#16 Are you an expert on interpreting the Koran? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Dan Chazan
    • 02.12.07 | 01:03 (IST)

    There are many who view the Moslems as a monolith. Rather the way the US viewd the "communists" for much of the cold war. It is true that most Arabs are indeed moslems and it is true that there are minorities among the Moslems who have anti religios views which give them a monopoly on God. The Palestinians are not by and large guided by this philosophy as far as I know. The Hamas is. It is a minority. The far more important issue for palestinians is a good solution for the refugee problems and they have a conditioned reflex on the issue of the "right of retrun". For this reason solid procedures for allowing refugees to use their compensation money to resettle in some of the countries of the Middle East and elsewhere will go a long way to difuse this major issue. Iran has made everybody is afraid of what can happen if this keeps on festering. So solutions can be found.

    from the article: Report: Abbas reiterates refusal to recognize Israel as 'Jewish state'
    First published 00:00 01.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.12.07
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