Mahmoud Abbas

Netanyahu, Abbas face criticism after funeral for Israel's Peres

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should not have shaken Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' hand at the funeral of Shimon Peres, Israel's justice minister said on local radio Sunday.

Palestinians push for UN Security Council resolution on settlements

The Palestinians were in "extensive consultations" to pass a resolution at the UN Security Council on Israel's continued settlement activity, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said at the UN...

Abbas seeks Berlin backing for UN vote on Israeli settlements  

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' call for an end to Israeli settlement policy in the West Bank so as to reactivate the stalled Middle East...

Abbas makes first public appearance since rumours of hospitalization

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday made his first public appearance since weekend rumours that he was in a Jordanian hospital for treatment.