Islamists’ Response to Peace Plan

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone Institute— The Palestinian Authority, after rejecting US President Donald Trump’s recently unveiled plan for Mideast peace, “Peace to Prosperity,” as a “conspiracy” against Palestinians, is now trying to persuade the Israeli public that it is “still” interested in achieving peace with Israel. Earlier this month, PA President Mahmoud Abbas announced that…

Abbas, You can’t Have Your Cake and Eat it Too

By Earl Cox, Israel Always— President Donald Trump recently tweeted a clear, long overdue message to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: you can’t have it both ways. Offended by Trump’s December speech, which clearly left Jerusalem’s final boundaries to be negotiated by both sides, Abbas overreacted with trademark false accusations, and a huffy rebuttal of…

Palestinians: Abbas’s Big Bluff – Again

By Bassam Tawil, Gatestone— PLO leaders who met in Ramallah on January 15 recommended that the Palestinians revoke their recognition of Israel. The recommendation came in response to US President Donald Trump’s announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The PLO leaders also advised their leadership to suspend security coordination with Israel. They also called for…

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: Abbas’ speech exposed his true colors

By Israel Hayom— Israeli officials on Monday leveled harsh criticism at Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for his speech on Sunday in which he railed against U.S. President Donald Trump, rebuking him for his Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and for “mistreating” the Palestinians. Using particularly jarring language, Abbas said, “Trump, ‘ikhrab…