Jun 29 '16 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Major General Yoav Mordechai, blasted an adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas after his declared that ‘’wherever you find an Israeli, cut off his head.’’ Abu al-Einein, who is also a senior Fatah party official, made the comments in an interview with the Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan about building peaceful and normal relations with Israel. He explained …

Dec 15 '15 / EIPA Updates

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas declared that the current wave of violence, which has seen at least 21 Israelis killed, is a “justified popular uprising.” The violence which began at the start of October has consisted mainly of stabbings and vehicle attacks on Israelis. In the latest attack on Monda, a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem drove his car into a crowd of commuters at a …

Oct 28 '15 / EIPA Updates

The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the French government that he is ready to meet Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas “anytime and anywhere,’’ in a response to Paris’s attempt to arrange such a meeting in the French capital. According to Israeli daily Haaretz, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who met Israel’s Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Silvan Shalom during his visit …

Oct 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz Journalists who covered the press point by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting Monday evening in Brussels left the European External Action Service (EEAS) building with a feeling of disappointment as their weren’t allowed to ask any question after both leaders made short statements. No question to President Abbas on incitement to violence …

Oct 23 '15 / EIPA Updates

By Yossi Lempkowicz Mogherini to meet Abbas in Brussels Monday : ‘I had from Prime Minister Netanyahu the clear commitment reaffirming that he wants to guarantee the status quo in the holy sites’, says the EU foreign policy chief Ahead of a meeting Monday in Brussels between Federica Mogherini and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the EU foreign policy chief whom he …

Oct 16 '15 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a press conference for the foreign and Israeli press that he is prepared to meet Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, to put an end to the violence and move towards a wider diplomatic solution. During the last two weeks, Palestinian terrorists carried out 23 attacks against Israelis that killed eight people and wounded at least 70. Netanyahu said, “I’ve called …

Oct 15 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a pre-recorded tv speech to the Palestinian public on Wednesday, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas repeated statements from past speeches in which he refrained from calling for a de-escalation, instead continuing to reiterate the false claim that erating his claim that Israel is attempting to change the status-quo on the Temple Mount, the same claim that sparked the clashes three weeks ago. In the speech, …

Oct 8 '15 / EIPA Updates

A cross-party group of Members of the European Parliament urged EU’s foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and European Parliament President Martin Schulz to make an ‘’unambiguous’’  statement in response to inflammatory language used by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in recent days and his silence and refusal to condemn the murders and stabbings of Israeli citizens. “We press upon you the need for an unambiguous and …

Oct 1 '15 / Geen categorie

By Yossi Lempkowicz In his disappointing speech at the UN General Assembly, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas did not announce his resignation or the dismantlement of the Palestinian Authority, as many predicted he would do. Such a move would have been considered a real bombshell. Instead, he repeated his old threat to abandon signed accords with Israel, including the 1993 Oslo Accords,  “as long as Israel refuses …

Aug 27 '15 / EIPA Updates

Palestinian Authority (PA) chairman Mahmoud Abbas is building a $13 million palace for himself in Ramallah, the PA governmental seat in the West Bank, as revealed in an official website. The Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) official website announced the massive construction two-year project of the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah. “The goal of this project is to establish the Presidential Guest Palace in Surda, Ramallah within an area of …

Aug 19 '15 / EIPA Updates

In a meeting in Ramallah on Tuesday, Israel’s opposition leader Isaac Herzog told the Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas there cannot be compromises in the war on terror, but said that if the will exists a peace agreement that ensures security can be reached within two years. The security situation in the West Bank has become increasingly tense in recent weeks following an arson attack by …

Jan 5 '15 / EIPA Updates

“It’s time to stop giving the Palestinians a pass. It is time to make it costly for them to focus on symbols rather than substance,” writes Dennis Ross, a former US chief negotiator on Arab-Israeli issues, in an op-ed published Monday in the New York Times. The international community should pressure the Palestinians o accept the compromises with Israel that are necessary for statehood, he …

Dec 12 '14 / EIPA Updates

Israel’s Foreign Ministry said a drive-by shooting at the Israeli Embassy in Athens early Friday morning was “the result of Palestinian incitement against Israel,” which it claimed was led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Four people on two motorcycles fired shots at the embassy building in a northern suburb of Athens, according to a police official. Bullets were lodged in the walls and 54 …

Dec 8 '14 / EIPA Updates

PA chief vows he’ll never recognize ‘Jewish’ Israel, claims he disabused Obama of notion of ‘moderate’ Muslim Brothers, says Hamas ‘liars’ begged for ceasefire in summer Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to comments made by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that six million Palestinian refugees, himself included, were waiting to “return” to Israel and that “we need to find creative solutions because we cannot close …

Nov 30 '14 / EIPA Updates

“The Palestinians will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state,” Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said in Cairo where he addressed an emergency session of the Arab League Foreign Ministers, and accused Israel of establishing an apartheid government. His remarks came following a week of intense debate in Israel about a bill in the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, which would enshrine Israel’s status as a Jewish …

Sep 29 '14 / EIPA Updates

“After a deceptive speech by the Iranian president and an inciting speech by Abu-Mazen (Abbas) I will tell the truth of the Israeli citizens to the whole world,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement ahead of his departure for New York on Sunday where he will address the United Nations General Assembly on Monday. “In my speech in front of the UNGA …