February 16, 2012

Hamas on Speed Dating Circuit

Walter Russell Mead, Via Meadia

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As the group makes new friends in Egypt and Turkey, will it leave its old friend Iran behind? Will it modify its positions on peace talks with Israel and the two state solution? And where will all this leave the prospects for peace and Palestinian self-rule?

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TAGGED: Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iran, Hamas, Palestine, Jordan


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