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Submitted by EB (United States), Sep 20, 2005 at 16:47

While Musharraf made those comments to the American Jewish Congress, it is also important to remember what he said before meeting with them.
On September 2, The Middle East Times reports that while Musharraf recognizes similiarites with Jews, the most important thing is not ties with Israel, it is seeing a Palestinian state:

"Musharraf praised Israel's pullout from the Gaza Strip as a 'positive step' but said that the aim of Thursday's talks was to promote the Palestinian cause. He added that Pakistan's move 'should not be misconstrued' and reiterated Pakistan's long-held stance that diplomatic ties could only be considered once a Palestinian homeland is established. 'This does not mean that we are recognizing Israel,' he told reporters. 'We will not recognize Israel unless the Palestinians get their homeland or there are signs of an accord in this direction."

So while Musharraf has kind things to say to Jews, it is important to remember that first and foremost he is a leader of a Muslim nation. And every Muslim nation wishes to see a Palestinian State that includes Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem.
Talk is cheap, especially when Musharraf is the leader of a Muslim nation with the most hateful and violent Madrassas in the world.
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