Obama Inc. started out with backdoor contacts with Hamas
There's no change at all. The only question is how the new Hamas-PLO government will be repackaged as Israel's mandatory peace partners by Obama Inc.
Hamas deputy leader Moussa Abu Marzouk, who is deeply involved in ongoing negotiations between Hamas and Fatah, said in a newspaper interview that Hamas is not opposed to the appointment of Palestinian Authority (PA) "prime minister" Rami Hamdallah as the "prime minister" of the Palestinian Arab "unity" government.
Abu Marzouk also revealed that Hamas recently held talks with the European Union (EU) and an unofficial American representative.
Hamas officials "sensed a change in the American position," he said - hinting that the US is becoming more open to the idea of a Hamas-led "unity" Palestinian Arab government.
History suggests this unity government will fall apart, but Abbas needs it badly to sabotage negotiations with Israel, while Hamas needs to reestablish its relevance before the next conflict breaks out.
Assuming this Frankenpalestine monster holds together, Kerry will just insist that Hamas will eventually change its position once everything has been negotiated.