The Washington Post reports today (April 24, 2014) that Israel has broken off peace talks with the Palestinians, because they are now planning to reconcile with Hamas—a militant Islamist group.
I should think so. Why would any country, or any individual for that matter, want to talk peace with someone who has aligned themselves with one who is clearly a terrorist group. In my opinion, Israel ought to back way away from any talk of peace with this group. Hamas or the Palestinians are not for real peace; they hate peace.
I can imagine that many in Israel are feeling like David did as he wrote Psalm 120: 1-7.
In my trouble I cried to the Lord, And He answered me. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue. 3 What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you, you deceitful tongue? 4 Sharp arrows of the warrior, with the burning coals of the broom tree.
5 Woe is me, for I sojourn in Meshech, For I dwell among the tents of Kedar! 6 Too long has my soul had its dwelling with those who hate peace. 7 I am for peace, but when I speak, they are for war.