web analytics
October 30, 2014 / 6 Heshvan, 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



US Been Meeting With Hamas for Months; Warns ‘We’ll Be Watching’

Back-channel talks been going on for six months, around Arab world; No US request for Hamas to curb honor killing, distribute aid
Aftermath of a Grad rocket attack on Beer Sheva, 2012

Aftermath of a Grad rocket attack on Beer Sheva, 2012
Photo Credit: Dudu Greenspan/Flash90

Israeli civilians, rest assured: Hamas has promised the United States the organization would honor a 2009 “ceasefire” following Operation Cast Lead, in exchange for US recognition of the freedom fighters’ participation in the Palestinian Authority government. As such, Hamas has pledged not to fire rockets at Israeli civilians from its base in the Gaza Strip.

According to a report published Thursday on the BuzzFeed website, US officials extracted the far-reaching commitment during six months of secret talks between US and Hamas officials in Jordan, Egypt and Qatar. US Secretary of State John Kerry also warned the radical Islamic group that President Obama has his eye on the group and would be “monitor(ing)” the group over the next several months.

Since the end of Operation Cast Lead, more than 1,000 rockets and mortars have been fired at civilian targets in southern Israel from the Gaza Strip. The group made no commitment to refrain from drive-by shootings, suicide bombs, rocket attacks from Judea and Samaria, stoning Israeli cars, or anti-Semitic and anti-Israel incitement.

It is unclear from reports whether the freedom fighters were required to give promises to curb honor killings, to grant freedom of assembly to opposition groups or whether or not Hamas had pledged to distribute international aid to hospitals and refugee camps in the Gaza Strip.

There is also no indication that Hamas was required to comply with long-standing US policy – recognise Israel’s right to exist, renounce terror, abide by previous agreements – in order to obtain Washington’s stamp of approval.

State Department officials claimed to have no knowledge of the secret negotiations and said that assertions of  back channel talks were “completely untrue.” But BuzzFeed quoted at least one US official who said it was important to “have that line of communication” with yet another Islamist group in the Middle East.

“Our administration needed to hear from them that this unity government would move toward democratic elections, and toward a more peaceful resolution with the entire region,” said the US official.

In addition to a recognition and legitimacy, US sources said Wednesday that the Obama administration would continue to fund the Palestinian Authority, despite American law that bans funding terror groups.

About the Author: Meir is a news writer for JewishPress.com - and he loves his job.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

9 Responses to “US Been Meeting With Hamas for Months; Warns ‘We’ll Be Watching’”

  1. Anonymous says:

    If Buzzfeed is credible and this is true, it only serves to prove how foolish the US leadership is. Hamas promised to stop firing missiles and to honor a ceasefire which died days after its signing, 5 years ago. My memory isn't so bad as to forget that even then, Hamas blamed the missile firings on Islamic Jihad, passing the blame and hiding behind another group allowed to exist in Gaza by Hamas. This sounds like yet another Taquiyya joke on Team Obama. Arabs are great at lying and using proxies. No one should negotiate with terrorists. Ever.

  2. Lester Levie and Bobby…yes right on!!! BIBLE is unfolding before our eyes. A harbinger might be on US horizon. Absent from body…present with YESHUA!!! Ask HIM in!!! It will be worth it.

  3. I do not want to trust what they are saying. Be watchful all the time.

  4. Cody Flecker says:

    This is how the USA treats an ally…by stabbing it in its back. What a shame.

  5. Roger surely the American people must be so sick of this President and embarrassed at what he is doing.I live in UK and we fair much the same as you,we have a very weak Government who is so politically correct.Just recently they passed some legislation that allows a muslim nurse not to wash their hands when they treat patients.The muslims say that it compromises their dignity under Shariah law.

  6. Anonymous says:

    • 37 minutes ago
    ARE WE GRASSHOPPERS OR ARE WE MEN AND WOMEN ISRAEL?

    The biggest error Bibi and the left have made is an assumption that Israel has only one ally in the world, the US, and must cowtow matter who or what the POTUS says, no matter how wrong or weak he is.

    In the end the Israeli leadership believe they are grasshoppers.

    The Israeli left and Bibi need to be convinced of their power- that they have more than they believe they do.

    The power of that relationship is based on something that the POTUS cannot manipulate easily.: The American People are not that easily manipulated because the values of Israel are the same as those of America.

    By contrast the Arab society represents EVERYTIHING America despises: intolerance, cruelty, hatred of America, political violence, civil right abuses, hatred of women, gays etc.

    These are things that the POTUS cannot easily change. Also our domestic constituency. The Jews, rights wing Christians.

    US supports Israel because of a valuable domestic program (military) that protects American workers with good jobs. This support comes from Congress, hence the relationship is economic, not in the political ability of the POTUS to turn on and off to punish Israel.

