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The PLO’s Half-Hearted Attempt to Counter Israeli Annexation of Palestine

As soon as Washington’s plan was announced in January, followed by Israel’s insistence that annexation of Palestinian territories was imminent, the PLO spun into a strange political mode, far more unpredictable and bizarre than ever before.

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The Donald Trump I Know: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

The real danger of Trump’s ‘Deal of the Century’ is not the actual stipulations of the sinister plan, but the fact that Mahmoud Abbas will find a way to co-exist with them, writes Ramzy Baroud.

The Donald Trump I Know: Abbas’ UN Speech and the Breakdown of Palestinian Politics

A precious moment has been squandered, as Palestinian Authority President, Mahmoud Abbas, had the chance to right a historical wrong, by reinstating Palestinian national priorities at the United Nations Security Council on February 11, through a political discourse that is completely independent from Washington and its allies. For a long time,

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The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

The call by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for elections in the Occupied Territories is a political ploy. There will be no true, democratic elections under Abbas’ leadership. The real question is: why did he make the call in the first place? 

The Last Lifeline: The Real Reason Mahmoud Abbas Called for Palestinian Elections

On September 26, Abbas took on the world’s most important political platform, the United Nations General Assembly, to call for “general elections in Palestine - in the West Bank, including East

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Abbas Just Slammed Israeli Colonial Expansion in His UN General Assembly Speech

He highlighted the plight of Palestinians who live under the brutal occupation and condemned the U.S. administration for supporting the colonial state of Israel.

Abbas Just Slammed Israeli Colonial Expansion in His UN General Assembly Speech

Speaking at the 73rd United Nations General Assembly Thursday, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spoke of Israel's occupation of Palestine, referring to its illegal settlement building on Palestinian lands, its racist policies against non-Jewish citizens, as well as its continuing occupation of Palestine for more than 50

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The Palestinian Authority Endorses the Blocking of Palestinian Rights

Trump and Israel are holding themselves beyond any accountability whatsoever and are willfully eliminating Palestinian rights.

The Palestinian Authority Endorses the Blocking of Palestinian Rights

As the UN General Assembly meeting approaches, the entire international community is engaged in a collective spectacle discussing the obsolete two-state compromise as the only way forward for Palestinians. There is no debate about how the facts on the ground contradict the diplomatic hyperbole.

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Palestinian National Authority – Life After Mahmoud Abbas

The struggle for succession among key members of the Palestinian leadership, following the expected resignation of the 83-year-old Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) as head of the Palestinian National Authority, has begun.

Palestinian National Authority – Life After Mahmoud Abbas

Traditionally, the Palestinian problem is considered by the international community (or rather’ by those politicians, UN officials, experts and journalists who call themselves so, dealing with it for generations and largely creating it) as the struggle of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) and Hamas (or Ramallah and Gaza) with Israel for the

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