Israeli president Shimon Peres said last week that “The world cannot support the establishment of a state part of whose government is a terrorist organization in every respect.” That remains to be seen. Seemingly, Fatah’s political melding with openly genocidal Hamas should remove its – and the Palestinians’ – last fig leaf of purported moderation. But if it’s Jews vs. (declared) genocidists, it’s again not clear which side Europe, and others, come down on.
P. David Hornik is a freelance writer and translator living in Israel. He blogs at http://pdavidhornik.typepad.com.