Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Oblivious Peres

Shimon Peres somehow managed to worm his way into power again. After being unceremoniously dumped by his party of decades in favour of Amir Peretz, a relative outsider, Peres has managed to position himself in power again as Kadima's number two. The man who gave us 'The New Middle East' and Oslo seems to still have hands dipped in the power chest.
Just in case anybody thought that Peres had re-found his sense of proportion and reality he makes an astounding comment.
Peres said that in order to achieve peace Israel should negotiate with anyone, including the Hamas-led PA government.
Still, he noted that a dialogue with the organization would be difficult, since, according to Peres, Hamas was a religious movement that was nearly oblivious to what was happening in the rest of the world, Army Radio reported.
This was stated on a day when the Foreign Minister of the PA said "Israel must not be recognized and the Palestinian Foreign Ministry should aim to establish a Palestinian State from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean, in place of the Jewish State."
While the vast majority of the world have labeled Hamas a terrorist organisation and cut ties with the PA, Peres wants to negotiate with a group who said there is no room for Israel AT ALL.
Who is "nearly oblivious to what is happening in the rest of the world"??

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