"The quiet understanding that former prime minister Ariel Sharon reached with Hamas, with Abbas' mediation, enabled Israel's withdrawal from Gaza, and is allowing for a normal life in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv today." Tell that to those maimed by last week's bombing in Tel Aviv, the relatives of its dead victims and the overstretched police force constantly in the service of security instead of maintaing law and order. This is a case of inventing facts to fit the argument for speedy unilateral withdrawal. Much better arguments abound for negotiating new, internationally agreed borders that will not need to be revised every time one or the other side ups the ante.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: And thank you to Hamas