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"If you sponsor an election or promote democracy and freedom around the world, then when people make their own decision about their leaders, I think that all the governments should recognize that administration and let them form their government," Carter said.
"If there are prohibitions -- like, for instance, in the United States, against giving any money to a government that is controlled by Hamas -- then the United States could channel the same amount of money to the Palestinian people through the United Nations, through the refugee fund, through UNICEF, things of that kind," he added.
Carter said "there's a good chance" that Hamas, which has operated a network of successful social and charitable organizations for Palestinians, could become a nonviolent organization.
"They told me they want to have a peaceful administration. They want to have a unity government, bring in Fatah members and independent members," Carter said. But he added that "what they say and what they do is two different matters."
However, Carter noted, Hamas has adhered to a cease-fire since August 2004, which "indicates what they might do in the future." He said Hamas is "highly disciplined" and capable of keeping any promise of nonviolence it might make.
Your headline makes it sound like Pres. Carter endorses Hamas and its activities.
Originally posted by ArchAngel
Simply give back what you took. .... Israel has never even
offered to give it all back. In every case Israel always wanted more land.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
No. The Camp David talks by BIll Clinton had Israel giving the
'Palestinians' everything except not giving them all of Jerusalem.
The Palestinians wanted not only to get what they used to have
in Jeruslam, but to cross the Green Line and have it all.
The Muslims attacked Israel. Israel fought back. They
And again ... no ... Israel just gave up the Gaza ..
The 1967 war began when Israel invaded in a sneak attack.
Originally posted by DerekJR321
Come on now... are you seriously implying that? Your making it sound like the poor Egyptians were attacked unprovoked.
When you attack first, no matter the reasons, and you sneak when you do it that is a sneak attack
There is a huge difference between a sneak attack and a pre-emptive strike.