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  • theresnobeachhere theresnobeachhere Dec 8, 2012 12:14 PM Flag

    For Those Who Questioned Israel's Tactic

    A number of the enlightened ones questioned the tactics that Israel took in the recent Gaza flair up - most surprising was Bill Clinton who said he didn't understand why Israel didn't put the two state solution that Arafat walked away from back on the table.

    Maybe I'm missing the the olive branch in this speach by the leader of Hamas (today's NYT)

    GAZA CITY — Khaled Meshal, the political leader of Hamas, gave a defiant speech on Saturday, vowing to build an Islamic Palestinian state on all the land of Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

    Speaking before tens of thousands of supporters on the 25th anniversary of the founding of Hamas, Mr. Meshal said the Jewish state would be wiped away through “resistance,” or military action. “The state will come from resistance, not negotiation,” he said. “Liberation first, then statehood.”