TonyL, Odd that such a bigoted attitude emanates from such a bastion of leftism, if it is the Frisco Bay whence you hail. In fact, you couldn't be more wrong about the Islamic world. The western world is a little late coming into this realization but with a closed-minded ideologue as president of the leading protagonist creative adaptation was not really to be expected. Note that Israel is not against negotiation, they are just stalling until the Hamasian faction is properly exposed for the vicious, hate-filled, tribal troglodytes that they are. After the IDF made the mistake of killing two Fatah members fleeing from a confrontation with Hamas, they have made every effort to lend support to Fatah. They have provided weapons and are even helping to train their troops. The US is doing the same thing in Iraq. Saudi and Egypt have recently made giant strides toward Democracy. Their main impediment is not westerners but the wahabist Islamic Brotherhood.
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