Originally Posted by Literature
Pawnmower, I agree that Hamas is a significant roadblock to peace between Israel and Palestine. I don't mean to suggest that Palestine should have a clear conscience. I do mean to argue that Israel's continuing settlement policy is also a significant roadblock to peace.
Well, to suggest that "Palestinians acknowledge Israel's right to exist" is fairly well wrong.
Polls indicate that 75-85% of Palestinians do not agree with Israel's right to exist.
Furthermore, the Palestinian people (and I do acknowledge there are other reasons for this) seem to vote Hamas into power when given the chance.
A people who vote this sort of group into power are not seeking peace...Hamas makes the right wingers in the Likud look like peace loving hippies.