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2006-01-26 Israel-Palestine-Jordan
Netanyahu warns of birth of Hamastan
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Posted by Steve 2006-01-26 15:59|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [375 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 The early signs are not good -- literally. Gaza City is decked out with green Hamas banners proclaiming, "Resistance wins, so let's go on." The banners from the supposedly more restrained Palestinian Authority reveal the same mind-set: "Gaza today, the West Bank and Jerusalem tomorrow." Far from being sated by Israeli concessions, the Palestinians are emboldened to demand more. Many will not be satisfied until -- in the words of a 15-year-old would-be suicide bomber quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle -- there are no more "Jews on this world."
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http://www.cfr.org/publication/8621/hamastan_gaza_pullout_is_worth_the_risk.html


Posted by Besoeker 2006-01-26 16:17||   2006-01-26 16:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Meretz-Yahad chairman Yossi Beilin ... called on Acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to launch peace talks with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.

So, we have a politician with no authority to negotiate anything - who, nevertheless, negotiated a paper agreement with an enemy power - wanting the current PM to negotiate with a terroristpolitician with no authority to negotiate anything? Makes sense to me.

/My brain hurts...
Posted by Xbalanke 2006-01-26 16:18||   2006-01-26 16:18|| Front Page Top

#3 Ed MacMahon voice:
"And now...Heeeeeeeeeeere's BIBI!"
Posted by mojo">mojo  2006-01-26 17:46||   2006-01-26 17:46|| Front Page Top

#4 Anybody know how the Palestinians in Jerusalem voted?

And was anybody at all surprised by the result of the vote? Everything I'd been hearing said Palestinians were sick of corruption, and when their god died they had no reason left to stick with his party. That would take a large chunk out of the secular and less Islamist groups, and Hamas already had the Islamists sewed up.
Posted by James">James  2006-01-26 22:53|| http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]">[http://idontknowbut.blogspot.com]  2006-01-26 22:53|| Front Page Top

#5 I'm really surprised the Israeli vote hasn't already turned on Olmert - give it a few days and see the polls. Bibi's starting to sound like the next best "Sharon" - someone to deal with the enemy from a position of "give me a reason to kill you and I'll take it". IWith teh departure of Sharon's visible strength, resume of defending Israel, I don't think Olmert can carry the Kadima party on his resume or charisma alone. He certainly isn't a bad guy, either. Question is: is he the right man, strongest man, a LEADER, to deal with Iran/Hezbollah/Hamastan/etc. right now?
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2006-01-26 23:29||   2006-01-26 23:29|| Front Page Top

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