It is a matter of politeness not to refuse an outreaching hand. I am glad Katsav had the courage to do it. If you reject even the most simple gesture of politeness, how can there ever be peace between the people. This is a hopeful sign.
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from the article: Katsav blasted over handshake with Khatami