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    • Mike
    • 01.11.10 | 12:52 (IST)

    With moderates like that, who needs extremists? But let's try to look at the full half of the cup. It does seem like their ascent to governance has led Hamas leaders (at least in Gaza) to moderate their positions somewhat. The question is: does it matter? A move by Hamas to the center means more room on the right for other fanatics. The same happened in Israel. The only thing that can stop this never ending game of musical chairs is a real peace agreement between all reasonable people in Palestine and Israel, one based on compromise and respect, not one based on maximizing gains.

    from the article: Report: Hamas admits for first time losing more than 600 men in Gaza war
    First published 09:59 01.11.10 | Last updated 09:59 01.11.10
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