Must every issue be all or none? Must every issue be a red line in the sand? Surely a little pragmatism is just as important as idealism. Moderates are sometimes accused of not really standing for anything, but nothing could be further from the truth. Extremists are more likely to believe that a cause is worth dying for, A moderate, however, will point out that causes are meaningless to the dead. We've got to stop placing ideals above co-existence. No Natallie, I don't think that Middle East peace depends on or even should depend on East Jerusalem. Both sides need to stop talking about the conditions for talking and just get things moving.
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