Causing Hamas to Collapse

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For awhile now, various news outlets have reported that some administration officials apparently believe that the best approach to Israel/Palestine is to try to starve the Hamas government of funds—by imposing sanctions and withholding international aid—and force it to collapse, thereby allowing something better to take its place. That’s the theory, anyway, and if it sounds goofy to you, you’re not alone. In Lebanon’s Daily Star today, Yossi Alpher lists several reasons why this is a really, really bad idea.

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