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New Palestinian cabinet sworn in

May 17th, 2012 Comments off

Palestinian Authority President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas swears in a new cabinet in the West Bank, a move Hamas describes as a “big error”.
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The Mainstreaming of Hamas Continues as Palestinian Unity Gains Steam (Time.com)

February 6th, 2012 Comments off

Time.com – Hamas vows to give Palestinian moderate leader Mahmoud Abbas the running room to see what talks can produce
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UN to consider Palestinian bid

September 26th, 2011 Comments off

The UN Security Council is to begin consultations on an application by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas for full state membership of the UN.
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Abbas applies for UN recognition

September 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas presents the Palestinians’ bid for statehood at the UN, to rapturous applause in the General Assembly.
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Palestinians to make UN state bid

September 23rd, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is due to present the Palestinians’ bid for statehood at the UN, despite a US promise to veto the move in the Security Council.
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Israel offers Palestinians talks

September 20th, 2011 Comments off

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu offers peace talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to prevent his bid for Palestinian statehood at the UN.
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Fatah, Hamas see new Palestinian government next week (Reuters)

June 14th, 2011 Comments off

Reuters – Palestinian officials said on Tuesday they would be ready to unveil a new unity government at a meeting between Palestinian President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in Cairo next week.
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AP Interview: Abbas says recognitions hit Israel (AP)

January 1st, 2011 Comments off

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, shakes hands with Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, and Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim during a meeting at the Planalto palace in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Abbas is on a three-day official visit to Brazil. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres).AP – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said Friday that a recent wave of nations recognizing a Palestinian state based upon 1967 borders is pressuring Israel and the U.S. to return to negotiations and reach a peace deal.

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EU delays recognising Palestine

December 14th, 2010 Comments off

EU foreign ministers say they will recognise a Palestinian state “when appropriate”, following a call from Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.
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Mid-East talks in crisis – Abbas

December 8th, 2010 Comments off

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says Middle East peace talks are in crisis following Israel’s refusal to stop building in settlements.
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