Mahmoud Abbas - updates

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Abbas opens Vatican mission, warns over US embassy move

Jan 14, 2017 - 10:23 PM

Abbas reiterates his opposition to the possible transfer of the US embassy to Jerusalem as pledged by US President elect Donald Trump

DIPLOMATIC MISSION. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas (C, R) looks on after he inaugurated the new Palestinian diplomatic mission to the Holy See with Palestinian Ambassador Issa Kassissieh (L) in Rome on January 14, 2017. Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Palestinian teachers suspend 3-week strike

Mar 13, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promises the teachers a pay increase management review and implementation of a 2013 deal

epa05189400 Palestinian Presidnet Mahmoud Abbas chairs PLO executive committee in the west bank city of Ramallah, 01 March 2016. EPA/FARDI AROURI / POOL

Indonesia dorong dunia internasional boikot produk Israel

Mar 07, 2016 - 9:39 PM

Namun seruan tersebut dianggap tidak akan berpengaruh banyak terhadap Israel

Presiden Joko Widodo (kanan) bersalaman dengan Presiden Palestina, Mahmoud Abbas (kiri) usai memberikan keterangan pers mengenai hasil KTT Luar Biasa OKI. Foto oleh Wendra Ajistyatama/ANTARA

Jokowi bertemu Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas

Mar 06, 2016 - 8:06 PM

KTT ini wujud dukungan penuh dari Indonesia dan OKI terhadap Palestina

Presiden Joko Widodo (kiri) berjabat tangan dengan Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas (kanan) saat pertemuan bilateral di sela rangkaian KTT Luar Biasa ke-5 OKI mengenai Palestina dan Al-Quds Al-Sharif di JCC, Jakarta, Minggu, 6 Maret. Foto oleh Widodo S. Jusuf/ANTARA

Jokowi: Rakyat Palestina harus bersatu untuk membangun negeri

Mar 05, 2016 - 11:14 AM

Dukungan lain yang disampaikan Indonesia yakni menunjuk Konsul Kehormatan di kota Ramallah

Presiden Joko Widodo (ketiga kanan) Pandjaitan memberikan keterangan pers usai meninjau tempat pelaksanaan Konferensi Tingkat Tinggi Luar Biasa (KTT LB) Organisasi Konferensi Islam (OKI) ke-5 Tahun 2016 di Balai Sidang Jakarta (JCC), Jakarta, Jumat, 4 Maret. Foto oleh Yudi Mahatma/Rappler

Indonesia bahas nasib warga Palestina dalam KTT Luar Biasa OKI

Feb 04, 2016 - 12:25 AM

Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas dipastikan menghadiri KTT Luar Biasa OKI ini

Seorang anak kecil ikut mengibarkan bendera Palestina ketika berdemonstrasi memprotes Israel di Jakarta. Foto oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Bendera Palestina dikibarkan pertama kali di markas PBB

Oct 01, 2015 - 1:41 PM

Abbas: Palestina berhak diakui sebagai anggota penuh PBB dan dapatkan pengakuan dari anggota PBB

SELANGKAH LAGI. Presiden Palestina Mahmoud Abbas berpidato saat upacara kenaikan bendera di Markas PBB di New York, Amerika Serikat, 30 September 2015. Foto oleh Peter Foley/EPA

Pope creates first Palestinian saints

May 17, 2015 - 8:23 PM

The canonization of a third Palestinian – a Salesian monk – is still under review by the Church

Palestinian president signs bid to join International Criminal Court

Jan 01, 2015 - 2:01 AM

The Palestinians hope an ICC membership will pave the way for war crimes prosecutions against Israeli officials for their actions in the occupied territories

FRESH BID. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas signs the request to join the International Criminal Court. File photo by Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Israel, Hamas face off in new Gaza conflict

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:10 AM

UPDATED Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas demands Israel immediately stop its air campaign and calls on the international community to pressure the Jewish state

MERKAVA. An Israeli Merkava tank takes position at the border with the Gaza Strip (in the background), southern Israel, 07 July 2014. Abir Sultan/EPA

Israeli troops kill two West Bankers in teen manhunt

Jun 22, 2014 - 8:35 PM

I said the kidnapping was a crime but does that justify the killing of Palestinian teens in cold blood? decries Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas

TEEN MANHUNT FATALITIES. The body of 26-year-old Ahmed Abu Shino, who was allegedly killed by Israeli soldiers at Al Ein Refugee Camp, is brought to Rafedya Hospital Morgue near Nablus, the West Bank, on June 22, 2014. Photo by Alaa Badarneh/EPA

Israel PM blames Hamas for teens' kidnapping

Jun 15, 2014 - 10:11 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu places responsibility for the teens safe return on the shoulders of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas

No peace talks unless Hamas recognizes Israel: Netanyahu

Apr 28, 2014 - 12:17 AM

The Israeli PM says the preferable course of action to get peace talks back on track would be for Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to renounce Hamas

Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. File photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Abbas: Holocaust 'most heinous crime' of modern era

Apr 27, 2014 - 9:23 PM

The Palestinian president expressed sympathy with families of the 6 million Jews who were killed by the Nazi regime during World War II

Palestinian peace negotiators resign over settlements

Nov 14, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Negotiator says the move was in response to increasing settlement building by Israel and the absence of any hope of achieving results

CONTENTIOUS ISSUE. A Palestinian construction worker at a building site in the Jewish settlement of Ramt Shlomo, near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, 30 October 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

