What would Israel have to lose speaking with Hamas ? appart from negociating a peace agreement which Israel does not want. I remember israeli leaders demonizing the PLO members, shamefully calling them "nazis" and so. "We will never speak with Arafat" they said. In the end Israekl spoke with Arafat. What is this policy ? strengthening one party, weakening the other. Israel plays with fire and in the end will lose.
Supreme Court rejects plea for freeze on expansion of asylum seekers' detention (Haaretz)
from the article: UN official to Haaretz: Israel 'nourishing despair' in Gaza