Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
The scope of US attempts to purchase peace are becoming clear."If a Middle East peace agreement is reached, an international military force will be needed to monitor and implement it," Anders Fogh Rasmussen Haaretz reports. This bloviation shows that if Israel opts for peace, it will be given the carrot of better relations with NATO. It is all just fancy talk with no chance of changing anything. Netanyahu is not the kind of man who will respond to temptation which appeals to anything aside from personal power. Israel is not the kind of nation to stand up to the Settlers and pull out of Judea and Samaria. While NATO might tempt, it cannot provide anything either party wants.