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    • Ronnie Wolman
    • 09.02.06 | 19:58 (IST)

    Hamas must drop the ideea of absolutism. It is impossible to have this as a mandate when opening the discussion. If you were having a negotiation with someone personally and they said that their objective is to kill you. What is there to discuss???? Right away its blackmail talking. But once we get past that point we can and should move on. IMO,they can reserve the right to 'resist' occupation from a political negotiating point of view. Its important Khalid to split Hamas and to split Israel,the fundamentalist absolutists from the others and the only way to do it is to find common ground we can respect each other about. One bomb goes off or one threat and it serves the purpose of the absolutists on both sides. The threat from Hamas is absolutism and that must go. And the is a big point why Hamas wont do that is it would be a backing down of their ego/manhood whatever. But take one step back and see where things go.

    from the article: The next political move
    First published 00:00 09.02.06 | Last updated 00:00 09.02.06
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