UN envoy says Israel must ‘abandon threats of annexation’

UN Special Coordinator Nickolay Mladenov has urged Israel to drop plans to annex parts of the occupied West Bank, saying it could be a breach of international law. Mladenov called Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ decision to end security cooperation with Israel a “desperate cry for help”. He urged Palestinians to come back to the negotiating … Read more UN envoy says Israel must ‘abandon threats of annexation’

Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced on Tuesday that his administration considers all agreements signed with Israel and the United States null and void, after Israel declared it would annex parts of the occupied West Bank, according to local media reports. Palestinian news agency Wafa reported that Abbas made the announcement during an emergency meeting held … Read more Palestinian President Abbas says accords with Israel, US are void

Palestinian President Abbas declares end to accords with U.S. and Israel

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas declared an end to all agreements with Israel and the U.S. on Tuesday. The decision came in response to recent calls to annex parts of the West Bank by the newly sworn-in Israeli government, a plan supported by the U.S.. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple … Read more Palestinian President Abbas declares end to accords with U.S. and Israel

Bethlehem: Birthplace of Jesus under coronavirus quarantine

The coronavirus has also spread to Bethlehem, and now the Israeli military is not allowing people in or out. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas earlier declared a state of emergency after seven cases were confirmed. Tourists and pilgrims are banned from the area for the next two weeks. The Church of the Nativity, revered among Christians … Read more Bethlehem: Birthplace of Jesus under coronavirus quarantine

Abbas blasts Trump’s plan for a ‘Swiss cheese’ Palestinian state in UN speech

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told the UN Security Council to reject Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, calling the so-called “win-win” deal a “gift to the Israelis”. Brandishing a large map of Israel and Palestine as laid out by Trump’s January 28 announcement, Abbas called it a “Swiss cheese” deal that would limit Palestinian … Read more Abbas blasts Trump’s plan for a ‘Swiss cheese’ Palestinian state in UN speech

Palestinian president urges world to reject ‘Swiss cheese’ plan

A Middle East plan that will bring neither peace nor stability and leave Palestinians with a fragmented state. That is how Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas described US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan at the United Nations Security Council. Under the plan, Israel would annex parts of the occupied West Bank. But Palestinians did not … Read more Palestinian president urges world to reject ‘Swiss cheese’ plan

Abbas blasts Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ plan for Palestine in UN speech

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday told the UN Security Council that the world should reject President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, which he said would limit Palestinian sovereignty in a “Swiss cheese” deal.  Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: … Read more Abbas blasts Trump’s ‘Swiss cheese’ plan for Palestine in UN speech

What are the main sticking points in the Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts?

In an address to the U.N. Security Council Tuesday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas reiterated his rejection of Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan. There is profound mistrust between Israel and the Palestinians and key obstacles to peace remain as they have for decades. France 24 takes a look at the main sticking points Subscribe to … Read more What are the main sticking points in the Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts?

Protesters rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ in Tel Aviv

Protesters carrying Israeli and Palestinian flags marched through Tel Aviv on Saturday, protesting against recently unveiled ‘Deal of the Century,’ presented by US President Donald Trump, who claimed it would facilitate a peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. People marched through the streets, holding a portrait of Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hugging, … Read more Protesters rally against Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ in Tel Aviv

Arab League rejects Trump’s Middle East plan

The Arab League has rejected US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan. At an emergency meeting in Cairo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas attacked the proposal, saying his people will never accept it. Al Jazeera’s Nida Ibrahim reports from Ramallah, the occupied West Bank. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe – Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish … Read more Arab League rejects Trump’s Middle East plan

Palestine to suspend all ties with US, Israel – Mahmoud Abbas

President of the Palestinian Authority has said that he’s suspending all ties with the United States and Israel: the announcement came at an emergency meeting of the Arab League in Cairo, following the release on Tuesday of the Trump administration’s long-awaited ‘Peace Plan’. MORE: https://on.rt.com/aa9e Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com … Read more Palestine to suspend all ties with US, Israel – Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas suspends relations with the US, Israel

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas announced the suspension of relations, including security cooperation, with both Israel and the United States on Saturday, days after the unveiling of a US peace plan that Palestinians say heavily favors Israel. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit … Read more Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas suspends relations with the US, Israel

Palestinians push for UN action over Trump Middle East plan

Palestine’s ambassador to the United Nations says none of its officials will seek to engage the US on Trump’s Middle East plan. The plan proposes to annex a third of the occupied West Bank, including the Jordan Valley and Palestinian leaders say the plan is wholly pro-Israeli. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will attend a meeting … Read more Palestinians push for UN action over Trump Middle East plan

Palestinian president to take Trump’s Middle East plan to UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will raise the issue of US President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan with the United Nations Security Council in February. Palestinian leaders have denounced the plan which they say extends Israeli control over their lands. The Palestinian envoy to the UN says he hopes the 15-member group will back a draft … Read more Palestinian president to take Trump’s Middle East plan to UN

Will the US Mideast plan boost or undermine peace? I Inside Story

The last opportunity for peace. That’s how U.S. president Donald Trump described his plan to end seven decades of conflict between Palestinians and Israelis. However, Palestinian leaders weren’t involved in the process and they immediately rejected it as a conspiracy. The plan sides with Israel on the so-called ‘final status issues’ to be resolved with … Read more Will the US Mideast plan boost or undermine peace? I Inside Story