The AP Wire reports
the unsurprising news about Ismail Haniyeh, but pretends that Mahmoud Abbas is a "moderate":
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas said Friday he will not recognize a government that recognizes Israel - his clearest statement yet on the terms of sharing power with the moderate Fatah movement.
Haniyeh spoke a day after moderate Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas indicated that a coalition government of Hamas and Abbas' Fatah would recognize the Jewish state.
"I personally will not head any government that recognizes Israel," Haniyeh said in a mosque sermon in Gaza City on Friday, laying out his group's positions.
That doesn't surprise me. But the AP should just shut up about moderacy, which they try to imply that Abbas is. Let's be clear, he does not recognize Israel any more than the Hamas does, and is as anti-semitic and anti-American as just about any other blind follower of Islam.