Throughout the history of Israel-Palestinian conflict those leading the state of Israel have complained they lack anyone to negotiate with who seeks peace between the two people. Benjamin Netanyahu constantly decries Hamas for seeking violence which might lead an objective observer to believe he would welcome Hamas promising to end violence. Alas, such is not the case. President Mahmoud Abbas who heads the Palestinian Authority has reached an agreement with Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal to end violence and work in peaceful ways.
Hamas has agreed to accept the 1967 borders with Israel and work cooperatively with the Palestinian Authority for peace with Israel. Prime Minister Bejnjamin Netanyahu is upset at this agreement and argues that the closer Abbas and Hamas work for peace, “the further he moves away from peace.” Israel Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon says the Abbas/Mashaal agreement “would transform the Palestinian Authority into a terrorist authority.”
Israel leaders prove George Orwell’s “double speak” is alive and well.