Hamas people are no plo, they are genuine freedom fighters and they can deliver. Israel and us backersd have wanted easy solutions and promoted Arafat as partener. Israel's insistance to prolong the negotiation indefinitly had led to rise of radicalism and unnecessary wars. Sheikh Yasin was assinated any many of Hamas founders was liquidated by Israel and its Palestinian agents from the PLO. Gaza war was meant to break the back of the Palestinian resistance. Arabs and other world powers helped but the result was a total fiasco and a solid war crime case against Israel. Lasting peace in Palestine means one thing: justice to the innoncent Palestinian people made refugies outside or prisoners inside.
Middle East quartet reportedly set to meet during UN General Assembly (dpa)
from the article: Haaretz poll: 57% of Israelis support plan to talk to Hamas