"Only reality will show how significant this petition will be" Unfortunately,these so-called intellectuals do not live in the realistic world if they believe Israel can have an effect on Hamas. They live in the fantasy world they have created for themselves in their head. Let them go try and talk to Osama Bin-Laden, Ahmadinejad, and Hezbollah while they are at it.
Merkel says would welcome constructive Iranian role in any Syria talk (Reuters)
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas