Israel should support Palestinian reconciliation
Few in Israel see Hamas as a natural peace partner. But without a reconciliation between the Palestinians that would bring Hamas into the peace process, there is no two-state solution.
Hamas has notified Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas that it wants to join a national unity government with Fatah, marking a breakthrough in reconciliation talks, according to the Palestinian news agency Ma’an. Earlier this month, senior representatives of Fatah and Hamas said at a conference in Qatar that not only is Palestinian unity a mutually desired objective but it is closer than ever before.