Peace, Hamas-Style

[New York Daily News] Editorial - The Palestinians have demonstrated the ability to manage their own state affairs by demolishing that state block by block, blowing one another to smithereens, taking boastful pride in positioning themselves as international pariahs, and blindly raining down unrelenting misery and woe upon thousands of their own people. But without calm in Gaza and without a facsimile of a functioning government, Israel, the U.S., and all other right-thinking, civilized parties will forever waste time and energy, spinning their wheels in search of peace in the Mideast. The Mecca accord says not one word about what the signatories know full well they must say if the crippling economic embargoes against the murderous Hamas regime are to be lifted. Which is that Israel's right to exist must be recognized and that terrorism must be dismantled. Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, tapped by Mahmoud Abbas to form the new government, days ago visited his friends in Iran and restated Hamas' worldview that Israel must be annihilated ASAP.

2007-02-14 01:00:00

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