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Governor of PMA takes part in annual meetings of International Monetary Fund and World Bank, Washington

PNN/ Washington/ The Governor of PMA, H.E. Mr. Azzam Shawwa, attended the annual meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) held in Washington, D.C., accompanied by a high-level delegation from the PMA and the Financial Follow-Up Unit.In a session also attended by governors from Arab MENA …

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 …

UK refuses to apologize for Balfour Declaration, Palestinians threaten to sue

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The Palestinian ambassador to the UK said on Tuesday that the UK would not apologize for the Balfour Declaration, which contributed to the establishment of an Israeli state, as the 100th commemoration of the signing of the document is marked this year. Palestinian Ambassador Manuel Hassassian conveyed …

UN commission approves draft resolution on Palestinian women

BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women approved a draft resolution on Saturday regarding the status of Palestinian women, including strengthening economic and social policies to enhance the situation of women in the occupied territory, while strongly condemning Israel’s human rights violations in the Palestinian …

Algeria contributes $26.4m to Palestine’s budget

CAIRO, March 23, 2017 (WAFA) – Algeria handed the general secretariat of the Arab League a check for $26.4 million, the first installment from its annual financial contribution toward the Palestinian budget, according to a statement by Algeria’s Arab League representative. It said the money is part of its support …

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 …

Should the Palestinians seek justice at the International Criminal Court?

With settlement expansion and the Trump-Netanyahu love fest, it seems clear that the PA should go to The Hague – but don’t hold your breath There is little doubt that the mid-February Netanyahu-Trump love fest at the White House further dampened already dim Palestinian hopes for a sustainable peace based …

What EU shift in financial support policy means for Gaza

It is no secret that the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) financial crisis is mounting with declining foreign support. This has prompted Mohammad Shtayyeh, a member of Fatah’s Central Committee and former minister of public works and housing, to confirm Feb. 13 that donors’ funding is decreasing and the PA’s financial crisis is ongoing. …

PA’s ‘Trump team’ lays plans for next four years

After absorbing the shock of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States, it is time for the Palestinian Authority (PA) to get practical. President Mahmoud Abbas has put together a steering committee to prepare for Trump entering the White House and outline the PA’s initiatives in the …

Israel/Palestine: Parameters for a Two-State Settlement

REPORT  172 / MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 28 NOVEMBER 2016   US President Barack Obama seen at the state funeral ceremony for former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl, in Jerusalem, on September 30, 2016. (Emil Salman/POOL)