The Netanyahu government should stop manufacturing reasons to avoid a peace deal
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During nine months of U.S.- sponsored negotiations between the Israelis, the occupying power, and us, the occupied people, the Israelis constantly questioned our ability to make peace. They repeatedly said it was impossible to strike a deal with the Palestinians because we were divided. World leaders visiting Tel Aviv were faced with rhetorical questions from Israeli officials. “With whom should Israel make peace?” they would ask. “With Gaza or the West Bank?” But after our national reconciliation agreement was accepted and recognized by all Palestinian political parties in late April, Israel contradicted its argument and said it could not negotiate with a united Palestinian government, specifically one that includes the Hamas movement.