The Hamas-Fatah Reunion

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At least, the dominant Israeli perception is that the PLO’s morphing into Hamas would mean the end of what’s left of that “process.” As Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said in response to Doha:

the Palestinian Authority must choose between an alliance with Hamas and peace with Israel. Hamas and peace do not go together…. I say to Abu Mazen [Abbas]: You cannot hold the stick by both ends.  It is either peace with Hamas or peace with Israel; you cannot have it both ways.

The problem is that the international community, which Netanyahu has striven to keep on his side, is already reacting much less unequivocally.

U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in response to the Doha deal: “questions of Palestinian reconciliation are an internal matter for Palestinians.” A spokesman for EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said the EU “looks forward to continuing its support.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called Abbas to tell him to stay on the path of “peace”—with Hamas at his side.

Netanyahu, no doubt, has criticized Abbas and Fatah’s gross travesties of “peace” as well—as in recent egregious instances of Abbas’s photo-op in Turkey with a Palestinian child-murderer, the Palestinian Authority mufti’s calling for the genocide of Jews, and PA TV’s glorification of the Fogel family murderers. At the same time, though, Netanyahu has toed the international community’s line of casting Abbas and Fatah as his peace partner and the potential rulers of a state living in “peace” beside Israel.

If the Doha deal progresses, the same international community that has learned to excuse all Fatah outrages is likely to start showing leniency to Hamas as well—especially if it assumes the PLO trappings. It looks like it’s time, then, for Netanyahu to come cleaner not only about Hamas but the Palestinian “partner” in general.

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  • IranAware

    Not to worried about this as they are already arguing that Abbas cant be president and PM at the same time lol… Hamas want it all never forget that.. They need eliminated along with Hezbollah when the US hits Iran

    • Fred Dawes

      The US Hits Iran would be great but for one thing we may get hit by others like Red China and the big by Russia WMD. And that would play into the hands of the world bankers

  • Larry

    Time to start the bulldozers and the buses. Open the borders one way, shove the Gazan occupiers across the Canal into Egypt and the Judean and Samarian occupiers over the Golan Heights into Syria.

    Let them deal with what they created.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Living lies creates more lies and failure in human existence, there is no substitute
    for the truth. Let the truth dictate reality as to not do so generates chaos. The obvious
    problem for Israel is that it is surrounded by enemies that will never accept any
    peace and every action they take is a step closer to destroying Israel. When this
    fact becomes large enough the Jewish people must act to preserve themselves
    by taking justified actions and doing more than making denouncements to the
    deaf ears of world leaders that are sell outs to evil. Israel must set a standard and
    keep it, the time to go along to get along (survive) is no longer good enough, it
    is time to lead and show the world it can restore honesty and integrity through
    the clouds of falsehood flowing from the UN and Islamist storms of disinformation.
    The world is ready for a new and better future, one without murderers………William

  • StephenD

    U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in response to the Doha deal: “questions of Palestinian reconciliation are an internal matter for Palestinians.”

    But isn’t it also true that it is illegal for anyone to provide support for any terrorist organization? And isn’t it true that HAMAS is designated as one such organization? Wouldn’t it be illegal for American Taxpayer Dollars to continue to be given in aid to these “Palestinians”?”

    They can decide to make nice with Hamas but that means they say goodbye to our money. For me…it’s not a moment too soon.

  • mrbean

    They are all muslims. Dhimmi "Useful Idiots" of Islam that don't realize that the Muslims don't want to be tolerant, they don't want allies, they don't want to assimilate, they want to change America to conform to Islam and Sharia law. Useful idiot Dhimmis just want no conflict and the alligator to eat them last. Muck the Fuzzlims! Kill 'em all, wrap 'em in theirprayer rugs and put 'em all in piles, burn 'em all using pork grease for a starter, and let Allah sort 'em out. Oh deaaaarrr, I am just sooooo awful.

  • Fred Alexander

    Except for Obozo everyone knows the goals of Fatah and Hamas are exactly the same, destroy Israel, kill the Jews.

    • logdon

      Obozo knows precisely what he's doing.

      He said it quite plainly that if the chips were down he'd support Islam.

      And twenty years of schooling at Trinity Church wasn't some love thy neighbour exercise.

  • Ghostwriter

    Somehow,I'm not surprised by this. But what I am surprised of is that the anti-semitic guttersnipes like Nakba1948,Flipside,and others like them aren't here to spread their filth. This type of article was made for their kind of Jew hatred.

  • Fred Dawes

    Third world war coming real soon.