Hamas does not want peace with Israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Joe Sittizen
    • 23.12.07 | 11:41 (IST)

    The bottom line for all the fans of a free and democratic Palestine is this: Hamas does not want peace with Israel. This has been their official policy for years, and they keep repeating it. A Hamas run Palestine does not want peace with Israel. A Hamas run Palestine eventually wants to take over all of Israel and replace it with an Islamic state. (and we're still not so sure that a Fatah run state would be any different). So, if the Israelis are having trouble with a "hudna", the chief reason Hamas wants a hudna is that they are hurting and they need a break from attacking Israel in order to catch up on the stuff they're really screwing up on: running the daily lives of the Palestinians. And if you go on bleating about trade and embargoes, remember: Hamas does NOT want trade with Israel. Hamas does not want Palestinian goods coming or going via the border crossings with Israel.

    from the article: Ehud Olmert rejects Hamas' offer of cease-fire in Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 23.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 23.12.07
Haaretz Headlines
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, February 10, 2016.

Herzog dares Netanyahu to annex territories in stormy Knesset debate

In Knesset debate, prime minister mocks Herzog for saying two-state solution was impossible. 'Maybe you're beginning to understand where we live,' he says; Herzog retorts: 'Annex the territories. Let's see what happens then.'

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon.

Ya'alon demands return of soldiers' bodies as part of Turkey pact

The defense minister's hardline stance has contributed considerably to Netanyahu's hesitation in signing a reconciliation agreement with Turkey, senior Israeli official says.

Netanyahu and IDF chief Eisenkot touring Israel's eastern border, February 9, 2015.

Erekat compares Netanyahu to apartheid leaders

Prime Minister said on Tuesdau that Israel needed to surround itself with fences and barriers against the 'wild beasts' in neighboring countries.

Senator Bernie Sanders gestures as he arrives to speak during a primary watch party at Concord High.

Why aren’t Jews kvelling over Bernie Sanders' primary win?

Sanders continues to play down his Jewishness, calling himself the son of a Polish immigrant in his victory speech, and the Jewish establishment has a hard time considering him one of its own.