As recent history there has shown that talking to your sworn enemies like adults has actually led to a peace process. Some fought the very idea of talking with terrorists for 30 years. How many people died during that time? Now we have a situation where the minority finally recognises that there is a border between Dublin and Belfast, and the majority has agreed to power-sharing. Both had to bite the bullet. But the peace agreement is there nonetheless, even though the two communities are still on edge. Serious talk works. Let's get serious.
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
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