"What safeguards do you consider you can impose on a `democratically elected state` preventing them from involving their own citizens under perhaps a renamed, rejigged party and how would you enforce the penalties short of outright war?" - Jasmine You sound like a perfectionist, aka non-realist. You can make a peace deal with Jordan and later have a revolution there, an overthrow, and an Islamic state. Same with Egypt. You can also make peace with Abbas, have a democracy, and one day a Hamas being victorious. Ther lesson is: You do what you can, and then you prepare for the unexpected, maintainig a good military, etc. As it happens, the Palestinians are the weakest of all the countries mentioned and will be the easiest to beat. P.S. And don't forget to say Tehillim too.
- 12:43 PM
from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas