Talking is a good start

While Israel’s Foreign Minster – the “leader in waiting” with roots in her country’s terrorist past – tells Tony Blair that the Jewish state has no intention of punishing the Palestinian people, South Africa, along with Russia, are determined to at least talk with Hamas.

Meanwhile, Israeli leaders are spinning a new “axil of evil” in the Middle East. But who is listening? Such hyperbole has been heard so many times in the past, one wonders why the Jewish state even bothers. Clearly possessing the world’s fourth most powerful army isn’t enough to repel this “evil.”