Report: Abbas, Fayyad in 'silent crisis'

Report: Abbas, Fayyad in 'silent crisis'

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 23 (UPI) -- A feud is brewing between Palestinian leaders, with President Mahmoud Abbas refusing to talk to Prime Minister Salam Fayyad, sources told al-Quds al-Arabi.
Will Fayyad meet with Netanyahu?

Will Fayyad meet with Netanyahu?

JERUSALEM, April 17 (UPI) -- A dispute over tax revenue may scuttle a meeting between the Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers to set up the next round of peace talks, officials said.

U.S. envoy: Low hopes for Quartet meeting

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- Washington has low hopes a high-level meeting Wednesday will restart the long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the U.S. ambassador to Israel said.
Abbas: May renew bid for U.N. recognition

Abbas: May renew bid for U.N. recognition

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 9 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he may renew efforts for U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state if Israel doesn't accept his peace-talk conditions.

Efforts under way to renew peace talks

JERUSALEM, April 2 (UPI) -- Quartet envoy Tony Blair met with Israeli and Palestinian prime ministers with the aim of renewing peace talks between the sides, an Israeli official said.
U.N. chief talks Israeli-Palestinian peace

U.N. chief talks Israeli-Palestinian peace

JERUSALEM, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met Wednesday with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, urging the two sides to move forward with peace negotiations.

Palestinians raise taxes, cut spending

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is cutting spending and raising taxes in attempts to reduce a $1.1 billion budget deficit, officials said.

Gingrich: Palestinians have no state right

WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Newt Gingrich, now one of the leaders in the Republican U.S. presidential race, said the Palestinians have no legitimate claim to a state.
Fayyad: No plans to run for president

Fayyad: No plans to run for president

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said he is not interested in leading a Fatah-Hamas unity government and has no plans to run for president.

Israel to release frozen Palestinian money

JERUSALEM, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Israel has agreed to transfer $100 million in tax and customs payments, after a monthlong freeze that threatened to collapse the Palestinian National Authority.
Israel mulls releasing Palestinian funds

Israel mulls releasing Palestinian funds

JERUSALEM, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Israel is considering the release of Palestinian tax revenues that have been frozen for more than a month, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday.
Next Palestinian prime minister named

Next Palestinian prime minister named

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Mohammed Mustafa, chairman of the Palestine Investment Fund, is expected to be appointed the next Palestinian prime minister, Asharq al-Awsat reported.
King Abdullah, Abbas to meet on Palestinian state

King Abdullah, Abbas to meet on Palestinian state

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Jordan's King Abdullah, visiting the West Bank, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will discuss steps toward creating a Palestinian state, Jordan said.

Officials: Palestinians want unity

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah is up to Palestinians and no business of either Israel or the United States, an official said Saturday.
Hollywood visits Israel

Hollywood visits Israel

JERUSALEM, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Hollywood film directors, scriptwriters and actors are visiting Israel to learn about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders.
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Salam Fayyad
Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad arrives at the presidential compound in Ramallah, West Bank, to sign a deal with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice granting $80 million to reform the Palestinian security service, August 2, 2007. (UPI Photo/ Debbie Hill)

Salam Fayyad (Arabic: سلام فياض‎, Salām Fayāḍ; born 1952) is a Palestinian politician and one of two disputed Prime Ministers of the Palestinian National Authority, the matter being under political and legal dispute. His first appointment, on 15 June 2007, which was justified by President Mahmoud Abbas on the basis of "national emergency", has not been confirmed by the Palestinian Legislative Council, the Palestinian Authority's parliament. He was reappointed on 19 May 2009. Fayyad has also been the finance minister from 17 March 2007 and previously held the post from June 2002 to November 2006. Fayyad is an internationally respected economist and politician.

—Salam Fayyad, 2007

Salam Fayyad was born in Deir al-Ghusun. He graduated from the American University of Beirut in 1975 and received his MBA from St. Edward's University in 1980. Fayyad has a PhD in economics from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a student of William Barnett and did early research on the American Divisia Monetary Aggregates, which he continued on the staff of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Fayyad began his career teaching economics at Yarmouk University in Jordan, before joining the International Monetary Fund in 1987, where he served as representative to the Palestinian National Authority from 1996-2001. Following this Fayyad served as the regional manager of the Arab Bank in the West Bank and Gaza until he accepted an offer to become Yasser Arafat's finance minister.

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