Archiv: Mahmoud Abbas

12.05.2021 - 06:33 [ Aziz Abu Sarah / Twitter ]

The Jerusalem uprising had no Hamas or Fatah leadership. Both groups want to capitalize on it and gain some popularity, knowing that their actions will hurt those they claim to want to help most.


05.04.2021 - 19:56 [ Al Jazeera ]

Palestinian President Abbas flies to Germany for medical check-up

“When these events occurred, we saw the whole world, without exception, standing by Jordan and by His Majesty, and this is evidence of the great respect and great interest in this peaceful and secure country,” Abbas said in televised remarks, referring to the placing of the king’s half-brother under house arrest.

17.03.2021 - 23:59 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Must Resign – or Be Deposed

The geriatric, ineffectual, corrupt and authoritarian Palestinian president has finally called elections and an unprecedented array of candidates is snapping at his heels. But there’s little chance he’ll go quietly

17.01.2021 - 15:11 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas Declares Palestinian Elections, but They’re Unlikely to Actually Happen

If the infection, severe illness and fatality rates do not decline significantly before May, the pandemic could serve as another excuse to postpone the elections – especially if Fatah were to discover, on the eve of the election, that it stood to take a big hit again because the accusations of corruption and nepotism have not disappeared.

That, plus the failing grades both Fatah and Abbas receive for their performance. In that December opinion poll, which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, 66 percent of respondents said Abbas should resign.

11.10.2020 - 03:18 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas Meets With World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder in Ramallah

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held a three-hour meeting at his office in Ramallah on Saturday with World Jewish Congress President Ron Lauder, an aide to the president has confirmed.

16.09.2020 - 08:48 [ Haaretz ]

Annexation Plan Is Being Realized

In the meetings of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee from July 29 and August 18, MKs from Likud and Yamina and settlers whom they hosted, openly declared what the natural evolution of this process would be: The Palestinians must make do with Areas A and B; that is, no more than 39 percent of the West Bank, with non-contiguous strips of land. So said the man from the right-wing NGO Regavim, Meir Deutsch; so said Likud MK Nir Barkat, who also called for the settlement of two million Jews in the West Bank;

30.06.2020 - 08:25 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Palestinians offer negotiations days before planned annexation – report

The Palestinian Authority dispatched a letter on Monday addressed to the Quartet on the Middle East stating that it’s prepared to renew negotiations with Israel and agree to „minor territorial exchanges,“ according to reports by Ynet News on Monday night.

The Quartet on the Middle East, a foursome consisting of the United Nations, the US, Russia and the European Union involved in mediating the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.

26.06.2020 - 11:31 [ Haaretz ]

Israel Preparing for International Court to Launch Probe Into War Crimes ‚Within Days,‘ Officials Say

This was sparked by a 2015 declaration by the Palestian government to give jurisdiction to the intergovernmental institution „over alleged crimes committed in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem, since June 13, 2014.“

In December, ICC Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda announced that she had found a basis for an investigation against Israel and Hamas over suspicions that war crimes were committed in the Palestinian Territories in the period beginning in 2014. But she asked that the court issue a pre-trial ruling first on its jurisdiction in cases involving the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza.

19.06.2020 - 13:01 [ Times of Israel ]

Caught between annexation and his public’s apathy, Abbas hopes for symbolic wins

But that won’t stop the initiatives, a Palestinian official says.

“The current plan is to keep appealing to UN institutions in order to be recognized, even if the proposals are vetoed over and over. Many countries support this move, so the leadership supports it as well.”

He adds: “There are already 12 or 13 European states that are willing to recognize a Palestinian state under occupation in the event of an Israeli annexation, and that’s the price Israel will have to pay.”

13.06.2020 - 14:42 [ Jerusalem Post ]

ICC Prosecutor: Israel war crimes probe can go on despite Oslo Accords


The ICC asked the Palestinian Authority to declare whether the Oslo Accords are still legally binding. The request came after PA President Mahmoud Abbas declared on May 19 that the PA no longer viewed itself as bound by the Oslo Accords due to Israel’s intention to annex parts of the West Bank.

Responding to this question, the PA said that Abbas’s May 19 declaration was not part of the legal record of the war crimes case regarding Israel.

13.06.2020 - 14:27 [ ]

Report: Palestinian leadership fails to rally crowds for protest against annexation

While the annexation plan met with harsh criticism from the Israeli left, as well as parts of the international community, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party could secure a meager turnout of some 200 protesters at a rally in Ramallah, according to Haaretz.

11.02.2020 - 16:20 [ ]

Palestinians shelve plan for UN vote on Trump’s Middle East plan

Palestinian-backed plans for a UN security council vote on Tuesday designed to show international opposition to Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan are expected to be shelved after the US and the UK raised separate objections to the draft text.

