Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Thank God for Jimmy Carter--Hamas accepts Israel with 1967 borders and Jerusalem as its capital

by Larry Geller

Ismail Haniyeh, the deposed prime minister of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, yesterday said his movement accepts a Palestinian state alongside Israel with its 1967 borders with full sovereignty and Jerusalem as its capital.

“We welcome any push for achieving this dream if there is a real plan for resolving the Palestinian issue,” Haniyeh said in a news conference with visiting former US President Jimmy Carter here.

Haniyeh also praised US President Barack Obama’s June 4 address in Cairo to the Muslim world. “We saw a new tone, a new language and a new spirit in the official US rhetoric,” he said. [Arab News, Hamas accepts Israel with 1967 borders, 6/17/2009]

(Thanks to Patricia Blair for pointer to this article)

Let’s see how this plays out.

Is Barack Obama big enough to accept and build on the good work that Jimmy Carter has done? Will the USA ever tell Israel to get busy dismantling its illegal settlements (all of them) in the occupied territories?

How will they disappear this news?

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If Palestine has its own state within 3 years and Israel and Palestine are no longer at war, Obama should be elected president of the world.

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