Q Israel, and Hamas’s reported willingness to engage in a peace deal. Do you have any reaction on that?
MS. PERINO: Well, I think that — you’re referring to what President Carter said about what he was told? I think that what you have to do is look at — it’s possible that that was whispered in his ear in a private meeting. We did not support the private meeting, a meeting with a terrorist organization.
…Proven Wrong Again
DAMASCUS (Reuters) – Islamist Hamas group Hamas said on Monday it would accept the establishment of a Palestinian state on land occupied by Israel in the 1967 Middle East war, but it was not prepared to recognize the Jewish state.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, in an apparent softening of the group’s position, was confirming an account of his remarks given by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter after two meetings in Damascus over the weekend.
“We accept a state on the June 4 line with Jerusalem as capital, real sovereignty and full right of return for refugees but without recognizing Israel,” Meshaal told reporters, referring to the borders as they stood before the 1967 war.