I have never blogged about Israel until now. It seems pointless. I'd just get pissed. I get pissed at people in the West who insist that Israel is just as culpable in this conflict as the Palestinians and other Muslim Arabs. And pissed at Israelis who are are so full of liberal guilt that they let everyone walk all over them.
Israeli spokespeople will often say "no other nation would put up with..." and they are right, no other nation would put up with whatever shit they are taking that week they way the Israelis put up with it. But the problem is, no one really believes it because they can't imagine any nation acting so against its self-interest. For example, after the U.S. suffered a terrorist attack we responded by taking over two whole countries. So the world figures that if Israel doesn't just solve the Palestinian problem by shoving all the Palestinians into Jordan, it must be because the Israelis know they are in the wrong.
The majority of Palestinians would kick the Israelis into the sea, the stated policy of the organization they just voted for. So they figure that the Israelis would do the same to them, and the only reason they don't do it is because they can't. They have a complete lack of understanding about Jewish liberal guilt.
So anyway, what happens now that Hamas is in charge? Probably nothing much. Prior to the Olso Accords the Palestinians were committed to the destruction of Israel and Israel put up with it without doing much about it, so the same thing will happen now. The only thing different today is that there's a greater chance that Palestinian terrorists might acquire a nuclear weapon.