    As for BDS, it's a bluff, the American trade laws cannot be abrogated with the stroke of a pen.

    One of Bibi's biggest failures above all has been to not properly using the American Jewish community and Israeli supporters to defang Obama and reign him in. He has allowed Obama's policy of distancing itself and damaging Israel to go unchallenged in the US via Bibi's own submissiveness. In other words if he says the two state solution is in the interests of Israel, there iso nothing we here in the US as supporters can do. He has us ham stringed.

    Thus, Obama has been empowered by Bibi's actions. Bibi has done more than just go along. He has told the US that everything that is going on is in Israel's interest- a domestic and political imperative. He has defanged us here in the US from brining Obama down. So if Bibi says publicly that he goes along with Obama, how can we oppose him here in the US.—we Jews in the US and our Congress cannot be more Catholic than the Pope

    I believe that ISRAEL has way more power than she exercises contrary to what Bibi and the left believes.
    in Israel

    If Israel's leaders truly desire to surrender the country and capitulate, there is all the time in the world — however we can FIGHT FIRST.

  7. Roger Cerdas says:

    That is why we must active against Islam in every possible social forum we join. Let's defend our countries and their democratic systems against these murderers!

  8. Miki Bacsi says:

    I don't think comrade Barack Black Eagle likes nazis. He just loves Jew-haters, USA-haters and everybody who is against "capitalism" in some way.
    Keen choice of presidents…
    X
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422752

  9. Miki Bacsi says:

    Roger Cerdas, we can't do nothing against them. Especially not by talking about them nicely in social media.

    This cancer requires actions, but the European political parties which would be willing to do something about them are too small.
    And in North America there is none who would do anything about Islamisation. Only talks and talks and talks.
    X
    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422752

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Mu'taz Hijazi
Non-Apartheid Alert: Suspected Shooter Worked in Begin Center
Latest News Stories

The father and brother of the Islamic Jihad terrorist who allegedly shot Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick were arrested Thursday in Silwan.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat  at the Temple Mount on October 28, 2014.

The “silent” intifada is roaring at the gates, Harriet, and threatening to bash the door in. It’s silent no more. Who’s really inciting terrorism?

Tourists gathered after woman hit with rocks thrown by Arabs at Kotel, Oct. 30, 2014.

Female tourist injured when struck by rocks thrown by Arabs at the Kotel.

Jerusalem Arabs are rioting near the home of the killed terrorist in the neighborhood of Abu Tor.

China has acquired $7 billion in Israeli assets in the past three years.

Alleged shooter of Yehuda Glick worked in the Begin Center restaurant.

PM Netanyahu blames PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas for terror attack aimed at killing Temple Mount activist Yehudah Glick.

Disability rights foundation calls on US to denounce using name of a disability as a derogatory term.

Iran claims to have foiled a sabotage attack on tanks used to transport nuclear “heavy water.”

Sweden’s new prime minister-elect has recognized the so-called ‘state of Palestine,’ albeit illegal, without borders.

The assassin shot Glick in the stomach, neck, chest and arm.

Temple Activist Yehudah Glick at Machon Hamikdash, The Temple Institute, in the Old City of Jerusalem. In the above photo, Yehudah Glick is examining a model of the Temple. If you haven’t visited the new Temple Institute Museum, you should, it’s highly recommended.

Knesset members express fury at assassination attempt by an Islamic Jihad terrorist against Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday night.

Both the gun and the motorcycle used in the assassination attempt were found in Hijazi’s home.

Well-known Temple Mount activist, Yehuda Glick, was seriously wounded in a shooting in Jerusalem late Wednesday night and is being treated for serious wounds in Sha’arei Tzedek Hospital.

More Articles from Meir Halevi Siegel
Economics Minister and Bayit Yehudi chairman Naftali Bennett

Jewish Home leader blocks exhibition of dead bodies citing Jewish tradition to honor the dead; NIF objects.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu.

Cabinet holds special session in Ashkelon, faces criticism from local residents, officials over lack of aid package

For two-and-a-half years, residents of the Golan Heights understood that domestic interests in Syria would keep war away from them.

4,000 dunams in G’vaot area declared state land, will open door for large construction project.

With Judeophobic attacks spiking around United Kingdom, local Jews say not enough done to enforce hate crime laws

Drug dealers suspected of aiding Hezbollah make inroads into Israel; smuggling attempts also included Jordan, Syria

Only time PLO seems interested in justice for Palestinians is when Israel is involved

For years, Binyamin Netanyahu’s views on negotiating with terrorists, and on negotiating under fire have been clear: In his defining treatise on the subject Terrorism: How the West Can Win, Netanyahu spelled out clear guidelines for dealing with the scourge of attacks on civilians. Amongst other principles, the then up-and-coming Likud leader said clearly that terrorists must […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/us-been-meeting-with-hamas-for-months-warns-well-be-watching/2014/06/05/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: