Friday, January 27, 2006

Reuters Is First

Reuters has the first article that I've seen that begins the attempt to legitimize Hamas.
Almost half of Israelis think Israel should talk to a Palestinian government dominated by the Islamic militant group Hamas, which won a parliamentary majority in elections, an opinion poll showed on Friday.
The opinion poll in the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper showed 48 percent of Israelis favored talking to a Hamas-led Palestinian government, while 43 percent were opposed.

The survey was conducted before preliminary election results were announced on Thursday.
I don't know if it was deliberate, but the first sentence leads you to believe that the poll was conducted after the election. I also could not find any information about how the poll was worded, or how many people were surveyed.