Monday January 7, 2008
I've Been Thinking:
Machiavelli wrote that politics makes strange bedfellows.
Hamas is trying to exploit that concept.
Ismail Haniyeh, now the head of Hamas in Gaza and the former prime minister of the PA until he was ousted by current PA prime minister Mahmoud Abbas, has written a long letter to Nicolas Sarkozy, the new president of France.
Haniyeh wrote that he and his cohorts listened carefully to Sarkozy's speech at the Donors Conference for the Palestinians that took place 2 weeks ago in Paris.
Haniyeh thinks that he and Sarkozy might see eye to eye on some things. Haniyeh wrote Sarkozy saying that Hamas is "prepared to cooperate with all international efforts to establish security and stability in the region."
I do not think Sarkozy is the man for Hamas.
The most influential man in the life of young Sarkozy, the relative who raised him, was his Jewish, Greek grandfather, a Holocaust survivor from Salonika.
Sarkozy believes in a two-state solution, an Israel next to a Palestine - but only after real security has been proven.
Sarkozy is a strong believer in Israel's right to exist and in her safety.
Sarkozy just pulled the French ambassador from Syria, cutting all diplomatic ties with Syria because Syria was not "respecting Lebanon."
Good try Hamas, but you are way off base on this one.
This time around Hamas is totally misreading the map.
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4 June 2017 12:14 PM in Thoughts
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