Matthews: Should U.S. diplomats meet with Hamas leaders when conducting 'shuttle diplomacy' in the Middle East?
Senior Deputy Director, Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies
While I would like to say "no", reality dictates the answer should be "yes". Unfortunately Hamas has liquidated all political opposition in Gaza, meaning it will be in firm political command of that piece of real estate for quite sometime. Furthermore, with Egypt now firmly under the control of the Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas now has Cairo on its side. The U.S. must engage.