Why should Hamas or any Palestinian accept Israel’s political demands, like recognition, when Israel refuses to recognize basic Palestinian demands like the right of return for refugees?
Dr. Franklin Lamb
US Intelligence Community Israel have been working longer hours than most members of Lebanon’s Parliament, carefully analyzing the language of the main draft proposals concerning elementary civil rights for Palestinian Refugees. US-Israel plan is to allow nothing to be enacted into law that would actually benefit Lebanon’s Palestinian refugees.
Lebanon’s Shia population, oppressed for hundreds of years by the Ottoman Empire, colonial powers including France as well as by fellow Lebanese, supported the Palestinians and initially welcomed those arriving at their door steps during the 1948 Nakba.
ShareBy ALI ABUNIMAH In a major policy speech on June 25, 2009, Khaled Meshal, the head of Hamas’ political bureau, tried to do what may be impossible: present the Islamist Palestinian resistance organization as a willing partner in a US-led peace process, while holding on to his movement’s political principles and base.* This is the [...]Read more