… and that’s a promise, from Hamas.
Go ahead, tell me what else it means when Hamas says that in return for Israel’s giving back all the land taken in 1967, including the Old City of Jerusalem, and expelling all the settlers, and accepting the “return” of refugees, it will “agree to a ten-year truce” but “without recognizing Israel.” Sounds to me as if they’re promising to wait 10 years before resuming their attempts to kill all the Jews.
As to Jimmy Carter, who thinks that a truce without recognition reflects a willingness to “live as a neighbor next door in peace,” what is there to say except that, having mismanaged his own term in the White House and then done his best to screw up Bill Clinton’s, he’s now going all out to prevent Obama’s? Recognizing Palestinian grievances, of which there are many, is one thing. Asking Israelis to pretend that a (not very) patient enemy is the same thing as a good neighbor is something else.