Swiss (Dino) #51: sorry, your argument is - - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ivo
    • 21.03.07 | 19:11 (IST)

    - a cheap string of cliches for a situation that actually is serious, Dino. Israel has shown time & time again a willingness to listen, compromise & respect. But you must have something to talk about & a minimum of hope of ever getting somewhere. The platform of the new Pal. government doesn't even come close to a minimum of conditions for a dialogue. Hamas is just taking everybody for a ride & they're real good at it, having managed to hijack the whole of PA, which never would've come into being w/the prospect of a group like Hamas running it. They've been consistently undermining any real peace w/Israel from the start of Oslo & onward. There's no way you're gonna give them anything & give in to their demands without a real, permanent settlement in sight. It was hard enough to negotiate w/the PLo & Fatah, & it's going to be, but w/them there's at least a chance, because the basics, = agreeing to a two state solution, are there. Regards, -

    from the article: Israel to snub foreign envoys who meet with Hamas ministers
    First published 00:00 21.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.03.07
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