I find it amusing how people confuse the fact of Hamas being elected "democratically" with an automatic right to acceptance for Hamas by the Western World and Israel, with negotiation rights, diplomatic ties, etc. Israel has been a democracy since its inception, yet many Arab states still don't recognise it and certainly don't have diplomatic relations with it. Let's resolve that hypocrisy first; let Iran come "negotiate" with Olmert! Perhaps the more correct interpretation of the Hamas victory is that Palestinians in fact share the views of Hamas, that Israel does not have a right to exist. In that case, the arguments Israel has long made are proven correct, ie. they are in a battle for their very existence with a people who are nothing like the "true partner for peace" the liberal Western press fondly portrays - and indeed this is the view that emerges from the whole Palestinian nation in a free vote, not just from a few misguided leaders ...
No change in medical status among Jerusalem Gay Pride stabbing victims (Haaretz)
from the article: Palestinian economics min. tells world to give Hamas chance