Why is Israel ignoring the next Palestinian president?
Israel must talk to Marwan Barghouti, because the reality is that the alternative will be Hamas. True, he is a convicted murderer, but Israel has signed peace treaties with terrorists with blood on their hands in the past.
Just over a month ago during Operation Pillar of Defense, I met the man who it seems will one day be the next Palestinian president. The meeting took place in Hadarim Prison in central Israel with the permission of the authorities. I had not seen him for more than 10 years.