Opportunity for peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Howard Leibo
    • 26.01.06 | 15:30 (IST)

    Hamas's victory while on first thought is distressing could also provide an opportunity to move forward toward peace with the Palestenians. In joining thepolitical process,I hope Hamas understood they would have to change their charter and recognize Israel and a 2 state solution. Let us remember that many believed only the Likud led government could have made the compromises that has led to a stable peace with Egypt,relative quiet on the Lebanese border and the Gaza withdrawl. By having your most extreme elements in government and participating in the political dialogue, you enhance the real possibilty of progress. I hope Israel will be open to negotiate with Hamas once they renounce their current charter and embrace the 2 state political solution.

    from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance
    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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