Analysis Hamas Has Been Looking for Allies, So Far in Vain

Hamas seeks return to 'Shi’ite bosom' of Iran and Hezbollah, but times have changed.

This week’s conference call among Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani, Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal and Islamic Jihad leader Ramadan Shalah raised speculation that the deep rift dividing Hamas from Iran and Hezbollah was being healed, and that Hamas would return to the “Shi’ite bosom” that had nurtured it for decades. Yet it’s...