Cipora, I am deeply sorry for the little emotional outburst that my post (once again) provoked in you. But don't worry, I can take quite a bit, especially from you. And after a little chill-out time you might have another look at my post and reflect upon my words. With regard to Hamas and Likud, at least when it comes to the words "stubborness" and "short- sightedness" they are definitely on the same level. Yes, if we take those 2 attributes, one could even call them "brothers in mind". And by the way, as a proud Israeli patriot you should know that a country in a strong position and with a certain self confidence should not have to engage into the ridiculous behaviour of "snubbing" politicians with another opinion. It just looks incredible childish.
5 tourists rescued from Hebron after being hit by firebomb; 2 hurt (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel to snub foreign envoys who meet with Hamas ministers