The Charter (Swiss #107; Jeff N # 103) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 15.01.07 | 21:24 (IST)

    "[Olmert] said that if a Palestinian unity government made up of Hamas and Fatah agreed to accept the three key international demands for recognition of Israel, the renunciation of violence and acceptance of previous accords, then negotiations could be possible." - Haaretz "Hamas has to renounce the charta, and Haniyeh knows that very well. That`s the minimum that the Israelis will ask for, and rightly so." - Swiss Both of you will notice that Israel says not a word about the Charter, only about European demands. This is not an erroneous statement by Olmert. Israel knows very well that the written word is much harder to change than the oral understanding. The Jewish Torah promises all Pal territory to Israel, but nobody will demand to change that. When you are dealing with written beliefs, if you want to change them you need to know what to change to. And until a peace agreement is signed, Hamas wouldn't know. Likewise, the PLO changed its charter only AFTER the Oslo agreement.

    from the article: Haniyeh blasts Rice for bringing 'perilous vision' to Middle East
    First published 00:00 15.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 15.01.07
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