You’re the president of the Palestinian Authority, a darling of the western left and western media, but largely powerless in your own back yard. You’re 82 years old, in the 12th year of a four-year term, and many people are no longer taking you very seriously because your great patron and promoter, Barack Obama, is no longer President of the United States.
The liberal lobbying group J Street on Thursday condemned Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ “divisive and inflammatory rhetoric” in a recent speech he delivered opposing President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday congratulated North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on his country’s “Liberation Day,” as tensions remain high between Pyongyang and Washington over the former’s accelerating nuclear program.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas issued a broad decree against expression harmful to “national unity” that authorities have used to target dissenters.
Mahmoud Abbas is alive. The 82-year-old man remains president of the Palestinian National Authority. But at a luncheon discussion in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, his new biographers and everyone else present spoke of him in the past tense.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas was honored with a reception Wednesday evening in Washington, D.C., in which he gave brief remarks indicating that he is optimistic about the Trump administration’s ability to lead successful peace talks.