This welcomed news of hopeful progress needs to be encouraged over that of continuing conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. It's easier said than done given the long history of hostility. But it's imperative that the option of terrorism be eliminated as a means of resistance for the Palestinians because it brings a counter response from Israel and no peaceful settlement of coexistence in the region will come out of it. The majority of peoples are moderates and understand that sustaining a calm coexistence is most deserving for both peoples and future generations.
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