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State Department plays down warnings about Hamas-Fatah announcement

State Department plays down warnings about Hamas-Fatah announcement

 

Published February 07, 2012

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    Feb. 6, 2012: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, left, Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, center, and Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal, right, sign an agreement in Doha, Qatar.

The State Department played down warnings Tuesday over the latest step toward a unity government between Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah, saying “the fundamentals have not changed” despite claims that the deal imperils the already anemic peace process.

Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Tuesday with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman, and they discussed how “it’s not particularly clear what this agreement will change.”

Under the terms announced Monday in Qatar, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would lead an interim joint government in advance of new elections. Abbas leads the Fatah faction, which controls the West Bank; Hamas, which the U.S. considers a terrorist group, effectively runs the Gaza Strip.

“We still have President Abbas at the head of the government,” Nuland said Tuesday in reaction to the unity government announcement. “We still have Prime Minister (Salam) Fayyad responsible, so frankly any impact this may or may not have is unclear.”

But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and others were more definitive, saying Hamas and peace do not mix. While Fatah and Hamas have been moving toward a unity government since last year, Netanyahu warned the latest step undermines other efforts at peace.

“If President Abbas moves to implement what was signed … in Doha, he will abandon the path of peace and join forces with the enemies of peace,” Netanyahu said in a written statement. “Hamas is an enemy of peace. It’s an Iranian-backed terror organization committed to Israel’s destruction. It has not accepted the minimal conditions set by the international community.”

Netanyahu said Abbas could not have it “both ways.”

“It’s either a pact with Hamas or peace with Israel. It’s one or the other,” he said.

On Capitol Hill in Washington, several pro-Israel lawmakers met with Lieberman on Tuesday.
Among them, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, described the Hamas-Fatah deal as “trouble.”

In an earlier statement, she said the Obama administration should “stop pretending (the Palestinian Authority) is something it is not.”

“The Palestinian leaders in Ramallah are not partners for peace and security, as this latest union with Hamas clearly demonstrates. It’s time for the administration to hold the PA accountable for its actions,” she said, claiming the latest deal represents a “path of extremism and rejectionism.”

Nuland said Tuesday that the U.S. will continue to work with “the partners that we have on the Palestinian side.”

She expressed hope about a nascent set of talks that has recently been conducted in Jordan between the Palestinians and Israelis.

Nuland also said the U.S. and Israel share the same “red lines” with regard to Hamas. As countless officials have stated before, she said Hamas must recognize Israel’s right to exist, commit to non-violence and abide by previous agreements — conditions Hamas has not accepted.

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Wikipedia Will Officially Blackout in Protest of Anti-Piracy Act This Wednesday

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“You Decide” will go dark in support of all that stand for Liberty and what America is all about. Our American way of life is not , and will not be stolen by demonic politicians and evil legislation!

The co-founder of Wikipedia Jimmy Wales is giving students fair warning: they should do their homework before Wednesday when the site will go dark, along with other sites, in protest of anti-piracy legislation under consideration in Congress.

The English versions of Wikipedia will shut down for 24 hours to make a point against the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect Intellectual Property Act pending in Congress, an action Wikipedia polled its readers over last month.

The legislation is designed to crack down on sales of pirated U.S. products overseas. Critics say it could hurt the technology industry and infringes on free-speech rights.

Wikipedia is not the first website to announce plans to shut down but is the most well-known, with an estimated 25 million visitors a day. Reddit, Boing Boing, Anonymous and other online sites also have plans to go dark. According to SlashGear, Reddit, a “crowd-curated site”, will blackout for eight hours showing a message that reveals who the site would be affected should the legislation pass.

Even the White House has expressed concerns over SOPA recently. According to The Blaze, it understands the importance of fighting against piracy and counterfeiting on the Internet but also thinks it could undermine “the dynamic, innovative global Internet.”

White House officials wrote in a blog post that it would not support pending legislation.

“Any effort to combat online piracy must guard against the risk of online censorship of lawful activity and must not inhibit innovation by our dynamic businesses large and small,” the White House said.