Sunday, September 24, 2017


In this Wednesday, June 15, 2011, file photo, Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Football Federation and Olympic Committee, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in his office in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed, File)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A senior Palestinian official expressed newfound optimism in the Trump administration Monday, saying he was encouraged by early signs that the new U.S. president was strongly committed to the establishment of a Palestinian state. Jibril ...
In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas listens to his Lebanese counterpart Michel Aoun address a speech, at the presidential palace, in Baabda east Beirut, Lebanon. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, File)

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — President Donald Trump invited Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas to the White House to discuss resuming peace talks in their first contact since Trump took office in January. Abbas’ spokesman Nabil Abu Rdeneh said that Abbas ...