Putin Invites Hamas To Moscow – Hamas “Not A Terrorist Group,” Putin Says

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Russia’s president Vladimir Putin intends to invite leaders of the terrorist group Hamas to Moscow. Ha’aretz reports:

"Having maintained our contacts with the organization Hamas, we intend to invite their leaders to Moscow in the near future to search for solutions," Putin told a press conference in Madrid.

Putin’s announcement directly contradicts a statement issued two weeks ago by the Quartet. That statement said: "There is a fundamental contradiction between armed group and militia activities and the building of a democratic state. A two-state solution to the conflict requires all participants in the democratic process to renounce violence and terror, accept Israel’s right to exist, and disarm."

"We have never considered Hamas a terrorist organization," Putin said in Madrid. "Hamas came to power … as a result of democratic, legitimate elections, and we must respect the choice of the Palestinian people."

I wonder how Putin’s poodle, Chabad "chief rabbi of Russia" Berel Lazar, will spin this one.

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One response to “Putin Invites Hamas To Moscow – Hamas “Not A Terrorist Group,” Putin Says

  1. MP

    I hope that Rabbi Lazar will use the age-old Jewish approach of “shadlonus” and refrain from any public criticism of President Putin. He does not need to “spin” this at all, he needs to stay quiet in public and do his best to exert his influence in private.

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