Bringing the Negotiating Table to Hamas

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It’s hard not to read this Army War College monograph by Sherifa Zuhur on the broader Osrael-Hamas conflict (i.e., written in December before the recent round of escalation) without feeling a tragic sense of missed opportunity about the past two years. For me that begins with the American and Israeli decision to exacerbate the Fatah-Hamas split following the latter’s 2006 electoral victory, and to move ahead with a separate Israel-PA peace track. I also think that Israel could have taken a more courageous position with regard to building on the truce that just expired. I recognize that I write that […]


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