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Simon. You wrote this so carefully. Although there will people who have different outlooks your summary seems faultless. Where I despair is in seeing no way the outrage on both sides at what is happening can be quelled. Bitter orphaned and homeless Palestinians will long seek vengeance against Jews. Traumatised devout Jews will harden their devotion to recovering their asserted historic lands and Palestinians will continue to be squeezed away. Has anyone any idea how to channel those emotions differently.

Maybe I have forgiven the Danes and Normans who probably ransacked my ancestral villages but it does seem it will take more than a mere 1000 years to turn Jews and Palestinians into friends. Meanwhile our children grandchildren and great^n grandchildren will have this conflict to navigate on this dangerous planet even if it is not finally destroyed by this specific conflict.

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