The first resolution that has to be achieved is a joint agreement on the fact that there is no military solution.
Only then can one begin discussing the question of justice for the Palestinians, which is long overdue, and of security for Israel, which it rightfully requires. Palestinians feel that they need to receive a just solution.
And this applies everywhere on OUR? EARTH.
WE CANNOT EAT GUNS and BOMBS
IT is fundamentally one for justice and for the rights given to every people on Earth: autonomy, self-determination, liberty, and all that comes with it.
Israelis need an acknowledgement of their right to live on the same piece of land.
The division of the land can only come after both sides have not only accepted but understood that we can live together side by side, most definitely not back to back.
At the very heart of the much-needed rapprochement is the need for a mutual feeling of empathy, or compassion. In my opinion, compassion is not merely a sentiment that results from a psychological understanding of a person’s need, but it is a moral obligation. Only through trying to understand the other side’s plight can we take a step towards each other. As Schopenhauer put it: “Nothing will bring us back to the path of justice so readily as the mental picture of the trouble, grief and lamentation of the loser.” In this conflict, we are all losers. We can only overcome this sad state if we finally begin to accept the other side’s suffering and their rights. Only from this understanding can we attempt to build a future together.