciliation process and the situation in Gaza.

Mahmoud Abbas in Egypt 'to discuss Hamas-Fatah reconciliation'

Jerusalem

Palestinian President Abbas: 'Jerusalem not for sale'

Palestinians now see US 'with new eyes' and it is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process, says Abbas.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas: 'Jerusalem is not for sale'

Opinion

Hamas: Between unity with Fatah and a deal with Israel

Hamas seems to be making more progress on a de-escalation deal with Israel than on reconciliation with Fatah.

Adnan Abu Amer

by Adnan Abu Amer

Adnan Abu Amer

Opinion

What's the big deal... of the century?

Welcome to Trump's Pax Americana in the Middle East.

Marwan Bishara

by Marwan Bishara

Marwan Bishara

Middle East

PA: US 'working hard' to topple Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leaders react with fury after Jared Kushner questions Palestinian president's ability to make peace deal.

PA: US 'working hard' to topple Mahmoud Abbas