In order for Israel to survive, it must get overwheling support from the world and whether they like it or not from the muslim and arab world. If they do the following, Hamas doesn`t stand a chance to survive and the Palestinians would not longer support Hamas. First, Israel must withdrawal back to the 1948 border, second allow those Palestinians who want to return under the right to return law, allow the Palestinians living in Israel full citizen rights, and appologize for what they have done in the past. Otherwise, Israel, will no longer exist. Remember, it takes one shake-up in the U.S.(e.g., the congress and president no longer finding Israel as a vital/strategic asset) for Israel to lose its appeal. AIPAC scandal and the rehashing of the Libery, ect,ect. Peace can only be achieved with truth and justice. Any deals made with the Palestinians now are only a product of duress and each time Palestinian will want to renegotiate a better deal. So negotiate in good faith.
U.S. State Dept. condemns 'vicious terrorist attack' that killed Palestinian infant (Haaretz)
from the article: Peres balks at Olmert's plans for further West Bank pullout