The comment came one day after the Trump official moved to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
The Islamist group has ruled Gaza since 2007.
The Hamas Leadership might not know the above quote, but they will certainly be rubbing their collective blood-soaked hands with glee at the frankly mind-boggling decision by Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to call municipal elections for October 8th in the West Bank.
As Palestinians commemorate the 68th anniversary of the Nakba -- literally "catastrophe" in Arabic, when the indigenous people of Palestine were driven out of Palestine into exile -- there is a new Nakba taking place: the political division between Hamas and Fatah.
For the first time in years, Palestinian reconciliation talks have not received the usual high-caliber media coverage, not even in the Palestinian media.
In the 13th century, the Italian town of Lucera was a Muslim island in a sea of Christendom. Here Frederick II, the head
TEL AVIV -- Israelis look for simple, external answers: They're anti-Semites, they hate us, they want to kill us, they want to drive us into the sea. While I don't understand this utter inability to self-reflect, I have to admit, I understand where it comes from: fear. I feel it, too, as I move through Tel Aviv. I, too, eye the people I pass on the street, sizing them up. Forget about racial profiling -- I'm scared of everyone I don't know right now.
TEL AVIV -- Foreign analysts have been quick to claim that recent events are about Al Aqsa, and they've been even quicker to argue about whether or not this is a third intifada. But both discussions miss the point.
People often ask me whether being President has made it more difficult to spend time with Michelle and our girls. But the surprising truth is that being in the White House has made our family life more "normal" than it's ever been.
What needs to become a success is not Abbas' campaign, but a negotiated two-state solution. Only an agreement in which both sides will take full responsibility for their present and future will be able to hold in the unexpected reality of the Middle-East.