Courage meets common sense - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Egon B.E. Friberger
    • 09.11.10 | 13:41 (IST)

    If such an exchange took place actually then: (i.) the extraordinary courage of those officers deserves the highest esteem, as is the permanent readiness of Israel to seek de-escalation and solutions. This criteria provide plausibility to the news; (ii.) the PA should – instead of, for God’s sake, even complaining about and dictating terms for Israel’s diplomacy - follow the example and engage in what obviously have been direct talks without preconditions. A Chinese saying goes: “Even a 1001 mile journey starts with a small step.”

    from the article: PA: Shin Bet officers met with top Hamas officials 'over coffee'
    First published 01:03 09.11.10 | Last updated 01:03 09.11.10
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