As far as your final sentence goes, I'm sorry, but you've got to be kidding me. Neither side is truly acting in accord with what it wants, but only one side is being honest in it's statements, and it ain't Hamas. I think the problem is that Israel claims that it wants peace but does nothing to work toward that goal. A little magnanimity on Israel's part might do some good. I'm not saying to forgive Hamas for what it does. But at least extend an olive branch. From everything I've read they've done nothing short of rape the Palestinian people with their obscene limits on travel and their repressive approach to tackling terrorism. I'm not saying that they should just roll over and die, but the Israeli government should be a little more self-conscious about how it acts. Just because one side acts like a monster doesn't mean that they need to act like one as well.