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Sun Nov 4, 2012, 03:31 PM

Olmert: Netanyahu bolstered Hamas

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert leveled harsh criticism at his successor Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, saying that he had taken steps to weaken the Palestinian Authority and bolster Hamas at the PA's expense.

The statement was given following Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' controversial interview with Channel 2 News last week.

"Unfortunately, since the change of government in Israel, the talks with the Palestinians have been suspended and great efforts have been made to prove to the Israeli public that 'there's no Palestinian partner,'" Olmert's statement said.

"Also, the Israeli government has taken a series of steps that have made Hamas stronger and made the PA, headed by Abbas, weaker. But the PA promotes nonviolence and the peace talks."

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4301081,00.html

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azurnoir Nov 2012 OP
oberliner Nov 2012 #1
King_David Nov 2012 #2
azurnoir Nov 2012 #3
Violet_Crumble Nov 2012 #4

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 04:23 PM

1. Does Abbas speak for the Palestinian people or does Hamas?

An election might be helpful.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 07:33 PM

2. They had an election Hamas Style

One man one vote once and a little coup in between .

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Response to oberliner (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 10:42 PM

3. well some in Israel seem well satisfied with Abbas at the moment

as you show us on these threads

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113420241

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113420430

http://www.democraticunderground.com/113420402

but don't let that slow you down any, at least on this thread.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 11:46 PM

4. He's right about that

Hes gone out of his way to deliberately weaken Abbas.

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