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Top: Horovitz, David. “When an ex-Fatah Palestinian ‘neighbor’ took up a Zionist author’s challenge.” The Times of Israel, June 12, 2019, picture taken in the TOI office in Jerusalem, May 2019.
Bottom: Bergman, Ronen. “The KGB’s Middle East Files: Palestinians in the service of Mother Russia.” YNet News, November 4, 2016.

The above juxtaposition may be found the BackChannels reading page — the page on which the editor shares part of his daily news feed — at https://www.facebook.com/BackChannels/ .

BackChannels believes history unified: when all has been truthfully reported, the parts may be found to fit all the way through. The greater public will with time dismiss lies and liars alike, and clarity and peace may emerge and prevail.

For the sake of having a conversation, both Mohammed S. Dajani Daoudi and Yossi Klein Halevi chose to trim their respective and once absolute positions.

Was that wise?

Well, for the sake of realpolitik, perhaps it is better to have walked on to the bridge than to have continued throwing mud balls from opposite banks.

More than likely, and in light of basic necessary Israeli-Palestinian cooperation (as with COGAT), interaction (growing, voluntary, social), and trade, peace will well up from beneath the headlines to essentially drown the conflict in modern Palestinian doubt, fair-mindedness, humanity, and indecision — and appreciation and love. New ideas and information may do that. The once-Soviet Era poison as installed will slowly evaporate as light works its way into and through the community.

Related on BackChannels

Oppenheim, James S. “FTAC: Palestinian Integrity: Palestinian Liberation.” BackChannels, May 18, 2019.