Israel's new Minister of Charm calls for wholesale slaughter of Palestinian leadership

The hardliners within the Hamas leadership who refuse to consider peace talks with Israel -- suspended for the last five years -- are a major problem. The commercial media focuses quite a bit on them.

But, as I've written before, there are powerful minorities on both sides who refuse to consider a negotiated end to the decades-old conflict.

To illustrate the point, meet Avigdor Lieberman:


Israel 's deputy prime minister on Saturday said Israel should assassinate Hamas' leadership, ignore the moderate Palestinian president and walk away from international peace efforts, the latest in a string of hard-line positions voiced by the newest member of the Cabinet.

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