March 2007 Addendum to Myth of a “Moderate” Fatah

On February 8, 2007, Fatah and Hamas leaders, meeting in Mecca under the sponsorship of Saudi Arabia, reached agreement on the formation of a PA unity government. The Accord they produced, roughly based upon the Prisoners...

Mahmoud Abbas’s address to the UN Security Council: Rhetoric versus reality

On February 11, 2020, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas delivered an address before the UN Security Council as part of the PA’s diplomatic campaign against the Trump plan . Mahmoud Abbas’s address...

Exit PA, Enter Egypt

Al Ayyam, Oct. 9, 2005 Seeking shelter from Palestinian gun battles. Executive Summary: Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to a virtual Egyptian takeover of the Gaza Strip and has invited other Arab regimes to plant...

Quotes from Palestinian Authority Textbooks (Hebrew)

Quotes from Palestinian Authority Textbooks (Hebrew)

Inside Fatah: A “Moderate” Entity?

There is a prevailing notion in Western diplomatic circles today that Hamas – and only Hamas – is the stumbling block to a successful negotiation of peace between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. According to this...

Constitution of the State of Palestine – Third Draft

The executive committee of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, having renewed the instructions of the Palestinian National Council for the establishment of a special committee to prepare the Constitution of the State of Palestine, the...

The Proposed Palestinian State: A Compendium

On January 14, 1997, at 12:00 noon, as the Israeli cabinet gathered in Jerusalem to begin its deliberations on the approval of the Oslo accords, something else transpired in Ramat Dania, a neighborhood within...

The Making of the Palestinian President 2005

The Palestinian Presidential Elections of January 2005 are an important milestone in Palestinian state-building for several reasons. Palestinian elections are a critical point in the transition between Israeli military rule in the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

Abbas-Greenblatt: combat violence and terror FREE MURDERERS

IMRA: Jason Greenblatt appears to have decided to facilitate Abbas "talking the talk". "President Abbas and Mr. Greenblatt also reaffirmed the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority’s joint determination to combat violence and terrorism." BUT Abbas...