Shalom Life | October 17, 2015

Palestinians Want U.N., Not U.S., As Peace Broker

“We are telling the U.S., your plan has not worked out,” says senior Abbas adviser Nabil Shaath

By: ShalomLife Team

Published: September 10th, 2014 in News » World

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas wants the U.N. to take over from the U.S. as the main peace broker between Israel and the Palestinians, senior Abbas adviser Nabil Shaath told Bloomberg News in an interview published on Tuesday.

“We are telling the U.S., your plan has not worked out,” Shaath said. “We insist that the international community looks into another plan.”

“People are totally disillusioned and disappointed about the peace process and the chaperoning by America of this peace process,” he said. “It has not produced anything.”

Shaath said Abbas, who will address the U.N. General Assembly later this month, will ask the Security Council to “intervene and take control” of Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts.

According to Shaath, Abbas will try to “shame” Israel into pulling out of the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem. If Israel doesn’t do so, “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,” added Shaath.

Reprinted from JNS.org


Photo Caption: At right, Nabil Shaath, senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Photo Credit: Kai Mörk via Wikimedia Commons.

Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records TrendingMother Reunites with Daughter after Being Separated by the Nazis for 71 Years Mother Reunites with Daughter after Being Separated by the Nazis for 71 Years TrendingAnti-Semitic Graffiti Attacks Take Over Texas Anti-Semitic Graffiti Attacks Take Over Texas Trending
 

This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

August 27, 2015 | By Sy Berg
This Couple is Documenting their Conversion to Judaism on Instagram

2HipJews are putting the 'modern' back into modern Orthodox

Read More

Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

August 27, 2015 | By Shalom Life Staff
Shalom Life is Saying Goodbye

After nearly 7 years, we are sadly ending Shalom Life's run.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

August 26, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review: The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide...

Tony Kushner's family drama challenges it's audiences on so many levels, it leaves you breathless and beaten. It is awesome; astounding, humbling, overwhelming and remarkable.

Read More

Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

August 23, 2015 | By Hermine Steinberg
Shaw Festival Review- The Divine: A Play for Sarah Berhnardt

This powerful play based on a true story is an absolute must-see this summer.

Read More

Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

August 14, 2015 | By Ashley Baylen
Top 10 Most Influential LGBT Jews

These 10 LGBT celebrities are an inspiration to us all.

Read More

Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

August 14, 2015 | By Daina Goldfinger
Crossfit “Guru” Does Handstand at Holocaust Memorial

Dave Driskell apologized Monday evening for his actions

Read More

There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
There’s a Jewish Rapper with a #1 Hit Record, and His Name’s Not Drake

Lil Dicky's 'Professional Rapper' sells 22,000 copies in its first week

Read More

Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

August 14, 2015 | By B. Shane Morganstein
Ben Gurion Airport Breaks All-Time Travel Records

Reports indicate that some 78,000 travelers passed through the Israeli airport in a single day

Read More

More Headlines