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  1. newsens at |

    Not only do the Palestinians have no Public Relations, but those who chose to speak for them, like Littlewood, persist in writing such verbose, long-winded dissertations that any interested reader quickly loses interest.

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  2. Thomas Swenson at |

    Yes, exactly, Hamas and other serious Palestinians (i.e., not servile PA and Fatah, which serve the Zionists) must need to change their image to make world public opinion more receptive to their message. The message need be little more than a history of injustice of the past 63 years and conceptually simple solutions based on morality, justice and legal principles. That’s what I have been thinking for years and wrote in an Op-Ed last month, but of course, none of the mainstream newspapers will publish it. Sympathetic websites like this one and a few others are useful, but unfortunately they have a limited audience — it’s like preaching to the choir.

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  3. Diane V. McLoughlin at |

    Ignore newsens, the article is precisely as long as it needs to be to make its case. And disagree with Swenson, pushing peace in Israel-Palestine is a team effort. Littlewood, you make excellent, excellent observations. The Palestinians have got to realize how crucial communications is to their cause. Great piece.

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  4. pete at |

    mr. littlewood i agree with every thing you say however the u.s. has become a total puppet of israel. with all the bullshit our leaders preach to russia &china about human rights is a joke. israel is the greatist violater of human rights i know of. unless of course you want to include rwanda etc. it infuriate,s me to see how they literally run the u.s.a. the reason they want to attack iran is ti steal as much oil as they can give it to israel. i am not against the irraeli people but i detst the zionists. bottom line its all about money.

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  5. Jay Hubbell at |

    Thank you for getting right to the point in such a succinct manner.
    HAMAS had a huge mandate that it should not misuse to promote a sectarian agenda. It should focus on democratic ideals and call for a single non-theocratic state between the Sea and the River.

    The US government is controlled by Israel becausethe AIPAC lobby and the likes of dual citizen Haim Saban (Google his name) curry favor by “giving” US politicians and political parties millions of dollars. He and they give to get. The US government is a wholly owned subsidiary of Zionists and Israel because they have “invested” and they expect a return plus interest.

    Politics and war are all about greed. Follow the money.

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  6. Peter Brown at |

    Longwinded? Never!
    Hamas elected democratically… ignored.

    Criticising Palestinian Embassies…unfair
    Do UK Embassies speak for us? No!

    If we really wanted unity (as opposed to smashing Hamas influence…) we would have supported their proposals for a national unity Govt.

    UK, EU, US… all divide and rule (for Israel)

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  7. Terry at |

    Excellent piece. Please, send it to Palestinian leaders. God helps those who help themselves, and Palestinian leaders must start to help themselves in a manner that is aligned with the interest of the Palestinian people. Every time there is a ridiculous Israeli PR campaign infested with lies, there needs to be a strong counter force refuting what is being told.

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  8. Sami Joseph at |

    Whilst I agree that harmony and coordination between Hamas and Fateh is, of course, desirable but we should not give comfort to Israel by promoting the notion that it is essential or that they should not have divergent views. After all, it was Israel and its stooges in the US in particular who engineered and exploited the bogus disunity in order to use it as a lame excuse for not complying with the rule of law as embodied by numerous UN resolutions. Both Hamas and Fateh are united in their desire to see the Israeli occupiers clear off Palestinian lands. Though not relevant to Palestine, I don’t think united political parties are the norm elsewhere in the world!

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  9. Dawoodi Morkas at |

    Hamas is God’s answer to the prayers of the unarmed Palestinians. God has differnt ways of helping his children this is the best.

    The popularity of Hamas with no funds and few weapons is remarkable and an act of God.

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  10. Dawoodi Morkas at |

    Fatah has sold it self to the presure tactics of the West, and has become a tool of the Zionist regime. Fatah should be desolved if the ligitimate rights of the Palestinian people are to be snathed. Hamas should be given the full support of the Muslim communities world wide as Hamas has proven beyond doubt that it can take the Israeli Army, who are being helped from cyber space by the Americans, yet Hamas wants to fight and reclaim the lost lant of the Palestinians.

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    Peter Brown Reply:

    Dawoodi makes a fair point although it would be better if the heroes and reformists who are also Fateh members could take back power from the corrupt and treacherous leadership which is the imbodiment of theP.A.
    At a recent conference to oppose direct talks attended by factions within Fateh and all resistance groups including Hamas and civil organisations the P.A. security violently broke the meeting up, attacking representatives and assaulting the Press who were covering the event.
    The self serving boot boys of the P.A. must be rejected by all the people and the PLO reformed.The best way of achieving this and expressing the anger and general feelings of betrayal felt by the people would be for the progressives to stand a Unity Candidate aga inst Abbas in a long overdue Presidential Election. They would defeat Abbas and the people could unite behind them to resist Zionist Israel and Imperialism.

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