I apologize for digressing from my narrow MAD subject. But A.B. Yehoshua is one of my favorite writers who I think should have long ago received the Nobel Literature Prize for Mr. Mani. His statement came as a shock.
I do not have access to A.B Yehoshua’s article in Haaretz and I have not read it.
However, the reasoning below will show that any argument A.B. Yehoshua has come up with is irrelevant.
Article 7 of the Hamas Charter reads:
"The hour of judgment shall not come until the Muslims fight the Jews and kill them, so that the Jews hide behind trees and stones, and each tree and stone will say: 'Oh Muslim, oh servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him,' except for the Gharqad tree, for it is the tree of the Jews."
Article 7 is taken from Hadith Bukhari Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177 and quotes the Prophet Muhammad:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
There are only two possibilities. Either A.B.Yehoshua never read the Hamas Charter
and Hadith Bukhari Volume 4 Book 52, Number 177 or he believes Hamas do not really take seriously what Muhammad said.
Which is it?