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4th May 2017 – Quoted by Sean Savage - The Algemeiner

Trump and Abbas State Desire for Peace, But Differ on Specifics

Grant Rumley

US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas met for the first time at the White House on Wednesday, as Trump’s nascent administration is making a fresh bid to broker an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. more...

3rd May 2017 – Quoted by Ben Cohen - The Algemeiner

At White House Meeting with Trump, Abbas Signals Abandonment of Unilateral Statehood Re

Jonathan Schanzer, Grant Rumley

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered a strong signal on Wednesday that he would abandon the strategy he pursued in recent years seeking unilateral statehood recognition at international fora in place of peace talks with Israel. more...

3rd May 2017 – Quoted by Peter Baker - The New York Times

Trump, Bullish on Mideast Peace, Will Need More Than Confidence

John Hannah, Grant Rumley

Ever since Britain declared 100 years ago that there should be a Jewish homeland in Palestine, harmony has eluded that dry, benighted land. Presidents and kings and prime ministers and diplomats and special envoys have labored for a century in a futile search for peace. more...

3rd May 2017 – Quoted by Laura Rozen - Al-Monitor

Trump, Abbas vow to prove skeptics wrong on reaching peace deal

Grant Rumley

Defying expectations when Donald Trump came into office that his administration would tilt heavily to the Israeli side, Trump hosted Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas for an upbeat visit at the White House on May 3 and declared that he did not think it would be too hard to get an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. more...

2nd May 2017 – Quoted by Alex Kane - Vice News

Hamas Stops Calling for Israel’s Destruction, but Still Thinks the Country has No Right to Exist

Grant Rumley

In a stunning about-face, Hamas has formally declared acceptance of a Palestinian state (based on 1967 borders), moving away from its hyperbolic calls for the destruction of Israel. more...

1st May 2017 – Quoted by Yasmeen Serhan - The Atlantic

What Hamas’s New Document Does and Doesn’t Say

Grant Rumley

Hamas unveiled Monday a new political document supporting the establishment of a Palestinian state based on 1967 lines, marking a rhetorical shift just days ahead of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to Washington. more...

1st May 2017 – Quoted by Adam Rasgon - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas Unveils New Charter

Grant Rumley

In an effort to improve its regional and international relations, the Gaza Strip’s ruling Hamas Party on Monday released a policy document that nominally softens its official position on Israel while still calling for “the complete liberation of Palestine.” more...

1st May 2017 – Quoted by Joashua Mitnick, Rushdi abu Alouf - The Los Angeles Times

A revised Hamas charter will moderate its stance toward Israel — slightly

Grant Rumley

Hamas, the Palestinian group that rules the Gaza Strip, unveiled a new manifesto Monday moderating its position toward Israel — if only slightly — and distancing itself from Islamist groups in the Middle East. more...

24th April 2017 – Quoted by Raf Sanchez - The Telegraph

Marwan Barghouti: Can a man convicted of terrorism lead Palestinians to peace?

Grant Rumley

Even from the Israeli prison cell where he has languished for more than a decade, Marwan Barghouti is making himself heard. more...

18th April 2017 – Quoted by Joshua Mitnick - LA Times

Behind bars, a famed Palestinian leads his people in a prison hunger strike

Grant Rumley

He has long been viewed as a future president of a Palestinian state, even as he is reviled by Israelis as a terrorist who is serving multiple life terms in prison for murder. more...

10th April 2017 – Quoted by Albawaba

‘Even before the money wasn’t enough’: Palestinian government employees suffer pay cuts in Gaza

Grant Rumley

“I arrived at the bank and only then found out there had been a pay cut. There was no information from the government at all beforehand,” Palestinian civil servant Mohammed Deeb, 43, says. more...

24th February 2017 – Quoted by Sean Durns - The Algemeiner

Terrorist Appointed as Mahmoud Abbas’ Deputy, But the World Stays Silent

Grant Rumley

On February 15, Fatah appointed Mahmoud Al-Aloul as a deputy and possible successor to PA President Mahmoud Abbas: Unfortunately, just like Abbas, Mr. Al-Aloul is a terrorist who has condoned violence against Israelis. And unsurprisingly, the global media — which seems uninterested in reporting unflattering stories about the Palestinians — has largely ignored the news of his selection. more...

16th February 2017 – Quoted by Adam Rasgon - The Jerusalem Post

Fatah Elects Vice Chairman

Grant Rumley

The Fatah Central Committee on Wednesday elected Mahmoud al-Aloul to serve as the movement’s vice chairman, making him the first to hold the newly-created position. more...

2nd February 2017 – Quoted by Frederick Deknatel - World Politics Review

If Hamas and Egypt Reconcile, Will It Be on Egypt’s Terms?

Grant Rumley

Last week, Ismail Haniyeh, Hamas’ top official in the Gaza Strip, visited Egypt for the first time since 2013, when Mohammed Morsi, Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood-aligned former president, was ousted in a coup. more...

30th January 2017 – Quoted by The Tower

Hamas, PA Trade Accusations of Torture, Wrongful Arrests as Palestinian Infighting Continues

Grant Rumley

Hamas and the Palestinian Authority are accusing one another of making politically-motivated arrests, with the Gaza-Basked terrorist group alleging on Sunday that four of its members are undergoing “extreme torture” at the hands of the PA in the West Bank. more...

26th January 2017 – Quoted by Adam Rasgon - The Jerusalem Post

Hamas-run Court Sentences Eight Fatah Members to Prison

Grant Rumley

A Hamas-administered court in the Gaza Strip sentenced eight Fatah members to various prison terms on Wednesday, for “undermining revolutionary unity.” more...

24th January 2017 – Quoted by Orlando Crowcroft - International Business Times

Abu Mazen’s men: How Palestine’s leader Mahmoud Abbas wants to rule forever

Grant Rumley

Let us imagine a scenario: Above the bleached-white stone walls of Muqata'a, where Yasser Arafat lies in state, the red, white, green and black Palestinian flags fly at half-mast: Mahmoud Abbas is dead. more...

12th January 2017 – Quoted by William Booth - The Washington Post

In Paris, the world will try one more time to solve the Israel-Palestinian conflict

Grant Rumley

Poor, belittled Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pulled off a remarkable feat. more...

23rd December 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Analysis: Anti-Israel UN Resolution Would Undermine Peace Talks

Grant Rumley

The passage of a one-sided anti-Israel resolution at the United Nations Security Council, as is anticipated to occur today, would mark a significant departure from an international consensus governing peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians. more...

21st December 2016 – Quoted by The Tower

Abbas Lifts Parliamentary Immunity From Rival’s Allies, Strengthening Grip on Power

Grant Rumley

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has stripped five lawmakers of their parliamentary immunity, a move likely to consolidate his rule following his unanimous reelection as the head of the Fatah Party, Reuters reported Monday. Three of the parliamentarians sought sanctuary in the Ramallah offices of the International Committee of the Red Cross before being escorted out of the building by police officers. more...