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mahmoud abbas set to meet donald trump in us visit


president donald trump will host palestinian leader mahmoud abbas at the white house on wednesday to discuss the path forward in the long-running palestinian-israeli conflict. trump’s meeting with the head of the palestinian authority will be another test of whether he is serious about pursuin...






mahmoud abbas set to meet donald trump in us visit


palestinian authority president to meet donald trump for the first time on wednesday in washington, dc.






mahmoud abbas meets donald trump in key us visit


us president donald trump meets palestinian leader mahmoud abbas for the first time in the white house.






trump to meet palestinian president mahmoud abbas on may 3


washington (ap) — president donald trump will welcome palestinian president mahmoud abbas (mahk-mood’ ah-bahs’) next month. white house spokesman sean spicer announced wednesday that the visit is scheduled for may 3. the two leaders are expected to address options for pursuing peace between israelis and palestinians. trump broke with longtime u.s. policy in february when […]






trump invites palestinian leader abbas to white house: abbas spokesman


u.s. president donald trump on friday invited palestinian president mahmoud abbas for a visit to the white house, an abbas spokesman said. “president donald trump invited president abbas to visit the white house very soon,” spokesman nabil abu rdainah told reuters after the two leaders s...






abbas says talks with trump positive, if short on specifics


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian president mahmoud abbas says his first meeting with president donald trump left him hopeful and he thinks the u.s. can play an important role as mediator between palestinians and israelis. abbas says he and trump did not discuss details. abbas told reporters late wednesday that “so far we didn’t […]






the latest: abbas talks with trump about peace with israel


the latest on president donald trump's meeting wednesday with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas (all times edt):






donald trump invites mahmoud abbas to white house


white house says us president welcomes his palestinian counterpart to visit 'in the near future'.






abbas says talks with trump positive, if short on specifics


palestinian president mahmoud abbas said his first meeting with president donald trump left him hopeful, but he did not appear to have come away with any achievements that move the needle on israeli-palestinian peace.






abbas says talks with trump positive, if short on specifics


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian president mahmoud abbas said his first meeting with president donald trump left him hopeful, even though they did not discuss specifics about how to restart long-stalled israeli-palestinian negotiations. abbas said he believes the trump administration can play an important role as a mediator. “what is needed is to bring […]






palestinian leader says trump committed to mideast peace


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian president mahmoud abbas says u.s. president donald trump has assured him of his commitment to israeli-palestinian peace efforts. abbas on sunday spoke about what he described as a constructive phone call with trump two days earlier. the official palestinian news agency wafa quoted abbas as saying that trump “asserted […]






palestinian leader, president trump to hold first phone call


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian president mahmoud abbas will speak friday by telephone with u.s. president donald trump in the first contact between the two leaders since trump took office in january. trump’s planned phone call to abbas was revealed in a white house notice. abbas has spent many hours on the phone and […]






palestinians fear being sidelined by trump white house


palestinian leader mahmoud abbas, who spent hundreds of hours on the phone and in meetings with u.s. presidents and secretaries of state in the past 12 years, has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to president donald trump. abbas and his aides are alarmed by the possibility of being sidelined at a time when the administration is embracing israel's prime minister who heads to the white house next week. here's a look at what's at stake for abbas and palestinian hopes for statehood.






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel.






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas wednesday to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel.






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas on wednesday to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel. other actions include a...






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas wednesday to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel. other actions include a palestinian...






palestinians fear being sidelined by trump white house


ramallah, west bank (ap) — palestinian leader mahmoud abbas, who spent hundreds of hours on the phone and in meetings with u.s. presidents and secretaries of state in the past 12 years, has tried unsuccessfully to reach out to president donald trump. abbas and his aides are alarmed by the possibility of being sidelined at […]






what abbas and trump can do for each other


no one expects dramatic results from a meeting at the white house on wednesday between president trump and mahmoud abbas, the president of the palestinian authority. but the fact that the meeting is taking place at all reflects a recognition by the trump administration, which took office with a...






