Israel this week freed Palestinian Legislative Council Speaker Sheikh Aziz Dweik after three years in prison. Dweik, a leader of Hamas in the West Bank, espouses a moderate line in the organization.
That is, he did before he spent three miserable years in an Israeli prison for the crime of being democratically elected as a leader of his people. As for now and after Israel’s savage war against Gaza, who knows what line he espouses. Yet another way for Israel to make friends and influence people.