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President Abbas says he did not intend to offend Jews, following Antisemitic speech
"President Mahmoud Abbas stated on Friday that 'if people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as..."
May 4, 2018
Abbas speech to UN Security Council demonizes Israel, slams US, but proposes international peace plan
This transcript of PA Chairman Abbas' speech before the UN Security Council on Feb. 20, 2018 was published by Wafa, the official Palestinian Authority news agency, on Feb. 20, 2018. "Seventy years have passed since Palestine’s Nakba, from which 6 million Palestine refugees continue to suffer from..."
Feb 20, 2018
Abbas includes Judaism among Jerusalem’s three religions and envisions that everyone would practice “religious rituals and prayers” there, in contrast to his previous anti-Jewish statements
Official PA TV, speech by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas at the African Union Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Jan. 28, 2018 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “The continuation of the peace efforts requires the establishment of a bilateral international body under the umbrella of the UN, and we call for the...”
Jan 28, 2018
Abbas: “Jerusalem is the gate to peace… only when it will be the capital of the State of Palestine, and …it is, God forbid, the gate to war, fear, and the lack of security and stability if it is not”
Official PA TV, special broadcast for the Al-Azhar Conference in Cairo, on US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “After [the US] has stood unequivocally alongside the occupation and imposed a reality upon us that leaves us no choice but...”
Jan 17, 2018
Abbas in France: “The US is no longer a fair mediator in the peace process… We are the ones who are disseminating the culture of peace instead of war… Israel is our neighbor and we want to make peace with it”
Excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ statement at a joint press conference together with French President Emmanuel Macron on Dec. 22, 2017, in France "[PA President Mahmoud Abbas:] 'As a result of [US] President [Donald] Trump's determination that Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel..."
Dec 23, 2017
Abbas: Jews\Israelis are skilled “in falsifying history and religion”, the Torah says the Canaanites were in Jerusalem since before Abraham until today, but the city should be "open city for all religions"
Official PA TV, broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' speech at the emergency meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Istanbul, Turkey on Dec. 13, 2017 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “Indeed [we], women and men, believe in our right and Allah’s promise to us that this sanctified...”
Dec 13, 2017
Abbas to British activists: The British people do not agree with the “historical tragedy” of the Balfour Declaration, please support our “peaceful struggle”
Headline: “The [PA] president: The British people do not agree to the historical injustice that Balfour caused to our people” “At the presidential headquarters in Ramallah, [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Nov. 2, 2017] received a delegation of British solidarity activists who walked by foot...”
Nov 3, 2017
Abbas condemns terror attack in Egypt
“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas firmly condemned the cowardly terror attack that harmed the Egyptian police and military forces, and harmed Egypt’s security and stability (see note below –Ed.). The president expressed his solidarity and stand – together with the Palestinian people – alongside...”
Oct 22, 2017
Although usually silent regarding terror attacks against Israelis, Abbas condemns terror attack in Somalia
Headline: “The [PA] president consoled his Somali counterpart over the victims of the terror attack” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas consoled Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmajo’ [Mohamed] over the victims of the terror attack that took place in the capital Mogadishu (358 murdered, see note...”
Oct 18, 2017
Abbas' spokesman on terror attack: Abbas condemns "any act of violence"
Headline: "Abu Rudeina: … the [PA] president condemns violence, regardless of its source" "Regarding the Palestinian position regarding the operation (i.e., terror attack, 3 murdered) that took place in Jerusalem (sic., Har Adar, northwest of Jerusalem), Official Spokesman [for PA President Mahmoud..."
Sep 29, 2017
Abbas tells international scholars that "terrorism must be fought everywhere," while condemning Israeli security measures following a deadly terror attack
"President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday that the Palestinian leadership will not accept Israel's recently installed metal detectors at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. He said, '[Israel] does not have the right to install these metal detectors, because having sovereignty over..."
Jul 23, 2017
Abbas expresses pride to UN delegation over Palestinian struggle, claims Israel attempts to “impose new facts on the ground”, endanger the Al-Aqsa Mosque
Headline: "The [PA] president expressed his pride in the members of our people, and particularly in Jerusalem, and warned against the continuation of the Israeli steps" "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas held conversations with [leaders in] several capitals and yesterday [July 20, 2017] sent a..."
