A mistake, however made sure Hamas signs off - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Rick
    • 15.01.07 | 17:01 (IST)

    Olmert should not be making decisions when his own popular support is so low that elections and not a summit is called for. However, if there is a 'summit' Hamas must sign off on anything agreed or it is worthless. If Vice President Cheney concluded agreements with a foreign state would that suffice for the US? Abbas is only a part of the palestinian government and cannot make decisions for all for them. Palestinian choices may be reprehensible but that is a reflection of who they are. The US was the party that demanded Hamas be allowed to participate in elections despite being warned by Israel that was a mistake. The US cannot now ignore the party they supported. Either nnounce they should be destroyed and let Israel do it or include them. Ignoring them is stupid.

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    First published 00:00 15.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.01.07
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