Middle East

Arab League rejects Trump's Middle East plan

Arab leaders say US initiative does not meet 'minimum rights and aspirations of Palestinian people'.

Arab League rejects Trump's Middle East plan

Palestine

Are Palestinian elections on the horizon?

Analysts caution of a 'bumpy' road ahead amid signs that national polls could be held next year.

Are Palestinian elections on the horizon?

AJ Impact

Palestinians to resume taking tax money collected by Israel

Deal between PA and Israeli ministers seems to ease Ramallah's financial woes, though prisoner stipend dispute remains.

Palestinians to resume taking tax money collected by Israel

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'