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.

Israel slams UNHRC: ‘Biased one-sided report tainted with hatred for Israel’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry responded to the release Tuesday of a report by the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry against Israel over Israel’s efforts to defend itself from the thousands of rocket and mortar attacks fired by terrorist organizations during Operation Guardian of the Walls in May, 2021.

Israel Slams Palestinian Authority for Rejecting Joint Probe Into Reporter’s Death

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Thursday said the Palestinian Authority is “preventing any possibility of a joint investigation” to determine whether Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was killed by Palestinian or Israeli gunfire, and withholding “access to the basic findings that would be necessary in order to reach the truth.”

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.

Singapore to open embassy in Israel for the first time

Singapore announced Monday it plans to open an official embassy in Israel for the first since the two nations established diplomatic relations in 1965, i24 News reports. While Israel opened an embassy in Singapore in 1968, the Singaporeans set up an honorary consulate in Tel Aviv instead.

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.

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