Palestinian leader warns UN of Trump’s “Swiss cheese” peace deal | AFP

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas urges the UN Security Council to reject President Donald Trump’s Middle East plan, brandishing a large map of a future Palestine as laid out by Trump, and denouncing it as a “Swiss cheese” deal.

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Unread post piles up at defunct Palestinian parliament | AFP

It has been more than a decade since the Palestinian Legislative Council (PLC) last met, due to infighting between Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas’s Fatah and Islamists Hamas. The two sides are currently talking up the prospect of new elections, the first since 2006, but for now the key Palestinian political institution, located in the occupied West Bank, lies empty.

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Abbas rejects ‘biased’ US as sole Mideast mediator

Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, speaking at the United Nations General Assembly, accuses US President Donald Trump’s administration of undermining efforts towards a two-State solution.

Abbas condemns Israeli ‘massacres’ after Gaza violence

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas condemns Israeli “massacres” along the Gaza border after Israeli forces killed 52 Palestinians during clashes and protests coinciding with the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem.

Abbas remains committed to peace process: Palestinian FM

In an interview with AFP, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki says Mahmud Abbas will “reiterate his commitment to the peace process” in the Middle East during a visit with EU leaders. SOUNDBITE

Abbas to ask EU to recognise Palestinian state: minister

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will ask the EU to officially recognise the state of Palestine when he meets foreign ministers from the bloc on Monday, says Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki in an AFP interview. SOUNDBITE

Moscow ‘understands’ Palestinian anger at Trump: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says Moscow “understands” the anger of Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas, who earlier denounced White House peace efforts as the “slap of the century.”

Abbas calls Trump’s peace efforts ‘slap of the century’

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas denounces US President Donald Trump’s peace efforts as the “slap of the century”, at a key meeting on the White House’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Emmanuel Macron meets with Mahmud Abbas at the Elysée

Emmanuel Macron meets with Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas two weeks after receiving Isareli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. IMAGES of Abbas arriving at the Elysée Palace

Donald Trump meets with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas

US President Donald Trump declares “there can be no promises” of a resolution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict but reiterates there is a “very, very good chance”, while meeting with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas.