22 January 2012

The elusive recognition question

Remember Bibi's dream about Palestinians recognizing Israel as a Jewish state? Let's keep dreaming then, because:

Hamas, Fatah and the others are not waging war against Israel right now for reasons related to balance of power. There are no two Palestinians who disagree over the fact that Israel exists, and recognition of it is restating the obvious, but recognition of its right to exist is something else, different from recognition of its [physical] existence.
Adli Sadeq, PLO Ambassador to India, in official PA daily.

And, in somewhat related news: Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister praises Hamas “concessions” at PSC event. But be prepared for a nauseating experience reading this.


Shaun Downey (Jams O Donnell) said...

Well even the most ideologically crazed Hamas chappie would realise that there something that made overland travel from Gaza City to Bethlehem a tad difficult!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Well, their vision is somewhat skewed, but yes, they should realise. Whether they want to is another question...