Give Hamas Nothing for Free

(Washington Post) Dennis Ross - The Palestinians have now voted to remake the Palestinian Authority by electing Hamas, a group that rejects the very concept of peace with the Israelis - or even a negotiated divorce from the Israelis, which is what disengagement is really all about. Hamas will want to have it both ways: having relations with the greater world while preserving its fundamental doctrine of rejection of Israel and support for violence. Hamas must recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state, reject violence, and be obliged to stop all acts of terrorism.

2006-02-06 00:00:00

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