When Israel negotiated with Egypt and Jordan the leaders of those two countries did not seek to deny the existence of the State of Israel and refuse to ever recognize it. Hamas continues to publicly state that they will never recognize the State of Israel. They are not engaging in hyberbole but are telling the world the truth about their firm beliefs. Knowing that Hamas and their clones from Hezbollah and Al Queda refuse to recognize the existence of Israel it would be insane to negotiate anything with these people except your total surrender. The Nazi's, Facists, and Soviet Empire had to be defeated as the only way they could otherwise have been dealt with would have meant the defeat of the free world, and likewise, there will never ever be peace until Hamas, Hezbollah, and Al Queda are defeated and destroyed. Psychopathic murderers who delight in the murder of youu children cannot be negotiated with.
Hamas says Egyptian mediation has restored calm along Israel, Gaza border (Haaretz)
from the article: Gideon Levy / Obama, you won't make peace without talking to Hamas