Australia, the US, the UK and at least half of the European Union have declared, once again, "We do not negotiate with terrorists" and they won't make any effort to talk to the newly elected Hamas dominant government in democratic Palestine.
But for those in the line of fire, those whose daily lives are threatened and disrupted by the ongoing clashes in the Holy Land, re-invigorated peace talks between Hamas and Israel can't come soon eough.
From Reuters : "Almost half of Israelis think Israel should talk to a Palestinian government dominated by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which won a parliamentary majority in elections, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
"On Thursday, Israel's acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert ruled out any talks with a government involving Hamas, which is sworn to the Jewish state's destruction and has been behind dozens of suicide bombings.
"The opinion poll in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper showed 48 percent of Israelis favored talking to a Hamas-led Palestinian government..."