Thursday, February 23, 2006

Meshal, what would you have us do?

Hamas political chief Khaled Meshal said in an interview recently that the Israeli people should elect a 'moderate' government to end the occupation.
Meshal said, "If Israelis think that in reaction to Hamas' election in the Palestinian Authority they should elect a radical right-wing party or leadership, they are extremely wrong. I'm telling the Israeli public, especially the Jews, that the only way to end the conflict is not through further aggression and occupation, but by ending it."
Ok, so fair enough the new Palestinian government wants an Israeli government that it can deal with and find a 'partner' to negotiations. All sounds quite reasonable, no?
But then Meshal says "We are entering government open-minded, and are ready for negotiations with everyone in the world, including the U.S., but only with Israel we will never talk - we are ready [to talk] with everyone else."
So Meshal wants the Israelis to elect a 'moderate' government so they can be ignored just as equally as a 'hawkish' government. I don't get it, please can someone explain it to me.

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