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JERUSALEM | Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

JERUSALEM — President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser said in an interview published Sunday that the administration will soon present its Israeli-Palestinian peace plan, with or without input from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. In an interview published in the Arabic language Al-Quds newspaper, Jared Kushner appealed directly to Palestinians and criticized Abbas, who has … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Kushner rips Abbas, says Mideast peace plan due ‘soon’

RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ doctor said Sunday that the 83-year-old will be staying another day in the hospital, abruptly reversing a previous announcement that he would be discharged and adding to the uncertainty surrounding the Palestinian leader’s health. Abbas was hospitalized last week with a fever, just days after undergoing … Continue reading RAMALLAH, West Bank | Abbas doctor says Palestinian leader to stay in hospital

JERUSALEM  | Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

JERUSALEM  — A Palestinian official says President Mahmoud Abbas has been hospitalized with fever. The aide to Abbas, speaking on condition of anonymity in line with protocol, said the 83-year-old Palestinian leader was diagnosed with a fever on Sunday. Abbas had an ear operation last week, and had returned to the hospital late Saturday for … Continue reading JERUSALEM  | Palestinian president hospitalized with fever

RAMALLAH | Abbas says won’t return to Gaza unless Hamas cedes control

RAMALLAH, West Bank | April 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says that unless he gets full control over the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, including the group’s weapons, he will “not be responsible for what goes on” there. Abbas’ comments late Sunday dealt another blow to months of U.S.-backed Egyptian efforts to negotiate a deal … Continue reading RAMALLAH | Abbas says won’t return to Gaza unless Hamas cedes control

Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation

RAMALLAH, West Bank /February 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday that he is counting on India’s support for a multi-country sponsorship of any future Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. Such a framework would ostensibly replace Washington’s long-standing monopoly as mediator. Abbas rejected the traditional U.S. role after … Continue reading Abbas tells India PM he seeks multi-country peace mediation