Thursday October 19th 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Salam Fayyad’

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

Abbas Appoints New PA Prime Minister

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas summoned academic Rami Hamdallah to his Ramallah office on Sunday and appointed him to serve as the new PA prime minister. Hamdallah, president of An-Najah University in Nablus, will succeed former Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, who submitted his resignation in [...]

Fayyad Resignation Postponed

Fayyad Resignation Postponed

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A meeting between Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and President Mahmoud Abbas, which was supposed to take place late Thursday night, was postponed indefinitely, Maan news agency reported Friday morning. Fayyad was on the verge of handing in his resignation Thursday following on-going disputes between [...]

Salam Fayyad Resigns

Salam Fayyad Resigns

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has reportedly tendered his resignation, after intense criticism against him within the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. It is not yet clear whether PA President Mahmoud Abbas will accept Fayyad's resignation at this time, although the two have been at odds on [...]

Political War Raging over PA Finance Ministry

Political War Raging over PA Finance Ministry

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh A sharp dispute has erupted within the Western-backed Palestinian Authority over the weekend, revolving around control over the PA's finance ministry. PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Salam Fayyad have reportedly been fighting over the resignation of Finance Minister Nabil Qassis, with sources saying the [...]

Anti-Fayyad Protests Redirected Against Oslo

Anti-Fayyad Protests Redirected Against Oslo

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian activists have called for mass demonstrations on Friday to demand an end to the Western-imposed Oslo Accords and other agreements signed between the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority and the Israeli government. The call came as public transportation workers and social activists announced that they have [...]

Anti-Fayyad Protests Gain Steam

Anti-Fayyad Protests Gain Steam

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Hundreds of protesters demonstrated on Wednesday in Nablus's main square, calling for the ouster of Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. A former economist for the World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF), Fayyad was appointed by former United States President George W. Bush in June 2007 to lead [...]

Shots Fired Near Fayyad’s Ramallah Compound

Shots Fired Near Fayyad’s Ramallah Compound

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh Palestinian Authority security forces traded gunfire with unknown assailants at Prime Minister Salam Fayyad’s compound in Ramallah on Wednesday. Reuters reported that Fayyad was not at the compound at the time. PA officials declined to comment, citing the sensitivity of the incident. There was no immediate [...]

PA Shuts Down Human Rights Group

PA Shuts Down Human Rights Group

by Mahmoud Abu Ghosh The Western-backed Palestinian Authority closed down the offices of a human rights group over the weekend that criticized senior Fatah official Azzam al-Ahmed, a close associated of PA President Mahmoud Abbas. PA Interior Minister Said Abu Ali, who signed the closure order, said that the work of the Palestinian Human [...]

Quartet Meeting at G-8 in Washington

Quartet Meeting at G-8 in Washington

by Naama Ben-Yaakov Senior Middle East Quartet representatives are scheduled to meet in Washington on Wednesday to brainstorm new efforts for pressing Israel to relinquish the Samaria, Binyamin and Judea regions to the Western-backed Palestinian Authority. The Quartet, comprised of the United States, European Union, United Nations and [...]

Blair Presses Netanyahu Ahead of Quartet Meeting

Blair Presses Netanyahu Ahead of Quartet Meeting

by Avi Yellin Middle East Quartet envoy Tony Blair met separately on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu (Likud) and his Palestinian Authority counterpart Salam Fayyad in an effort to advance the corporatocracy's agenda of forcing Israel to relinquish its disputed heartland to the Western-backed PA. The Quartet, comprised [...]

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