Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Potential Peace Talks between Hamas and Olmert Possible

For the first time since Hamas’ election win, Olmert has not 100% ruled out the possibility of talks with Hamas. Olmert believes that the odds of finding a “quick agreement” are much smaller now that Hamas is in charge, but eventually reaching an agreement is not out of the question.

"But the hope has not disappeared, and I am responsible for both things, the battle against Hamas and maintaining hope, the chance to reach an agreement," Olmert said.

I know many people, probably most people, disagree with this opinion, but I think this is a great first step. Yes, Hamas has done horrible things to Israel over the years. But give the organization a chance to show that there are changes, even if it’s not all the changes you want. Sometimes you have to take a risk to reach your goal.

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