Jansing and Co | November 20, 2012
>>> right now in the middle east all signs point to a ceasefire between israelis and palestinians and that could come within hours. we have heard multiple sources close to the talks saying that today is the day the sirens and rocket fire will end. hillary clinton is on a plane as we speak racing to jum to help solidify any deal. always good to see you, bobby. hamas ' leader's first recording as commander said hamas is ready to fight. it's determined not to back down on its right to liberate baseline. does that sound like an organization that would sign off on a ceasefire deal?
>> this has always been true. they feel they have to be more bellicose and you have it takes a different view. they said it's very likely that there will be a ceasefire. there's no talk how long that would last, whether this would be a temporary measure and any follow-up talks. it's not enough to stop shotting. it's necessary to stop talking. until that happens there's always going to be the likelihood that it starts again in a couple of days. gaza won't be a testing ground for you and some analysts have suggested the last seven days of fighting may be a prelude. is that what's going on here?
>> everything is possible. if the fear invites retaliation from israel's neighborhood then the more likely source of trouble would be hezbollah not hamas or in addition to hamas . the rhetoric is going to be always a problem with hadmas. even from their own narrow political point of view but that's the language they always use and that's stood against them forever and ever and they still never change.
>> president obama had talked well with the leaders in the middle east . put hillary clinton on a plane. what roll can she play?
>> you put it perfectly in the introduction when you said she is there to solidify any deal. the united states is not in the thick of it banging heads together or advising people to calm down and negotiate the deal. that role is now passed on and it's egypt and the egyptian secret service with some help from the turks. they have got the ball and they're running with it. that's the role i think hillary clinton is most likely to play. to go there and dot the eyes and the endorsement.
>> the fact she got on that plane was that an indication to you that a deal was close?
>> it's surprising she stayed away this long. there is something to be gained from her going there and that can only mean that a deal, that the outlines of a deal are in place.
>> we heard benjamin netanyahu would be willing to sign on for a ceasefire. let's see what happens.
>> let's hope it's true.