In what was being seen as a key test of the diplomatic support for Trump’s “ultimate deal”, Tunisia, with Arab League and Palestinian support, …

23.10.2019 - 07:05 [ Haaretz ]

Palestinian Authority Blocks 59 Palestinian Websites, Social Media Channels Critical of Abbas

The decision was made at the request of the Palestinian prosecution, but it is widely assumed that senior PA officials were behind the move. The prosecution, in its petition to the court, argued that the sites disseminate harmful content about the PA and its officials and are likely to be used to incite lawlessness.

17.09.2019 - 20:03 [ Haaretz / Twitter ]

Netanyahu accuses the Palestinians of trying to defeat him

17.08.2019 - 15:37 [ Radio Utopie ]

Kein Antrag auf U.N.-Vollmitgliedschaft: Abbas verrät Palästina erneut


Das bedeutet effektiv auch den Verzicht darauf, die Besatzungsmacht endlich wegen Bruch des Völkerrechts vor dem Internationalen Strafgerichtshof zu verklagen.

Im Gipfel der Erbärmlichkeit warf sich Abbas in seiner Rede am Ende auch noch dem Sicherheitsrat zu Füßen und bezeichnet den Sicherheitsrat mit seinen Atommächten als „höchstes Gremium..der Völker der Welt“:

„Nach diesem (Sicherheits)Rat, übergeben wir unsere Sache dem Allmächtigen“.

Abbas weiß genau genau, wie abscheulich und verlogen seine Worte sind. Wie beschrieben, ist der Sicherheitsrat in der Sache der Vollmitgliedschaft dem Beschluss der Generalversammlung unterworfen. Abbas schauspielert hier wieder einmal das arme, christliche Opfer, was ja nichts machen könne außer wieder einmal, jahrzehntelang, die armen, armen Trottel zu verraten, deren „Präsident“ er sich nennt.

Die Palästinenser können wieder einmal konstatieren, dass die P.L.O., Fatah, die „Autonomiebehörde“, ihr Chefdiplomat Saeb Erekat und Präsident Mahmud Abbas wertlos sind und keines ihrer Worte irgendetwas außer Verrat und Heuchelei bedeuten.

22.07.2019 - 15:39 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas


Einerseits will also Abbas weiterhin verhindern, dass Palästina nach über 50 Jahren Besatzung endlich eine der Vereinten Nationen wird, unter den Schutz des Völkerrechts und des Internationalen Strafgerichtshof gelangt und die Besatzungsmacht Israel fürchten muss wegen ihrer Verbrechen und Verletzungen der Genfer Konventionen endlich verklagt zu werden.

Andererseits klammert sich der 83-Jährige schlicht einfach an die Macht und versucht diesen periodisch alle paar Jahrzehnte auftretenden Ausnahmefall von palästinensischer Stimmabgabe mit Bedeutung auch noch irgendwie zu überstehen, genauso wie der Rest der uralten, seit Jahrzehnten üppig eingekauften P.L.O.-Kader.

Und natürlich hoffen das auch alle internationalen Sponsoren von Doppelagent Abbas, sowie von seiner Fatah und seiner P.L.O.

Denn mit diesen hat die Regierung der Besatzungsmacht Israel, hat Washington, haben all die internationalen falschen Freunde Palästinas genau die Kollaborateure und korrupten Diener, die sie brauchen um Palästina auch weiterhin unter Kolonialherrschaft zu halten.

20.05.2019 - 05:06 [ New York Times ]

Trump to Open Middle East Peace Drive With Economic Incentives

By most indications, the plan would not involve the creation of a Palestinian state, as the United States has sought for the last quarter-century under presidents of both political parties.

But just as they have done in their sometimes highly leveraged real estate businesses, Mr. Trump and Mr. Kushner hope to use other people’s money to achieve their goals.

14.11.2018 - 06:44 [ CNN ]

Suitcases of $15M in cash from Qatar bring relief for Gaza

(11.11.2018) Negotiations for the financial package to Gaza began months earlier, following the Palestinian Authority’s decision to cut salaries of employees in Gaza last year, an Israeli government source with knowledge of the matter told CNN. The sanctions against Gaza were an attempt to put economic pressure on Hamas to relinquish control of the coastal enclave to the Palestinian Authority.

14.11.2018 - 06:28 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Steinitz: Military action in Gaza would be the ‚Mahmoud Abbas War‘

(15.10.2018) If Israel is dragged into a military operation in the Gaza Strip amid ongoing clashes on the Israel-Gaza border, it should be called the “Mahmoud Abbas War,” Energy Minister and security cabinet member Yuval Steinitz said on Monday.

Speaking at the Maariv Leaders Conference in Jerusalem, Steinitz reiterated his warning last year that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has a “strategic program to embroil Israel in a conflict in Gaza, and he wants to manipulate us into a conflict Israel is not interested in at a time that isn’t desirable.”

