Tag: Hamas and the PLO vis-à-vis Israel
After Annapolis: What Chance for Agreement with Abbas and the PLO?
January 1, 2008 | Prof. Efraim Karsh
In reality, there is no fundamental difference between the ultimate goals of Hamas and the PLO: Neither accepts the Jewish state’s right to exist and both are committed to its eventual destruction. By categorically refusing to recognize Israel’s Jewishness, the Palestinian leadership has effectively rejected the two-state solution, based, in the words of the UN partition resolution of November 29, 1947, on the creation of “independent Arab and Jewish States” in Palestine.