southbeach> This Will Drive Caesarea4 Nuts: U.S. In Secret Talks With Hamas
If it's true, it's more likely to drive Samxr nuts as it would herald any hopes he had (if any) for a secular democratic Arab Palestine (heck, even the PA Constitution places Sharia law as the highest law of the land).
It would further depress him that even Hamas have become US stooges (as he now calls Fatah).
Lastly, it would also herald the end of the "two-state solution". Not in favor of a one-Arab-state "solution", but either a 3-state solution (Gaza remaining independent of Arab Palestine) or confederacies with Gaza/Egypt and Jordan with its former so-called "West Bank".
southbeach> Ynetnews is the English-language sister-site to Ynet, Israel's largest and most popular news and content website.Ynet is generally a reliable source, but it is repeating, not reporting, this 3rd hand story
The Hamas figure told the London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper....
According to the report, the official said Washington has no choice but to work with Hamas due to its influence in the Arab and Islamic world.
For serious discussions (without southbeach threatening to delete the topic and take his ball and go home - heck, he might already be tempted to do so given the above), see this topic:Free Gaza from what truly afflicts it: Hamashttp://www.realjock.com/gayforums/973888