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Dr. Alon Ben-Meir
Alon Ben-Meir says the gap between Israelis and Palestinians grows wider, feeding the vicious cycle of death and destruction, obliterating the last traces of empathy toward one another.
Israeli governments, with the strong support of the private sector, can and indeed must fully integrate the Arab citizens into the socio-economic and political streams of the country.
Alon Ben-Meir says the unity agreement at this will likely survive and offers new opportunities for the US and Israel to build on it rather than dismiss it.
Netanyahu claims that if he agreed to the release before securing the extension, his government would collapse, and Abbas feels that if he were to agree to Netanyahu's demand,
Although a majority of Israelis and Palestinians realize that coexistence based on a two-state solution may well be inevitable, intractable voices on both sides simply refuse to accept this reality.
To mitigate the hostility, we must first look into the elements that inform the psychological dimension and discover the means to alleviate it, as doing so is the prerequisite to finding a solution.