On a trip to Doha, officially to mourn the death of Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Head of Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas met with his Hamas counterpart, Head of Political Bureau Khaled Meshaal and his deputy, Ismail Haniyeh at t..
The United Nations’ Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO, adopted the text of a controversial resolution centered on Jerusalem this week that has sparked the wrath of the Israeli Government and the applause of the Palest..
Friday’s Fact: President Abbas Attendance of Peres’ Funeral Highlights the Contradictions of the Peace Process
Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas, was the only Arab head of state to participate in the funeral of the late Israeli president, prime minister, and foreign secretary, Shimon Peres. President Abbas expressed condolences to the late leader’..
After 10 years of mounting debt and continuous power outages, the deal will forgive some debt and schedule payments for the remaining amounts while creating a new regulating mechanism of Palestine’s electricity imports from Israel. In a sudd..
After months of speculation, anticipation and preparation for the first elections in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip since 2012, the Palestinian Supreme Court indefinitely suspended the local elections in the West Bank and Gaza. The decision ..
Last week, the Palestinian Central Elections Commission (CEC) announced the end of nominations for the 2016 local council elections. More than 860 electoral lists were submitted to compete in 416 local councils throughout the West Bank and Gaz..
Last week, the shooting of two Palestinian policemen and three other men, so called outlaws, led to a dramatic course of events. More recently, the suspected man behind the killing, Ahmed Halaweh, was beaten to death by police officers after h..
During the course of the last two weeks, the Jerusalem municipality approved 2.000 construction permits in the settlement of Gilo near Jerusalem, followed by the Israeli planning and construction committee for the central district’s approval..
Recently, the Knesset passed the so-called “Youth Bill”, allowing the imprisonment of minors even under the age of 14 for “Crimes such as murder, attempted murder or manslaughter”, as officially stated by the Knesset. So far, Israeli m..
Speaking at the 27th Arab League Summit in Mauritania earlier this week, Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, speaking on behalf of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, announced to the world that the PA plans to sue th..