Mudar Zahran affirms that Trump’s peace plan “will be successful”

By Leandro Fleischer, Ynet Espanol (translated by IsraPundit)— Mudar Zahrán (45) is a Jordanian-Palestinian writer who leads the Jordanian Opposition Coalition group. The persecutions he has suffered due to his strong criticism of King Abdullah II led him to exile in Britain. This Arab intellectual is also a firm detractor of the Palestinian leadership. In…

Abbas couldn’t make peace with the Jews; he believes his own lies about us

By David Horovitz, Times of Israel— Almost a decade ago, in the dying months of his premiership, Ehud Olmert offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas pretty much everything the Palestinians ostensibly seek from Israel. Hosting Abbas at the Prime Minister’s Residence in Jerusalem on September 16, 2008, Olmert took out a large map and specified…

Netanyahu and Abbas to hold first official talks in 6 years in Moscow

By Herb Keinon, JPost— The Middle East diplomatic process may be moving north. Russia’s Foreign Ministry announced on Thursday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas have agreed “in principle” to meet in Moscow. The announcement by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova at a weekly news conference culminates a week…

Putin said willing to host Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

By Times of Israel— Amid speculation over a developing Egyptian bid to revive stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Egypt’s President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said late Sunday that Russian President Vladimir Putin was willing to host Israeli and Palestinian leaders for direct talks. In a briefing with newspaper editors in Cairo, Sissi said Israel is increasingly convinced of…