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Bennett: It sounds like fiction but Israel needs a coalition from Ben Gvir to Abbas

Outgoing Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke about his mistakes on the job, the political changes he believes Israel needs and opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu’s suitability to lead in a wide-ranging…

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Amnesty accuses PA of shielding brass in trial over Abbas critic’s death

Amnesty International said Friday that the Palestinian Authority has failed to hold its security forces accountable for the death of an activist in police custody a year ago. The family…

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14 PA security officers accused of beating Abbas critic to death freed on bail

RAMALLAH, West Bank — Fourteen Palestinian security force members on trial over the killing of prominent activist Nizar Banat, whose death sparked rare protests against the Palestinian Authority, have been…

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Daily Briefing June 16: Biden’s coming, Abbas is annoyed and inflation is down

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing, your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. US correspondent…

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Abbas to Kahana: Accepting coexistence out of necessity isn’t genuine tolerance

Jews and Arabs in Israel need to choose to coexist rather than begrudgingly accept they must to live together on the same land, Ra’am party leader Mansour Abbas said Wednesday.…

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Rumored Abbas successor claims ‘no partner,’ while working closely with Israelis

RAMALLAH (AP) — Hussein al-Sheikh, a senior Palestinian official increasingly seen as a successor to the 86-year-old President Mahmoud Abbas, says relations with Israel have gotten so bad that Palestinian…

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Top US official meets angry Abbas in Ramallah ahead of expected Biden visit

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas hosted Saturday a US delegation led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf, ahead of an expected visit by President Joe…

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PA’s Abbas dismisses US bid to boost ties unless consulate reopened

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has expressed his dissatisfaction with the series of steps the Biden administration is planning to introduce in order to boost ties with Ramallah, deeming the…

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Macron speaks with Abbas over rising violence in West Bank

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke Saturday with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas expressing his concern over the recent surge in violence in the region and calling to conclude investigations into…

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Ra’am’s Abbas reportedly says one of his party will oppose crucial settlement bill

The head of the Islamist Ra’am party reportedly told other coalition leaders on Friday that one of his party members will not vote for a piece of legislation next week…

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