Mahmoud Abbas

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, shake hands with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in Amman, Jordan, Oct. 13, 2023.

The Palestinian political system needs to be rebuilt on ‘national consensus,’ says political activist

Israel-Hamas war

The Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank is, which is the larger of the two Palestinian territories, is backed by the international community and the US. But the PA has lost much of its sway in Gaza. To explore where the PA and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas fit into the larger picture, The World’s host Marco Werman speaks with Nour Odeh, a Palestinian political activist, researcher and author based in Ramallah.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell stand together at the Capitol

US and Afghan presidents to meet in Washington amid troop withdrawal

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A child wearing a red short-sleaved shirt is shown looking into a bombed out and charred card.

Israel-Hamas hostilities continue into 10th day

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Palestinian residents of the village of Fasayil in the Jordan Valley sit together for an afternoon tea break.

Israeli plans for annexation weigh heavily on Jordan Valley residents

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Palestinians watch a television broadcasting the announcement of Middle East peace plan by US President Donald Trump, in the southern Gaza Strip on Jan. 28, 2020.

Trump unveiled his Middle East peace plan. This Palestinian analyst says it’s a ‘scam.’

Conflict & Justice

Among young Palestinians, growing alienation from political leaders


As the daily scene on the border shows, young Palestinians are increasingly beyond reach, put off by a four-year stalemate in peace talks with Israel and little progress toward healing internal rifts.


Palestinian officials rebuke Trump threat to block aid

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“We pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “With the Palestinians no longer willing to talk peace, why should we make any of these massive future payments to them?”

Palestinians react during a protest against Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, Dec. 7, 2017.

Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising in response to Trump’s Jerusalem plan


The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

Israel to Palestinians: Only way to statehood is negotiation

The Israeli government says they’re not against Palestinian statehood — where they have objections is how the Palestinians are going about it.

Israeli emergency personnel carry the body of a victim from the scene of an attack at a Jerusalem synagogue on November 18, 2014.

Palestinians kill Israeli worshippers during prayers at a Jerusalem synagogue


Two Palestinian men armed with meat cleavers and firearms killed four worshippers at a synagogue in West Jersualem on Tuesday. While it was the deadliest attack of its kind in the city since 2008, it was also yet another sign of rising violence between Israelis and Palestinians.