Good News: War Postponed, Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood Angry at Hamas, Cuts Off Weapons

But one must also note that things could change in the future, especially with the Brotherhood confident once it has Egypt, the Gaza Strip, and Syria. Remember that the nationalist regime went through a parallel cycle. Gamal Abdel Nasser's movement seized control over Egypt in 1952, and took 15 years to get around to seeking confrontation with Israel, though within four years such a confrontation seemed possible.

For the time being, however, the situation looks better.

Note: The phrase "Communism in one country" meant that having Communism in one country--the Soviet Union--was enough for Communists and they would not try to spread revolution further. Communsts were supposed to reject this idea. The meaning here is that Hamas would be happy enough to run the Gaza Strip that it wouldn't be aggressive or subversive to spread its rule further. I'm saying that isn't true. The same applies for the Muslim Brotherhood generally. How much patience or risk-taking they employ is another matter.