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The Historic Betrayal of the Palestinians

We Palestinians, as a new people on the stage of history, have not yet learned from the experience of those who preceded us. We always seem to be motivated by factors working against us, and let ourselves be manipulated by foreign countries who use us as proxies to further their own interests. 243 more words


Abbas surprisingly dismisses governor of Nablus after alleged criticism on Facebook

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas issued on Tuesday a surprising decision to fire the governor of Nablus, Akram Rajoub, Palestinian media reported Wednesday.

After receiving a phone call from Abbas informing him of his dismissal, Rajoub wrote a post on his Facebook page, blasting the PA president for his decision. 389 more words

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Why Are Christians Leaving the Holy Land?

No one of good will, especially Catholics, wants to accuse a prominent member of his faith of being knowingly untruthful. The truth rarely is found in the Palestinian public narrative. 199 more words


At climate deal signing, Abbas says settlements 'destroying the environment'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday condemned Israel’s settlements for “ruining the environment,” and urged the international community to intervene.

“The occupation is ruining Palestine, and the settlements are ruining the environment,” Abbas said as representatives of 175 countries gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to sign the Paris Agreement on climate change. 93 more words


Abbas: Due to Holocaust, PA won’t ask Germany to pressure Israel

Aware of Germany’s commitment to Israel in light of the Holocaust, the Palestinians will not ask Berlin to abandon its traditionally pro-Israel position, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on the eve of a visit to the German capital. 663 more words

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Palestinians: Presidents for Life, No Elections

Best birthday wishes to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, who turned 81 last week. The octogenarian appears ready to remain at the helm until his last day — free elections for Palestinians be damned. 127 more words


Abbas in Paris: ‘Suffocating’ Palestinians back France peace push

The Palestinian people who are suffocating under Israeli policies fully back France’s new initiative to advance the peace process, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told French President Francois Hollande during a meeting Friday night in Paris. 457 more words

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