Jul 21, 2017
Abbas condemns terror “whatever its form and source may be” in press conference with French president
Headline: “The [PA] president: We emphasize the importance of France’s role in supporting the peacemaking efforts, Palestine is part of the international effort to [make] war on terror” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas emphasized the importance of France’s role in supporting the peacemaking efforts in...”
Jul 6, 2017
Abbas' advisor: Salaries to "the families of the prisoners and Martyrs constitute social aid that the PA provides"
Headline: "Shaath: The prisoners and Martyrs' salaries constitute care for innocents who have been caused harm because of Israel" "Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor [on Foreign Affairs and International Relations] Nabil Shaath said that the salaries (rawatib) of the families of the..."
Jun 22, 2017
Abbas condemns terror attack in London
Headline: "The [PA] president conveys condolences over the victims, condemns the attack, and emphasizes: 'We oppose all forms of terror'" "[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [June 4, 2017] condemned the terror attack that took place in London, the capital of Britain, which left dozens of killed..."
Jun 5, 2017
Abbas condemns terror attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt
Headline: “The [PA] president condemns the terror attack in Minya, and emphasizes standing by Egypt and its leadership against terror” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the terror attack that took place west of the city of Minya in Egypt, in which 28 (sic., 29) Egyptians died as Martyrs...”
May 27, 2017
Abbas to foreign audience: We want the two-state solution with a Palestinian state living in peace beside Israel
Speech by Abbas at the India Islamic Cultural Center in New Delhi, India PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "We are working to implement the two-state solution within the June 4, 1967 borders. In other words, an independent and sovereign Palestinian state whose capital is East Jerusalem, which will live in..."
May 16, 2017
Abbas to Russian TV: option of peace is the only option for the future
Official PA TV, broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ interview in Arabic with Russian channel RT Arabic on May 9, 2017 Interviewing for Russian media, Abbas stated that the PA’s only option is peace. However, as PMW has documented, this is rarely the message PA leaders present to Palestinians...
May 9, 2017
Abbas condemns France terror attack, while supporting terror against Israeli targets
Palestinian PM Abbas consistently condemns terror acts abroad, while inciting, glorifying, and rewarding acts of terror against Israelis. Headline: “He emphasized that the members of our people and its leadership stand by the side of the friend France in the struggle against terror – [PA] President...”
Apr 22, 2017
Abbas condemns terror attacks in Cairo
“[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas condemned the terror attack that took place at St. George Church north of Cairo, the capital of Egypt, which claimed dozens of innocent killed and wounded people (see note below –Ed.). He emphasized that the Palestinian people and its leadership stand completely by...”
Apr 10, 2017
Abbas expresses solidarity with Sweden after terror attack claims 4 lives
Headline: “4 people were killed and 12 others wounded in an attack in Stockholm – the [PA] president expresses solidarity with Sweden against the terror attack it experienced” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas expressed solidarity with the Kingdom of Sweden and with the Swedish people against the...”
Apr 8, 2017
Abbas claims "he has acted to establish and strengthen the culture of peace" and that "Palestine stands against terror and violence"
Headline: “The [PA] president receives the Steiger Award, a coveted German prize for tolerance and hope for peace “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday evening received the Steiger Award, a coveted German prize for tolerance and hope for peace, which is awarded to people who are characterized by...”
Mar 26, 2017
Abbas tells Germany: "We support every regional and international effort to fight terror and uproot it"
Headline: “The [PA] president in a press conference with Merkel: We adhere to the establishment of a just peace according to the two-state solution” “[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas met yesterday [March 24, 2017] with German Chancellor Angela Merkel… During a press conference that he held with the...”
Mar 25, 2017
Abbas: We want a "Palestinian state that will live in security and peace alongside the State of Israel"
[Q:] "We will begin with the main event, and that is the phone conversation that American President Donald Trump had with you, and your important meeting with his Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt. What was said in your first conversation with the US president,..."
Mar 16, 2017
Abbas tells President Trump rep he is "completely committed" to creating atmosphere for peace
Headline: "He met with the American president's Special Representative for International Negotiations - the [PA] president: It is possible to reach a historical peace with the leadership of Trump; our strategic choice is to implement the two-state solution; Greenblatt emphasizes that it is..."
Mar 15, 2017