It is very important that the voices of such people are heard above the usual dreary mantra of "There is no one to talk to". True, an agreement talkes two to forge, and true, Hamas has not yet voiced any objectives other than to proliferate military action against us and eliminate Israel. The time might not be ripe for an agreement with Hamas, but this country needs more voices such as these of people who have a vision beyond the rut we are now in and who are able to courageously speak out in favor of something better. They might not have the solution, but it is important they be heard, as they represent many people here. Fact is, they appear to have woken up many posters here who were pretending to be unaware that there were any moderates in Israel. Now you know the truth. There are.
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from the article: Leading Israeli authors, intellectuals call for truce with Hamas