why opening the white house doors to mahmoud abbas is a losing proposition for m


mahmoud abbas’ palestinian authority continues to pay monthly salaries to convicted terrorists and imprison palestinian peace activists for meeting with israelis. this is not a recipe for peace — 1,000 white house receptions and international peace summits will not bring us any closer to peace,...






egyptian, palestinian leaders meet for reconciliation talks


cairo (ap) — egyptian and palestinian leaders are holding talks in cairo in what egyptian media reports are branding a “reconciliation” meeting. relations between egypt and president mahmoud abbas’ administration have been tense over a range of issues, including cairo’s contacts with factions in the gaza strip that did not involve abbas’ palestinian authority. abbas […]






donald trump invites mahmoud abbas to white house


two leaders expected to discuss resumption of palestinian-israeli political process and israel's illegal settlements.






the latest: trump hoping for resumed mideast peace talks


the latest on president donald trump's meeting wednesday with palestinian leader mahmoud abbas (all times edt):






abbas warns of painful steps against palestinian rival hamas


jerusalem (ap) — palestinian president mahmoud abbas says that “things will be painful” for political rival hamas, referring to recent financial steps he has taken to pressure the islamic militant rulers of the gaza strip. abbas spoke in a meeting with arab ambassadors late thursday before leaving washington where he had met with president donald […]






trump seeks steps from abbas to promote peace with israel


washington (ap) — president donald trump will press palestinian leader mahmoud abbas to end payments to families of palestinians imprisoned in israeli jails, according to u.s. officials, one of several actions washington believes could lead to resumed peace talks with israel. other actions include a palestinian end to anti-israel rhetoric and incitement of violence, said […]






palestinian leader, president trump to hold first phone call


palestinian president mahmoud abbas will speak friday by telephone with u.s. president donald trump in the first contact between the two leaders since trump took office in january.






trump's latest arrogant overpromise: peace between israelis and palestinians


donald trump won the presidency thanks to a series of cocky, what-me-worry promises to solve seemingly intractable problems using his supposedly superior art-of-the-deal negotiating skills. this week, he made another such promise. after meeting with palestinian president mahmoud abbas at the white...






abbas seeks 'unprecedented' steps to end palestinian split


palestinian president mahmoud abbas warned that he will take "unprecedented steps" to end the political division between his west bank-based autonomy government and the hamas-run gaza strip.






hamas in gaza says it won’t be cowed by abbas’ threats


gaza city, gaza strip (ap) — gaza’s ruling hamas movement says it will not be cowed by threatened funding cuts, signaling escalating tensions between the militant group and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. abbas has threatened to take “unprecedented” financial steps to force hamas to cede control in gaza, a territory it seized from him in […]






palestinian leader says trump committed to mideast peace


palestinian president mahmoud abbas says u.s. president donald trump has assured him of his commitment to israeli-palestinian peace efforts.






abbas stops funding gaza electricity to pressure hamas


the west bank-based government of palestinian president mahmoud abbas will stop paying for electricity in the power-starved gaza strip and "dry up" the flow of funds to the territory's hamas rulers, a senior official said wednesday.






abbas says israel is building a single, apartheid state


palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, has poured scorn on the israeli parliament’s controversial vote to retroactively legalise almost 4,000 settler homes, built unlawfully on palestinian land. it is being described as legalised theft. israel legalizes #settlement in west bank, palestinians furious ...






on memorial day, netanyahu tells abbas: stop funding killers


israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu marked the country's annual memorial day for fallen soldiers and victims of terror on monday by calling on palestinian president mahmoud abbas to cease doling out payment to the killers of israelis, beseeching him to "fund peace and not murder."






abbas warns of painful steps against palestinian rival hamas


palestinian president mahmoud abbas says that "things will be painful" for political rival hamas, referring to recent financial steps he has taken to pressure the islamic militant rulers of the gaza strip.






‘they get along unbelievably well’: trump abruptly claims israel and palestinian


president donald trump asserted on wednesday that the israel government and the palestinian authority “get along unbelievably well.” during a press conference with state of palestine president mahmoud abbas, trump praised palestinian national authority for its efforts to combat isis. ...