Saeb Erekat, the chief Palestinian negotiator, rejected statements by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman supporting the Arab peace Initiative, saying it was merely a public relations stunt designed to distract the world.
Saeb Erekat, chief Palestinian negotiator in talks with Israel and a possible successor to Palestinian Authority (PA) head Mahmoud Abbas, has equated Israel's government with the Islamic State (ISIS) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) published a list on Friday of flags which are banned to display during the upcoming 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden next month, including those of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the Palestinians. The decision has angered the Palestinians.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defended Israel's policies, which are dictated by reality, and refuted misguided statements made by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for the first time conceded his rejection of an Israeli peace offer in 2008 that would have prepared the ground for a Palestinian state in much of the disputed territory.
Saeb Erekat again lied about non-existent Palestinian "history" and condemned the Balfour Declaration, which recognized Israel's right to a Jewish national homeland in British-Mandate Palestine. He's also pretty upset at the British for enabling it in the first place.
As part of a larger effort to reduce tensions, and with US Secretary of State John Kerry in the region to assist in doing so, Netanyahu has agreed to a Jordanian plan to deploy security cameras on the Temple Mount.
Our leaders, who are fully responsible for sending these teenagers to throw stones and firebombs at Jews, are sitting in their luxurious offices and villas in Ramallah and rubbing their hands with deep satisfaction.
In what can be considered a dangerous, precedent-setting ruling, the US Supreme Court declared that the United States does not recognize Jerusalem - both the Eastern and Western parts of the city - as the capital of the state of Israel.