Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

Kerry turns blind eye to West Bank terror

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An idiom originating more than two plus centuries ago -- from an act of courage in meeting an enemy threat -- applies to an Obama administration choosing to ignore one.
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Hamdallah may stay on as prime minister after meeting with president

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 21 (UPI) -- After meeting with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, newly appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah will likely retract his resignation, officials said.

Palestinian Prime Minister Hamdallah resigns

RAMALLAH, West Bank, June 20 (UPI) -- Palestine's newly appointed Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation Thursday to President Mahmoud Abbas, officials said.

Protesters demand cut in VAT in Palestinian Authority

NABLUS, West Bank, June 15 (UPI) -- Protesters in Nablus demanded Saturday that the new Palestinian Authority government roll back an increase in the value added tax.

Rami Hamdallah named Palestinian prime minister

NABLUS, West Bank, June 3 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas named university president Rami Hamdallah prime minister Sunday.

Former Palestinian militant commander slams Abbas

ALGIERS, Algeria, May 29 (UPI) -- A Palestinian who commanded a major terror attack in Israel 35 years ago says Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas promised to appoint him as an adviser.

Former Palestinian prime minister denies New York Times interview

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 5 (UPI) -- Former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad denied reports he had attacked the Palestinian leadership in a recent newspaper interview.

PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigns

RAMALLAH, West Bank, April 14 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned after the United States coaxed him for weeks to remain in his post, officials said.
Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

Commentary: Obama's Gordian Knot

WASHINGTON, March 25 (UPI) -- On his quick trip to Israel and Jordan, President Obama repaired broken diplomatic relations between Israel and Turkey in exchange for Iranian sanctions.
Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

Obama calls for Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM, March 21 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday Palestinians "have a right to be a free people in their own land" and asked Israelis to see the world "through their eyes."

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Abbas, Fayyad dispute over resignation

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 10 (UPI) -- The Palestinian government's future is uncertain due to a dispute between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Salam Fayyad, sources told The Jerusalem Post.

Palestinians clash with Israeli foces

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 1 (UPI) -- Palestinian protesters clashed with Israeli forces across the West Bank Friday, resulting in a number of injuries on both sides, officials said.

Fayyad warns P.A. on verge of collapse

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is warning the governing organization is on the verge of collapse because Israel is withholding money.

West Bank residents protest payments

NABLUS, West Bank, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Palestinians protesting a decision to make refugee camp residents pay for electricity clashed with Palestinian security forces in Nablus, authorities said.
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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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