Serious Word Play

· dKo journal, Edgewise, Paleoblogs

The specific wording of a widely reported statement by Israeli Prime Minister Olmert, following his recent meeting with Secretary Rice, might actually become significant at some point.
“Olmert said any Palestinian government must accept the three conditions laid down by the ‘Quartet’ of Mideast mediators…”
Previously, it was also Hamas itself that had to accept the conditions, not just a unity government Hamas might lead. Hamas had argued this point, saying that the Likud Party was still committed to the expansive boundaries of a Greater Israel, even while the Likud-led government was party to agreements that abandoned those boundaries.