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Topic - Mahmoud Abbas
Israeli forces on Sunday escalated their ground operations in Gaza City, leading to the deadliest day in the nearly two-week conflict between Israel and Hamas-backed forces amid calls by top U.S. and Israeli officials for a cease-fire.
In wake of the rising death toll in Gaza due to increased tensions between Israel and Palestine, Pope Francis made a personal call to both presidents in order to ask for peace.
President Obama's delusional Mideast peace plan can be summed up in one sentence.
The target was the Gaza police chief. He survived the Israeli airstrike on a cousin's home with critical injuries, but 18 family members were killed, including five children and teens.
Pope Francis hosted the presidents of Israel and Palestine on Sunday to pray for peace in a time when formal negotiations between the two countries have broken down. Is this the first of many such diplomatic proceedings for the popular pope?
For the first time in Vatican history, the pope allowed for the reading of Islamic prayers and Koran readings from the Catholic facility.
Representatives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam said prayers from their respective religious communities at Sunday’s historic "Invocation for Peace" at the Vatican, praying for peace in the Holy Land and throughout the Middle East.
Pope Francis welcomed the presidents of Israel and Palestine to the Vatican on Sunday evening for an unprecedented meeting of prayer, the "Invocation for Peace."
Israeli heads say a new Palestinian unity government that's promising peace in the West Bank and Gaza Strip is too tied to Hamas to embrace — and the fact that the White House has offered it support and financial backing is a major concern.
Unfortunately, the actions of Pope Francis in honoring Holocaust survivors and his appearances at the tomb of Theodore Herzl, the Western Wall and Yad Vashem come too little, too late to compensate for his previous displays both in Jordan and the Palestinian territories.
An encounter among Pope Francis, the Palestinian president, and the Israeli president at the Vatican to pray for peace in the Holy Land has been set for June 8, the Holy See has announced.
The first woman mayor of the town where Jesus was born referred to the strong connection they have with the Vatican, explaining that the recent visit of Pope Francis is an opportunity to work for justice.
Today Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas announced that they have accepted Pope Francis’ invitation to join him at the Vatican for an encounter of prayer.
Pope Francis began the second day of his Holy Land pilgrimage in a meeting with Palestinian authorities, urging them to work for an end to conflict and violence in the region.
The recent acknowledgment of the Holocaust by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas comes too little and too late, considering his previous statements about the Holocaust and the strings attached to his current mention of it.
Mr. Abbas said Monday that Israel has not offered enough to make it worthwhile to move to direct talks.
"If (the Israelis) say, 'Come and let's start negotiations from zero,' that is futile and pointless," Mr. Abbas added.