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Why do people seem to disregard that Hamas has gone on record multiple times saying they’d accept peace with Israel?

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Question: Why do people seem to disregard that Hamas has gone on record multiple times saying they’d accept peace with Israel on the terms of them withdrawing from the West Bank (1967 borders) and insist all Palestinians want to kill all Jews? Answer: I don’t believe it. Hamas fired 4500 missiles into Israel over 52 days in 2014. Then accepted a cease fire after Israel retaliated. 2014 –...

What did Israel and Palestine fight for?

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The simple answer is that Hamas and most of the Palestinian Authority want to wipe out Israel and create a Palestinian state ‘from the river to the sea’ (the Mediterranean to the Jordan River). Hezbollah, Iran, and Turkey support them in this endeavour. Israel, understandably, does not want to be wiped out so defends itself with Iron Dome defence system and with counter attacks on Hamas when they...

‘Why doesn’t Israel agree to a Palestinian State?’

The Palestinians could have had a state in 2000 when Israeli PM Barak offered Yasser Arafat almost all of what he wanted, except for the Jewish quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem. Arafat said ‘Whoever would give away one centimetre of Jerusalem is not an Arab and not a Muslim.’ In 2008 Israeli PM Ehud Olmert offered 94% of the West Bank with some compensating Arab areas of Israel. Each...

Israel Desk – Situation in Israel/Gaza

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Israeli Ambassador addresses UN Security Council on Gaza war While most of the world rushed to condemn Israel for the deaths of Palestinians in Gaza, Gilad Erdan, the Israeli Ambassador to the UN gave a calm and factual account of what is happening to the Security Council on May 16th. He put the blame for the situation on Hamas, the Islamist terrorist organisation that rules Gaza. Here are some...