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SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: MIDDLE EAST

"The Hand offered to Hamas"

Editorial in center right O Estado de S. Paulo (1-8) says: "...In
President Lula's administration it is said that the diplomacy of
the irresponsible voluntarism rules....Alienated from the damage it
may impose on his country, [Brazil's Foreign Minister Celso Amorim]
says whatever comes to his mind ...in order to be heard by the
international community..... [Amorim's comments on Brazil possibly
opening a dialogue with Hamas] show [the GOB's] imprudence while
trying to seem important [on the international scene]."
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