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Reader comment on item: Why Hamas['s Electoral Victory] Leaves Me Neutral

Submitted by Jerome Krasnow (United States), Jan 31, 2006 at 19:32

Daniel Pipes prediction that Israel's peace movement will turn to more concessions with Hamas is a tragic perspective. His hope is that Israelis will wake up to NO Negotiations.

Hamas gives Israel the opportunity to plan for war with a nation. For decades Israel has been unable to act against the Palestinians portrayed as a weak occupied people. Hamas seeks to form an army. The call for a 15 year truce is to provide time to build the strength of that army to achieve ultimate victory over Israel. Well before that day, Israel and a militant Palestinian nation will clash.

As Pipes has pointed out, defeat is required for peace. Defeat includes an acceptance of the victor as supreme. Palestinians have not been defeated. They have not given up their dream of total victory. It is unlikely that peace will result with this unfortunate occurance. Still the creation of a Palestinian state brings the hope of peace in the future. It would be a dream come true to see the Palestinian's choose peace without war. Benjamin Netanyahu writes that peace with the Palestinians is simple, just give them all of Israel. Peace between two states is a different matter. Only time will determine the outcome.
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