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Time to Rethink Basic Logic of Peace Process by Michael Rubin

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Time to Rethink Basic Logic of Peace Process – Michael Rubin
(dailyalert.org, Apr. 28, 2014)

The Palestinian Authority exists because the Palestinian leadership agreed to recognize Israel and foreswear terrorism. That Hamas now forms part of the Palestinian government means that the Palestinian government no longer adheres to the agreement that forms the very basis of its existence.

If the Palestinians are going to absolve themselves of their contractual responsibilities, there is no reason why Israel should continue remitting payments or doing anything to facilitate the PA’s existence. If Abbas wants his partner to be Hamas, then he should pay the price for that decision.

  • The writer is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. (Commentary)


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