The World from Berlin 'Nothing But Bad News for the Middle East Peace Process'

The agreement between the radical Islamists of Hamas and the moderate Palestinian group Fatah to create a caretaker government has not been well received in the West. It could provide a necessary impetus in the Middle East peace process, say German commentators, but only if Hamas recognizes Israel.
A Palestinian vendor with a photo depicting Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

A Palestinian vendor with a photo depicting Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Foto: MOHAMMED ABED/ AFP
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