I’m a Palestinian-American Who Dreams Peace Is Possible – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

I’m a Palestinian-American Who Dreams Peace Is Possible

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I want to be very clear, I’m not representing any community, I speak only for myself. I’m a Palestinian-American who’s had enough of the history, geopolitics, tit-for-tat accountings of grievance and fault, and faith-based arguments that undergird every discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

It’s not to diminish people’s passionate feelings, the legitimate pain they’ve endured, the unspeakable losses they’ve faced. I just believe that the best way to honor the victims of the past is to focus on building a path to a future where both Israelis and Palestinians live without the existential dread that has become the region’s hallmark.

The continuous “airing of the grievances” is an accelerant for the never-ending cycle of violence. Our inability to let go traps us in a zero-sum game that keeps the wheel of suffering spinning, deepens the divide between us, and pushes peace out towards an ever-receding horizon.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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