Thursday, January 26, 2006

Does Hamas Victory Mean Terror-Diplomacy?


Things won't change until Palestinians have something to want to live for taking the place of the nothing they have been dying to fill.

Additionally, given their recent hard-line anti-Israel posturing, it will be interesting to see how the Mullas and president of Iran react to news of the Hamas win as the story develops.

"Anyone who wants to govern the Palestinian people and do so with the support of the international community has got to be committed to a two-state solution." "You can't have a peace process if you're not committed to the right of your partner to exist." U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Hamas Victory Clouds Peace Outlook
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Hamas won a huge majority in parliamentary elections as Palestinian voters rejected the longtime rule of the Fatah Party, throwing the future of Mideast peacemaking into question, officials from both major parties said Thursday.

Rice: Hamas should renounce destruction of Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice said Thursday the U.S. position on Hamas as a terrorist organization has not changed, despite the militant group's stunning victory in Palestinian elections.

Hamas' Election Showing Shakes Up Mideast
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hamas' apparent victory in Palestinian parliamentary elections has dramatically shaken up the political landscape of the Middle East, elevating Islamic militants who call for Israel's destruction and most likely encouraging Israel's go-it-alone approach to Mideast peacemaking.

Arabs see US changing stance on Hamas
CAIRO (Reuters) -- Israel and the United States will eventually adapt to the reality of an electoral victory by the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas, opening new opportunities for Middle East peace talks, Arab commentators said on Thursday.

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Blogger Chromatius said...

Actually, just make Israel a democracy would do it. They'd all vote in a new government and change the name ASAP.

That's the true meaning of the 'end of the Jewish state'.

And the demographic basis of the Gaza withdrawal.

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