“Contrary to the Holocaustology that sees all Israel’s enemies as the second coming of Adolf Hitler, Hamas is not the problem; it is a symptom. Treating it as the problem only prolongs the crisis. The problem is political and historical: the dispossession of Palestinians and the ongoing Israeli occupation of their land. Until that fundamental problem is resolved — and the hour when it can be resolved by a two-state solution may already have passed — Israel and America’s attempts to bludgeon Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims into submission will only generate more hatred, more violence and ever more extremism”.
— The Israel Rules, by Gary Kamiya; Salon, 6 Jan 2009.