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Palestinian Politics

Iranian official accuses PA’s Abbas of being CIA collaborator

1st August 2016 – Quoted by Adam Rasgon - The Jerusalem Post

Iranian official accuses PA’s Abbas of being CIA collaborator

Grant Rumley

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an Iranian diaspora opposition group, met in Paris on Saturday, renewing tensions between the Palestinian leadership and Iran. more...

Analysis & Commentary

28th August 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Expert: West Bank Disorder Result of Abbas’ Failure to Prepare PA for Statehood

Grant Rumley, Jonathan Schanzer

The Palestinian Authority’s failure “to build itself as a state-like entity” is at the root of ongoing unrest in West Bank territories under its administration, Pinchas Inbari, a longtime Arab affairs correspondent for Israel Radio, wrote in an analysis published Wednesday by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. more...

25th August 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Hamas, PA Harass Journalists Ahead of Elections to Mask Failures, Boost Popularity

Grant Rumley

Both the Palestinian Authority and the terrorist organization Hamas are intimating journalists in order to stifle negative coverage ahead of local and municipal elections, veteran Palestinian affairs correspondent Khaled Abu Toameh reported on Tuesday. more...

1st August 2016 – Quoted by Adam Rasgon - The Jerusalem Post

Iranian official accuses PA’s Abbas of being CIA collaborator

Grant Rumley

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), an Iranian diaspora opposition group, met in Paris on Saturday, renewing tensions between the Palestinian leadership and Iran. more...

19th July 2016 – FDD Policy Brief

Hamas Vows to Join Municipal Elections, but Obstacles Remain

Grant Rumley

Hamas announced last week that it would participate in municipal elections across the West Bank and Gaza in October. more...