Sunday, January 11, 2009

Obama Team Deny 'Guardian' Reports on Hamas Talk Plans

By Ben Trott

Haaretz yesterday carried an article in which a senior Obama spokesperson appeared to deny the reports, published in the Guardian on Thursday, that the president-elect is preparing to change the Bush administration's isolationist approach to Hamas.

The liberal-left Israeli paper quoted Brooke Anderson, the Chief National Security Spokesperson for Obama's transition team, as saying,
'The President-elect has repeatedly stated that he believes that Hamas is a terrorist organization dedicated to Israel's destruction, and that we should not deal with them until they recognize Israel, renounce violence, and abide by past agreements... The President elect's repeated statements are accurate... This unsourced story is not.'

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