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Time to Talk to Hamas?

Yesterday's Ha'aretz features a piece by the highly respected Israeli reporter, Gideon Levy. Levy says that it's time for Secretary Rice, the United Nations Secretary-General, the Europeans and everybody else who travels to the Mideast on peace missions to end … Read More

By / March 27, 2007

Yesterday's Ha'aretz features a piece by the highly respected Israeli reporter, Gideon Levy.

Levy says that it's time for Secretary Rice, the United Nations Secretary-General, the Europeans and everybody else who travels to the Mideast on peace missions to end their boycott of Hamas.

He argues that the Palestinians elected a government — after the US insisted on fair and free elections — and now, if we are serious, we need to live with the consequences. We can't move toward a resolution if we don't engage all the parties — at least according to Levy.

This is, of course, an argument that would be considered shocking here. But in Israel, where one can write or say whatever one wants on this issue, this piece won't shock anybody. But here it's a different story.

This is a piece worth discussing whether you agree with it or not.

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