Zvi Bar'el, Well said! This is exactly what people have been saying throughout the US and in my email from authors in Italy to Australia. There is no way Abbass can fight or rein in Hamas for Israel unless Israel includes Hamas in the negotiations. It will have to deal with them sooner or later if it wishes to reach any kind of a responsible agreement. Thanks , Dutch P.S. I will pass your column along to others and post it on web. People will be glad to hear your voice of reason too.
Fire breaks out in Devira Forest, north of Be'er Sheva; four firefighting crews on scene (Haaretz)
from the article: One PA - with Hamas