Abbas to Push for UN as Peace Broker Instead of Kerry

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abbasPalestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will urge the UN to take over from the U.S. as the Middle East’s peace broker when he addresses the world body this month, senior aide Nabil Shaath said Monday.

Palestinians will try to shame Israel into withdrawing from the West Bank and east Jerusalem, and if it doesn’t agree to a pullout, “we will confront Israel politically all over the universe,” he said. “We are going to ask the world to treat Israel as it did apartheid South Africa.”

Shaath said Abbas will ask the Security Council to “intervene and take control” of peace efforts. Abbas will seek a UN-endorsed deadline of three years for an Israeli retreat from the West Bank, Shaath said.

Arab foreign ministers say they will back Abbas’ efforts to lobby the UN to set a deadline for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank within three years. Washington hinted that it would veto the plan should it come before the UN Security Council.

The Palestinian ambassador to Egypt, Jamal al-Shobaki, said Monday that if a veto happens, the Palestinians will pursue their bid for joining the International Criminal Court, where they could pursue war crimes charges against Israel. Abbas also would bring his plan for a vote in the General Assembly, but General Assembly resolutions are not binding.

{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

2 COMMENTS

  1. WOW HE CAN CONTROL ALL HIS STEALING.
    ARAFART STOLE 2 BILLION
    HIS WIFE SUHA HAS 1.5 BILLION IN SWISS AND FRENCH BANKS
    DUE TO THE ECONOMY ABBAS IS ENTITLED TO STEAL APPROX 25% MORE THE ARAFART

  2. Abbas can diss America and get away with it, but if Israel G-d forbid would come even close to being disrespectful, Obama/Kerry/Rice would go wild! Obama is scared of the Arabs.

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