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Session: Israel / Palestine Overview
This is a Session within the Topic Israel - Palestine Conflict
 
 
Reach the heart of a Conflict
– Find what is valid or insightful about each perspective.
– Instead of demanding change, ask for understanding.
– Find a way that changes assumptions, that all sides can agree with, that works at the heart level.
 
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Perspectives & Resources
Perspectives are short paragraphs summarizing any point of view about the Topic. Explore each View and then vote on it.
Would you like to add a Perspective or Resource to this Topic? Go to the Topic development page.
 
"Israel has the right to exist as an independent Jewish state"
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Israel has the right to exist as an independent Jewish state

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
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"Israel is held to a higher standard than other countries"
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Israel is held to a higher standard than other countries

We have no right to criticize Israel as long as we are responsible for our own war crimes.

It's always rich to hear Americans criticize Israel for killing civilians or occupying land in war time, while ignoring their own rampant war crimes. Americans killed more civilians in a few months in Iraq than Israel has in its entire existence. Other nations have committed far more atrocities and crimes than Israel has, yet these nations are exempt from criticism, or at least exempt from the same level of criticism aimed towards the Jewish state.

Americans, today, are occupying dozens of nations, including still being in Iraq and Afghanistan. Why isn't there a worldwide BDS movement to call for actions against American occupiers and far more frequent civilian murderers? The fact it's a Jewish state has everything to do with this. There is literally no other explanation when people ignore atrocities occurring all around Israel that are far worse.

 

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How to Explore a Perspective
Relax, focus. Take a step back and look at the Perspective from all sides. Now, zero in at the center!
 
What is the Bias?
What assumptions does it make? Whose interests does it serve?

What is your Personal Experience?
How does it make you feel? How do your experiences, privileges, and personal interests affect your understanding of it?
Now, enter the heart
▶ Say something good about what you disagree with, even if there are flaws.
▶ Find causes, not symptoms. Ask what lies at the root.
▶ Have respect for people with different views, insights, and priorities!
 
Opinion added by
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on February 10, 2018
 
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Recommended Resources (Review before voting)
 
 

Noam Chomsky on the Israel-Palestine Conflict
 
 
 

Sam Harris On The Israel/ Palestine Conflict
 
 
Sound: Rafif Ziada

 
 
Other Resources
 
 
Link: The U.N.’s Gaza Report Is Flawed and Dangerous
The U.N.’s Gaza Report Is Flawed and Dangerous
 
 
Conclusion
Ask the impossible question!
1. Is there a decent balance or compromise we can make, taking into account the real, underlying needs (what is good and true) of each side? 2. How can we address the underlying situation that created the problem to begin with (not just by addressing current, external issues)?


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