Can international community do something with this hard fact?, or are they still beleive that isreal are the aggressor. True moslems are always known by their stands and earnest contributions on burning issues. Many thank's to Dr. Hamid, keep it up.
Tawfiq Hamid is really not being quite honest here. He lays the blame for the failure of the talks on the Palestinian leadership. In fact, the leadership has nothing to do with the failure of the talks. The essence of the conflict are the sacred commands in the Koran and the sayings of Muhammad to make war against the Jews and either to subjugate them or kill them. No Moslem leader, whether Palestinian or Iranian or Pakistani or whatever, will violate those commands. Hamid knows the Koran, so he knows this. Why isn't he telling the truth?
Finally someone with a brain and logic. However Carl Goldberg is right. about tthe Koran which also allows Muslims to lie to a non Muslim. And those one million Muslims living in Israel with the right incentive could turn on the Jews at the drop of a hat. That Koran drives millions of people with hatred toward any non Muslim.
…ok – so the essence of this conflict are the sacred commands in the Koran … agreed. Nevertheless, immense improvements to the Palestinian quality of Life could have been achieved if their leadership would have done what Dr Hamid laments 'has not happened' … to say nothing of the billions-upon-billions of western monies whittled away in secret accounts or wasted otherwise but to build up – and for the world to see – their 'State of Palestine'.