Barack Obama's apparent willingness to engage with Hamas is heartening. Peace cannot be achieved without talking to all sides
guardian.co.uk, Thursday 8 January 2009
"..... Second, even the limited opening to Hamas apparently under discussion in the Obama circle is pretty conditional. It seems to be premised either on Hamas taking a "decisive drubbing" in Gaza or on a reconciliation with Fatah. Neither of those outcomes is guaranteed.
Nevertheless, those of us who have long believed that peace depends on engaging with all parties to a conflict – and that peace is made with your enemies rather than with your friends – have reason to be cheered by this news, tentative as it is......"