Originally Posted by Donger
What is the common thread between those two and Israel?
I don't think an admission of existence from Hamas/Palestine is necessary on a couple grounds, but this is really the only one that matters:
By itself, admission of Israel's existence doesn't stop the rockets Hamas is lobbing into Israel, nor how Israel will react to them. It doesn't prevent the fact that the Likud clearly wants a Greater Israel.
If I'm Hamas (and I'm very much not), I understand that this is a chip I'm willing to give up in
negotiations. Not necessarily before.