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I have long respected Bill Moyer and his work. However he misrepresents Hamas when he claims that they "would like to see every Jew in Israel dead." While I dislike the ideology and methods of Hamas, he is very wrong on this point. Hamas wants to replace the "Jewish state" after liberation with an "Islamic state" but only through election. They also do not support the expulsion of Israeli-born Jews (although their attitude about recent immigrants and the settlers is less compromising). This makes them a more enlightened bunch than the Zionists who expelled the native Palestinians and robbed their land to create an artificial Jewish majority. It is a sad commentary on the supporters of Israel when Hamas holds the “moral high ground.”