12.11.2018 - 07:23 [ ]

Hamas Gives Up Control of Gaza Border Crossings

(1.11.2017) The Islamic militant group Hamas on Wednesday handed over control of Gaza’s border crossings with Israel and Egypt to the internationally recognized Palestinian Authority, taking the first tangible step toward implementing a reconciliation deal with the rival Fatah movement.

04.11.2018 - 15:08 [ Times of Israel ]

Shin Bet head said to have met Abbas in bid to renew leadership ties


The report does not specify when the meeting took place, but says it came amid a series of meetings Argaman held with senior PA officials in recent months in which he stressed they would benefit from renewed contact between Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

06.09.2018 - 06:13 [ Fox News ]

Haley: Trump’s Israeli-Palestinian ‚deal of the century‘ can happen if Abbas comes to the table

While many critics of the Trump administration have claimed there is no peace plan, Haley said she had read it, but told reporters that it would not be rolled out during this month’s United Nations General Assembly debate when Trump and other world leaders will address the global body.

“I can tell you that (White House senior adviser) Jared Kushner and (Trump’s special envoy for international negotiations) Jason Greenblatt have done unbelievably detailed work in it. I have read the plan. It is thoroughly done. It is well-thought-out from both sides, the Palestinians and the Israelis.“

06.09.2018 - 06:06 [ Haaretz ]

Abbas: Trump’s Team Offered Me to Establish a Jordanian-Palestinian Confederation

(3.9.2018) The Palestinian president did not detail the administrative implications of such a plan and what level of autonomy a Palestinian state would have under a Jordanian confederation. According to him, he completely rejected the offer as long as Israel is not mentioned as a party.

06.09.2018 - 06:04 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(1.5.2018) Abbas ist Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht. Seine Aufgabe ist es, effektiven Widerstand gegen die Besatzung zu verhindern, stattdessen die Vorurteile vom primitiven, überall lauernden palästinensischen Judenmörder und Barbaren zu bedienen, alle Unterstützer der palästinensischen Sache entweder zu vergraulen oder mit solchem Wahnsinn genau so zu diskreditieren wie die Palästinenser insgesamt, und der Regierung von Benjamin Netanjahu auf jede erdenkliche Weise in die Hände zu spielen, genauso wie bisher und das möglichst so, dass es schlichter gestrickten Charakteren nicht auffällt.

06.09.2018 - 06:01 [ ]

Scoop: Palestinian intelligence delegation in D.C. for talks with CIA

(2.9.2018) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Israeli members of the Knesset during a meeting in his office in Ramallah Sunday that — despite the deep crisis with the Trump administration — a Palestinian delegation of security and intelligence officials is in Washington, D.C. for talks with the CIA.

Why it matters: The connection between the CIA and the Palestinian General Intelligence service is one of the few functioning channels of communication …

22.08.2018 - 09:01 [ Times of Israel ]

Abbas rejection of possible Israel-Hamas truce said to create tension with Egypt

Abbas insists that Egyptian efforts prioritize reconciliation between his Fatah party and its rival Hamas, and that the Palestine Liberation Organization, which he chairs, play a central role in agreeing to a ceasefire, the London-based Al-Hayat daily newspaper reported.

09.08.2018 - 12:35 [ Radio Utopie ]

Sabotiert Herzl Halevi den Waffenstillstand zwischen der Hamas und Netanyahu?

Kurz vor einem Waffenstillstand zwischen der im aufständischen Teil der israelischen Kolonie Palästina herrschenden Hamas im Gazastreifen und der israelischen Regierung Netanyahu in Jerusalem eskaliert plötzlich die Situation.

22.07.2018 - 14:41 [ Palestinian Information Center ]

PA forces intercept demonstration against Gaza sanctions PA security forces

Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces on Saturday evening prevented the Palestinian citizens taking part in a demonstration against PA sanctions on Gaza from reaching the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Ramallah.

22.07.2018 - 14:32 [ Haaretz / ]

Abbas Cares About One Thing, Israeli Defense Officials Believe. And It’s Not Peace or a Palestinian State

At 83, ailing and with his days in power nearing their end, Abbas’ decisions are guided by thoughts of his legacy, and more importantly, what will happen to his family on the day his successor takes his place in the Muqata, Israeli sources say.

14.07.2018 - 14:07 [ Haaretz / ]

Gaza Flare-up: Netanyahu Resists Pressure for War, but Flames Getting Higher

However, the prime minister had to make it look like something was being done, in light of the fires that keep raging in Israeli border communities. The media and right-wing critics have already pushed Netanyahu into a military operation he didn’t want in the Gaza Strip, twice: Operation Pillar of Defense (2012) and Operation Protective Edge (2014). This time, he looked better prepared to stand firm in the breach, but not to take responsibility.

