WaPo spins doomsday scenario for Israel

Janine Zacharia, the Washington Post's Jerusalem correspondent, spins a fanciful, sky-is-falling doomsday scenario for Israel: if you don't hurry up and bend over backwards to get a peace deal with Mahmoud Abbas on almost any terms, then get ready for a Hamas takeover of the West Bank and a third intifada that will rock the Jewish state to its foundations.  ("Warnings in Israel of need for peace deal -- West Bank Crisis Feared -- Some in military foresee Hamas rise to power" Nov. 17, page A8).Zacharia attributes her dire warning to a couple of unidentified senior Israeli military and intelligence officials:"If a peace deal isn't achieved soon, the moderate Palestinian leadership in the West Bank could collapse and give way to radical Hamas militants, backed by Iran and Iraq, who already rule the Gaza Strip."This is, of course, an old refrain from leftist, peace-at-any-price mavens, who will say anything and do anything to appease Abbas, lest...(Read Full Post)