Hamas has craved recognition from Israel and the US since their election victory in 2006. In the past, Hamas was ambivalent about opening a direct dialogue with Israel. Since Brother Morsi in Egypt has been accepted by Israel and the U.S. and dialogues regularly with both countries, the stigma preventing Hamas from doing the same no longer exists. It's only a matter of time (a short time) before Hamas will be accepted by Israel and the US as a legitimate player.
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