Mr. Netanyahu, Use Clear Language in Cairo

Let Hamas know that we will not deal with them.

Ronn Torossian

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Ronn Torossian

Recently, we have seen Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Egypt strongly stand against radical Islamists. They are standing against the killing of Christians, women sold into slavery and more - there are good guys and bad guys. 

Boko Haram in Nigeria spreads their terror, IS in Iraq & Syria has killed many and has scary plans to expand globally.

This weekend, Egyptian courts dissolved the political party of the banned Muslim Brotherhood and ordered its assets liquidated.  The leaders of Islamic Brotherhood are imprisoned - and some of its members have been sentenced to death. 

Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood stand together against civilization.
In Jordan, 15,000 Muslim Brotherhood members rallied in support of Hamas. Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood stand together against civilization.

Meanwhile, there is a Palestinian delegation in Cairo discussing a possible truce with Israel.  The delegation, naturally, includes members of Hamas & Islamic Jihad – unsurprisingly as there is a unity government between Hamas & the Palestinian Authority.  

While some in Likud condemn America for continuing to provide more than $400 million in direct annual U.S. aid to the Palestinians, with whom is Prime Minister Netanyahu planning to negotiate if and  when the missiles stop being fired?

The message he is sending by saying ”Israel will not negotiate under fire,” sends the message that  that Israel will negotiate once Hamas stops firing. These mixed messages in the government continue when Likud Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon demands Hamas's cooperation with a full cease-fire.

Will Hamas ever stop attacking Israel? Why should it?

The Egyptians understand the danger of Hamas & Muslim Brotherhood – and Prime Minister Netanyahu must make it clear to the world that Israel will not negotiate with a government which includes Hamas.  Use clear language, Mr. Prime Minister.