The timing of the appointment of Husam Zomlot to the key role may indicate as to Abbas' desire to inject new blood into the Palestinian Authority, ridden by conflict between Fatah's old guard and its interim and younger generations.
British government freezes transfer of 25 million pounds to the PA following complaints that money ends up with assailants who carried out attacks against Israel.
Tensions between West Bank's Fatah and Gaza's Hamas mar first Palestinian exercise in democracy in a decade.
Israel, Arab states, Fatah and Hamas all had reasons to put the democratic process on ice, says a Fatah official. But according to a new poll, West Bankers mostly blame the PA, while the Gazans blame Hamas.
The resurgence in knifing attacks show that the Palestinian sovereign is increasingly less relevant in the lives of its subjects and its legitimacy is eroding.
Fatah and Hamas blame each other for sabotaging the elections out of fear of losing.
Palestinian Authority will repay $130 million to Israel Electric Corporation immediately, but a further $130 million of the $530 million debt will be erased.
According to Israeli Channel 1, document retrieved from USSR archives show Abbas, codenamed 'Krotov,' worked by Russian agency in 1980s. Palestinian officials dismiss the report and call it yet another attempt by Israel to discredit the PA president.
Bradley Burston's smear tactics were an attempt to deflect from the reality that I described: the culture of death that saturates Palestinian life today.
Seeking to inject positive content into right-wing ideology that rejects the two-state idea, Sara Haetzni-Cohen, whose family belongs to settler aristocracy, has been out seeking alternative strategies. Haetzni-Cohen talks about life as a secular woman married to a religious man, and explains why she won't live in Kiryat Arba.