The Palestinian people have spoken. No more can we fool ourselves that the brutal murderers of "Hamas" are untypical extremists. They speak for the Palestinians and the world must adapt its view on the Palestinian question to that fact. There is a widespread view in the Arab world that Iran is further along the path to a nuclear bomb than even the West fears. I suspect that has emboldened the Palestinians to spit on the peace process.
Israel, leaderless, faces dark choices and the world is a more dangerous place than before.
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