Former Egyptian FM: Hamas must recognize Israel
WASHINGTON - The Palestinian Islamist organization Hamas, which is in the process of reconciliation with the Palestinian Authority, must recognize the existence of Israel, former Egyptian foreign minister Amr Moussa pleaded on Wednesday.


"Hamas must declare that it accepts the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002, which formulates a plan to the recognition of the State of Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state, as well as withdrawal from the territories," Moussa, who was also secretary general of the Arab League, told reporters in Washington. (AFP)