Bush Reaction to Palestinian Election Results

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President Bush said Thursday that the United States will not deal with Hamas until it renounces its aim to destroy Israel, and reflected on the meaning of Wednesday's Palestinian elections. Experts in Washington, Ramallah and Jerusalem recap the president's news conference.


Michael Duffy, reporter with Time magazine

Dennis Ross, author of The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East; former special Middle East coordinator during the Clinton administration; former director of Near East and South Asian affairs on the National Security Council during the Reagan administration, currently a counselor at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Hisham Ahmed, associate professor of political science at Bir Zeit University

Dori Gold, former adviser to the Prime Minister Sharon; currently president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs



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