Even Israel's space cadet realizes that Hamas-Fatah unity is over the lineEven Israel's first space cadet, Shimon Peres, has figured out that a Hamas-Fatah reconciliation is the end of the line for his 'New Middle East' pipe dream (Hat Tip: Lance K).
"The move, as it stands, is a fatal mistake." A Palestinian election could lead to a "terror organization ruling both Gaza and Judea and Samaria and the triumph of Hamas' policies." [Funny, but that was the case from 1993-2006 when Fatah's 'Palestinian Authority' ruled both Gaza and Judea and Samaria. CiJ].No Shimon, it's not a mistake. It's what the 'Palestinians' have wanted all along. Better now than after Israel is suckered into making a massive 'withdrawal' from Judea and Samaria. Now, we know the truth. The 'Palestinians' don't want peace.
A Palestinian unity government with Hamas – an organization which in its charter seeks the destruction of the State of Israel – leaves Israel without a partner for peace. Instead, as Peres noted, it indicates the Palestinian Authority would prefer "walking hand in hand with a terror organization," than make any effort toward peace.
Peres added that the result of the unity government would be "continued rocket fire, the continued killing of innocent people, and the continuation of Iran's intervention, which supports and funds regional terror."
"Unite for peace instead of creating a façade of unity that would prevent you from moving in any direction. The choice is in all our hands and we mustn't miss the opportunity created to make peace in favor of incessant clashes."
Photoshop courtesy of MR (daughter # 3 child # 5).