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Abbas Reopens Palestinian NGO after European Pressure

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has revoked his decision to close an internationally-funded Palestinian peace center run by a political rival following European intervention, officials said on Thursday. The Palestinian Peace Coalition (PPC) promotes, along with Israeli activists, an unofficial plan -- known as the Geneva Initiative -- for Palestinian statehood and an end to conflict with Israel. A presidential decree issued last week ordered the PPC to be shut and its assets and...

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