April 27th, 2014
10:44 AM ET
3 months ago

Israeli PM Netanyahu: No peace talks if Abbas is backed by Hamas

(CNN) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel cannot negotiate with the government of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas while it is backed by Hamas.

"I call on President Abbas: Tear up your pact with Hamas," Netanyahu said on CNN's "State of the Union."

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  1. Gurgyl

    --just go away, Enough politics with USA. Play with Republican garbage to back you up. We lost almost nine trillion dollars because of this Israel garbage. Stay away from American political arena. Israel is the main problem for our Economic mess. Enough with idiot, enough.

    April 27, 2014 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  2. Chris-E...al

    Democrats have historically not supported Israel becauce of the fear of upsetting mideastern religious extremist . . . 0ne only has to open ones eyes to see this . .

    April 27, 2014 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  3. rs

    Time for the U.S. to deal with it's domestic situation, and let the Middle East sort this out. As long as Israel has our "support", they manage to remain completely unmotivated to seriously engage their neighbors, and continue getting our financial, trade and military support. We may certainly help facilitate Peace in a two-nation solution, we simply should not dictate it nor pay for it.

    April 27, 2014 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    --do you talk of Religion in 21st century where it is so secular with multi-religion ethnicities. Nonsense.

    April 27, 2014 12:26 pm at 12:26 pm |
  5. Rick McDaniel

    The Palestinians have zero intention of making peace. They never have. That is clearly evident by 50 yrs. of peace efforts.

    Doesn't matter which faction we are talking about........Fatah, or Hamas. They simply want to keep raking in lots of foreign aid, to support themselves, while they pretend, to want to make peace. Too many countries, are obliging them, and it is all just a waste.

    April 27, 2014 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  6. don in albuquerque

    When Israel truly wants peace--they will make it happen. It will never happen as long as the USA continues to play Daddy Warbucks to any of the contingents in the Middle East including Israel. Either that, or make Israel a state and be done with it.

    April 27, 2014 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  7. Thomas

    Why dose Israel support Vladimir Putin and Bashar al-Assad ?

    April 27, 2014 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  8. Thomas

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that Israel dose not recognize the Bureau of Indian Affairs. And Reservations are out of the question !

    April 27, 2014 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  9. Tom l

    rs,
    Is there one issue that you disagree with our president? One?

    April 27, 2014 06:57 pm at 6:57 pm |
  10. S. B. Stein

    It makes sense because how can you talk to a group (or person) who has declared that their goal is to kill you? If Hamas reforms their charter and stops the bombings and missiles from areas they control, then I might be satisfied with with the consolidation.

    April 27, 2014 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |