Dr. Saeb Erekat: Palestinian Reconciliation Advances Making Peace. It's Time for Israel to Abide by International Law and to Recognize...

2017-10-04

Twenty-niindependent, sovereign and contiguous State on thne years ago, the Palestine National Council recognized Israel's existence on 78% percent of our historic homeland, and in 1993 the Palestine Liberation Organization reaffirmed its recognition of the State of Israel. This historic compromise is an evidence of our commitment to achieving a genuine and lasting peace with Israel on the basis of ending its belligerent military occupation to establish our e internationally -recognized 1967 borders with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Israel’s Illegal Policies and Measures in the Occupied Palestinian Capital throughout 2017: “It is time for...

2017-10-03

Over the past nine months, the Occupying Power has intensified its fierce colonial campaign against the land and people of Palestine as the occupation and siege on Gaza has entered its 10th year. The illegal Israeli annexation of Palestinian lands and settlement construction have violently continued to deny the rights of Palestine as a sovereign, contiguous, and independent State on the 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem as its capital.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on the Latest Attempt by Mr. David Friedman, US Ambassador to Israel, to Normalize Israel’s Colonial Policies

2017-09-28

It is not the first time that Mr. David Friedman has exploited his position as US ambassador to advocate and validate the Israeli government's policies of occupation and annexation. He was the first US ambassador to participate in the Israeli celebrations of the colonial occupation and annexation of East Jerusalem this June, has continuously announced his intention to continue visiting illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine, as well as he has referred to the Israeli occupation of Palestine as “alleged”.

Dr. Saeb Erekat on Latest Israeli Colonial Settlement Plans in the Absence of International Accountability and the Rule of International...

2017-09-25

The year 2017 marks 50 years of Israel's colonization of Palestine and 70 years of the catastrophic historical event, al-Nakba, and 100 years of the Balfour declaration of 1917. These historical events signify the absence of justice and accountability. In fact, the continuous Israeli colonization policies are motivated by the international community's evasion from its responsibility to hold Israel accountable for its systematic violations of international law and international humanitarian law.

Dr. Saeb Erekat: Letter of Condolences to Sinn Fein

2017-03-21

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization, and of the State of Palestine, I wish to express our heartfelt condolences over the departure of our brother and comrade Martin McGuinness, a symbol of the just cause of the Irish people. We extend our condolences to his family, the Sinn Fein and all the Irish people

Israeli media following with interest Erekat blasts Congress for condemning UN resolution 2334

2017-01-09

Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Secretary General Saeb Erekat blasted the U.S. Congress for overwhelmingly voting to condemn United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, which condemned Israeli construction in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem. The bipartisan House measure passed last week by a majority of 342-80. It said that Resolution 2334 "undermines the prospect of Israelis and Palestinians resuming productive, direct negotiations" and "contributes to the politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel and represents a concerted effort to extract concessions from Israel outside of direct negotiations." The statement further demands that the UN repeal or fundamentally alter the measure it passed.

PLO Secretary General Dr. Saeb Erekat on latest Israeli steps regarding illegal settlements in Occupied Palestine...

2016-12-07

All Israeli settlements in Occupied Palestine are illegal regardless of any law passed by the Israeli parliament or any decision of an Israeli judge. Israel has a long history of attempts to “legalize” war crimes. This latest step shows the extremist Israeli government's confidence that the international community will not act. This culture of impunity continues to destroy the prospects to end the Israeli occupation and achieve a just and lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.