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Kushner to Visit Jerusalem and Ramallah to Push for Peace Deal

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, will travel to the Middle East this week to push for a peace deal between the Israelis and the Palestinians, according to a White House official. Kushner plans to travel to Israel on Wednesday for meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin …

Abbas Will Put Aside Settlement Halt for Peace Talks, Aide Says

U.S. President Donald Trump says he can broker the Mideast peace agreement his predecessors failed to secure, using negotiating skills he developed as a New York real-estate mogul. Since taking office in January he has hosted Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House and last month …

Presidential spokesman says Netanyahu not ready to achieve peace

RAMALLAH, June 6, 2017 (WAFA) – Presidential spokesman Nabil Abu Rudeineh said on Tuesday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent remark is a message to the US administration and to the international community that Israel is not ready to achieve peace. Abu Rudeineh’s statement came in response to a …

After 50 years of Israeli occupation, ‘now is the time’ to create Palestinian state – UN chief

5 June 2017 – Marking 50 years since the start of the 1967 Arab-Israeli war, which resulted in Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian Territory, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today reiterated a call for the establishment of an independent Palestinian state. “Now is the time to end the conflict by …

Donald Trump meets with Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem

PNN/Bethlehem/ On Tuesday morning just before 10 o’clock, President of The United States, Donald Trump and his convoy drove through the city of Bethlehem, passing the Israeli separation barrier, and meets for a short meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the presidential palace. The American President met with Abbas …

Trump, Abbas vow to prove skeptics wrong on reaching peace deal

WASHINGTON — Defying expectations when Donald Trump came into office that his administration would tilt heavily to the Israeli side, Trump hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an upbeat visit at the White House on May 3 and declared that he did not think it would be too hard to get …

محادثات فلسطينيّة مع شركة “شلّ” لتطوير حقل غزّة للغاز الطبيعيّ

رام الله، الضفّة الغربيّة – كشف رئيس الوزراء الفلسطيني رامي الحمد الله في لقاء صحفي مع موقع دنيا الوطن المحلي في 7 آذار/مارس، أن حكومة التوافق تجري مفاوضات مع الشركات المطورة لاستخراج الغاز الطبيعي من سواحل غزة (شركة شل)، والتي لا تزال عالقة لدواعٍ أمنية وسياسية لم يذكرها، وهو ما …

Palestine’s representative to the US hopes Abbas-Trump talk start of constructive engagement

WASHINGTON, March 11, 2017 (WAFA) – Chief Representative of the General Delegation of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to the United States, Maen Rashid Areikat, welcomed on Saturday the telephone conversation that took place between President Mahmoud Abbas and his US counterpart Donald Trump expressing hope it will lead to …

Abbas warns: Regularization Law a step toward apartheid state

GENEVA, February 27, 2017 (WAFA) – President Mahmoud Abbas Monday warned that the Israeli Parliament’s approval of a bill retroactively legalizing the expropriation of private Palestinian land by Israeli settlers is a step toward the establishment of an apartheid state. Addressing the 34th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, …

How Trump’s Approach May Alter Israeli-Palestinian Peace Efforts

When U.S. President Donald Trump said Feb. 15 that Israelis and Palestinians could hash out for themselves whether the answer to their decades-old conflict is one state or two, he resuscitated an option previous administrations had buried. Below is a list of the possible alternatives that may now be back …