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    Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has called for meetings between the Israeli leaders and “Palestinian factions” as well as a ceasefire in the Gaza conflict. According to the CNN article, the Egyptian President “said the discussions would focus on avoiding an escalation of the violence, securing borders between Israel and Gaza”. The U.S. has supported Israel’s right to defend itself and respond to the terrorist threat of Hamas. It is important to remember that a cease-fire without being lasting and stable is catering to Hamas’ pledge to destroy Israel.

    Heritage Foundation’s James Phillips, expert on Middle Eastern Affairs, recently published a WebMemo addressing this issue. In “Gaza Cease-Fire Must Halt Hamas Rockets” Phillips offers three principles which should guide U.S. policy on the conflict. He highlights that a cease-fire agreement must immediately and permanently end the rocket attacks by terrorist groups like Hamas. Secondly, there needs to be recognition of the moral difference in the way the conflict is being fought by both sides. Thirdly, international pressure should be put on the instigator of the conflict, Hamas. We need to see the actions of Hamas for what they are and understand the reasons for Israel’s provocation.

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    4 Responses to Pressure Hamas not Israel

    1. Spiritof76, New Hamp says:

      Israel must declare that they will not stop until Hamas is thrown out for the betterment of peace as well as for Palestinian people.

      Most of the liberal media is anti-Semitic. They would rather see Israel destroyed than to get to the root of the problem-Hamas terrorism.

      How would NY Times and all the liberal media feel if a group launches rockets from Staten Island into Manhattan day in and day out for months on end? I bet they would drape themselves in American flag which they despise and demand immediate action.

      Again, it is common sense. Terrorism is unacceptable.

    2. jeff, Illinois says:

      I have been mulling this over for a while, and this I have come to the concullsion that you can not make peace with these extremists, Israel Should keep this fight up until Hamas is completley crushed. Why should A country be allowed to attack another country and then when they start to loose yell "Time out" only to attack and try to kill inocent people months or years later. If the people of Gaza really want peace they would rise aginst Hamas and push them out and not allow them to use there country as a base of terrorism. If they choose to do nothing rf back them then its there own fault they are in the midst of a war. if they dont want to be involve in a conflict , then move or get involved in taking back your country, or be treated as a terrorist sympathizer.

    3. shirley trejo USA says:

      In 135ce, their was a Roman Emperor named Hadrian and he renamed Judea, Palestina, its in all historial records and publications. So Hamas needs to read history and give it up. The land belongs to the Jews.

    4. danny roberts says:

      my wish is that one day decent freedom loving people around the world will forsake being politically correct and take on the middle east and be done with it. See the truth for what it is and react accordingly

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