Abbas tells US he aims to “get rid of the occupation”

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas has told the US that his goal is to “get rid of the occupation,” and that East Jerusalem is and always will be the capital of the State of Palestine, Israel Hayom reports. Abbas made his declarations Saturday while hosting a delegation of US officials led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf.

PA’s Abbas ‘outraged’ as Hamas takes center stage in mediation efforts

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is enraged because Egypt, Qatar and other parties chose to hold direct contacts on ways of preventing further escalation with Israel in the aftermath of the recent tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank, a senior official with the ruling Fatah faction said.

Abbas meets Pelosi to discuss ‘two-state solution’

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas met on Thursday with US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for talks on reviving a two-state solution to the conflict, Abbas’ office said, according to the AFP news agency.

Abbas meets Putin, seeks Quartet role in peace process

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday for talks on reviving the peace process with Israel, in the context of Russia’s support for the two-state solution.

Abbas tells UN Israeli actions could lead to ‘one state’

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel on Friday of destroying the two-state solution with actions he said could lead Palestinians to demand equal rights within one binational state comprising Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.

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