First off, it is at least arguably in Israel's interest to divide the Palestinians: a Fatah-ruled West Bank opposed to a Hamas-ruled Gaza would seem to advance this. India has not been harmed by the split between Bangladesh and Paksitan, nor does she seek to mend the rift. Second, Levy appears to dread the possibility of 'an even more extreme and dangerous government [arising] in Gaza, such as the global jihad or Al-Qaida' Actually, that also should benefit Israel. One of Israel's great problems is that groups such as Hamas will not strike out at the wider world, but focus exclusively on Israel. Israel needs more 9-11's, not fewer. So while I am certainly opposed to Israel, I cannot agree with Levy that she should try for a kinder, gentler Gaza. On the contrary, the more desperate, extreme, and violent Gaza becomes, the better. It is, as so many other evil things are, in Israel's interest.
Jordan foreign minister says to speak with Kerry on Israel-Palestinian conflict (Reuters)
from the article: Let Gaza live