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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...
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...
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...
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...
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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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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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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Hamas cries victory; truce with Israel holds

...only in Gaza, but also in the West Bank, where the Islamists' internationally backed rival, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, oversees a self-rule government.Abbas, the leading Palestinian proponent of non-violence and negotiations...
The West banks on Abbas

...with me now!" he chortled - no, actually, Condi doesn't. Sound off on the important issues at And Monday it was Mahmoud Abbas on the direct line to Washington instead, receiving assurances from Rice and President Bush that his newly formed...
Outside editorials: Time to talk peace

...week came the division of the nascent Palestinian state. Hamas in fierce fighting won Gaza; Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah retains the West Bank. That original notion is still valid, but even more so is its converse. Abbas' new...


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