Israel ‘saddened’ as Brazil recognizes Palestinian state

Israel on Saturday said it was disappointed by Brazil’s decision to recognize a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders, saying it flew in the face of efforts to negotiate a peace deal. The decision was announced by outgoing Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in a public letter addressed to Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas,… Read More Israel ‘saddened’ as Brazil recognizes Palestinian state

Sarkozy: We need to talk to Hamas and strenghten the PA

The President of France would secretly welcome any initiative to recognize Hamas. WikiLeaks cables show that French President Nicolas Sarkozy has a different and more positive take on Hamas than the members of he Quartet. Sarkozy is ready to have “international engagement with Hamas”, before  the organization recognizes Israel, forswears terrorism and accepts previous Israeli-Palestinian… Read More Sarkozy: We need to talk to Hamas and strenghten the PA