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Ali Sawafta

Trump 'very fond' of Palestine's Abbas, willing to engage on peace plan: Kushner

Jul 03 2019

WASHINGTON/RAMALLAH White House senior adviser Jared Kushner said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump is fond of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and willing to engage with him, but Abbas was cool to the gesture.

Palestinians urge Egypt, Jordan to reconsider going to U.S.-led conference

Jun 12 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians urged Egypt and Jordan on Wednesday to reconsider their attendance at a U.S.-led conference on June 25-26 in Bahrain, voicing concern it would weaken any Arab opposition to Washington's coming peace plan.

Palestinian business leaders to boycott U.S. economic conference

May 21 2019

RAMALLAH/GAZA Palestinian business leaders on Tuesday rebuffed U.S. plans for an economic conference in Bahrain that has become the spearhead of President Donald Trump's Middle East peace plan.

Palestinians to shun U.S.-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan

May 20 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday. | Video

Palestinians to shun U.S.-led economic conference, prelude to Trump peace plan

May 20 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinians will stay away from a U.S.-led conference in Bahrain next month that the Trump administration has cast as an overture to its own plan for peace between them and Israel, a Palestinian cabinet minister said on Monday. | Video

New Palestinian government sworn in amid factional tensions

Apr 13 2019

RAMALLAH, GAZA Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday swore in a new government headed by a loyalist from his dominant Fatah party, a move rejected by his Islamist rival Hamas as a blow to unity efforts.

Abbas picks loyalist Shtayyeh as Palestinian prime minister

Mar 10 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank/GAZA Economist Mohammed Shtayyeh, a member of the West Bank's dominant Fatah party, was named Palestinian prime minister on Sunday in what the rival Hamas group that runs Gaza called a blow to unity efforts.

Palestinian Authority cuts back wages in tax, prisoner dispute with Israel

Mar 10 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank The Palestinian Authority is scaling back wages paid to its employees in response to a cash crunch deepened by a dispute with Israel over payments to families of militants in Israeli jails, it said on Sunday.

U.S. security aid to Palestinians to end Thursday, envoys seek workaround

Jan 30 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank U.S. security aid for the Palestinian Authority was set to dry up on Thursday after it declined the money over concerns it could increase its exposure to U.S. anti-terrorism lawsuits.

Palestinian prime minister, government resign

Jan 29 2019

RAMALLAH, West Bank Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Al-Hamdallah has tendered his resignation and that of his unity government to President Mahmoud Abbas, he said on Tuesday, dealing a blow to faltering reconciliation efforts with Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas.

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