We have many on our side who believe the same: that Jews have a right to all of historic Israel. The mere fact that there are factions in Palestinian society that believe that they have a divine right to all the land doesn't have anything to do with whether they are willing to content themselves with less for practical reasons, which Hamas seems to be doing. The real issue is whether they are willing to use violence to push their wider agenda, rather than work through political processes. I, for one, believe that it is better to have Hamas's hands tied by the more moderate factions; they have said now that the decision to use violence would have to be approved by all Palestinians, and not just Hamas. In other words, the decision to use terrorist tactics no longer lies solely in the hands of the extremists; it would have to be approved by moderates as well, which makes such tactics much less likely. To me, that seems like a huge advance for Israel's security. Peace might not be possible if our only negotiating parter were Hamas, but so long as Hamas is only one faction--a minority faction at that--among Palestinian civil society, peace may be possible with Palestine as a whole. Let's not make the mistake of leaving Hamas out of that peace and having to deal with them separately at some other point.
Taliban attack police HQ in Kunduz (AP)