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    • 24.09.09 | 08:11 (IDT)

    Gideon. I couldn't agree more Obama has got to stop playing to Fatah and move towards inviting Hamas to the negotiating table. Hamas officials were the peoples' democratic choice in 2006 and Obama should respect and honor the Palestinian peoples' will. And yes, of course Obama needs to break the spell and I suggest he start by removing Hamas from the terrorist list. (The interna- tional community could help pave the way for this to occur.) After all, Hamas has never targeted anyone but Israelis, it has no ties to international terrorist groups and hasn't engaged in suicide bomb- ing for the last 2-3 yrs and with the ending the occupation Obama should maintain it reduces Israel's existential threat from Iran. This all warrants a review and indeed a change in strategy and just as the Secretary Of Defense, Roberts Gates argued for taking Poland off the missile Defense system list-so should an Obama lead man argue the case for Hamas and ending the occupation . Dutch

    from the article: Gideon Levy / Obama, you won't make peace without talking to Hamas
    First published 01:58 24.09.09 | Last updated 08:39 24.09.09
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