Friday, May 08, 2009

Hamas Dangles Bait of Phony Peace Plan--Will Obama Bite?

The useful idiots at the New York Times are at it again. This time, the so-called "newspaper of record" conducted a 5-hour interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshal at his Damascus headquarters, and reports breathlessly that Hamas, unlike Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, is offering a "two-state solution."

One might better describe it as a "two-state Final Solution." The "peace" offered by Hamas does not include recognition of Israel and actually is only a 10-year truce, after Israel cedes all territories captured in 1967 to a newly created Palestinian state and allows all Palestinian refugees and millions of claimed descendents to return to live within the borders of Israel. The New York Times observes, "Apart from the time restriction (a truce that lapses after 10 years) and the refusal to accept Israel's existence, Mr. Meshal's terms approximate the Arab League peace plan." That is correct, and both the Hamas proposal and the Arab League peace plan have the same objective, the destruction of Israel. The Arab League is simply more subtle.

Charles Krauthammer brilliantly dissects the Hamas peace gambit, and the danger that the Obama Administration will buy into it, in a column today in the Washington Post. (Hat tip: Dov Fischer.)

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