Abbas warns Egyptian-mediation to thwart escalation could lead to a Hamas-run Palestinian state

After reports revealed that Egypt is considering to end its involvement in seeking a solution to the challenges posed in the Gaza Strip, blaming Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for the deadlock in the Cairo-brokered talks; new reports show that the Palestinian President has rejected a request by his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, to lift … Read more

Israel beefs-up military presence along Gaza due to imminent escalation

Yesterday, the IDF decided to significantly increase its military presence in the country’s Southern Command, along the border with the Gaza Strip. Furthermore, the IDF deployed an additional Iron Dome anti-rocket Defense system, due to rising concerns regarding an imminent escalation with Hamas. According to military sources, the IDF is prepared for a broad range … Read more

Trump accuses Iran of plundering its own people to pay for its regional aggression

U.S. President Donald Trump’s accused the leadership in Tehran of plundering its people to pay for aggression across the world. In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly annual summit, Trump argued that “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, … Read more

U.S. to provide Palestinians with a financial package in exchange for peace

US President Donald Trump reportedly offered the Palestinian leadership 5 billion dollars in exchange for a comprehensive peace deal that aims to end the decades old Israeli-Palestinian conflict. According to the Israeli financial-daily ‘Globes’, an American offer of five billion dollars will be matched by the European Union and Gulf states; a figure that is … Read more

Hamas seeks to exacerbate the friction with the IDF along the Gaza-Israel border

A pipe bomb was thrown toward IDF soldiers early this morning near the Israeli border with the Gaza Strip, prompting the Israeli troops to respond with live fire in the direction of three Palestinians that were identified crawling along the border’s security fence. No injuries were reported among the Israeli forces, and it remains unclear … Read more

The Palestinian Authority threatens to suspend all cooperation with the U.S.

The Palestinian Authority threatened to suspend all cooperation with the United States, in response to the Trump Administration’s decision to close the ‘Palestine Liberation Organization’s’ diplomatic-mission in Washington. According to a senior PLO intelligence source, the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah is reexamining its coordination with the U.S. Administration and are … Read more

Gaza: Dozens protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Dozens of Palestinian supporters of the Islamist Hamas organization have rallied in Gaza city to protest against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, who earlier this week threatened to end reconciliation efforts with Hamas and hinted at further sanctions against the Palestinian enclave. President Abbas warned that unless Hamas would give up control of Gaza, it will … Read more

President Abbas urged the international community to advance Israel-Palestinian peace

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged the international community to convene a Middle East conference by mid-2018 that will provide a platform aimed at advancing peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, President Abbas reiterated that he would no longer view the United States as a neutral … Read more

Palestinians seek alternative mediators to advance peace with Israel

The Palestinian leadership has proposed advancing a peace process with Israel by means of the U.N. Security Council, an expanded Quartet that would included China and Arab states, or an international conference. Palestinian Ambassador to the U.N. Riyad Mansour asserted that a collective framework that consists of a number of figures could succeed more than … Read more

Palestinian president Abbas accuses international community of incompetence

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has once again urged the Arab and Muslim world to join forces against what the Palestinian leader termed “the shortcomings of the international community,” when it comes to the Palestinian aspirations for statehood. During a two-day conference that aims to garner international support for the Palestinians’ claim on Jerusalem, the Palestinian … Read more