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Daybreak: Palestinians Move Toward Unity

Plus Clinton insists peace will reign, and more in the news

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President Abbas yesterday.(Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

• Hamas is apparently planning for President Abbas’s first trip to Gaza since 2007, when Hamas took control, for unity talks. [NYT]

• Secretary of State Clinton points out all the reasons why any new Egyptian government is not going to abrogate the Camp David treaty. [JTA]

• She also decides all of a sudden that that whole Egyptian revolt thing was good after all. [NYT]

• The Iranian-led “resistance bloc” is using the Arab uprisings to further its own power. [JPost]

• This includes Syria, which has experienced only small protests and has quickly put them down. [NYT]

• The United States expressed concern at the presence of several senior Fatah officials at a ceremony earlier this week naming a square after a terrorist who killed 37 Jews in the ‘70s. [JTA]

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fred lapides says:

The New Yorker, for the first time that I can recall, took a swipe at Bibi and the Israeli reluctance to negotiate a settlement and create a two-state solution. In fact, they suggest it is time for the US to stop being so easy on the continued settlement construction.

http://www.newyorker.com/talk/comment/2011/03/21/110321taco_talk_remnick

Dorothy Wachsstock says:

Dejavu all over again. Big deal! What kind of idiots are the Israelis to believe the merge to make peace or to merge to eliminate Israel once and for all?

Last time the Israelis supplied the Palestinians with rifles to be their own Policeman only to find they turned them on the Israelis.

The New Yorker is obliged to do what Obama wants and that is why one sees them go after Bibi for the first time even though they know they are wrong.

That is why the government should defund all media like PBS and NPR or they show how obliged they are to a current majority and are the spox for that majority. ALways been the demoocrats.

Now is the time for the republicans to show some spine and defund both of them since they have commercials, foundation donations and pledge weeks.The good programs will have no problem in getting backing. Probably George Soros will fund his favorite programs, the Hate America kind.

Even the children on PBS are dressed in Miss America clothes to teach them their abc’s as I saw when watching it one day.

Tell Sen. Cardin the same thing as he wants to support the media. We are broke so get off our children’s backs.

Dan Klein says:

…Why were you watching PBS kid shows?

Jehudah Ben-Israel says:

The entire international community, i.e. UN, US, EU, Russia as well as Israel, has expressed it demand of Hamas to meet three simple requirements if it wishes to be part of the proper discourse that takes place in the region:

1) Accept Israel’s right to exist

2) Cease all acts of terror and violence against Israel and its citizens, and all preparations for such acts

3) Adhere to all agreements with Israel already singed by the parties

And, finally, release Gilad Shalit now, without any preconditions, five years after his abduction from Israeli soil and without providing him even with the opportunity of meeting with a representative of the International Red Cross.

To date, sadly, Hamas has opted not to meet these simple and logical requirements.

It should be made very clear to Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, by every member of the democratic liberal community of the world that if he invites Hamas to be part of his government without meeting these requirements he will be viewed as a collaborator of in the declared goals of Hams: the demise of the nation-state of the Jewish people, Israel, and every single trace of Jewish existence in it, and this only one step towards the introduction of the Islamist Caliphate over the entire Arab Middle East and North Africa and beyond, all parts of Hamas’s Charter…!!

Will Mr. B.H.Obama be able to say no to Abbas, or will he, as in the pass, would want to appease the Muslim world and accept the legitimacy of the Islamist Hamas, one of the members of the Iran-Hizballah-IslamicJihad-Hamas-Syria coalition that the US is so eager to overcome…??!!

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