The complete idiot’s guide to Mideast peace – part 248

Battered Hamas more determined than ever to kill Israelis | The Times of Israel  ‘The Islamists are in hysteria over Israel’s success in targeting its terror chiefs, but they will not surrender, no matter how much more harm this brings to Gaza’

All of the sides here find themselves riding on the back of the same tiger. It’s a very uncomfortable and precarious mode of transport but, if any of them want to get off, then there’s a very good chance of being eaten by the beast. So the only thing to do is try persuading the tiger to go to sleep. Then the ride has to stop, everyone can dismount and, if they’re really smart, they all make a solemn vow never to go near tigers again.

But inducing sleep in the tiger has always been considered something of a long-lost art form. However, that’s not to say it can’t be done.  – ‘ for those of us with better things to do.’ 

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