"Carter, Hamas Meetings Produce 3-Point Peace Proposal
FOXNews (April 19, 2008)
The first two paragraphs:
- "Former President Jimmy Carter's controversial meetings with Hamas leaders have produced a draft of a three-point peace agreement that includes a ceasefire with Israel, Hamas officials tell FOX News, but it isn't clear whether such a proposal would have any standing in the peace process.
- "Carter met again on Saturday with the exiled leader of the militant Hamas group and his deputy, without backing from the Bush administration and against the wishes of Israeli leaders. The two Palestinians are considered terrorists by the U.S. government and Israel accuses them of masterminding attacks that have killed hundreds of civilians."
Besides, just because Hamas strapped explosives on 250 people, wound them up, pointed them toward Jews, and saw to it that they blew up: that doesn't mean that Hamas can't be a nice, civil, participant in the peace process, right?
The next stop for Carter the Peacemaker is Saudi Arabia.
I can hardly wait to see what happens there.
More, about Carter and Hamas, in
- "Hamas claims second Carter meeting"
CNN (April 19, 2008)
Mr. Carter seems to be in Saudi Arabia now, and has met with King Abdullah
- "Carter meets exiled Hamas leaders branded as terrorists by the US government"
International Herald Tribune (April 19, 2008)
News about the meetings, and some background