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Herzog receives condolence call from PA chairman

President Herzog receives condolence calls from UAE Crown Prince and PA Chairman following death of his mother.

Herzog receives condolence call from PA chairman

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Israel’s defense minister's latest session with the Palestinian Authority leader was certainly not “confidence-building.” Opinion.

Mahmoud Abbas plays Benny Gantz for a fool

Anti-Zionist Jews are more in tune with the Palestinian Arabs than Jewish liberals

Some cling to the myth of a 2-state solution, but recent statements by Mahmoud Abbas are in line with those wanting Israel destroyed.Op-ed.

Anti-Zionist Jews are in tune with the Palestinian Arabs

PA: Abbas seeks implementation of 'right of return'

PA cabinet expresses support for Abbas' moves seeking to establish a state and the return of "refugees".

PA: Abbas seeks implementation of 'right of return'

Bereaved families: Abbas pays money to terrorists thanks to Gantz

Families of terrorist victims protest outside Gantz home following his meeting with PA chairman.

'Abbas pays money to terrorists thanks to Gantz'

Lapid: I don't rule out meeting Abbas, but no point now

FM responds to criticism of Gantz's meeting with Mahmoud Abbas, says option for future negotiations must be maintained.

Lapid: I don't rule out meeting Abbas, but no point now

Israel’s peace partner calls for war

Youi just have to love our peace partners. They don't even pretend that what the US calls "confidence-building measures" are mutual. Op-ed.

Israel’s peace partner calls for war

Gantz: It is my duty to prevent war

Defense Minister dismisses criticism of his meeting with PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

Gantz: It is my duty to prevent war

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Prime Minister says he approved not only the meeting between Defense Minister and PA chairman, but also the location.

Bennett: I have no intentions of meeting Abbas

Palestinian leaders are burying their own dream

At this rate, 2022 could wind up becoming the year that puts paid to what little remains of idea of Palestinian nationalism. Opinion.

Palestinian leaders are burying their own dream

Justice Minister: Meeting with Abbas was unnecessary

'Meeting between DM Gantz and PA chief not very important,' Justice Min. Sa'ar says.

Justice Minister: Meeting with Abbas was unnecessary

Peace partner? Abbas attacks Israel days after meeting Gantz

PA chairman accuses Israel of “hideous policies of ethnic cleansing and organized terrorism”.

Abbas attacks Israel days after meeting Gantz

Abbas tells Putin Israel risks 'explosion' in Judea and Samaria

PA chairman speaks with Russian president by phone, says Israeli policies angering the Arab street,

Abbas tells Putin Israel risks 'explosion' in Judea and Samaria

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

State Department spokesperson: US very pleased Gantz hosted Abbas at his home in Israel.

US welcomes Gantz-Abbas meeting

Yamina official: Govt. will collapse if peace process resumes

Deputy Minister Abir Kara: "I will also dismantle the government over the evacuation of settlements. The days of land for peace are over."

Yamina official: Govt. will collapse if peace process resumes

Israel to transfer 100M NIS to PA, grant VIP entry permits

Gantz vows 'confidence-building' package for Palestinian authority include cash transfers, status approvals for thousands of Palestinians.

Israel to transfer 100M NIS to PA, grant VIP entry permits

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays those who murderer Israelis to my home'

Defense Min. Gantz's behaviors aren't contributing to coalition's stability, ministers say.

'I wouldn't invite someone who pays murderers to my home'

Hamas condemns Gantz-Abbas meeting

Hamas says meeting between Gantz and PA chairman "is a stabbing in the back of the intifada".

Hamas condemns Gantz-Abbas meeting

With Bennett's consent: Benny Gantz hosts PA chairman Abbas at his home

Defense Minister meets PA chairman at his home in Rosh HaAyin. Meeting was coordinated with Prime Minister Bennett's office.

Benny Gantz hosts PA chairman Abbas at his home

Fatah: Mansour Abbas will end up in the trash bin of history

PA chairman's movement rips MK Mansour Abbas who said Israel is a Jewish state.

