Abu Marzouk: Obama should talk to Hamas | Headlines | Jerusalem Post And you know what, they are 100% correct! The Palestinians have 2 camps: (1) Is the Fatah/PLO camp that is tradition very corrupt, has lost the support of the people and is a powerless paper dragon (Hamas took over Gaza effortless - shit the Hamas girls soccer team could have accomplished the Gaza takeover; Fatah is still in charge over WB because of the Israeli presence, if Israel left today, Hamas would coup Fatah tomorrow). They keep dealing with these jokers and get no where. The so-called moderate, who are really not that moderate, have not power politically or militarily. Yet they are the peace partners. (2) Hamas: For better or for worse they won the election and they have the people's support. They could take WB in one day like they did Gaza without Israeli interference. Yep I hear the arguments (and they are legitimate concerns) that Hamas is too radical and they refuse to recognize Israel or renounce violence. They are legit concerns. However, I don't think by Israel and Obama engaging Hamas that those concerns have to be abandoned. Peace should be the ultimate goal and doing whatever for it must be undertaken. If Hamas comes up with crazy demands, Israel is under no obligation to accept them. Who gives a shit if Hamas formally recognizes Israel's right to exist! Making peace will be the equivalent of accomplishing it. Look the Jews will never win the PR war since, well they are Jews. Antisemitism as many on this board demostrate is the last Acceptable Hatred. But the end game should be peace between your boards! Israel will NEVER have peace and security without a free independent Palestine, that is the bottom line!