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Tomconroy

(7,611 posts)
Mon Oct 9, 2023, 07:35 PM Oct 2023

Times of Israel: For years Netanyahu propped up Hamas. Now it's blown up in our faces

https://www.timesofisrael.com/for-years-netanyahu-propped-up-hamas-now-its-blown-up-in-our-faces/


For years, the various governments led by Benjamin Netanyahu took an approach that divided power between the Gaza Strip and the West Bank — bringing Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to his knees while making moves that propped up the Hamas terror group.

The idea was to prevent Abbas — or anyone else in the Palestinian Authority’s West Bank government — from advancing toward the establishment of a Palestinian state.

Thus, amid this bid to impair Abbas, Hamas was upgraded from a mere terror group to an organization with which Israel held indirect negotiations via Egypt, and one that was allowed to receive infusions of cash from abroad.
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Times of Israel: For years Netanyahu propped up Hamas. Now it's blown up in our faces (Original Post) Tomconroy Oct 2023 OP
He used Hamas?!?!? LiberaBlueDem Oct 2023 #1
Times of Israel bothsiderism???????????????????? sanatanadharma Oct 2023 #2
There was an opportunity for a Palestinian State before the 1967 and 1973 wars, but the Arab JohnSJ Oct 2023 #3
I'm old enough to remember when Jordan controlled the West Bank. Tomconroy Oct 2023 #4
King Abdullah was assassinated by a Palestinian gunman while exiting al-Aqsa Mosque with his JohnSJ Oct 2023 #5

LiberaBlueDem

(954 posts)
1. He used Hamas?!?!?
Mon Oct 9, 2023, 07:41 PM
Oct 2023

Used Hamas to create chaos in his own country?

Makes sense. But now Hamas has gone too far, Hamas must be crushed.

sanatanadharma

(3,770 posts)
2. Times of Israel bothsiderism????????????????????
Mon Oct 9, 2023, 07:43 PM
Oct 2023

There are no justifications.
There are explanations.
Explanations ignored or denied lead to blind-siderism..

JohnSJ

(92,617 posts)
3. There was an opportunity for a Palestinian State before the 1967 and 1973 wars, but the Arab
Mon Oct 9, 2023, 08:06 PM
Oct 2023

neighbors who wanted to destroy Israel in both those wars, told the Palestinians not to have any peace agreement with Israel because they would destroy Israel.

There were multiple opportunities for a Palestinian state before Netanyahu with leaders such as Sadat, Rabin, Carter, and Clinton.

The tragedy is all those opportunities were ambushed by extremists.

When Clinton left office, he left a real possibility for a framework between Israel and the Palestinians, but bush came into power and refused to engage where Clinton left off. Not only did he ignore that, but the bush administration ignored the Hart/Rudman report, which warned about AQ. Cheney's arrogance threw that report away, saying they would do their own report.

https://www.brookings.edu/events/rudman-hart-commission-warns-of-terrorist-attack-why-did-the-news-media-ignore-it/

JohnSJ

(92,617 posts)
5. King Abdullah was assassinated by a Palestinian gunman while exiting al-Aqsa Mosque with his
Mon Oct 9, 2023, 08:19 PM
Oct 2023

grandson Hussein.

A lot of missed opportunities for peace.

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