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    • 09.11.10 | 03:48 (IST)

    The other day we were told that Israel no longer has anybody from the northern West Bank on the "wanted men list". This means, there are lots of Shin Bet officials with nothing to do. But as we know (Parkinson's Law), the mission expands in order to take care of all the available personnel. So finally it is time to talk politics. Should have been done much earlier, because Hamas ought not to be ignored, it is a real force. But let us be happy that it is happening now, at long last. And Abbas will do his people a favor if he reconciles with Hamas himself. It will strengthen his hand and his backbone when dealing with Israel. Hamas has already agreed to Israel in the 1967 borders. The details can be worked out too.

    from the article: PA: Shin Bet officers met with top Hamas officials 'over coffee'
    First published 01:03 09.11.10 | Last updated 01:03 09.11.10
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