November 21, 2012

The Myth of a 'Pragmatic' Hamas

James Kirchick, NY Daily News

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Western optimists hoped that, even though Hamas came to power in Gaza through violence, the realities of governing would moderate its program. It’s easy to preach Islamic revolution from the sidelines, the argument went, but now Hamas would have to deal with the quotidian aspects of political leadership.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Gaza, Palestinians, Palestine, Israel, Hamas

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