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    • Jonathan S
    • 01.11.07 | 23:13 (IST)

    Is it the announcement of Hamas that they will soon take over the West Bank? Is it the fact that the military wing of the Fatah movement of Abbas has announced today that they will shell Israel with hundreds of rockets? Or is it rather the fact that the pawns of Iran will not go away by wishful thinking but only through decisive military action? And this brings us back to the first question: there is only one core issue, and this is the aspirations of the mullahs to get nuclear weapons to become the super power of the region. Everything else is only a consequence thereof and the Palestinians, who never wanted a state when they could get one, are only a minor matter. Even if Israel would give the land of Israel including the Temple Mount away, the core issue would remain the same. The Hamas charter calls rightly to destroy Israel in whatever borders the Jewish state might have. There is nothing to negotiate here.

    from the article: You can learn it in a negotiations course
    First published 00:00 01.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.11.07
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