Dov Waxman is an associate professor of political science at Baruch College and at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY).  He is the co-author of Israel’s Palestinians: The Conflict Within (Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the author of The Pursuit of Peace and the Crisis of Israeli Identity: Defending / Defining the Nation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006). 



A Hamas-Fatah unity government has been considered an anathema even by liberals. But Professor Dov Waxman suggests that making Hamas a part of the accepted Palestinian government is in Israel's best interest.