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Mideast peace talks will fail

...Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, which are due to begin Thursday in Washington, won't...secret negotiations on permanent-status issues with Mahmoud Abbas. The understandings between us, which were never signed...
Today in History

...people. Militants blew up an Israeli base at the Gaza-Egypt crossing, killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago...
A Bishop's Perspective: Seeking peace in a world of violence

...recent outbreak of fighting there meant that his prayer meeting with Israeli leader Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was in vain, the Holy Father replied, "No. Prayer helps us not to be conquered by evil or to resign ourselves to...
Con: One-sided tactics showed contempt for Israel

...Israel-hating seems not to trouble Obama.Second, Israel has a legitimate peace partner in Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, whom Obama describes in glowing terms as an unusually brave, sincere, peace-seeking Palestinian leader.Abbas...
Analysis: Israel, Palestinians face difficult decisions

...Palestinians, an ideological reversal that would put him on a collision course with his hardline base.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fears he'll be pressured to recognize Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people, a step he believes would abrogate...
Why is Kerry pushing talks?

...Israel without a civil war.Second, as titular head of the Palestine Liberation Organization, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas may be the last Palestinian leader with the legitimacy to sign a peace accord with Israel. But he is tired and aging...
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Mideast talks - all aboard the peace-process train

...Palestinian side.As the meetings started in Washington - and it's worth noting neither Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas nor Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the events - Abbas was visiting Cairo.There he gave Egyptian...
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Israel approves nearly 1,200 more settlement homes

...due to disputes over the settlements, deemed illegal by most of the international community.Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas long insisted he will only resume talks if Israel freezes construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...
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Arafat's death becomes a whodunit

...Mangin told The Associated Press.Palestinian officials, including Arafat's successor, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, had no comment on the substance of the report but promised a continued investigation.The findings are certain to...
Palestinian ambassador in Prague killed in blast

...the Mideast conflict, said Nabil Shaath, a foreign affairs veteran and leading official in Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement."The safe was sitting neglected in one of the areas of the old embassy. It was in one of the corners...


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