Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Mahmoud abbas

  • Mahmoud Abbas and the UN General Assembly

    Mahmoud Abbas's drive for unilateral Palestinian recognition at the United Nations is like a train running full steam ahead -- except this one is going the wrong direction.

  • How lonely must it be to be Mahmoud Abbas?

    As Israel veered close to a ground invasion of Gaza last week, with Israeli warplanes and artillery pounding Gaza, and Hamas directing rocket fire towards Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time ever, one name was on nobody's lips: Mahmoud Abbas ...

  • Defiant Abbas expected to win UN vote

    RAMALLAH: Openly defying the US President, Barack Obama, and facing down Israeli threats to abandon the Oslo Accords, the Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, will submit a bid to the United Nations to upgrade the status of the Palestinian Authority ...

  • Abbas meets US officials prior to UN vote

    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held meetings with US Deputy Secretary of State William Barnes and Special Envoy to the Middle East David Hill in New York Wednesday and discussed the Palestinian bid to upgrade its UN status.

  • Mahmoud Abbas determined to seek UN nod for Palestine

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - After bitter rival Hamas held its own in a fierce battle with Israel, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week, his aides said ...

  • Abbas seeks upgrade of Palestinian status

    President Mahmoud Abbas will on Thursday personally ask the UN General Assembly to upgrade Palestine's rank from an observer entity to that of a non-member observer state.

  • Is Mahmoud Abbas a political dead man walking?

    If the militant Palestinian movement Hamas is being portrayed as the big winner in its battle with Israel over the past eight days, enjoying widespread Arab support and Palestinian popularity, the big loser is Mahmoud Abbas, president of the ...

  • Mahmoud Abbas' balancing act may please none

    Mahmoud Abbas, the canny Palestinian President, is in the thick of a heavy political storm, after hinting that he may be willing to forego the right of war-displaced refugees to return - a position summarily rejected by rival Hamas, and received ...

  • Mahmoud Abbas tells Barack Obama he'll seek Palestinian UN upgrade, defying ...

    Ramallah, West Bank/ Washington: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told President Barack Obama on Sunday he was intent on pressing ahead with a Palestinian bid for United Nations recognition as a non-member state, despite the US leader's ...

  • Mahmoud Abbas' Road to UN Observer Status for Palestine Mocked [VIDEO]

    The Israeli embassy in the US has posted an animated YouTube video mocking Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas in the run-up to Thursday's UN General Assembly vote on Palestine status.

  • PA Statehood Bid to 'Cover Abbas' Failure'

    The Palestinian Authority's latest bid for UN recognition as a state was led by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas personally, a senior diplomatic source told Arutz Sheva.

  • Video: Abbas' Bus to UN Heading in the Wrong Direction

    In light of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' upcoming statehood bid at the United Nations, the Israeli embassy in Washington posted an animated video on its Facebook page and YouTube channel commenting on the situation and warning of ...

  • On My Mind: Abbas's choice

    Barring a sudden change of mind, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will ask the UN General Assembly on Thursday to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state of the world body.

  • Israel Gaza Strike: Mahmoud Abbas Urges Emergency Arab Meeting

    CAIRO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called on Wednesday for an urgent Arab League meeting on Israel's strikes on Gaza, Egypt's news agency MENA said, quoting a Palestinian official in Egypt.

  • Abbas heads to NY ahead of UN statehood bid

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is set to head to New York on Monday to seek the UN's approval for upgrading the PA's status to non-member observer.

  • Mahmoud Abbas' Absence Is Noticed in Gaza Crisis

    Mahmoud Abbas has been praised by the international community for maintaining order in the West Bank. But for Palestinians there, he has neither been able to stop Israeli settlements nor bring Palestinians closer to independence, writes Lena Odgaard.

  • Palestine's UN bid 'historic moment': envoy

    UNITED NATIONS - Riyad Mansour, the permanent observer of Palestine to the United Nations, said on Tuesday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will submit the Palestinian bid for a non-member state status to the UN General Assembly on ...

  • Mahmoud Abbas Was Right About the Right of Return

    So it was that at age 77, with his people's cause moribund, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took a risk last week, breaking a taboo that must be shattered to achieve a Palestinian state.

  • Israel uploads cartoon video of Palestine President Mahmoud Abbas

    Riyadh: Soon before Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visit United Nation with hopes for a UN bid for observer status, the Israeli embassy in the United States has posted a video on Youtube having a cartoon message for the Palestinian leader.

  • Meshaal backs Abbas bid for new UN status

    GAZA CITY Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal on Monday told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that his movement backs a Palestinian bid for enhanced United Nations status, a Hamas statement said.

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