Obama Accepts new Palestinian "Unity" Government

Palestinian terrorism got a boost from President Obama’s decision to continue to work with -- and finance -- a “unity” government that includes Hamas, a certified terrorist group dedicated to Israel’s extermination. With one swoop, Obama undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s strategy of isolating the new Palestinian regime, while disregarding Hamas’s blood-soaked record of thousands of rocket attacks against the Jewish state. The White House and the State Department were quick to argue that it was worth to wait and see whether the “unity” government hatched by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas would conform to basic U.S. parameters for keeping the peace process alive -- recognition of Israel and renunciation of violence.  But that’s already been rejected by Hamas, which insists on a single Palestinian state from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea.  Hamas also defends use of...(Read Full Post)