Here it comes. In the next few hours it’s going to be all over the press “HAMAS RECOGNIZES ISRAEL! There are going to be parties and Condi Rice and the EU are going to really apply some pressure. Funds are going to be released and you might even see Olmert kiss Mashaal on all four cheeks. There is only one problem….. IT’S NOT TRUE !!!!! Today Mashaal said some of those “almost” phrases that makes those who wish for peace beyond any point of remaining rational, feel that Hamas is on board as a peace partner to Israel. Lets take a look at what he REALLY said:

Israel is a ‘reality,’ says Hamas leader abroad Mashaal Staff, THE JERUSALEM POST Jan. 10, 2007

Israel is a “reality” and “there will remain a state called Israel, this is a matter of fact,” Hamas leader abroad Khaled Mashaal said in an interview to Reuters on Wednesday.

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OK boys and girls can anyone spot the missing word? Jewish. When he says that there will remain a state called Israel, he is taking about and Israel after a “Palestinian right of return” turns Israel into a Muslim state.

“The problem is not that there is an entity called Israel,” he said. “The problem is that the Palestinian state is non-existent.” According to the Reuters report, Mashaal said Hamas would defy Western sanctions and refuse to consider formally recognizing Israel until its demand for a Palestinian state was met. Mashaal reiterated Hamas’s demands for the creation of a Palestinian state that includes Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem and that Israel accept the right of Palestinian refugees to return to homes lost in the 1967 War and before.

There it is!!!! He is talking about an Israel that will be a Muslim state, that will be a launching pad for terrorism, where no Jews (or other non Muslims) will be allowed to practice their faith, kind of like Saudi Arabia

“As a Palestinian today, said Mashaal, “I speak of a Palestinian and Arab demand for a state on 1967 borders. It is true that in reality there will be an entity or state called Israel on the rest of Palestinian land.

Wolf Blitzer must be crying with anticipation. I can see his opening lines, Hamas and Israel Is peace at hand?”
No you foolish man, Hamas is not calling for peace it is calling for the END OF ISRAEL AS A JEWISH STATE.