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.