time to reflect on the mistakes from both sides. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Abdul Rehman
    • 27.01.06 | 00:43 (IST)

    I guess democracy has shown its ugly head again!! ;-) The world (Israel especially) needs to try and understand why people voted for Hamas, was it as they believed their life was not getting better under Fatah? and if so why? was Fatah incapable of governing? Did Israels harsh right-wing, unilateral stance against Fatah and Abu Mazen (Abbas) weakened Fatah and made the Palestinians retaliate by voting for Hamas. I do wonder if the election result would be different if Israel allowed Fatah to be actively involved in the evacuation from Gaza. To be honest i think both sides are to blame. We just have to wait and see if Hamas extends the olive tree branch to Israel and if Israel will be willing to accept a democratically elected (hopefully more moderate) Hamas government as a peace partner. extremism breeds extremism, a vicious cycle that contiues today.

    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
Haaretz Headlines
Graffiti reading 'revenge' found at the scene of the attack in Douma, July 31, 2015.

Palestinian baby burned to death in arson attack

Settlers reportedly started fire after throwing firebombs into West Bank house; Hebrew graffiti was found at the scene, reading 'revenge' and 'long live the Messiah.'

Yishai Schlissel walks through a Gay Pride parade

Police to probe failure to monitor J'lem assailant

Yishai Schlissel, who served 10 years for 2005 parade stabbing attack, urged self-sacrifice against 'abomination parade' following his recent release.

Yishai Schlissel walks through a Gay Pride parade

We're to blame for Jerusalem gay pride stabbing

We in the religious Jewish community have created a climate in which a 'bad seed' could come to think that murderous violence was a holy thing to do.

Roger Waters and Gideon Levy at the singer's home in the Hamptons.

Roger Waters: I hate apartheid, not Israel

Special interview | The former Pink Floyd singer talks to Gideon Levy about his political views, tragic family history – and when the rock star-turned-activist will be happy to play in Israel again.