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U.S. Policy on Hamas Confronts Arabs

In pushing to freeze out the militants behind many of the suicide bombings in Israel, the United States is presenting its Arab friends with a sensitive political challenge. Arab governments are mindful, if not always in agreement with, Arab public opinion that believes the Palestinian group Hamas should be lauded for fighting Israel, not labeled terrorist. The apparent ambivalence was evident in last week in Jordan, where the Central bank froze the accounts of six Hamas leaders and five associated charities while King Abdullah was visiting the United States, then lifted the ban without explanation. Washington urged Jordan to restore the freeze. Full Story

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