How easily opportunistic bigots like Benji Netan-yahoo! conveniently forget that Israel supported Hamas in the 70s/80s against the secular Palestinian movement. Sound familiar-- i.e. US support for mujahadeen in Afghanistan? I agree with #84: locking up the more moderate populist leader Marwan Barghouti was a shot in the foot for Israel if peace is indeed what the Likud leadership wants. I have my doubts...
US rally shows support for ex-Marine held by Iran on spying charges (AP)
from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance