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PolicyWatch: Moscow's Hopes for Hamas

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dc.contributor.author Katz, Mark N.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-27T21:05:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-27T21:05:53Z
dc.date.issued 2006-09-01
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/5905
dc.description © 2006 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Deposited with permission from UPI.com. en_US
dc.description.abstract "Shortly after the January 2006 Palestinian legislative elections won by Hamas, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised much of the international community by inviting its leadership to Moscow. What was especially surprising about this move was that Hamas had not agreed to recognize Israel, renounce violence, or adhere to previous Israeli-Palestinian agreements -- the conditions that the ""Quartet"" (the U.S., EU, UN, and Russia itself) had set for treating Hamas as a legitimate partner in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Moscow, though, seemed to hope that its willingness to talk with it would result in Hamas accepting the Quartet's conditions. A Hamas delegation did indeed visit Moscow in March 2006. However, the Putin administration's hopes were disappointed. Hamas did not accept the Quartet's conditions then. Nor has it as of yet."
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.) en_US
dc.subject International Affairs en_US
dc.subject Palestine en_US
dc.subject Russia en_US
dc.subject Putin, Vladimir Vladimirovich, 1952- en_US
dc.title PolicyWatch: Moscow's Hopes for Hamas en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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