Philosophically, this seed is a very big deal. It represents the difference between Jews and Arabs. The effort and devotion to this single "dead" seed is an almost mystical belief, and joy, at renewal as well as a rejection of mourning for the accompanying Jewish tragedy. Unfortunately, in contrast, the Arabs are mired in their seemingly unshakable ideology of their past. With a "naqba" mentality focussing on perceived injustices, right or wrong, they seem unable to grasp at even those "single seeds" that arguably appear daily both within and outside their communities. Perhaps it is time for the suffering, to plant a "single seed" and rejoice in its growth instead of focussing on the tragedy from whence it came.
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from the article: 2,000-year-old date seed grows in the Arava