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What Now?

Questions emerge on Hamas' rise to power and what it means for Israel.

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/what_now_20060203

Will Hamas in its power role moderate its radical positions or put Palestinian society on a collision course with Israel and the Western world? This is the central question. There will be enormous pressure on Hamas to adopt a more pragmatic line. The European Union, which provides up to 90 percent of international aid to the Palestinians, is threatening to suspend its economic support unless Hamas recognizes Israel's right to exist and renounces violence, and the United States appears poised to do the same.

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