Thursday, June 22, 2006

Recognizing Israel?

The Guardian (06.22.06), via WashingtonMonthly:
"Hamas has made a major political climbdown by agreeing to sections of a document that recognise Israel's right to exist and a negotiated two-state solution, according to Palestinian leaders. In a bitter struggle for power, Hamas is bowing to an ultimatum from the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, to endorse the document drawn up by Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails, or face a national referendum on the issue that could see the Islamist group stripped of power if it loses." Climbdown as Hamas agrees to Israeli state

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