Must Israelis and Palestinians Recognize Each Other’s Narratives to Achieve Peace?

In Northern Ireland, political peace was achieved without social reconciliation and integration. Is the latter necessarily a prerequisite for the former in the Israeli-Palestinian case? A Torah portion offers some wisdom.

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An Israeli, a Palestinian, a Swede and two former Northern Irish militants walk into a room. This is not the beginning of a joke, but that of a session in Belfast that I attended as part of an executive...