What if Hamas is successful? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • Freddie T
    • 25.06.07 | 15:48 (IDT)

    One wonders if there is a general concern on the part of the west, Israel and indeed Abbas, that Hamas might succeed where the PA failed? 1.) The disarmament of the criminal clans within Gaza (in progress) 2.) Release of Shalit 3.) Release of Johnson 4.) Prevention of Quassams being fired towards Sderot and the Negev (there has been a reduction in attacks) Imagine we are six months from now. There is relative calm, trade has begun to pick up slightly, students can return to school/university and the single key demand that Olmert and the government has made, namely a complete cessation of Quassams has been met, what then? Does Israel talk? Does it continue with incursions? Does it continue to embargo the strip? My point is that for all of its faults, and there are many, Hamas might actually be a more reliable negotiating partner than Abbas and Fatah. Success on any or even all of the actions above will bring Hamas a degree of creditability beyond the walls and barbed wire.

    from the article: The only chance to defeat Hamas
    First published 00:00 25.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 25.06.07
Haaretz Headlines
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump speaks to supporters, May 03, 2016.

In Indiana, Trump completes hostile takeover of the GOP

After the New York billionaire’s Indiana victory, many Americans pinched themselves and said: It’s the end of the world as we know it.

Car-ramming in West Bank

Ministers rap PM for returning Palestinian attacker's body

A month after Netanyahu ordered the defense minister not to return terrorists' bodies to their families, he gives the responsibility back to the defense and public security ministers.

Hillary Clinton and Benjamin Netanyahu

'Clinton believed Mideast peace efforts would hurt her White House run'

'Alter Egos' by N.Y. Times' Mark Landler contains never-before published details about U.S.-Israel ties during Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of British Labour Party, March 3, 2016.

Why U.K's Labour Party won't confront Muslim anti-Semitism

Too many Labour politicians cravenly adopted the anti-Semitic tropes and anti-Israel demonization they think will get them British Muslim votes, rather than standing up to the prejudice that exists in the community.