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    • Sam Rose
    • 04.04.05 | 17:39 (IDT)

    Dear Mr.Eldar, As a frequent reader of your articles in Haaretz, I must admit that I did not get the gist of the latest article titled the blindness of the peace makers! I am not quite sure if you are against people opting for the ballot box instead of the gun or you are simply implying that Hamas latest change to run for election is a bluff! I believe that Hamas has matured as a political movement and is willing to adapt its strategy to the current climate. As a secular person myself, I don't have a problem with religious groups joining the democratic process and openning a dialogue with others who dont share in their ideology. After all there is a clutter of religious parties in the Israeli parliament and some are extremely unpleasant and dont even hide their fanatical ideology. I'd appreciate it very much if you were to draw an analagy between Islamic movements seeking representation in parliaments and Jewish and Christian fundamentalist parties who have been playing the democratic card for decades. Yours Sam Rose

    from the article: The blindness of the peace-seekers
    First published 00:00 04.04.05 | Last updated 00:00 04.04.05
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