We Palestinians find ourselves on the dark side of the slogan that's dominated these elections: It's us or them.
Munib al Masri is a co-founder and chairman of the Palestine Development and Investment Company (Padico), co-founder and honorary chairman of the Welfare Association, founder and chairman of Edgo Group http://www.edgo.com, and chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Palestine. He is a trustee of Al-Quds University, trustee emeritus of the American University of Beirut, and support numerous schools and universities. He is dedicated to promoting social welfare, education and development in Palestine, and advancing the cause of peace.
Does Israel seek to turn the conflict into a religious one, the least rational and most bloody form of armed conflict?
All too often the 'honest brokers' mediating negotiations agree with our occupiers that the destructive spread of settlements is not on occupied land.
Now Hamas has indicated its recognition of the 1967 borders, the main Palestinian players all seek an historic agreement with Israel. But is Netanyahu's government strong enough to respond?
Israel's leaders must drop their narratives of fear and rejection, and embrace President Abbas and his government as true partners for peace.