"Let me not to the marriage of true minds. Admit impediments," Shakespeare rhapsodized.
And this may be the best marriage of true minds since Iran and Venezuela teamed up to start a car company. (It got 5 miles to the megaton.) Finally North Korea and Hamas found perfect friends. In each other. And they are bonding, predictably enough, over hating Israel.
"Hamas condemns the Israeli attack on Pyongyang and stresses that the occupation is the leader of evil," the group said, according to the Hebrew-language Walla! news website.
Hamas also said it appreciated the statements made by North Korea in condemnation of the “continuation of the occupation”, as well as its support for the Palestinian people "until it achieves its freedom."
I'm not sure who is more free. North Korea or Gaza under Hamas.
Anyway all this began when Israel's Defense Minister called Kim Jong Un a "madman". So North Korea set out to refute this scurrilous Zionist libel. With murderous threats.
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman hurt the "dignity of the supreme leadership" of North Korea, state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported Saturday. "The reckless remarks of the Israeli defense minister are sordid and wicked behavior and grave challenge to the DPRK [North Korea]," the North Korean statement read.
"This is the cynical ploy to escape the world denunciation and curse as disturber of peace in the Middle East, occupier of the Arab territories and culprit of crimes against humanity," the spokesman said.
The statement threatened Israel and anyone who "dares hurt the dignity of its supreme leadership," with "merciless, thousand-fold punishment."
The statement ended with a warning to Israel to "think twice about the consequences to be entailed by its smear campaign against the DPRK [North Korea] to cover up the crimes of occupying Arab territories and disturbing peace process in the Middle East."
The only question is when will JVP and J Street put out a statement in defense of North Korea.