"I wonder who will blink first, Israel or Hamas?" - Tosefta Neither. Israel's government continues to pursue failure. Hamas will gain nothing by changing the behavior of the Olmert government. I think Hamas would love to blame suffering upon Israel, the US and their (as Hamas wants him seen) puppet Abbas. So long as Israel acts as it does, then Hamas wins. No reason to blink for Hamas, Israel can't imagine what it is doing is self-defeating. As I pointed out to Jane (if the censor didn't eat it) the Brits did not win by jack booting Boston. What they did was convince Americans that Revolution was the only option and that collaborators were traitors. But then did the Brits win by oppressing all Jewish Palestinians because Abraham Stern was a criminal?
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