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View Diary: Ask Senators For Balance In MidEast "Dear Colleague" Letter (Updated) (235 comments)

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  •  a complicated question. (0+ / 0-)

    hamas' charter and actions for the better part of their existence has largely been one big bit of incitement and moral gaps.

    honestly - im not sure how i feel about engaging hamas. i read and rec'd rbguy's last diary as i think he made some interesting points.... but now i think before anything like this can happen, hamas must prove to all who want such proof that they are interested in peace, international opinion or even palestinian opinion.

    and yes - the onus is on them to do so.

    "Democracy! Bah! When I hear that word I reach for my feather Boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

    by canadian gal on Tue Jul 28, 2009 at 02:01:15 PM PDT

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    •  i understand (1+ / 0-)
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      canadian gal

      the issues w/their charter and history and how that might be a concern for anyone.

      hamas must prove to all who want such proof that they are interested in peace, international opinion or even palestinian opinion.

      well.... the proof is in the pudding and lately there are positive signs. frankly the 'prove it' thing complicates matters because then it becomes a question of 'by whose standards'. it also begs the question why? because i don't see anyone asking israel to prove they are interested in peace and all signs point to the suggestion many factions have no interest if it means relinquishing hopes and dreams of a greater israel. so far many people think this delay of decades is by design. if what is good to for the goose is good for the gander neither of them has proved anything. by the standard of no place at the table without proof no one deserves a place at the table and then we are back at square one with israel holding all the cards and the palestinian taking the day to day brunt of the occupation.

      anyway thank you for your response. ultimately i am interested in all parties having a say because i think it will bode better for a lasting enduring solution.

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