Financial Times reports on the Palestinian business leaders who are speaking up now in favor of a peace plan with Israel. Whether it is the Arab Peace Plan or a new one, my feeling is it won't be long before Hamas is pressured to give up its stand against Israel and act in behalf of moving forward with civil behavior. Economic pressures to change will likely be too much for the fledgling government to resist.

The unprecedented entry of the business community into the political debate reflected the growing economic crisis in the Palestinian territories.

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