Peace is not possible with Hamas. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • GeneG USA
    • 17.09.11 | 03:17 (IDT)

    If Hamas is part of the deal Israel will not discuss peace with the Palestinians since peace is not possible. Hamas has no intention to stop attacking Israel and Abbas has no control of Hamas. Hence, Israel could discuss peace with the West Bank not including Gaza but that still leaves Israel and Gaza in conflict. If Abbas wants to discuss peace he must disengage from Gaza. Netanyahu has made that clear and he is perfectly correct to insist. Abbas won't disengage. So who is at fault? Certainly not Netanyahu or Israel. The UN can vote for a state, but it is meaningless. Obama dare not back off from his threat of a veto. Who would ever believe him again? Certainly not American voters. The Republicans would destroy him with that.

    from the article: Netanyahu: Negotiations only way to achieve Israeli-Palestinian peace
    First published 23:44 16.09.11 | Last updated 23:44 16.09.11
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