"We will have an Iraqi PM essentially elected by an "armed terrorist". Is the Hamas situation different?" - Ben Gurion Not really. "As long as they do not engage in terrorism, they should be legitimate for talks." - Ben Gurion As long as they don't engage in terrorism, Israel would be insane not to talk to them. After all, is not an end to terrorism the point of the exercise? "My tactical preference: Pretend Hamas is no good and TALK WITH ABBAS. Otherwise, Israel is wasting time and will eventually have to talk with Hamas." - BG An option only viable until the new government is formed. An option which Israel will not take before it's own election. Therefore, no option at all.
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