The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everybody had decided not to see. Ayn Rand
President Hussein has given the Palestinian Authority a "green light" to talk to Hamas about forming a Palestinian unity government, a PA official in Ramallah said over the weekend.
Hamas's charter calls for replacing the State of Israel with an Islamic state. Is this the "change" the jihad President was referring to? The tacit support for jihad Jew hate and Islamic barbarity reflects what he is.
The principles of the Hamas are stated in their Covenant or Charter. Following are highlights.
"Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, > just as it obliterated others before it." (The Martyr, Imam Hassan al-Banna, of blessed memory).
"The Islamic Resistance Movement believes that the land of Palestine is an Islamic Waqf consecrated for future Muslim generations until Judgement Day. It, or any part of it, should not be squandered: it, or any part of it, should not be given up. "
"There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad. Initiatives, proposals and international conferences are all a waste of time and vain endeavors."
"After Palestine, the Zionists aspire to expand from the Nile to the Euphrates. When they will have digested the region they overtook, they will aspire to further expansion, and so on. Their plan is embodied in the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion", and their present conduct is the best proof of what we are saying."
The charter is a rather classical Islamist document, applied to the local issues. It declares that Jihad (in the sense of armed battle) is the only solution. It cites the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a ludicrous anti-Semitic forgery.
Every Jew and freedom loving man and woman who voted for President Hussein - knowing what we knew - in America should have the Hamas Charter tattooed on their foreheads.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh appeared together prior to the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip. Photo: AP
Slideshow: Pictures of the week The official said that Washington had also given Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak the go-ahead to resume his efforts to achieve reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
The new administration has a different policy than that of [former US president] George W. Bush," the official told . "The administration of President Barack Obama believes that a Hamas-Fatah government is good for stability."
Cairo has issued invitations to representatives of Hamas, Fatah and several other Palestinian groups to attend reconciliation talks that are due to begin in Cairo on Wednesday.
Fatah and Hamas officials confirmed that the Egyptians had invited them to the talks.
Hamas spokesman Mushir al-Masri said that for the talks to succeed, the PA must first release all "political prisoners" from its West Bank jails
UPDATE: Apparently the love letter Hamas wrote to President Hussein will get into
Hamas letter calls Obama to "dialogue"
"[The letter] doesn't change our policy in not dealing with terrorists"
Raymond Ibrahim writes here:"Even though the Hamas author of the letter reminds Obama, "There can be no peace without Hamas." At any rate, it appears the Hamas letter will be going to Obama, after all. But not to worry; Kerry insists this will not change policy. More on this story. "Kerry: Hamas letter doesn't change policy," from the Jerusalem Post"
The United States will not change its policy towards Hamas, despite a letter which will be passed to the new American president requesting that he engage the group in dialogue, Senator John Kerry said on Saturday.
"[The letter] doesn't change our policy in not dealing with terrorists," Kerry said during an interview with Channel 2. "We will deal with the Palestinian Authority government, with [PA President Mahmoud Abbas], and [PA Prime Minister Salaam Fayad]."
Hamas official Ahmed Yousef on Saturday said he wrote a letter to US President Barack Obama, which was received by Kerry during his visit to Gaza.
The letter was given to UN officials who passed it to the US senator during a one-day visit to Gaza on Thursday.
Yousef said that the letter was endorsed by the Hamas government.
The letter calls on Obama "to deal in a fair way with the Palestinian issue," he said, noting that many Palestinians believe that US foreign policy is biased in Israel's favor.[...]
At first, Hamas denied addressing a letter to Obama. One Palestinian official suggested that the letter was the private initiative of an adviser to the group, who wrote it without consulting with the organization's leaders.
However, according to the New York Times, Yousef, the letter's author, called on the new US administration to bring real change to the Middle East.
"There can be no peace without Hamas," Mr. Yousef told the Times that he had written.
"We also said that Mr. Kerry's visit to Gaza showed that the new administration has a clarity of vision and is not controlled by Israeli propaganda," Yousef was quoted by the newspaper as saying.