Abbas congratulates North Korea’s Kim amid nuclear tensions

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud AbbaPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas looks on during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 25, 2017. (AFP/ABBAS MOMANI)s looks on during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 25, 2017. AFP/ABBAS MOMANI)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud AbbaPalestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas looks on during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on July 25, 2017. (AFP/ABBAS MOMANI)s looks on during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah on July 25, 2017. AFP/ABBAS MOMANI)

Minister Naftali Bennett slams the PA president, saying it follows Palestinian support for Hitler and Saddam Hussein

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Abbas: Palestinians now want flag ‘over occupied Jerusalem’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the PLO in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on September 1, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas chairs a meeting of the Executive Committee of the PLO in the West Bank city of Ramallah, on September 1, 2015. (AFP/Abbas Momani)

PA president thanks countries that voted for banner to fly at UN HQ; Israel’s UN envoy derides ‘political showmanship’

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Pope calls Abbas ‘angel of peace’ during Vatican visit

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience on May 16, 2015 in Vatican (AFP Pphoto pool/Alberto Pizzoli)

Pope Francis welcomes Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during a private audience on May 16, 2015 in Vatican (AFP Pphoto pool/Alberto Pizzoli)

 Francis meets with PA chief after Holy See’s decision to acknowledge Palestinian state angers Jerusalem

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Abbas decides to go it alone

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, arrives for the opening of a museum for late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, November 9, 2014 (photo credit: AP/Abbas Momani)

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, arrives for the opening of a museum for late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday, November 9, 2014 (photo credit: AP/Abbas Momani)

The PA president has effectively closed the door on negotiations with Israel, but Hamas has little cause to rejoice

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