Israel can't 'choose' its partners for peace... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Fr Benedictus
    • 26.10.07 | 23:38 (IST)

    The problem with those in the Knesset opposed to peace is that they could end up getting what they wish for - an escalation of the endless cycle of violence. The extremists within the various Israeli political parties must understand they cannot approach peace talks on an 'a la carte' basis - achieving peace is not a restaurant menu where Israel can choose some partners and ignore others. Whether the Israeli Right Wing like it or not, half the Palestinian population voted democratically for Hamas in closely observed, scrupulously managed elections. So by 'choosing' to sideline Hamas, the Knesset by default ignores half the Palestinians, choosing to speak only to those who voted for Fateh. Israel cannot hope to make peace with just half of the Palestinian peoples (by ignoring Hamas and the Gazans)- it must make peace with all of them. Abrahams's children deserve better.

    from the article: ANALYSIS: Israel's real intention behind sanctions on Gaza Strip
    First published 00:00 26.10.07 | Last updated 00:00 26.10.07
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