This time around, Arab nations are allegedly pressuring Israel to destroy Hamas


Haaretz claims that Israelis aren't the only ones opposed to this deal. According to the article, even as countries like Egypt and Jordan make the usual noises about Israel being the bad guy in all this, talks behind the scenes are quite different. In those talks, "almost every leader in the region, including in most of the Gulf states, is urging Israel to end the war only after Hamas is defeated, since they view the organization as a dangerous domestic enemy." That contention is entirely believable. Every nation that's ever taken in people from Gaza and the West Bank has come to regret it. Gaza and the West Bank don't produce productive citizens. They produce people who are completely dependent on government largesse and whose only skill is protest and revolution.

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