Fatah: Mansour Abbas will end up in the trash bin of history

Poll: 51% of Israelis want Bennett to meet with Mahmoud Abbas

40% of Yamina voters back meeting between Bennett and Palestinian Authority chief. Half of Israelis fear Abbas' replacement will be worse.

Poll: 51% of Israelis want Bennett to meet with Mahmoud Abbas

Response to Trump's recent remarks about Netanyahu

Despite deep gratitude to Trump for all he did for Israel, his recent statements on Netanyahu are incorrect and uncalled for. Opinion.

Response to Trump's recent remarks about Netanyahu

Abbas: Israel must stop 'unilateral measures'

PA chairman meets US Under Secretary of State: Israel must stop its unilateral measures that undermine the two-state solution.

Abbas: Israel must stop 'unilateral measures'

Abbas demands to draw border of Palestinian state

PA chairman reportedly seeking to renew talks but will also threaten "decisive" decisions if Israel doesn't agree.

Abbas demands to draw border of Palestinian state

Gantz to meet Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah again

Meeting comes against backdrop of spate of terrorist attacks in Jerusalem.

Gantz to meet Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah - again

Abbas threatens Israel with unilateral steps

PA chairman threatens to take unilateral measures over the next month if Israel does not stop its "aggression."

Abbas threatens Israel with unilateral steps

Algeria pledges $100 million in aid to the PA

Algeria's President hosts PA chairman, vows to put Palestinian cause at center of Arab League summit.

Algeria pledges $100 million in aid to the PA

You couldn't make this up!!

There may be things more depraved than an Israeli minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come to mind. Op-ed.

You couldn't make this up!!

Abbas speaks to Putin about international peace conference

PA meets Russian President, proposes international peace conference under the auspices of the Quartet.

Abbas speaks to Putin about international peace conference

Abbas: We will not agree to the abuse of our prisoners

PA chairman meets US ambassador to the UN, urges Washington to recognize a Palestinian state.

Abbas: We will not agree to the abuse of our prisoners

Secret meeting between new Shabak chief and Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas

Ronen Bar, Israel's new head of Shabak, met Palestinian Authority's Mahmoud Abbas in secret Ramallah meeting.

Secret meeting between new Shabak chief and PA's Mahmoud Abbas

Chinese President reaffirms support for 'two-state solution'

Chinese President sends letter to PA chairman, reiterates his country’s firm support "of the just cause of Palestine".

Chinese President reaffirms support for 'two-state solution'

Ex-State Dept official says right and wrong are equal

Each side in the Arab-Israel conflict does not have an equally valid claim, unless you are wearing moral blinders. Op-ed.

Ex-State Dept official says right and wrong are equal

Tension in the Fatah camp: The end of the Abbas era?

Russia receiving Abbas’s greatest foe, Mohammed Dahlan, in Moscow may point to the end of Abbas’s political career.Op-ed.

Tension in the Fatah camp: The end of the Abbas era?

Pope meets Abbas, calls for 'two-state solution'

PA chairman holds private audience with Pope Francis, meets top Vatican officials who stress importance of resuming peace talks.

Pope meets Abbas, calls for 'two-state solution'

Abbas: We are extending our hands to the Israelis

PA chairman calls on Israel to start a new political track based on the two-state solution.

Abbas: We are extending our hands to the Israelis

Abbas: Construction in Judea and Samaria thwarts two-state solution

PA chairman condemns construction in "settlements" and sees them as a unilateral step that will destroy the two-state solution.

'Construction in Judea and Samaria thwarts two-state solution'

Abbas condemns Israeli designation of terrorist organizations

PA chairman vows to continue supporting six groups designated as terrorist organizations by Israel.

Abbas condemns Israeli designation of terrorist organizations

PA disappointed by Biden administration

PLO leadership disappointed at the slow pace of political activity under the Biden administration.

PA disappointed by Biden administration

Abbas to Al-Sisi: We're ready to achieve peace with Israel

PA chairman tells Egyptian President the PA is ready to resume peace talks under the auspices of the Middle East Quartet.

Abbas to Al-Sisi: We're ready to achieve peace with Israel