Hamas’s Miscalculation

The Weekly Standard 19 November 2012
By JONATHAN SPYER

The crisis now under way in Gaza represents the moment when the wave of Sunni Islamism that has been achieving triumph after triumph in the region since early 2011 finally crashes up against the Jewish state.
Hamas terrorists burn American and Israeli flags.

The form in which the crisis is playing out offers some useful early pointers regarding both the strengths and weaknesses of the emergent Sunni Islamist powers in the region. (continue reading...)