Regev: World must press Hamas to recognize Israel

Foreign Ministry spokesman Mark Regev warned Friday that the global community must speak to Hamas in "one clear voice" to urge it to recognize Israel. "We would be concerned if Hamas leaders feel they are achieving international legitimacy without making the necessary reforms," he said. Hamas' election victory prompted threats from the US and the EU to cut off $1 billion in aid to the Palestinians unless Hamas recognizes Israel and renounces violence.