They realize that they do not have to lie. All they have to do is make sure that their spokesmen wear suits, use the word "peace" incessantly when even they will admit that their idea of peace means that Israel doesn't exist, and let the world do what it does best: pressure the Jewish state to make more and more concessions.
Of course, terror apologists like AFP are more than happy to play along, with headlines like:
Hamas government was ready to talk to the international community to end the Middle East conflict but would not change its hardline stance on Israel.But that is enough to call it a "peace push!"
And as AFP goes, so goes Europe.
When one side makes its red lines clear to begin with, the international community has no choice but to pressure the side that really has none.