Mr Blair's mandate does not allow him to talk to Hamas - which the US blacklists as a terrorist group - even though it was elected to government by the Palestinian people last year. "
Just the US Auntie? Aren't you forgetting a few countries BBC including the entire EU? Even the UK list Hamas's military wing as a terrorist organization. And would it be too much to ask of the BBC to inform its readers of Hamas'sCharter which states, among other things, that Israel has no right to exist and that Hamas is really the Muslim Brotherhood?