Retroscena del Guardian - affidabile ma non sicuramente vero - sui futuri rapporti tra l'Amministrazione Obama e Hamas.
Secondo il quotidiano inglese, "There is no talk of Obama approving direct diplomatic negotiations with Hamas early on, but he is being urged by advisers to initiate low-level or clandestine approaches, and there is growing recognition in Washington that the policy of ostracising Hamas is counter-productive. A tested course would be to start contacts through Hamas and the US intelligence services, similar to the secret process through which the US engaged with the PLO in the 1970s. Israel did not become aware of the contacts until much later." Si profilano dunque contatti e rapporti simili a quelli intercorsi con l'OLP di Arafat negli anni '70. Secondo l'esperto liberal Steven Clemons, l'isolamento di Hamas finirà e ci sarà un coinvolgimento dell'Europa simile alle discussioni multilalaterali adottate per la vicenda dell'atomica iraniana:"Secret envoys, multilateral six-party talk-like approaches. The total isolation of Hamas that we promulgated under Bush is going to end," said Steve Clemons, the director of the American Strategy Programme at the New America Foundation. "You could do something through the Europeans. You could invent a structure that is multilateral. It is going to be hard for the neocons to swallow," he said. "I think it is going to happen."