Solomon's "evidence" for this notion is a poll conducted by the "Israel Dialogue Institute" which Reuters originally cited here but to which it did not link. (Solomon does not provide a link either). Of course, absent the original survey data and methodology, readers are unable to judge the credibility or accuracy of the poll results. Nor are we are able to assess Reuters' fidelity in communicating the results. And given Reuters' record of misinforming on survey data in the past, we are left with only hearsay from Reuters suggesting that:both Israeli and Palestinian populations are looking to see Hamas step up to the plate in negotiations.
over half of the Israeli public wants to see Hamas brought into negotiations if it recognized Israel
Solomon then leaps from the above to this assertion (in a stand-alone paragraph):
Note how Solomon omits the very specific conditions under which Israelis purportedly indicated they would agree to negotiations with Hamas. We know, a trifling detail.Even more surprising is that among supporters of Likud, Israel’s right-wing political party, 53% of the public approved of negotiating with Hamas.
The point of Solomon's piece, headlined with her odious longing "O Hamas where art thou?", appears to be that Hamas is in the ascendancy and can simply wait until the Palestinian Authority collapses and/or elections bring them to power in the West Bank. But her premise that Israelis are shifting toward an acceptance of Hamas as currently constituted is pure fabrication.