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The Gaza conflict and the murders that preceded it demonstrate once again that Israeli-Palestinian relations are a tinderbox, which is why Israel must, despite the setbacks and difficulties, talk peace with Abbas.

I stand with Israel in its defense of its citizens. Terror must always be unequivocally opposed. Hamas and its acolytes, through an act of cynical political calculus, once again pried open the gates of Hell and we, Jew and Arab, Israeli and Palestinian, peer into its destructive fires and are burnt by its flames.