Two ways to proceed; with or without Hamas - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 04.08.07 | 15:39 (IDT)

    Hamas is here to stay. Anyone who thinks that an "Islamic solution" will be forever removed as an idea is simply dreaming. It will remain a possiblity for a democratic Palestine even if the present Hamas had never existed. It is best then to incorporate Hamas into the solution of today's problem. But what can we do? Bush is an ideological idiot and Olmert is not much better. So let us deal with the two possibilities, with the inferior solution first. 1. HAMAS NOT INCLUDED. A peace deal can be worked out with Abbas alone, but including the Gaza strip as part of Palestine. When the deal is done, Israel will move into Gaza and eliminate Hamas at the cost of a few hundred Israelis killed. After that, a referendum can be held in Palestine and Israel and implementation begin. Alternatively; hold a referendum in the West Bank only and start implementing the deal. Perhaps when Hamas sees the success they will allow referendum and join the peace. If they don't, eventually Israel will need to eliminate them. 2. HAMAS INCLUDED. Hamas has shown the ability to moderate its positions. It agreed to the Unity Government and agreed to Abbas negotiating peace and putting the deal to a referendum. They still want a Unity Government. Abbas should be encouraged to form such a government, but one of experts like today without politicians. Then let him negotiate peace and bring the deal to a referendum. Expectation: Hamas will moderate itself more and accept the deal, as they already started talking of the '67 borders as the solution. Why not allow Hamas to moderate in a natural way? Because conservative ideologues don't believe in evolution. Too bad.

    from the article: Deja vu
    First published 00:00 03.08.07 | Last updated 00:00 03.08.07
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