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Abbas faults Arab refusal of 1947 U.N. Palestine plan

Arabs made a "mistake" by rejecting a 1947 U.N. proposal that would have created a Palestinian state alongside the nascent Israel, Palestinian...

Abbas says to discuss PA fate with Hamas

President Mahmoud Abbas plans to discuss the fate of the Palestinian Authority with his rivals Hamas next month, raising questions over its...

Hamas success may push Abbas further down U.N. path

The huge Palestinian prisoner release won by Hamas in exchange for a lone Israeli soldier has drawn praise from those in the...

Hamas steals Abbas thunder with prisoner deal

Hamas has jumped back into the Middle East spotlight with a prisoner swap deal with Israel that will score points over President...

Palestinians say will work with Blair

A senior Palestinian official added his voice to calls for the replacement of international Middle East envoy Tony Blair, but the office...

UN will take weeks on Palestinian bid – Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he expected the Security Council to finish debating his nation's application for full United Nations membership in...

Abbas says no talks without Israeli settlement freeze

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas repeated his refusal to talk with Israel without a settlement freeze after international mediators, responding to his United...

Abbas to stake Palestinian claim to state at UN

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas asks the United Nations to recognise a state for his people, even though Israel still occupies its territory...


Communicate don’t abrogate!

The senior officer cadre of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) communications component, officially the Directorate: Corporate Communication (DCC), employed a barely plausible excuse...