Very disappointing article. The author seems to take the notion that Hamas would change its world-view as an article of faith. No evidence is presented as to why this should work. To make things worse, he never bothers to consider the price attached to such a policy. Hamas and the PA are bitter rivals. You can not talk to both at the same time. Moreover, talking to Hamas would critically hurt the PA credibility. (Since their main internal selling point has to do with international credibility.) The author's suggestion would just lead to a dismal failure, after which we would find we have no other alternatives. This is simply an abysmal suggestion.
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from the article: Strenger than Fiction / Thinking outside of the box about Hamas