Israelis Want to Kill Hamas Leaders, Not Talk With Them
11:16 AM, May 19, 2008 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
A new poll conducted by Israel's Television Channel 10 was released over the weekend:
Those advocating engagement with Hamas often point to a (largely discredited) poll conducted by Haaretz earlier this year as evidence that a majority of Israelis favor such talks. The poll results were flogged endlessly by Glenn Greenwald, Ezra Klein, and others as proof that it was only hardline American neoconservatives who were preventing Israelis from engaging in what would surely be a productive round of negotiations with Hamas. So what will they say now that a new poll shows the Israelis would much prefer killing Hamas's leaders to talking with them?