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Blinken discusses Palestinian Authority reform with Mahmoud Abbas

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH: US Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the need for reform in the Palestinian Authority in a phone call on Monday (Jan 31) with President Mahmoud Abbas in a further step to strengthen bilateral relations, the State Department said. President Joe Biden has sought to repair ties weakened when...
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Mahmoud Abbas, Jordan FM discuss challenges facing Palestinian cause

Ramallah, Nov 28 (SocialNews.XYZ) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi to discuss the challenges facing the Palestinian cause in a bid to boost consultation and in-depth coordination between the Kingdom of Jordan and Palestine.
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Op-Ed: How the autocratic rule of Mahmoud Abbas fails Palestinians

Twenty-four years ago, while in charge of a small television operation at Al Quds University, my team and I decided to broadcast live sessions of the Palestinian Legislative Council dealing with corruption in the newly established Palestinian Authority. The broadcast angered people in Yasser Arafat’s entourage and I was arrested and jailed for seven days without any explanation.
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Gaza crisis and Biden call make Mahmoud Abbas relevant again

Ramallah — The crises in Jerusalem and Gaza have made Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas relevant again, with foreign ministers stopping by his headquarters and the phones ringing with calls from world leaders. Why it matters: In the early days of the crisis, Abbas appeared isolated internationally and powerless domestically. The...
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The Pointlessness of Mahmoud Abbas

At 2 a.m. on Friday, an 11-day-long cycle of violence between Israelis and Palestinians came to an end as a cease-fire brokered by Egypt was enforced by both sides. The rockets fired by the Islamist Palestinian group Hamas and Israeli airstrikes on the besieged Gaza Strip only went silent, however, after claiming 12 Israeli and around 250 Palestinian lives. While the balance of power clearly tilted in Israel’s favor, a superior military power, many Palestinians felt the recent round of conflict brought them a tiny but significant victory since peaceful negotiations have yielded nothing.
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