Thursday, February 09, 2006

Hamas and Peace

Khaled Meshaal told the BBC that Hamas would not renounce violence, saying resisting an occupation was legal.

But he said a long-term truce would be possible if Israel accepted conditions including a return to its 1967 borders.

An unreasonable demand?  Possibly, but it is a far cry from wanting to destroy Israel or refusing to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist.   This is very encouraging news and strengthens my optimism about the future of the middle east – even with the overblown hype surrounding the cartoon wars.

As I blogged earlier, I think that there is a very real chance for peace with Hamas at the helm.  After all if the extremists are willing to deal who is there to protest?

HatTip:  Scott Adams of all people.

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