13.07.2018 - 17:24 [ ]

Netanyahu, Putin talk Iran before Helsinki summit

Moscow had earlier invited the Israeli prime minister to attend the final game of the FIFA World Cup on July 15, where Netanyahu could have found himself in the stadium together with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Yet Netanyahu, who is reluctant to meet with Abbas, opted for an earlier visit, while the Palestinian leader will come for the final as originally planned.

30.06.2018 - 10:24 [ Haaretz ]

Jordan, Saudis and Palestinians Warn Israel: Erdogan Operating in East Jerusalem Under Your Nose

Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinian Authority have all separately warned Israel over the past year about growing Turkish activity in East Jerusalem, which they say is part of an attempt by Turkish…

14.06.2018 - 19:41 [ RT Deutsch / Youtube ]

Palästinensergebiete: Polizei löst gewaltsam Solidaritätskundgebung für Gazastreifen in Ramallah auf

Der Protest fand trotz eines vorübergehenden Demonstrationsverbots statt, das am Mittwoch verkündet wurde. Die Veranstalter haben weitere Kundgebungen angekündigt. Demonstranten haben den PA-Führer Mahmoud Abbas von der Fatah aufgefordert, Sanktionen gegen die rivalisierende Hamas in Gaza fallen zu lassen, von denen sie glauben, dass sie dessen zwei Millionen Einwohner treffen.

15.05.2018 - 10:03 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

(1.5.2018) Abbas abgesonderter Wahnsinn über die Shoa soll verdecken, dass er der effektivste Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht über Palästina ist und dieser permanent in die Hände spielt.

05.05.2018 - 20:14 [ Jonathan S. Tobin / Algemeiner ]

Abbas Isn’t the Real Problem

Anyone possible successor will be a slave to the same mindset that prevented Abbas from ever embracing peace. As long as Palestinians are more worried about suing Britain for the Balfour Declaration than building up their own institutions, and regard Tel Aviv as much an illegal settlement as the most remote West Bank hilltop caravan, Israelis know that the 100-year-old war on Zionism won’t be over.

05.05.2018 - 20:11 [ New York Times ]

Let Abbas’s Vile Words Be His Last as Palestinian Leader

He has weakened government institutions that are essential for a future state and refused to call new elections, thus overstaying his term by many years and preventing younger leaders from emerging.

He has also failed to unify the Palestinians in the West Bank, where his Fatah faction dominates, with those in the even more desperate circumstances of the Gaza Strip, where Hamas holds sway.

Even in this gloomy climate, however, Mr. Abbas’s vile speech was a new low. No doubt he feels embittered and besieged on all sides. But by succumbing to such dark, corrosive instincts he showed that it is time for him to leave office.

05.05.2018 - 19:56 [ Arab News ]

Abbas increases pressure on Hamas for Gaza handover

(13.4.2018) Abbas gave Hamas 60 days to make the change or the territory would be declared a rebellious zone

04.05.2018 - 18:16 [ ]

Abbas verdient keine Unterstützung mehr

Nach seinen jetzigen Bemerkungen aber sollte sich die Europäische Union überlegen, ob sie Abbas wirklich weiterhin zur Seite stehen will. Der Palästinenserpräsident hat durch seinen unverhohlenen Antisemitismus eine rote Linie überschritten und verdient vorerst keine Unterstützung mehr. Und die politische Rechte in Israel dürfte sich bei aller Ungehörigkeit der Abbas’schen Äußerungen ins Fäustchen lachen. Denn diese werden ihre radikale Siedlungspolitik nur beflügeln.

02.05.2018 - 21:13 [ Junge Welt ]

Palästinensischer Nationalrat tagt in Ramallah. Antisemitische Ausfälle des Regierungschefs

Mehrere Jugendorganisationen schlossen sich aus dem Exil der Kritik an. »Der Nationalrat tagt ohne jede Wahl und besitzt deshalb keine Legitimation«, heißt es in einer Erklärung, die das Internetportal Middle East Monitor verbreitete. »Wir erklären den Palästinensischen Nationalkongress und seine Entscheidungen für null und nichtig.« Das Gremium dränge Millionen Palästinenser im Exil an den Rand und trenne sie »immer weiter von ihrem eigenen Volk und ihrer Heimat«. Die von der Fatah dominierte Führung der PLO habe »unsere großartige Sache zu einer traurigen Farce verkommen lassen«.

02.05.2018 - 11:57 [ Radio Utopie ]

Doppelagent Abbas

Abbas abgesonderter Wahnsinn über die Shoa soll verdecken, dass er der effektivste Kollaborateur der israelischen Besatzungsmacht über Palästina ist und dieser permanent in die Hände spielt.