Does Obama Really Support the Hamas-Fatah Unity Agreement?

June 1, 2009

The Israeli and Arab press have been abuzz with stories that the Obama administration has informed the Palestinian Authority that is has no objections to last week’s Qatar-brokered reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas — a deal that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly decried as a death blow to the peace process. “The Palestinian Authority must choose between an alliance with Hamas and peace with Israel,” he said last week. “Hamas and peace do not go together.”

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