Former President Jimmy Carter publicized what can only be called a hollow shift in Hamas’s position in the Middle East conflict. The carrot, for Israel, is that Hamas would ascent to Palestinian leadership’s agreement with Israel were the parties to reach an agreement. BUT there are conditions. Of course there are conditions. Hamas will continue to fire on Israel, the agreement must be put to all Palestinians including those in exile, Hamas would only recognize settlements in the West Bank and Gaza as “transitional” thereby avoiding recognition of Israel.
Why is Carter still in the Middle East and why is this news? As a result of Carter’s meetings, NOTHING is changed.