Israel PM cancels plans to build 20,000 settler homes in West Bank

Nov 13, 2013 - 6:59 AM

Announcement comes after US and Palestinian criticism over the project

CONTENTIOUS ISSUE. A Palestinian construction worker at a building site in the Jewish settlement of Ramt Shlomo, near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, 30 October 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

Settlement spat looms large over Kerry Mideast visit

Nov 07, 2013 - 9:33 AM

Despite the row Kerry tells Shimon Peres that the peace process is not mission impossible It can happen

CONTENTIOUS ISSUE. A Palestinian construction worker at a building site in the Jewish settlement of Ramt Shlomo, near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, 30 October 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

Kerry evokes memories of Rabin to push peace talks

Nov 06, 2013 - 7:26 AM

Kerry headed first for the Tel Aviv square where Rabin was assassinated 18 years ago to honor the memory of a great man of peace

KERRY IN TEL AVIV. US Secretary of State John Kerry (C) speaks as he stands next to Dalia Rabin-Pelossof (L), daughter of assassinated Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and the Tel Aviv mayor Ron Holdai during a memorial service at the site Israel's former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination in Tel Aviv, Israel, 05 November 2013. EPA/Uriel Sinai/Pool

Palestinians: No talks with Israel while settlement grows

Nov 06, 2013 - 7:17 AM

Official: The Israeli side is determined to continue its settlement and we cannot continue negotiations under these unprecedented settlement attacks

CONTENTIOUS ISSUE. A Palestinian construction worker at a building site in the Jewish settlement of Ramt Shlomo, near the Arab neighborhood of Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, 30 October 2013. EPA/Abir Sultan

Israelis, Palestinians seek peace deal in 9 months

Jul 31, 2013 - 8:08 AM

UPDATE Both sides have agreed to meet again within the next two weeks either in Israel or the Palestinian territories to begin formal direct bilateral negotiations

HISTORIC HANDSHAKE. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) watches as Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (C) and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat (L) shake hands following a press conference on the Middle East Peace Process Talks at the Department of State on July 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

After 'productive' start, second day of Mideast talks

Jul 30, 2013 - 4:24 PM

It is the first time the two sides have publicly come face to face since the last talks collapsed spectacularly in September 2010 over continued Israeli settlement building

TALKING PEACE. US Secretary of State Kerry (center-L) hosts dinner for the Middle East Peace Process Talks, at the Department of State with Israeli Mr. Isaac Molho (right rear) , Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (right 2nd from end) and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat (3rd), and Palestanian Dr. Shtayyeh (lower right corner) in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the US Department of State July 29, 2013, in Washington, DC. The parties meet again July 30th, 2013 here. Photo by AFP/Paul J. Richards

Israelis, Palestinians hold 'productive' direct talks

Jul 30, 2013 - 1:18 PM

UPDATE State Dept: It was a constructive and productive meeting between the parties They engaged in good faith and with seriousness of purpose

TALKING PEACE. US Secretary of State Kerry (center-L) hosts dinner for the Middle East Peace Process Talks, at the Department of State with Israeli Mr. Isaac Molho (right rear) , Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni (right 2nd from end) and Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erakat (3rd), and Palestanian Dr. Shtayyeh (lower right corner) in the Thomas Jefferson Room of the US Department of State July 29, 2013, in Washington, DC. The parties meet again July 30th, 2013 here. Photo by AFP/Paul J. Richards

Mideast peace talks to resume - US

Jul 29, 2013 - 8:38 AM

UPDATE High level envoys from the Israeli and Palestinian leaders will meet in Washington on Monday to restart stalled Middle East peace talks

LONGING FOR PEACE. In this file photo, a Palestinian man waves his national flag on the sidelines of a march organized by inhabitants of the West Bank village Nabi Saleh on December 21, 2012, to protest against the expansion of Jewish settlements on Palestinian land. AFP/Abbas Momani

Palestinian leader Abbas meets China's Xi

May 06, 2013 - 1:29 PM

UPDATE Chinese state run media have called Abbas trip a state visit while officials describe Netanyahu s as an official visit

ABBAS MEETS XI. China's President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 6, 2013. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Jason Lee

Palestinian PM Fayyad resigns after row with Abbas

Apr 14, 2013 - 8:12 AM

Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad resigned on Saturday April 13 after a weeks long falling out with president Mahmud Abbas

Israel firm on settlements as world outcry grows

Dec 05, 2012 - 1:50 PM

Israel stood firm Tuesday December 3 in the face of mounting international pressure as it pushed ahead with a swathe of settlement plans seen as threatening the viability of a future Palestinian state

Palestinians laborers work at a housing construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Alon, east of Jerusalem on December 3, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA

'Now we have a state'

Dec 02, 2012 - 10:57 PM

Abbas returned to the West Bank 3 days after the UN granted Palestine non member status

'NOW WE HAVE A STATE.' Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at the UN General Assembly on September 20, 2012. Photo from his Facebook page

Abbas hails 'historic' UN vote

Nov 30, 2012 - 10:54 AM

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas says Palestinians still face a long road to get their own country

Palestinians seek historic state backing at UN

Nov 29, 2012 - 4:54 PM

Abbas will ask for the Palestinians to be recognized as a UN non member observer state and indicate his conditions for talks with Israel in a key speech to the 193 member assembly

PALESTINE AT THE UN. Mahmoud Abbas, President of the Palestinian Authority, on November 29, 2012, will ask for the Palestinians to be recognized as a United Nations "non-member observer state" and indicate his conditions for talks with Israel. In this file photo, Abbas addresses the general debate of the sixty-seventh session of the General Assembly, 27 September 2012, at the UN Headquarters in New York. UN Photo / J Carrier