Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, April 10, 2019 (Photo: WAFA)

Abbas on Israeli Elections: “We’re Ready for Negotiations, and Don’t Intend to Abandon Our Rights”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) said on Wednesday, April 10, that he is following the results of Israel’s parliamentary elections, which took place on Tuesday. Abbas spoke at the opening of a new oncology department at the Istishari Hospital near the central occupied West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas stressed, “They (Israel) should understand…

Palestinian Left-Wing Factions Forge New Democratic Alliance

In Ramallah and Gaza City, five left-wing Palestinian factions have announced the formation of a united front named the Palestinian Democratic Alliance. The alliance was formed with the culmination of meetings between the constituent organizations that commenced in August 2016. According to last Friday’s weekend edition of Al-Ittihad, the daily newspaper of the Communist Party…

UNCTAD: The Economic Reality in the OPT is Bleaker than Ever

Sky-high unemployment, declining per capita income, contracting agricultural productivity and worsening socioeconomic conditions characterize a bleak assessment of the economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), according to the new annual report by UNCTAD (the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) on its assistance to the Palestinian people. The report warns that evaporating donor…

Trump’s National Security Advisor, John Bolton, and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu

MK Touma-Sliman on Closing of PLO’s DC Office: “Trump Wants to Force Palestinians to Surrender”

The Palestinian Authority was defiant on Monday, September 10, despite the continuing spate of US imperialistic threats and measures, the latest being the closing of the offices of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington DC. In his first major public address since becoming National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, John Bolton officially announced…