Abbas Wants NATO Troops


abbas-prisonersPalestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said in an interview this past weekend that he would like to have American-led NATO forces indefinitely patrol a future Palestinian state.

He also said Israeli soldiers could remain in the West Bank for five years, up from his previous offer of three years. His more diplomatic terms come on a weekend of elevated tensions between the U.S. and Israel, after Secretary of State John Kerry said, “There are talks of boycotts and other kinds of things” because of an “increasing de-legitimization campaign.”

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu responded, saying, “Attempts to impose a boycott on the state of Israel are immoral and unjust. Moreover, they will not achieve their goal.” Read more.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. And he’ll get them – or UN troops. It looks like there is going to be an embargo, and Israel as an export-oriented economy is going to have to give in. The United States is too weakened diplomatically by economic stagnation and political instability to give much help. (In case you forgot, we couldn’t go into Syria because the government was shut down and it looked like we might default on the debt limit.) Uncle Sam isn’t going to be able to be there to bail us out any more, and we’d better make a Plan B fast.