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Israel Drops Bid for Hamas Election Ban

Israel has dropped its campaign to ban the violent Islamic Hamas from Palestinian parliamentary elections, admitting defeat after President Bush pointedly skipped repeating the demand in a public appearance with the Palestinian leader last week. Israel says it is still strongly opposed to Hamas participation, because its charter calls for destruction of the Jewish state, but it will take no steps to stop it. “Are we going to go to war on this issue or interfere on this issue? No,” a senior official said Sunday. Full Story

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