Mahmoud Abbas

Israel-Gaza Conflict: Palestinian President Says 'Situation Is Unbearable'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas said the situation in Gaza has become "unbearable," and called on the international community to provide protectio...

Harper Offers $66 Million In Aid To Palestinians

CP | Lee-Anne Goodman, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Politics

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories - Prime Minister Stephen Harper met the president of the Palestinian Authority on Monday, offering $66 million in ne...

Israel: Western Imperialism Favours Democracy

Diane Weber Bederman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Politics
Diane Weber Bederman

Is there something wrong with Zionism? Has it been declared verboten? Is he suggesting that Zionism is racism? These organizations talk about bringing peace to the conflicts in the Middle East. No, wait, I must amend that. They are only interested in the conflict regarding Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state amidst multiple Muslim states particularly with regards to the Palestinians.

The Soft Bigotry of Low Palestinian Expectations

Mike Fegelman | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

Almost at the same time that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met in Washington recently, ostensibly in good faith to re-launch Mideast peace talks, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters in Egypt that no Israelis would be allowed to remain in a future Palestinian state.

Ripeness and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: A Reality Check

Adam Moscoe | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

They're back at it. On Monday, Israel and the Palestinian Authority sent high-level representatives to Washington to lay the groundwork for official p...

Middle East Peace Talks Rebooted

CP | Deb Riechmann, The Associated Press | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada Politics

WASHINGTON - Diplomats long have stressed the urgency of resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, yet as a new round of Mideast peace talks begins,...

"Palestine" Should Use Water to Procure Peace, Not Perpetuate Conflict

Mike Fegelman | Posted 09.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Mike Fegelman

Water is an invaluable commodity in the Middle East. Due to the region's scarcity of this vital natural resource, water can be used to perpetuate conflict, fuel wars, and even procure peace. Contrary to claims made by Dr. Shaddad Attili, the Minister of the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), in his Huffington Post Canada commentary, Israel exports volumes of water to the West Bank greatly in excess of what the Oslo Accords had mandated.

Victory: ICC Rules that Palestine is Still Not a State

Arsen Ostrovsky | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Arsen Ostrovsky

In a massive defeat for Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' campaign to delegitimize Israel, the International Criminal Court (ICC) has ruled that Palestine is not a "state" and it therefore does not have jurisdiction to investigate alleged "war crimes" committed by Israel in the "territory of Palestine since 1 July 2002."

Abbas' Last Victory?

David Frum | Posted 01.06.2012 | Canada
David Frum

Mahmoud Abbas are seeking UN recognition of Palestinian statehood: statehood without peace. Already they have gained one victory: acceptance as a full member of UNESCO. Yet this victory may be their last.

Abbas Misses Another Opportunity

Avi Benlolo | Posted 11.23.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas missed an opportunity to gain the confidence of Israel and international Jewry by recognizing Israel as a Jewish state. Instead, Abbas achieved the exact opposite. He took every opportunity to defame Israel and label it a criminal state on the world stage.

Harper, Netanyahu Argue Against Palestinian Statehood At Meeting

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.21.2011 | Canada Politics

UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. - It was bonhomie on a first-name basis in the midst of an intense United Nations showdown.Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netany...

Will the Palestinians Accept Their Own State?

Avi Benlolo | Posted 11.18.2011 | Canada
Avi Benlolo

The Palestinians, Avigdor Lieberman said, have rebuffed every offer given to them for an independent state, and like many Israelis, Lieberman believes that everything has been tried and that Israel must "change its concept entirely." What that concept might be will depend on what happens at the UN this week.