*SPIT* These stories make me sick.......and the lucid, pragmatic manner in which the media delivers them is even more perverse As opposed to the deafening shrill ravings of an unhinged media reporting on Israel (remember Jenin, 23 soldiers dead, 53 Palis and the Israelis would not use air cover so that they might avoid civilian casualites -ugh) Taking the moral highground is one thing, sacrificing even one Jewish life is too much (particularly when it's all pali propaganda anyway).
In a new burst of violence, several hundred Arabs pelted police and Jewish visitors with stones on the Temple Mount Monday, lightly injuring two Jewish visitors and a police officer, as the nation marked Jerusalem Day and the reunification of the capital thirty-eight years ago.
The violence broke out at 9:15 a.m. as a small group of Jewish visitors who were touring the ancient compound accompanied by police came under a hail of stones.
and Bush is making nice with Hamas? Please tell me its an end run tactic, please tell me it is part of some grand strategy to take Hamas and Hizbollah down...........anything else is incomprehensible
Reluctant U.S. Shows Signs of Shift on Hamas - Adam Entous
The Bush administration is showing signs of easing its hard-line approach toward Hamas, in response to the militant group's rising political clout in the Palestinian territories and appeals for flexibility from European allies, officials and diplomats said. The White House acceded to Hamas running candidates in Palestinian elections, even though the group has refused to disarm and Washington lists it as a major terrorist organization. Senior administration officials said they may be open to contacts with some of Hamas's political affiliates, and would not rule out dealings with the group if it gave up its weapons and ended violence.
The White House said President Bush has not changed his view that Hamas is a terrorist group that must be disarmed. "We're not acquiescing," a senior administration official said. "We do not deal with...terrorists." But the official added: "How do you pursue this without limiting democratic choices?" Another senior official called it a shift in emphasis, not policy. It could be reversed if Hamas-sponsored violence escalated, experts said. (Reuters)