Dr. Saeb Erekat on Manama Economic Meeting

2019-05-22

This is an official announcement that Palestine will not attend the Manama meeting. This is a collective Palestinian position, from President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee to all Palestinian political movements and factions, national figures, private sector and civil society. We reiterate that we did not mandate anyone to negotiate on our behalf. Those concerned and want to serve the interest of the Palestinian people should respect this collective position. Palestine’s full economic potential can only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation, respecting international law and UN resolutions.

Statement by PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on announcement of an economic meeting in Bahrain

2019-05-20

On behalf of the PLO Executive Committee I would like to confirm that we were not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manama Bahrain. The Trump Administration’s vision is being implemented on the ground with their decisions and positions on Jerusalem, settlements and refugees, among others.

Tayseer Khaled: Israeli Knesset Vote was Expected, Needed appropriate Response

2019-04-11

Tayseer Khaled, member of the PLO Executive Committee, member of the Political Bureau of the DFLP commented on the outcomes of the Israel's legislative elections, saying it was expected due to the growing tendency toward extremism and the promises made by Netanyahu, and the ruling orthodox settlers in Israel to deepen Judaization, settlement, racism and ethnic cleansing in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

PLO: ISRAELI ELECTION INFESTED WITH RACISM, INCITEMENT TO VIOLENCE Palestinians denounced Netanyahu’s talk about annexing settlements....

2019-04-08

On the eve of the elections in Israel, the PLO launched a scathing attack on mainstream candidates and said the campaign has been infested with racism and incitement. The PLO’s Negotiations Affairs Department said that none of these candidates have called for a comprehensive settlement plan with the Palestinians.

Op Ed by Dr. Saeb Erekat in New York Times Trump Doesn’t Want Peace. He Wants Palestinian Surrender.

2019-05-23

The Trump administration says it has a peace plan for the Middle East. Those behind it claim that they are offering a new approach to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, one focused on an “economic vision,” and that it deserves a chance. Yet none of what has been revealed so far has addressed the real issues: the end of the Israeli occupation that began in 1967 and the preservation of the internationally recognized inalienable rights of the people of Palestine.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Manama Economic Meeting

2019-05-22

This is an official announcement that Palestine will not attend the Manama meeting. This is a collective Palestinian position, from President Mahmoud Abbas and the PLO Executive Committee to all Palestinian political movements and factions, national figures, private sector and civil society. We reiterate that we did not mandate anyone to negotiate on our behalf. Those concerned and want to serve the interest of the Palestinian people should respect this collective position. Palestine’s full economic potential can only be achieved by ending the Israeli occupation, respecting international law and UN resolutions.

Statement by PLO Executive Committee Member Dr. Saeb Erekat on announcement of an economic meeting in Bahrain

2019-05-20

On behalf of the PLO Executive Committee I would like to confirm that we were not consulted by any party on the announced meeting to take place in Manama Bahrain. The Trump Administration’s vision is being implemented on the ground with their decisions and positions on Jerusalem, settlements and refugees, among others.