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U.S. Says it Will Work With, Fund Hamas-Fatah Unity Government

June 2, 2014 3:41 pm 14 comments

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JNS.orgThe United States says that it intends to work with the new Palestinian unity government formed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party and the terrorist group Hamas, a spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said.

“We will be judging this government by its actions. Based on what we know now, we intend to work with this government, but we’ll be watching closely to ensure that it upholds the principles that President Abbas reiterated today,” State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on Monday.

Psaki was alluding to the Middle East Quartet principles that include recognizing Israel, rejecting terror, and honoring previously signed agreements, conditions Abbas said the new unity government would adhere to, despite the inclusion of Hamas.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he was “deeply troubled” by the U.S. decision to work with the new unity government.

“All those who genuinely seek peace must reject President Abbas’s embrace of Hamas, and most especially, I think the United States must make it absolutely clear to the Palestinian president that his pact with Hamas, a terrorist organization that seeks Israel’s liquidation, is simply unacceptable,” Netanyahu said, The Associated Press reported.

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  • I predicted Obama would stab Israel in the back. Maybe the liberal Rabbis and Jews will wake up , however I doubt it. Now the same Jews and Rabbis support Hillary. Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    In a related note, Obama is seriously considering giving billions in aid to the Taliban once US troops leave Afghanistan.

  • LIES AND DECEPTION FROM OBAMA WHO IS ANTI ISRAEL AND PRO ISLAMIC

  • Everything is under time schedule planning to tired up Jews minds which started strait after 2WW, we no forget about how many Nazi Germans scientists went to USA after the 2WW, Obama’s father was targeted into fake marriage, thousands of man and woman worldwide were targeted into fake marriage brought to Norway, most of those targeted man and women naively becomes political activists against their own countries, Obama is not for USA citizens, Coward Norwegians are hiding behind sexually abused children’s, those abused children when growing up they become solders to target people worldwide into fake marriage, for example under Norwegian statistic Norway did target 600 Thai women into fake marriage per year for the last fife years, we see what is happening in Thailand. Hamas was created by those coward hiding behind children abuse, Hams was not created by Fatah, not at all. The Arab Spring did not work to isolate Israel from south and north of Israel, those cowards Norwegian maniacs did corrupt EU and did mad Turkic to become the enemy of Israel, Turkic was dependent of tourism, a lot of Norwegian homosexual, lesbians went on cheap holidays to Turkic giving their ass away to target people into political activists the last twenty years. The unified of Fatah and Hamas is a tactic tragedy given by Obama and those coward ass holes which hides behind Obama, behind corrupt people in EU, cowardly hiding behind the terror tool of the Nobel Piss Prize, hiding behind thousands of people who were targeted into fake marriage and brought to Norway, many of them does belongs to organized terror groups in Norway and outside of it! The World must wake UP! Israel should not worry! Those shadowed coward Norwegians are but cowards of birth which can only live from robbing others as they did happen to Ms. Gaddafi. No Jew will accept any Nobel Piss Prize in the Future! Do not be blind! Those cowards are but a danger to the entire world. Obama is only a tool of those coward Norwegians and their allies in USA and EU, in fact those coward Norwegians do work against Obama, making him a weak man for weakening the entire USA people masses. Israel must wake up! Do not trust those coward people who does hides behind abused children’s, behind a mask of been good hating the good, what they wants is to tired the minds of the Jews! They are not man but cowards of birth!
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  • Shame on the US! Is the Obama administration just ignorant or does it deliberately ignore Article 13 and Article 7 of the Hamas Charter?

    Why doesn’t Secretary Kerry ever ask them about Article 13 and Article 7 of the Hamas Charter?
    http://www.madisdead.blogspot.co.il/2014/04/off-topic-simple-question-for-catherine.html

    A question for Catherine Ashton:

    Since Article 13 of the Hamas Charter reads:

    “There is no solution for the Palestinian question except through Jihad”

    while article Article 7 of the Hamas Charter reads:

    “The Day of Judgement will not come about until Moslems fight the Jews (killing the Jews), when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Moslems, O Abdulla, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him”.

    and since Article 7 is taken from Hadith Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177 and quotes the Prophet Muhammad:
    “Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”

    does Catherine Ashton believe that Hamas will abolish its Charter and renege on Muhammad’s words in the Charter?

    • Mladen – The UN, the EU, and Team Obama are not at all uninformed or naïve. Their deliberate objective is the elimination of Israel.

  • “US Says It Will Work With, Fund HAMAS-Fatah Unity Government.”

    Good. That’s half of a coherent policy. Here’s the other half:

    “International Kowtowing to Israel Must End Now: The Americans and Europeans have tried being the voice of reason and failed. Now they must speak to Israel in the language it understands best (hint: it’s not Hebrew.)”

    http://www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.596400

    The gist of the article is in this paragraph: “After a brief recovery from the American failure, the time has come for a new way [in dealing with Israel], one that has never been tried before. Both the message and the medium must change, to a message of civil rights and the medium of punishment. The previous route included sycophancy toward Israel, one carrot after another in order to please it. It was a resounding failure. It only gave Israel an incentive to further entrench its policy of disinheritance. [i.e., gradual eliminationism]”

    • I would just replace Israel with the PA and Hamas, and it’s almost reasonable. Weird, huh?

      “After a brief recovery from the American failure, the time has come for a new way, one that has never been tried before.

      “Both the message and the medium must change, to a message of civil rights and the medium of punishment.

      “The previous route included sycophancy toward them, one carrot after another in order to please the PA. It was a resounding failure.

      “It only gave Hamas an incentive to further entrench its policy of disinheritance. [i.e., gradual eliminationism]”

      • Why would you replace “Israel” with “Palestine?”

        It’s clear who has been the successful colonizer and cleanser. Since 1900 when the Palestinians made up 90% of the population in what is now IS-PAL, the quest for Lebensraum has been quite relentless. And the West has supported it every step of the way. It’s Israel that we, the US, subsidize. Any subsidies to Egypt, Jordan, and the Palestinians have merely been “rewards” for making nice with Israel.

        So, no, the article is quite correct as written by Levy. Can you find a way to reverse engineer this bit from his piece as well:

        “The number of settlements in the West Bank grew threefold and fourfold, and the brutality of the occupation increased to the point where soldiers now shoot demonstrators out of nothing but boredom. The world cannot lend its hand to this. It is unacceptable, in the 21st century, for a state that purports to be a permanent member of the free world to keep another nation deprived of rights. It is unthinkable, simply unthinkable, for millions of Palestinians to continue to live in these conditions. It is unthinkable for a democratic state to continue to oppress them in this way. It is unthinkable that the world stands by and allows it to happen.”

        • “where soldiers now shoot demonstrators out of nothing but boredom.”

          Smells like a lie. Citation?

  • Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS President Obama You Have …

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    Rabbi Dr. Bernhard Rosenberg SAYS President Obama You Have Some … John Hagee for …

  • Mickey Oberman

    “U.S. Says it Will Work With, Fund Hamas-Fatah Unity Government”

    Of course it will.
    Did anyone think Barak Hussein Obama would do otherwise?

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