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4th April 2018 – Quoted by Mosaic Magazine

How Mahmoud Abbas Fans the Flames in Gaza

Grant Rumley

While Hamas’s long-term goal remains, as always, the destruction of Israel, Ghaith al-Omari and Grant Rumley argue that the organization’s ongoing conflict with Mahmoud Abbas is the factor most likely to lead to an escalation in violence in Gaza. more...

3rd April 2018 – The American Interest

The Gaza Crisis and the Clash to Come

Grant Rumley

The death toll reached 18 on Monday after a weekend of clashes on the Israeli-Gaza border. Thousands of Palestinians took part in the start of a wave of protests ignited by Hamas, the Islamist terror faction in control of Gaza. As Hamas officials insisted the clashes would continue for weeks, their rival in the West Bank, Mahmoud Abbas, declared a national day of mourning over the weekend and blamed Israel for the violence. more...

24th March 2018 – i24 News

Strictly Security

Grant Rumley

FDD's Grant Rumley joins i24 News to discuss Palestinian cyber-crime law. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by David Halbfinger - The New York Times

Blast Hits Palestinian Prime Minister’s Convoy in Gaza

Grant Rumley

A roadside bomb blast in Gaza Tuesday morning damaged several vehicles in the convoy of the Palestinian Authority’s prime minister, Rami Hamdallah, in what the authority called a failed assassination attempt. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by Callum Paton - Newsweek

Explosion Targets Palestinian Prime Minister’s Convoy in Gaza Strip

Grant Rumley

An explosion hit the convoy of Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on Tuesday in Gaza City, in an attack his political party has blamed on rivals, the Islamist militant group Hamas. more...

13th March 2018 – Quoted by Eli Cohen - El Medio

Adiós, Abás, adiós

Grant Rumley

Su salud está bastante deteriorada, tiene 83 años, es un fumador empedernido y el mes pasado fue sometido a ciertas pruebas médicas en Baltimore justo después de haber comparecido en Naciones Unidas, lo que hizo saltar todas las alarmas… y arreciar la lucha por su sucesión. more...

7th March 2018 – The American Interest

The Next Palestinian President?

Grant Rumley

If there is any dynamism within Palestinian politics today, it’s in the discussion about who will eventually replace the aging Mahmoud Abbas, the octogenarian President who has reigned for over a decade. That discussion reached a fever pitch recently after Abbas stayed overnight at Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore, a visit his advisers attempted to portray as routine. more...

27th February 2018 – Quoted by Maya Mirsky - The Jewish News of Northern California

Abbas scholar examines career of ‘boring’ Palestinian leader in S.F. talk

Grant Rumley

To hear Grant Rumley tell it, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is in a difficult position. “He has to appear to be swimming, because you can’t really tread water in Palestinian politics,” he said yesterday in San Francisco. more...

20th February 2018 – Quoted by Sean Savage - Jewish News Syndicate

Abbas’s U.N. speech about his legacy not solving conflict, expert says

Grant Rumley

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas took to the international stage on Tuesday to call for a conference to advance peace efforts amid a falling out between the Palestinians and the Trump administration. more...

19th February 2018 – Quoted by Agence France Presse

Abbas to seek wider peace process in rare UN speech

Grant Rumley

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas will call for an alternative to US-mediated negotiations with Israel during a rare address to the United Nations Security Council, Palestinian officials said Monday. more...

13th February 2018 – Quoted by JP O'Malley - The Times of Israel

La stagnation tragique de Mahmoud Abbas

Grant Rumley

Le meurtre de deux policiers israéliens par un tireur palestinien au mont du Temple de Jérusalem, en juillet dernier a conduit à une escalade de la violence qui a contraint Israël à installer des détecteurs de métaux aux entrées d’al-Aqsa. En signe de représailles, le président de l’Autorité palestinienne (AP) Mahmoud Abbas avait suspendu de manière indéfinie les pourparlers avec Israël. more...

7th February 2018 – Quoted by Daniel Estrin - Parallels

Palestinian Authority Faces Blowback Over Allegations Of CIA-Backed Wiretapping

Grant Rumley

The Palestinian Authority government is facing allegations that it is collaborating with the CIA to spy on the phone conversations of senior Palestinian figures, including adversaries and allies of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. more...

6th February 2018 – Quoted by The Algemeiner

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ ‘Heavy-Handed Rule’ Exposed by Reports of Secret Wire

Grant Rumley

Mahmoud Abbas found himself under domestic fire once more on Tuesday, as reports emerged of a secret wire-tapping operation, allegedly backed by the CIA, that targeted allies and rivals of the Palestinian Authority president alike. more...

1st February 2018 – Quoted by AFP

Palestinian reconciliation deal dying slow death

Grant Rumley

The two leading Palestinian factions missed another deadline Thursday to implement a reconciliation deal, potentially burying the landmark accord aimed at ending their decade-long split. more...

31st January 2018 – FDD's Long War Journal

Trump administration designates Iranian-spawned jihadist faction in Gaza

Grant Rumley

The Trump Administration announced a new round of economic sanctions against terror groups in the Middle East on Wednesday, including Harakat as-Sabirin li-Nasran Filastin (The Movement of the Patient Ones for the Liberation of Palestine) more...

31st January 2018 – Quoted by Adam Kredo - The Washington Free Beacon

New Trump Crackdown Seeks to Sever Ties Between Iran, Palestinian Terrorists

Grant Rumley, Jonathan Schanzer

The Trump administration announced on Wednesday a slate of new sanctions on an Iranian-backed terror organization and its top allies in the Hamas movement, according to an announcement that is being viewed as part of an effort to disrupt the Islamic Republic's terror networks operating on the border of Israel. more...

26th January 2018 – Fox News

Palestinians are taking a huge risk by ignoring Trump’s threat to cut off US aid

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

President Donald Trump threatened Thursday to cut off as much as $700 million in annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians if their leaders don’t begin serious peace negotiations with Israel, but the Palestinian leadership remained defiant. more...

24th January 2018 – Quoted by Steve Emerson - Newsmax

Abbas’ Rants Over Jerusalem Embolden US, Israel Adversaries

Grant Rumley

In recent weeks, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has been having a tough time grappling with reality. Ever since President Donald Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel's capital last month, Abbas continues to lash out and reveal his true colors. more...

23rd January 2018 – Quoted by J. Dana Stuster - Lawfare

Turkey Invades Syria to Fight U.S.-backed Kurdish Forces ... Again

Grant Rumley

As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was committing to an open-ended U.S. presence in eastern Syria last week with the ambitious goals of preventing the return of the Islamic State, denying Iran a corridor to the Mediterranean, and ultimately removing the Assad regime, one of Washington’s most important partners, Turkey, was launching a new military incursion targeting U.S.-backed forces. more...

23rd January 2018 – Quoted by Jane Eisner - Forward

Mike Pence Just Redefined What It Means To Be ‘Pro-Israel’

Grant Rumley

With his long, formally delivered speech before the Israeli Knesset today, Vice President Mike Pence has dramatically redefined what it means for an American administration to be “pro-Israel.” more...