Joke of the day: Abbas wants a Nobel Peace Prize!!!
He does nothing for peace - he won't even directly negotiate with the Israelis and he refuses to stop the incitement, and now he wants a Nobel Peace Prize. Did Obama give him the idea????
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas wants to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, diplomatic source in Oslo say.
According to the sources, Abbas has been using different mediators to convince the Norwegian Nobel Committee to grant him the prestigious award, whose past recipients include former Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat, US President Barack Obama, late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and President Shimon Peres.
The sources added that members of the Nobel Committee have been approached recently by Abbas' associates, including former Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurei.
The reasons behind the Palestinians president's request to receive the award are unclear, as he has refused to even meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the past year.