You bring as much shame to the title of scholar as you do the title of journalist. Here we go: Long form of Country name Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Negara Brunei Darussalam Arab Republic of Egypt (Jumhuriyat Misr al-Arabiyah) Islamic Republic of Iran Islamic Republic of Pakistan Syrian Arab Republic United Arab Emirates Israel is not recognizing HAMAS. If you are saying that HAMAS is Palestine, then Israel would indeed, not recognize Palestine. However, Israel HAS recognized the Palestinian Authority, HAS signed and upheld agreement with it. HAS called for the existance of a Palestinian state. So much for your understanding of "recognition".
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