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Letter From the West Bank

Bondman60 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:55 PM
The only difference between Fatah and Hamas is tactical. Hamas will not even allow the temporary impression that it would accept a Jewish state of Israel. Fatah will negotiate peace as a "strategic option" (Sadat's words) in order to weaken, then destroy, Israel. There is no "partner for peace" that Israel could negotiate with. The best hope for real peace is a complete separation of the Jewish-Israelis and the Arab-Muslims rejectionists.

Ramallah, West Bank — It’s difficult not to like Salam Fayyad. The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority has an avuncular demeanor and old-fashioned professorial charm. He boasts a doctorate in economics from the University of Texas at Austin and remains loyal to the Longhorns. He speaks in charmingly accented, rapid-fire English. In a spacious conference room in the palatial government complex where he maintains his offices, he is generous with his time, answering questions from me and other members of a delegation of American national-security professionals on a wide range of issues.

One need not agree with everything Fayyad says...