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Shaktimaan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-02-08 10:09 PM
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69. Hey, what can I tell you?
I guess the letter and their experiences dealing with Fatah since then were enough, regardless of the lack of an officially redrafted charter.

A common criticism of Israel in these peace negotiations is that they stand on ceremony too much, requiring recognition or whatever before they're willing to sit down and talk. So, if Israel is showing some more flexibility here, I'm not going to chew them out for it. Ultimately what matters is that Israel feels like Fatah and Abbas are trustworthy partners, and the events that allowed them the time to build up some kind of "good enough" relationship were the letter of recognition and the talks that followed. Hamas has been unwilling to give a similar token of good faith or any indication at all that they would ever consider Israel's existence anything but an as yet unpunished crime.

Is this really the key thing you chose to latch onto from my last post; is it such a critical detail that it warrants an actual debate? What, was this a trap or something?
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